East Gwent


  • Play for the fun of it, improve your skills and feel good
  • Play well for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
  • Never argue with the referee or assistant referee – use your energies to play better football.
  • Be a good sport. Recognise all good play, whether by your team or your opponents.
  • Respect other teams and players. Treat them as you would like to be treated. Do not bully.
  • Play by the laws of the game. Learn the laws of the game and you will be a much better player.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents, for without them there will be no game.

Parents and Spectators

  • Remember children play organised sport for their enjoyment and not to entertain you.
  • Encourage your child to play by the laws of the game, and not to argue with referees.
  • Teach your child that honest effort is more important than victory.
  • Turn losing into winning by helping your child work towards skills improvement.
  • Never ridicule a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Applaud all good play by your team and the opposition.
  • Do not use profane language or harass players, managers, coaches and match officials. They are only human, have the same feelings as you and like you may make an honest error.


  • Ensure that coaching sessions are fun, well-structured and focus on developing skill, decision-making and understanding of the game.
  • Give all players, whatever their ability, the chance to play.
  • Accept that striving to win is more important that winning itself. Always pursue fair play.
  • Never argue with the referee or assistant referee.
  • Respect other teams and players.
  • Be aware of the FAW Welfare Policy and your responsibilities.