- 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.