ESTABLISHED

1909

AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC CODE OF CONDUCT

 

Fair Play

 The Committee of Auchinleck Talbot Football Club believes that conduct according to the spirit of Fair Play is essential for the successful development, promotion and involvement in sport. The objective of Fair Play is to foster a sporting spirit, as well as the sporting behaviour of coaches, players, team officials and spectators, thereby increasing the enjoyment of all those involved in the game.

In order that the Club may address the behaviour of supporters in a meaningful way, consideration must be given to the actions and activities of five integral parts of those associated with the club – its coaches, players, officials and supporters.

Code of Conduct for Coaches:

 Coaches are key to the establishment of ethics in football. Their concept of ethics and their attitude directly affects the behaviour of players under their supervision. Coaches are, therefore expected to pay particular care to the moral aspect of their conduct.

Coaches have to be aware that almost all of their everyday decisions and choices of actions, as well as strategic targets, have ethical implications.

It is natural that winning constitutes a basic concern for coaches. This code is not intended to conflict with that. However, the code calls for coaches to disassociate themselves from a ‘win at all costs’ attitude.

Increased responsibility is requested from coaches involved in coaching young people. The health, safety, welfare and moral education of young people are a first priority, before the achievement or the reputation of the club, school, coach or parent.

 

  1. Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of sport.
  2. Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance.
  3. Coaches must adhere to the guidelines laid down by governing bodies.
  4. Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect.
  5. Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit and reward.
  6. Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.
  7. Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players.
  8. Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players [and where appropriate, parent] exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach.
  9. Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists [coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists] in the best interests of the player.
  10. Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport [e.g. fair play] and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibitive substances or techniques.
  11. Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.
  12. Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language.
  13. Coaches must promote and encourage, particularly to young players, the importance of a healthy lifestyle and diet.
  14. Coaches must provide guidance and support to players on the dangers of drug abuse.
  15. Coaches must operate within the Policies, Procedures and Guidelines developed by Auchinleck Talbot Football Club – providing feedback as to their appropriateness if necessary.

 

 

By registering as a coach with AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC I agree to abide by these principles. I support the Club in its undertakings and encourage the Club to take any necessary disciplinary actions, where warranted, of any coaches, players and or Club official for repeated or serious breaches of these Codes of Conduct.

 

 

Team Manager signature 

 

Code of Conduct for Players:

 Players are the most important people in sport. Playing for the team, and for the team to win, is the most fundamental part of the game. But not winning at any cost – fair play and respect for all others in the game is fundamentally important.

This code focuses on players involved in top class football. Nevertheless, the key concepts in the Code are valid for players at all levels.

 Obligations towards the game

A player should:

  1. Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.
  2. Make every effort to lead a healthy lifestyle which will include an appropriate diet and an avoidance of recreational or performance enhancing drugs.
  3. Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if their team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.
  4. Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
  5. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship or time-wasting.
  6. Always have a regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of the game and any behaviour aspect of it, including others involved in the game.
  7. Not use inappropriate language.

Obligations towards one’s own team

A player should:

  1. Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help his own team win.
  2. Resist any influence that might, or might be seen to, bring into question his commitment to the team winning.

Respect for the Laws of the Game and competition rules

A player should:

  1. Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules.
  2. Accept success and failure, victory and defeat with an equal measure of dignity.
  3. Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.

 Respect towards Opponents

A player should:

  1. Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.
  2. Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play and help injured opponents.

 

Respect towards Match Officials

A player should:

  1. Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest.
  2. Avoid words or actions that may mislead a Match Official.
  3. Show due respect towards Match Officials.

Respect towards Team Officials

A player should:

  1. Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code.
  2. Show due respect towards the Team Officials of the opposition.

Obligations towards the Supporters

A player should:

  1. Show due respect to the interests of all supporters recognising that to many, they are a role model and should set a positive example.

 

 

By registering with AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC I agree to abide by these principles. I support the Club in its undertakings and encourage the Club to take any necessary disciplinary actions where warranted of any players, coach and or club official for repeated or serious breaches of these Codes of Conduct.

 

 

 

 

Club Captain signature 

 

Code of Conduct for Team Officials:

 This Code applies to all team/club officials, including committee [although some items may not apply to all officials].

Obligations towards the Game

The team official should:

  1. Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
  2. Promote and develop their own team having regard to the interest of the Players, Supporters and reputation of the national game.
  3. Share knowledge and experience when invited to do so, taking into account the interest of the body that has requested this rather than personal interests.
  4. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship.
  5. Show due respect for Match Officials and others involved in the game.
  6. Always have regard for the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion of the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.
  7. Not use of tolerate inappropriate language.

 

Obligations towards the Team

The team official should:

  1. Make every effort to develop the sporting, technical and tactical levels of the club/team, and to obtain the best results for the team, using all permitted means.
  2. Give priority to the interests of the team over individual interests.
  3. Resist all illegal or unsporting influences, including banned substances and techniques.
  4. Promote ethical principles.
  5. Show due respect for the interests of the players, coaches and officials, their own club/team and others.
  6. Operate within the Policies, Procedures and Guidelines developed by Auchinleck Talbot Football Club – providing feedback as to their appropriateness if necessary.

 

Obligations towards the Supporters

The team official should:

  1. Show due respect to the interests of all supporters

Respect towards the Match Officials

A team official should:

  1. Accept the decisions of the Match Official without protest.
  2. Avoid words or actions that may mislead a Match Official. 3. Show due respect towards Match Officials.

By registering as a volunteer with the AUCHINLECK TALBOT FC I agree to abide by these principles. I support the Club in its undertakings and encourage the Club to take any necessary disciplinary actions where warranted of any coaches, players and or club official for repeated or serious breaches of these Codes of Conduct.

 

 

President, Secretary signature

 

 

Code of Conduct for Supporters:

 Once the club has addressed the conduct of its coaches, players, officials and parents and guardians of its young players, it will be in a position to set an appropriate example to its supporters in terms of behaviour.

The crowd is considered to be an organic component of a football game. The support of the fans may contribute to the success of the team. The crowd is not expected to watch the game in silence.

Encouragement of the teams by shouting, non-abusive singing etc. may have a positive influence on the atmosphere in accordance with the spirit of Fair Play.

The spectators are, however, expected to respect the opponents and the referee. They should appreciate the performance of the opposition even if they emerge as winners. They should in no way intimidate or frighten opponents, the referee or opposing supporters.

 

All parties are required to comply with the Clubs Racial Abuse Policy.

 

Policy Regarding Unacceptable Conduct

 As a family and community club, open to everyone, the Committee are keen to ensure that all supporters, players and officials do not engage in any form of unacceptable conduct. That is, conduct which is violent or disorderly.

Violent conduct includes any actual, attempted or threatened physical violence against any person, or intentional damage to property.

 

Disorderly conduct includes:

Conduct which stirs up or sustains, or is likely or is designed to stir up or sustain hatred or ill will against or towards individuals or groups of people because of:

 

  • Colour, race, nationality (including citizenship) or ethnic or national origin.
  • Membership or presumed membership, of a religious group or of a social or cultural group with perceived religious affiliation.
  • Sexual orientation.
  • Transgender identity.
  • Using threatening, abusive or insulting words or conduct.
  • Displaying writing or any other thing which is threatening, abusive or insulting.

ANY PERSON ENGAGING IN UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT MAY BE SUBJECT TO ANY, OR A COMBINATION OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

  • Removal from the Stadium
  • Suspension from attending matches or events involving Auchinleck Talbot Football Club
  • Indefinite ban from attending matches or events involving Auchinleck Talbot Football Club