FA Respect Code of Conduct

All parents and players are required to review and agree to the FA Respect Code of Conduct prior to registering with Cullercoats Football Club.

Youth Players

As a young player, I will:

  • Always play to the best of my ability and for the benefit of my team
  • Play fairly – I won’t cheat, dive, complain or waste time
  • Respect my team-mates, the other team, the referee and my coach
  • Play by the rules, as directed by the referee
  • Be gracious in victory and defeat – I will shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game
  • Listen and respond to what my coach tells me
  • Understand that a coach has to do what is best for the team and not one individual player
  • Talk to someone I trust or the Club Welfare Officer if I’m unhappy about anything at Cullercoats Football Club.


As a parent, I will:

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Respect the Referee’s decisions even when I don’t agree with them
  • Appreciate good play from whatever team it comes from
  • Remain behind the touchline and within the Designated Spectators’ Area
  • Let the coach do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do
  • Encourage the players to respect the opposition, referee and match officials
  • Support positively and offer players encouragement, not criticism
  • Never engage in, or tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.

Adult Players

On and off the field, I will:

  • Adhere to the Laws of The Game
  • Display and promote high standards of behaviour
  • Promote Fair Play
  • Always respect the match officials decisions
  • Never engage in public criticism of the match officials
  • Never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour
  • Never engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment
  • Speak to my team-mates, the opposition and my coach with respect
  • Remember we all make mistakes
  • Win or lose with dignity, shake hands with the opposition and the referee at the end of every game.

All Club members must understand that if they do not follow the Code of conduct, any/all of the following actions may be taken:

  • Be required to apologise to team-mates, the other team, referee or coach
  • Receive a warning from the coach
  • Receive a formal warning from the Club Management Team
  • Be required to attend an FA education course
  • Be dropped or subsituted
  • Be suspended from both matches and training
  • Be fined
  • Be required to leave the Club (for parents, this includes dependent children).

Click below to continue to the registration form. You will be required to agree to the codes of conduct outlined above during the registration process.