club code of conduct

Football is a game, which should be played in a spirit of friendship. The game should also be enjoyed by players, match officials and spectators alike.


The Club expects fair play at all times.
Shake hands with match officials and opponents after the game (whatever the result).
Do not become involved in disputes with officials, opponents or spectators.
Do not use foul or abusive language towards officials, opponents or supporters.
Let the referee handle incidents in the game. Do not retaliate against opponents.
Do not applaud sending-off or the errors of opponents.
Treat the changing rooms and facilities of all Clubs you visit with respect
Teamwork effort and enjoyment are important as winning. Learn to win and loose with dignity.
Remember you are representing your Club. Be sensible and enjoy yourself.

OFFICIALS (Team Managers, Coaches, Club officials etc.)

Officials, particularly managers, have a crucial role to play in the game
Encourage your players to play in the correct spirit.
Do not abuse your own players or those of the other team.
Handle any unruly behavior among your spectators before it gets out of hand.
Do not use foul or abusive language to match officials, players or spectators.
Under no circumstances, enter the field of play during the course of a match unless
expressly requested to do so by the referee.
Referees, and parents and spectators who are officiating as referees and assistant referees have the full authority of the FA. It is the responsibility of Club officials to ensure they are treated with respect.


Your actions influence the mood of the players and the game.
Stand behind the barrier or away from the touchline.
Do not abuse match officials, however much you disagree with their decision.
Encourage all players and applaud their efforts.
Do not ridicule opponents for their mistakes.
Do not applaud foul play, and do not incite your players to foul.
Do not use foul or abusive language to players or other spectators.
You must not enter the field of play during a game unless asked to do so by the referee.
Remember when you are supporting your team you are representing your Club..
You are subject to the laws of the game. You can be cautioned, reported, sent away from the ground, and suspended from attending any matches. Your team or Club can also be fined, suspended or expelled from the Competition.


1. Coaches/Team Managers must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport.
2. Coaches/Team Managers must place the well being and safety of each player above other considerations including the development of performance.
3. Coaches/Team Managers must adhere to all guidelines laid down within the Constitution and Rules of the Football Association and Redhill FC.
4. Coaches/Team Managers must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based upon mutual trust and respect.
5. Coaches/Team Managers must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.
6. Coaches/Team Managers must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behavior and performance.
7. Coaches/Team Managers must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for age, maturity, experience and ability of their players.
8. Coaches/Team Managers should at the outset, clarify with players (and their parents/guardians) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach/team manager.
9. Coaches/Team Managers must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists etc) in the best interests of the player.
10. Coaches/Team Managers must always promote the Club’s Code of Conduct and emphasize the positive aspects of the sport to players, parents and spectators alike. Never condone violations of the Laws of the Game or behavior contrary to the spirit of the Laws or relevant rules and regulations or with the use of prohibited substances or techniques.
11. Coaches/Team Managers must consistently display high standards of behavior and be role models for players, parents and spectators.

Redruth United FC strongly support recent FA statement that there should be a zero tolerance approach against racism and all forms of discrimination. Accordingly any form of discriminatory abuse whether it be based on race or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, faith, age, ability or any other form of abuse will be reported to The Football Association for action by that Association.”
Redruth United FC. Will always ensure that everyone has a chance to be involved in football, regardless of ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability. We are about encouraging and increasing the involvement of groups at all levels of football by recognising that inequalities exist and taking steps to address them.