Code of Conducts

  • COACHES CODE OF ETHICS

    With the competition season now underway, it is timely to remind all competing Associations and Clubs of the responsibility which their coaching personnel have to abide by the FFA Coaches Code of Ethics.

    All coaches registered with Football NSW and engaged by Associations and Clubs for teams competing in Football NSW competitions are covered by the Coaches Code of Ethics.

    Coaching staff who conduct themselves in a manner which breaches the Code of Ethics and who are subject to adverse reports by Football NSW Match Commissioners, Referees orOpposition Clubs will be required by appear before the General Purposes Tribunal of Football NSW.

    Associations and Clubs are vicariously liable for the behavior demonstrated by their coaching staff. Misconduct by coaching personnel can be sanctioned in a variety of ways from a simple reprimand, to a bond, to a suspension or ultimately de-registration from the Football Federation Australia’s Coach Licence Registration and National Coaching Accreditation Scheme.

    For the benefit of everyone, we list below the Coaches Code of Ethics.

    • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all players and ensure that everyone is treated equallyI will ensure that the players are involved in a positive environment, and that the game is a positive and enjoyable experience.
    • I will respect all player’s individuality and help them reach their own full potential. I will be fair, considerate and honest with all players.
    • I will be professional and accept responsibility for my actions and encourage players to demonstrate the same qualities.I will make a commitment to my team, and myself that I will continue to improve my own knowledge of the game through coach education and various training programs. I will coach my player’s to play within the rules and in the spirit of the game of soccer (Football).
    • I will avoid any physical contact with the players and should it be required it would be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards my players. Also be aware to any form of abuse directed towards my players from other sources whilst they are in my care.
    • I will refrain from any form of harassment towards my players.
    • I will provide a safe environment for training and competition, by ensuring the equipment and facilities meet safety standards.
    • I will show concern and caution towards sick and injured players and allow for further participation in training and competition only when appropriate.
    • I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be determined offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game when on or off the field.
    • I will refrain from arguing with the referee and/or assistant referees regarding decisions they make.
    • I will treat participants, officials and spectators with courtesy and respect.

    This code is designed :

    1. To emphasise the elements of enjoyment and satisfaction to junior player’s and coaches involved in soccer (football).
    2. To make adults including parents and coaches aware that young players play soccer (football) to satisfy themselves and not necessarily to satisfy adults or members of their own peer group.
    3. To improve the overall health and fitness of Australia’s youth by encouraging participation in soccer (football) and making it attractive, safe and enjoyable for all to play.
    4. To remind administrator’s, coaches, referees and parents that soccer must be administered, taught and provided, for the good of those young people who wish to play soccer, as ultimately “it is their game”.

    FOOTBALL NSW LIMITED

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    COMPETITION MEMORANDUM

    : Thursday, March 12, 2009 No: 09 – 06 George Pashalis Coaches Code of Ethics

  • COACH CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

    North West Sydney Women’s Football Coach Code of Behaviour

    In addition to North West Sydney Women’s Football Code of Conduct, all coaches must meet the following requirements in regard to conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by NWSWF Association, a member association or an affiliated club.

    1. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
    2. Provide feedback to players and other participants in a manner sensitive to their needs. Avoid overly negative feedback.
    3. Recognise players’ rights to consult with other coaches and advisers. Cooperate fully with other specialists for example, sports scientists, doctors and physiotherapists.
    4. Treat all players fairly within the context of their sporting activities, regardless of gender, race, place of origin, athletic potential, colour, sexual orientation, Religion, political beliefs, socio-economic status and other conditions.
    5. Encourage and facilitate players’ independence and responsibility for their own behaviour, performance, decisions and actions.
    6. Involve the players in decisions that affect them.
    7. Encourage players to respect one another and to expect respect for their worth as individuals regardless of their level of play.
    8. Ensure that the tasks and/or training set are suitable for age, experience, ability, and physical and psychological conditions of the players.
    9. Ensure any physical contact with players is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the players’ skill development.
    10. Actively discourage the use of performance enhancing drugs, and the use of alcohol, tobacco and illegal substances.
    11. Do not exploit any coaching relationship to further personal, political or business interests at the expense of the best interest of your players.
    12. Accept and respect the role of officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules.
    13. Know and abide by rules, regulations and standards, and encourage players to do likewise. Accept both the letter and the spirit of the rules.
  • SPECTATOR CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

    North West Sydney Women’s Football Spectator Code of Behaviour

    As a spectator in any activity held by or under the auspices of North West Sydney Women’s Football Association, member association or an affiliated club, spectators must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct during any such activity or event:

    1. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
    2. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
    3. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.
    4. Show respect for your team’s opponents.
    5. Do not use violence, harassment or abuse in any form. Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators).
    6. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
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  • PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

    Parents/Guardians of a player/participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of North West Sydney Women’s Football Association or an affiliated club, must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct during any such activity or event:

    1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
    2. Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
    3. Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
    4. Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
    5. Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players including opposing players.
    6. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age.
    7. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
    8. Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport including players, coaches and referees.
    9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
    10. Be a positive role model.
  • PLAYER CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

    In addition to the North West Sydney Women’s Football Code of Conduct, players must meet the following requirements in regard to their conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by NWSWF or an affiliated club.

    1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.
    2. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
    3. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.
    4. Be open and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
    5. Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
    6. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
    7. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
    8. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
    9. Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.