Lead the players in respecting teammates, opponents, officials and supporters. Encourage fair play. Take responsibility for the young people in your care until they have safely left the event.
Play for fun. Do your best and support your teammates. Wear the right kit, play by the rules and respect officials‘ decisions, as well as your opponents. Be a good sport by winning or losing with dignity. Tell your coach if you need to leave the event early. Thank officials, coaches and your opponents.
Parents and spectators
Ensure your child plays for their fun, not anybody else’s. Teach respect for opponents and the officials’ decisions, particularly younger volunteer officials who may still be training. Promote fairness and please applaud all good play, whichever team is involved. Be positive about your child’s performance but never ridicule competitors. Never use bad language. Smile, and enjoy watching your child fulfill their potential.
The Activity Organiser who is in charge of matches / games has the power to stop the event to deal with offending competitors or spectators. This could include removal of the offender(s), forfeit of matches, disqualification or, in severe cases, reporting to the police.