Atherton Collieries are striving to be a FA Charter Standard. As part of this, we encourage all players, coaches, officials and spectators to adhere to the guidelines set out by the Respect campaign.


 

Players:

Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for players at all times.

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/manager with Respect
• Remember we all make mistakes
• Win or lose with dignity. Shake hands with the opposing team and the referee at the end of every game


 

Spectators:
Play your part and observe The FA’s Respect Code of Conduct for spectators.

I will:
• Applaud effort and good play as well as success
• Always Respect the match officials’ decisions
• Remain outside the field of play and within the Designated Spectators’ Area (where provided)
• 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
• Avoid criticising a player for making a mistake – mistakes are part of learning
• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour


 

Coaches, team managers and club officials:

Play your part and observe the Football Association’s Respect Code of Conduct in everything you do.

On and off the field, I will:
• Show Respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators
• Adhere to the laws and spirit of the game
• Promote Fair Play and high standards of behaviour
• Always Respect the match official’s decision
• Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission
• Never engage in public criticism of the match officials
• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

When working with players, I will:

• Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning
• Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me
• Ensure all parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations
• Never engage in or tolerate any form of bullying
• Develop mutual trust and Respect with every player to build their self-esteem
• Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
• Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, age and maturity
• Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests