FA Respect Coaches Code of Conduct

At London Town FC, we believe we all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the beautiful game. In the

London Town Football Club
London Town Football Club

FA’s survey of over 37,000 grassroots participants, behaviour was the biggest concern in the game. This included both the abuse of match officials and the unacceptable behaviour by over competitive parents, spectators and coaches on the sidelines.

Here at London Town FC, we adhere to the FA Respect programme. We believe that if everyone adheres to this programme, it will help tackle unacceptable behaviour and make our beautiful game beautiful for everyone.

Here at London Town FC we believe that it is the duty of everyone involved with the game to adhere to and observe The FA Respect Code of Conduct for coaches, team managers and club officials at all times. We are committed to upholding the Respect programme.

As a football coach for London Town FC I will:

  • Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators
  • Adhere to the Laws of the Game
  • Display and promote high standards of behaviour
  • Always respect the match officials’ decisions
  • 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
  • Never use profanity towards players (within your club or other clubs), other coaches, match officials or anyone else while on duty with London Town FC.


When working with London Town FC 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 – within the laws of the game and club codes of behaviour
  • Ensure the parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations
  • Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying within the club and the wider game
  • 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, experience, age and maturity
  • Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists, welfare officers) for each player’s best interests

I understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken by my club. I also understand that breaches of the code may result in action being taken by my County FA and /or The FA.

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