Code Of Conduct – Players and Parents

The East Fremantle Junior Football Club (EFJFC) fully supports the codes of conduct as introduced by the AFL and supported by Western Australian Football Commission (WAFC) and East Fremantle District Football Development Council’s (EFDFDC). These Club Codes of Conduct apply to all of our officials, volunteers, members, players and supporters.

PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • Abide by the rules of the game and rules set down by your coach, club and district

  • Respect and follow the directions of coaching staff, match and club officials.

  • Act respectfully toward the officials and players of the EFJFC as well as those from opposing Clubs

  • Co-operate with your coach and team mates, and respect the ability of your opponent. Without them there would be no game.

  • Never argue with an official or umpire. If you disagree, discuss the matter with your team manager who may then approach the official during a quarter break or after the game has been completed.

  • Control your temper. Verbal or physical abuse of officials, umpires, spectators or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted and won’t help you enjoy or even win any games.

  • Be a team player, it's a team game so treat it that way and aim to work equally hard for both yourself and your team.

  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are for your team, your opponent or the other team so that you can be proud to walk off the ground after each game knowing that you have given your best effort.

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, use derogatory language, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Your involvement to play is for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it.

  • Play for the "fun of it" and not just to please parents and coaches.

  • Attend training sessions and matches at times advised by the Club. If unable, for a valid reason to do so, players will inform the Club as soon, as is practical.

  • Respect the facilities and equipment of the EFJFC and those provided by opposing Clubs.

  • Abide by the global competition by-laws as published by the WA Football Commission.

PARENTS, SUPPORTERS AND OFFICIALS CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • Remember children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force participation upon them.

  • Focus on your children’s efforts and self-esteem rather than whether they win or lose

  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.

  • Never ridicule or yell at children for making a mistake or if their team loses a game.

  • Remember children learn best by example – applaud the efforts of all players in both teams.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

  • Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators – without whom your child could not participate.

  • Respect umpires’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.

  • Remember smoking and the consumption of alcohol is unacceptable at junior sport.

  • Abide by the global competition by-laws as published by the WA Football Commission.

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