Code of Conduct / Respect

Waltham Abbey FC has adopted the FA Code of Conduct for Adult players and ask that all members read and respect the code.

Code of Conduct: Adult Players

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.

Players tell us they want a referee for every match, yet 7,000 match officials drop out each season because of the abuse and intimidation they receive on and off the pitch. Respect your referee today and you may just get one for every match this season.

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 and behave within the spirit of the Laws of the Game
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
Avoid bullying, intimidation and poor behaviour
Speak to my team-mates, the opposition and my coach/manager with respect
Ask my team captain to talk to the referee if I have a problem relating to the game
Remember we all make mistakes
Shake hands with the opposing team and the match officials at the end of every game

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

TheFA.com/Respect

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Code of Conduct Youth Players Waltham Abbey FC has adopted the FA Code of Conduct for Youth players and ask that all members read

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