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code of conduct

Players, coaches and managers will be required to sign and pledge to the following prior to season commencement.

code of conduct pledge

  1. Play by the rules and understand the spirit of the game.
  2. Play to win and never set out to lose.
  3. Play fair to earn respect and to detest cheats.
  4. Refrain from sexual harassment towards fellow players, coaches and officials.
  5. Never argue with an official, captain, coach or manager who is there to maintain discipline and fair play.
  6. Control your temper and avoid verbal abuse, sledging or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent,
  7. Be honest with the coach concerning illness and injury.
  8. Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team.
  9. Be a good sport and applaud all good plays.
  10. Accept defeat with dignity and don’t seek excuses for defeat or blame the referee or anyone else.
  11. Promote the interests of football and encourage other people to watch it or play it fairly.
  12. Treat all participants equally, and reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to our sport.
  13. Help others to resist corrupting pressures and remind them of their commitment to their team and the game.
  14. Co-operate with your coach, manager, team-mates and opponents.
  15. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  16. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, coaches and officials.
  17. Denounce those who attempt to discredit our sport.
  18. Honour those who defend football’s good reputation with honesty and fairness and encourage others to act in the same way.
  1. I will remember that players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  2. I will never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning.
  3. I will be reasonable in my demands on player’s time, energy and enthusiasm.
  4. I will operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same.
  5. I will ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience.  All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  6. I will avoid over playing the talented players and understand that average players need and deserve playing time.
  7. I will not use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches.
  8. I will ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players.
  9. I will display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators.  I will encourage my players to do the same.
  10. I will show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  11. I will obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  12. I will not arrive at the fields intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches.
  13. I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or club facilities.
  14. I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background.

code of behaviour

We ask all parents, spectators and officials to pledge to the following code of behaviour throughout the season.

code of behaviour pledge

  1. I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine!
  2. I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  3. I will encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – no matter what
  4. I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  5. I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  6. I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  7. I will focus on my child’s and their team’s efforts and performance – not the score
  8. I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  9. I will volunteer my services and help when asked by a coach or official
  10. I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game – I realise that good fun is more important than a good win
  11. I will not arrive at the field intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches
  12. I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background
  13. I agree to abide by this code of conduct and to be subject to the rules and policies of the club/association.
  1. Encourage children to participate do not force them. Remember that organised sport is for children's enjoyment, not yours.
  2. Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  3. Encourage players to always participate by to the rules and official's decisions.
  4. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. Positive comments are motivational.
  5. Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performance and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  6. Respect officials' decision and teach children to do likewise. Respect for your team's opponents - without them there would be no game.
  7. Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  8. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities. Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.
  9. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  1. Place the safety and welfare of players above all else.
  2. Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players. Give all players a “fair go” regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  3. Be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
  4. Accept responsibility your actions and decisions.
  5. Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players.
  6. Avoid any situations which may lead to or be as a conflict of interest.
  7. Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive.
  8. Be a good sport and understand that actions speak louder than words. Always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials.
  9. Keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application.
  10. Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.
  11. Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials. Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players or other officials. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender,ability, cultural background.

team sheet

Important to get your Team Sheet back to the Club because they are legal documents kept by the GDSFA for insurance purposes.

Game Day

  1. The official team sheet will be placed in each team’s folder on game day.
  2. The team manager must collect that folder from the canteen prior to your game.
  3. All home teams must supply a team sheet or risk automatically forfeiting the game.
  4. There will only be one team sheet, no copies.
  5. Use a ball point pen (blue or black) only.
  6. The referees have indicated they will NOT referee the game if the home team does NOT have the official team sheet.
  7. Team sheet must have the name of the manager or coach and team official printed and signed before the before referee will start the game. This is decision from the GDSRA and is supported by the GDSFA.
  8. Each team sheet will have every players name and FFA numbers on it, if eligible to play, home team and opposition.
  9. Players' shirt numbers must be written on the team sheet. If the players don’t have numbers on their jerseys – just tick for attendance (this will only be in the case of the younger players).
  10. Team sheets must be returned in the team folders to the canteen.

Important information

  1. Any player not playing must have their name crossed off the team sheet.
  2. If your team has borrowed players (2 maximum and must be of a lower division team of same age or lower) they must be written on team sheet along with their FFA number and what team they are from.
  3. Check for correctness and sign your team sheets after completion of your game.
  4. Check the team sheet for all yellow and red cards and offence code. These offence cards must be reported to the competition secretary on the day the game is played. If an appeal is to be lodged against a send off then it must be submitted to the GDSFA judiciary by 7 pm on the following day.

Fines

Fines are applicable to incorrectly completed team sheets. Please ensure that all persons responsible for completing the team sheet are familiar with correct completion of the sheet as shown in this attached example document . Blank Sheet

Fines incurred for the following:

  1. Missing signatures.
  2. Missing jersey numbers.
  3. Missing Team Official's signature (note – Team Official must be over 18).

Team sheets are legal documents and are kept by the GDSFA for insurance purposes.

Folders

  1. Available from 7:30 am on game day.
  2. Available for every team (except under 5 & 6 ).
  3. For away games – you must record the score and any red/yellow cards.
  4. The team folder must be returned on game day, along with the official home team sheet and the unofficial team sheet for the away teams, to the canteen or to the competition secretary after the game.
  5. The players ID cards must be returned with the team folder.

Results

SMS results to Greystanes FC competition secretary immediately after the game only: 

  1. If you are unable to return the team sheet that day.
  2. It's the last game of the day (away games).

Play fair and have fun in the Greystanes FC tradition.

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