Parents and Carers at the Runcorn Linnets Junior Football Club


Here is one of The FA's Respect films featuring actor Ray Winstone, aimed at highlighting the pressures placed on young footballers by angry and aggressive parents. It's quite a hard-hitting video and an eye-opener for some parents and carers.
Remember, this is kid's football. Not the Prem!

Parents, Carers and Spectators
Code of Conduct

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When watching development football, I will:

  • Remember that children play for FUN
  • Applaud effort and good play as well as success
  • Always respect the match officials' decision
  • 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
  • Aviod criticising a player for making a mistake - mistakes are part of learning
  • Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting, or abusive language or behaviour

I understand that if I do not follow the Code:

  • I may be issued with a verbal warning from the club or a league official
  • I may be required to meet with the club, league or County FA Welfare Officer
  • I may be required to meet with the club committee
  • I may be obliged to undertake an FA education course
  • I may be obliged to leave the match venue by the club
  • I may be requested by the club not to attend future games
  • I may be suspended or have my club membership removed
  • I may be required to leave the club along with any dependants

In addition:

  • The FA/County FA could impose a fine and/or suspension on the club

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