Arrowe Park Blades FC

Code of Conduct for Players

Arrowe Park Blades FC Code of Conduct for Players

Obligations towards the game:

A Player should:

  1. Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.

  2. Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if his team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.

  3. Set a positive example of others. Especially young players and supporters.

  4. Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.

  5. Always have regard to the best interest of the game, including publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.

  6. Not use inappropriate language.

Obligations towards ones own team:

A Players should:

  1. Make every effort consistent with fair play and the laws of the game to help his own team win.
  2. Resist any influence which might, or might seem to, bring into question his commitment to the team winning.
  3. A Player should pay subs every week even when training is missed.

Respect for the Laws of the Game and Competition Rules.

A Player should:

  1. Know and abide by the Laws, Rules and spirit of the game, and the Competition rules

  2. Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.

  3. Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.

Respect towards Opponents.

A Players should:

  1. Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.

  2. Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents.

Respect towards the Match Official

A Player should:

  1. Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest.

  2. Avoid words or actions which may mislead the Match Officials.

  3. Show due respect towards Match Officials.

Respect toward Team Officials.

A Player Should:

  1. Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code.

  2. Show due respect towards the Team Officials of the opposition

Obligation towards the supporters.

A Player Should:

  1. Show due respect to the interest of supporters.


Bullying of any kind either verbally or written regarding Players religion, race, colour, appearance or ability level is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the Club. Any Player found guilty of bullying following the Clubs agreed disciplinary procedure, will be excluded.


Discipline Procedure

The Player will

  1. Receive a verbal warning

  2. Receive a “Yellow Card”.

  3. Receive a second “Yellow Card”

  4. Receive a “Red Card”

The Player will receive a “Yellow Card” which will be in place for a period of two months.

If no further issues the “Yellow Card” is removed.

However, if further issues arise within the two month period a second “Yellow Card” is issued.

If further issues continue to arise within the two month period a “Red Card” is issued

A “Red Card” = Expulsion from the Club.

When leaving the club.

A Player Should:

  1. Return all kits and team wear.

  2. All subs up-to-date.

  3. Failure to do both for the above will result in not able to sign for another club.