Liverpool Olympic F.C.

Code of Conduct for Players

  • Players must be  well presented at all times when attending games (e.g club uniform and/or tracksuit)
  • Play by the rules 
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, sledging other players, or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport;
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit from teamwork;
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition;
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated.
  • Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor;
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition;
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Any Player who goes to PDJC will incur an initial $20 fine payable to the club. Any fines incurred will be paid by the guilty party, multiple fines will incur a higher fee.
  • Take pride in your Club.
  • Ensure after every training session and game whether away or at home grounds your team clears the field of any equipment, and rubbish.

Code of Conduct for Parents & Spectators

  • Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. 
    Positive comments are motivational;
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game;
  • Do  not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials; Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours;
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams;
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the outcome of the game
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same; 
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players; 
  • Support all efforts to  remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence;
  • Encourage children to participate,  do not force them;
    Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate; 
  • Remember that  children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants
    Ensure after every training session and game whether away or at
    home-ground  your team clears the field of any equipment, and rubbish.

Code Of Conduct for Officials

  • Coaches and Managers must be  well presented at all times
  • when attending games with club uniform (e.g. polo top and/or tracksuit);
  • Display  control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport.
    This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same;
  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or not winning;
  • Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun;
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a specialist when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition;
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm;
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience.
  • All young people are deserving of equal attention and opportunities;
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players. Those that are just average need and deserve equal time
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players;
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;
  • Any team who goes to PDJC will incur a $20 fine payable to the club.
  • Any fines incurred will be paid by the guilty party;
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young people
  • Coach screening is mandatory and you will be required to maintain a valid Working With Children Check number.  Provide this number, together with the expiry date to a club committee member.
  • Ensure after every training session and game whether away or at homeground your team clears the field of any equipment, and rubbish.

SDSFA Policies

As a member of SDSFA we are bound by the Policies of our association.  
Please find their policies HERE.

FFA Member Protection Policy

The FFA National Member Protection Policy (MPP) provides the procedures that support FFA’s commitment to eliminating discrimination, harassment, child abuse and other forms of inappropriate behaviour from Football.Further, it sets out codes of conduct and behaviour that form the basis of appropriate and ethical conduct by which everyone must abide. Please find their link HERE.