Junior Football Players

1. Play by the rules at all times.

2. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain , coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.

3. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, sledging other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.

4. Work equally hard for yourself and for your team mates. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.

5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.

6. Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

7. Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.

8. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please your parents and coaches.

9. Remember you are representing your club at all times both on and off the field.

The Committee of the Club will issue formal warnings or suspensions of players who are found to be in breach of the code as outlined above 

Parents and Spectators

1. Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.

2. Applaud good performances and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance, regardless of the games outcome.

3. Respect the decisions of coaches and officials and teach young people to do the same. All the Coaches and Team Managers volunteer their personal time to provide a service so the Gawler Central Football Club can have junior football teams. Parents are more than welcome to approach Coaches or Team Managers to clarify issues, but it does need to be at an appropriate time. Please give Coaches and officials thirty minutes prior to a game, during the game and thirty minutes after to complete their business. You may approach them outside of these times. Show your appreciation for these volunteer coaches and officials. Without them, your child could not participate.

4. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Encourage them and make positive comments.

5. Condemn the use of violence in any form.

6. Show respect and sportsmanship to your teams opponents. Without them there would be no game.

7. Encourage your children to follow the rules and umpires decisions. Umpiring can be a thankless job if not for these people your children would not be able to play football.

8. We do not condone any form of foul language, sledging or harassment of players, coaches and officials.

Just remember your children are playing football for enjoyment, so help them make it a fun time for them.