Code of Conduct



The Epping Football Club does not condone

·         Underage consumption of alcohol or smoking

·         the taking of non prescription drugs or illegal substances

·         verbal or physical abuse

·         graffiti

·         racial or religious vilification

All players, coaches, parents, officials and members are required to sign off to acknowledge their support of our Code of Conduct.


·         Understand and abide by the laws of the game, League and Club rules.

·         Teach the rules of the game are mutual agreements which nobody should break.

·         Develop respect for others and club equipment.

·         Ensure players enjoy their football.

·         Are required to attain coaching accreditation.

·         Avoid derogatory language based on gender or race.


  • Play by the rules set down by your coach, club and league.
  • Don’t argue
  • Control your temper.
  • Be a team member.
  • Be a good sport.
  • Treat all players fairly.
  • Cooperate with your coach and team mates and respect your opponent
  • Enjoy your involvement.
  • Aim to improve.
  • Avoid ugly remarks about race and gender, religion (This is unlawful conduct).

Parents, Officials and Members

  • Encourage participation but do not force it.
  • Teach honest effort is the victory.
  • Encourage playing by the rules
  • Never ridicule mistakes.
  • Remember involvement is for the players, not the parents.
  • Remember players learn best by example.
  • Recognise positively the contribution of voluntary officials.
  • Never publicly disagree with officials, raise issues privately.
  • Support the efforts to foster high standards of behaviour for our club and the League.
  • Support efforts to remove verbal, racial and physical abuse.


  • The Epping Junior Football Club committee will not tolerate undesirable behaviour.
  • Players, Coaches, Parents or Officials who do not follow the Code of Conduct may face disciplinary action.

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