Singh Sabha Barking FC
Singh Sabha Barking FC

Code of Conduct

Singh Sabha Barking Football Club feel it is appropriate for everyone to know the levels of behaviour that are expected from all players, managers, coaches, parents and other members as soon as they join the club. The Code of Conduct is designed to increase the enjoyment of all people who come into contact with our club in any way


Singh Sabha Barking Football Club (in the persons of its duly appointed officers) has the power to deal with any breaches of these codes as it sees fit, up to the ultimate sanction of banning the offending individuals or teams from all club activities 


Code of Conduct for Players:


Players are the most important people in the sport. Playing for the team, and for the team to win, is the most fundamental part of the game. But not winning at any cost – Fair Play and respect for all others in the game is fundamentally important 

  • Play for enjoyment, not just to please their parents or manager 
  • Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina 
  • Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, regardless of the match situation 
  • Not use inappropriate language 
  • Know and abide by the laws, rules and spirit of the game and competition rules 
  • Accept success and failure, victory and defeat equally 
  • Show due respect at all times to team mates, opponents, managers, match officials and spectators 
  • Abide by the instructions of their manager and team officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this code 
  • Treat all players as they themselves would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of any player 
  • Always let their manager know, well in advance, if they cannot attend a training session and, especially, if they will not be available for a match 

Code of Conduct for Coaches:


Coaches are key to the establishment of ethics in football. Their concept of ethics are their attitude directly affects the behaviour of players under their supervision. Coaches are, therefore, expected to pay particular care to the moral aspect of their conduct.

Coaches have to be aware that almost all of their everyday decisions and choices of actions, as well as strategic targets, have ethical implications.

It is natural that winning constitutes a basic concern for coaches. This code is not intended to conflict with that. However, the code calls for coaches to disassociate themselves from a “win-at-all-costs” attitude.

Increased responsibility is requested from coaches involved in coaching young people. The health, safety, welfare and moral education of young people are a first priority, before the achievement or the reputation of the club, coach or parent 

  • Coaches must respect the rights, dignity and worth of each and every person and treat each equally within the context of the sport 
  • Coaches must place the well-being and safety of each player above all other considerations, including the development of performance 
  • Coaches must adhere to all guidelines laid down by governing bodies 
  • Coaches must develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect 
  • Coaches must not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward 
  • Coaches must encourage and guide players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance 
  • Coaches must ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of players 
  • Coaches should, at the outset, clarify with the players (and, where appropriate, parent) exactly what is expected of them and also what they are entitled to expect from their coach 
  • Coaches must co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other coaches, officials, sports scientists, doctors, physiotherapists) in the best interests of the player 
  • Coaches must always promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play) and never condone violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant rules and regulations or the use of prohibited substances or techniques 
  • Coaches must consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance 
  • Coaches must not use or tolerate inappropriate language  

Code of Conduct for Parents/Spectators:


Parents/Spectators have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. All children play football because they first and foremost love the game – it’s fun.

  • Remember that children want to play the game for their own enjoyment, not yours 
  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them 
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or losing a game 
  • Show due respect at all times to players, managers, match officials and other spectators 
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than just winning or losing 
  • Avoid coaching the child during the game 
  • Not use inappropriate language 
  • Encourage and applaud all children, not just the most talented
  • Always let the manager know, well in advance, if the child cannot attend a training session and, especially, if they will not be available for a match