Codes Of Conduct

The Burnie Football Club's mandatory & enforceable codes of conduct for coaches, players, parents, supporters and officials.

Coaches

Coaches are required to sign the AFL Code of Conduct as part of the Level 1 Accreditation requirement. All coaches must be accredited to coach in our league.

Players

  • Play by the rules – the rules of the club, the league and the laws of the game
  • Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people you can’t play football
  • Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games
  • Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated – with respect and fairness
  • Co-operate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates
  • Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal

Parents, Supporters and Officials

  • Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game
  • Encourage participation, but don’t force it
  • Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated and you will be removed from the facilities
  • Respect and appreciate all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time
  • Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal

The Board of The Burnie Football Club