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Respect Campaign

Kick It Out Campaign
Code of Conduct for Players & Club Members

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.

Obligations towards the game and one’s own team
Players and Club Members should

1. Make every effort to develop their own sporting abilities, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.
2. Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if his team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.
3.  Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.
4.  Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.
5.  Always have regard for the best interests of the game.
6.  Not use inappropriate language.
7. Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help his own team win.
8.  Fulfil all obligations to the club diligently and with due regard to others

Respect for the Laws of the Game
Players and Club Members should

1.  Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game.
2.  Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.
3.  Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.

Respect towards Opponents and Supporters
Players and Club Members should

1. Treat opponents and supporters with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.
2.  Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents.

Respect towards the Match and Team Officials
Players and Club Members should

1.  Accept the decision of the Match Official without protest.
2.  Avoid words or actions, which may mislead a Match Official.
3.  Show due respect towards Match and Team Officials of the opposition.
4. Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this Code.

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