Worplesdon Rangers FC is committed to the FA’s ‘Respect’ Codes of Conduct at all levels of the Club
The FA’s Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, referees, players and parents from grass-roots to elite football to ensure a safe, positive environment in which to enjoy the game. These tools include agreed Codes of Conduct, which have been proven through research to be a significant deterrent to poor behaviour.
Respect works by placing responsibility on individuals for their actions: break the Code, and bear the consequences. Each Respect Code of Conduct explains that action can and will be taken if the Code is broken. Clubs such as ours have three main responsibilities around the Codes:
- To ensure everyone within the Club, whatever their role, has read, agreed and signed up to their relevant Code – and understands the actions, which could be taken if Codes are broken. The inclusion of Codes into the registration process of Club members ensures that all playing members can be made aware of their responsibilities at the point of joining the Club
- To collect and retain the Codes so that they can be referred back to if an individual’s behaviour becomes unacceptable
- To deal fairly and consistently with anyone who breaks ‘their’ Code.
Each Code explains that actions can be taken if the Code is broken. Although the County FA or The FA will deal with cases of reported misconduct, clubs and leagues also have a role to play in dealing with poor behaviour from players, officials or spectators. This can range from education, mentoring, official warnings, suspension or even exclusion from the club or league.