Code of conduct

Scone Thistle Community Club

Code of Conduct




•   Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to play.

•   Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.

•   Always pursue fair play.

•   Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided.

•   Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance.

•   Be aware of the SFA’s and the Club’s Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures.

•   Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game.

•   Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect.

•   Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance.

•   Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.

•   Must consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour.

•   Know where to find appropriate first-aid.

•   Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.




•   Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game.

•   Never argue with a referee or other official – without these people you can’t play football.

•   Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and abusing 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 – fairly.

•   Co-operate with your coach, the referees 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.



•    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, referees and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

•    Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.

•    Never publicly criticise referees – 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 now illegal.