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Rushen United Football Club - "The Spaniards"


Code of Conduct for Players

All players will:

Arrive in sufficient time for each session or game.

Be responsible for informing manager at least 2hrs before the session if they are unable to attend.

Be expected to train at least 1 session per week with only players who have a pre-arranged agreement with the manager.

Set a positive example for other players/team-mates/spectators

Give maximum effort and strive for the best performance during the game/session.

Show fair play and respect all others involved with the club or the game/session they are involved in.

Not use inappropriate language to anyone involved with the club or game/session.

Know and abide by the rules, laws and spirit of the game and/or competition.

Accept success and failure/victory and defeat equally.

Accept decisions of match officials without protest, avoiding words or actions which may mislead an official showing respect to officials at all times. 

Abide by the instruction of his/her coach or manager. 

Not consume alcohol on the night before the game so as they are still drunk or hung-over when it comes to meet before a match.

Not take performance enhancing drugs/substances. 

Not use recreational drugs within the clubs grounds or bring the club, its players/supporters/committee into disrepute by the use of drugs outside of the club. Doing so could lead to expulsion from the club. 

Inform the manager at the earliest available time if they are going to be late for a game or session.

Not consume alcohol at the side of a pitch when spectating at a game on the Island or do anything to bring the club into disrepute whilst spectating. 

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Code of Conduct for Parents/Spectators

All spectators will:

Not encroach onto the pitch/training area at any time unless asked to do so by an official/manager/coach. 

Show due respect to coaches/match officials and others involved in the game/session.

Not use threatening or inappropriate language towards any player/spectator or manager.

Not question the coaches/referee’s decision or his/her judgement.

Set a positive example to all persons/players involved with the club.

Not interfere with the manager’s decision in team selection or tactics for any game/session unless asked to do so by the manager. 

Show due respect to the interests of other parents and spectators.

Not encourage any unsporting behaviour.

Abide by the rules and regulations at all times.

Promote equality, integrity and fair play. 

Not use any from of violence (verbal or physical) or bad language to any spectator, official or club official. 

Not consume alcohol whilst watching any session/game. 

Rushen Utd officials have the authority to remove any persons not adhering to this code of conduct from any game/training session involving the club’s players.

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Code of Conduct for Coaches and Managers 

All Coaches & Managers Will:

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of each individual and treat them equally within the context of the sport.

Place the well being and safety of each player above all other considerations.

Adhere to all guidelines laid down within the constitution and the rules of the IOMFA

Develop an appropriate working relationship with each player based on mutual trust and respect. 

Not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

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

Ensure that the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the players.

Clarify with the player (and where appropriate the parent) exactly what is expected of them and what they are entitled to expect from the coach in return.

Co-operate fully with other specialists in the best interests of the player.

Always promote the appropriate code of conduct and the positive aspect of the sports to the players/spectators/parents.

Never condone violations of the laws of the game, behave contrary to the spirit of the game or relevant rules or regulations or use prohibited substances or techniques.

Consistently display high standards of behaviour and experience and be a role model for players, parents and spectators.

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