FA Respect Codes of Conduct

Quedgeley Wanderers Football Club fully supports the Football Associations RESPECT campaign.


Respect is the collective responsibility of everyone associated with Football to create a fair, safe and enjoyable environment in which the game can take place. It is the behavioural code for football.

There are Respect Codes of Conduct for:

  • Young Players
  • Adult Players
  • Spectators and Parents/Carers
  • Coaches, Team Managers and Club Officials
  • Match Officials

Each Code has actions which can be taken if the Code is broken. For example:

  • The County FA or The FA will deal with cases of reported misconduct.
  • Clubs and leagues will lead 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/league.

As a Charter Standard Community Club, Quedgeley Wanderers is committed to ensure the FA's Respect Code of Conduct campaign is embedded across all of our grassroots and senior football teams. We will ensure:

  1. Everyone within the club (club members), whatever their role, has read, agreed and signed up to their relevant Code
  2. To collect and retain the Codes so that they can be referred back to if an individual’s behaviour becomes unacceptable.
  3. To deal fairly and consistently with anyone who breaks ‘their’ Code.

To help culture a supportive and safe environment, it is expected that all club home games are setup and managed in the same way. Managers and Coaches will:

  • Install Respect barriers to define designated areas for spectators.
  • Place Respect Boards in the designated spectators areas.
  • Create technical areas for the home & away coaching staff.
  • Ensure Respect Captain armbands are worn for all games (home & away).
  • Ensure the Respect handshake is performed before each game starts.

When possible QWFC will assign a Touchline Manager to help maintain this supportive playing environment

Respect works on placing responsibility on individuals for their actions: break your Code, and bear the consequences. At QWFC we hope to bring these to life by supporting and strengthening the Codes of Conduct with possible consequences. There is little point in us having a set of rules if no action is taken if and when they’re broken.

Referee is in charge
Encourage team-mates
Shout, but don’t criticise
Play fairly
Enjoy the game
Captain only speaks to the referee
Try whatever the score

Documents for each of the Codes are attached. Each Respect Code of Conduct explains in greater detail whats expected of everyone and the actions that can be taken for breaking a code.

All players, parents, guardians, spectators or club officials are encouraged to report any issues of concern or potential concern regarding Respect or Disciplinary matters to the clubs Respect Officer in a timely manner.


FA Respect Youth guide


FA Respect Adult guide


FA Respect Code of Conduct