Codes Of Conduct

The Club demands of its players, officials, volunteers and spectators appropriate levels of behaviour when representing the Club. Such standards are set out below in the Code of Conduct of the Gladesville Hornsby Football Association (GHFA)

Code of Conduct

Winning at any sport is a part of sporting tradition but this is not as important as the “spirit of the game”. 

  • Referees, Assistant Referees and Other Match Officials.
  • Abuse of referees and assistant referees will not be tolerated in any form.
  • Abuse includes derogatory comments about the match official’s performance or ability, repeated or vocal criticism or challenging of the match official or their decisions, and any form of insulting, offensive, aggressive or intimidating behaviour or language directed at a match official.
  • Abuse of referees, assistant referees, players, coaches, managers, parents or spectators etc may result in penalties against the individual, team or club concerned.
  • Those penalties include fines, bonds, loss of competition points and suspension. 

Parents and spectator's code of conduct

  • Eliminate verbal and physical abuse from all sporting activities.
  • Volunteers deserve your respect and consideration.
  • Players are involved for their enjoyment, not for their parents or spectators.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making mistakes or losing the game.
  • Encourage players and accept results without disappointment. 

Players code of conduct

  • Play by the rules. Accept defeat with dignity and don’t seek excuses for defeat or blame the referee.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all players, coaches and officials.
  • Play for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents, spectators and coaches.
  • Treat all players the way you would like to be treated yourself.
  • Abuse of opponents or officials is not allowed in any sport.
  • Respect officials. 

Download the 2014 Welcome Kit PDF to view the Codes of Conduct for Putney Rangers FC and other club information. 

Download Putney Rangers FC Welcome Pack 2014