Brunswick FC

BFC Player Code of Conduct






The Brunswick Football Club (BFC) is all about you, the player. Everything we do is to make your soccer experience the best it can be.


Obligations toward the Game

A player should:


1) Play for the fun of it, not just to please your parents or coach.

2) Be a good sport by cheering all good plays, whether it is your team's or your opponent's.

3) Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve skills and feel good.

4) Make every effort to develop their own sporting ability, in terms of skill, technique, tactics and stamina.

5) Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during a game, even if the team is in a position where the desired result has already been achieved.

6) Set a positive example for others, particularly young players and supporters.

7) Avoid all forms of gamesmanship and time wasting.

8) Always have regard to the best interests of the game, including where publicly expressing an opinion on the game and any particular aspect of it, including others involved in the game.

9) Concentrate on playing soccer and on affecting the outcome of the game with your best effort.

10) Not use inappropriate language.

11) Control your temper and most of all, resist the temptation to retaliate when you feel you have been wronged.



Obligations towards the Team

A player should:


1) Work equally hard for your team as for yourself.

2) Treat all players as you would like to be treated.

3) Make every effort consistent with Fair Play and the Laws of the Game to help the team performing at its highest level as a team.

4) Resist any influence that might, or might be seen to, bring into question commitment to the team.


Respect for the Laws of the Game and Competition Rules

A player should:


1) Know and abide by the Laws, rules and spirit of the game, and the competition rules for leagues, Cups and tournaments. Accept success and failure, victory and defeat, equally.

2) Resist any temptation to take banned substances or use banned techniques.

3) Cooperate with your coaches, teammates, opponents and the referees.


Respect towards Opponents

A player should:


1) Treat opponents with due respect at all times, irrespective of the result of the game.

2) Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and help injured opponents.


Respect towards the Referees

A player should:


1) Accept the decision of the Referee without protest.

2) Avoid words or actions that may mislead a Referee.

3) Show due respect towards Referee.


Respect towards Team Officials

A player should:


1) Abide by the instructions of their Coach and Team Officials, provided they do not contradict the spirit of this Code.

2) Show due respect towards the Team Officials of opposing teams.