Youth Players Code of Conduct

Eoghan Rua Coleraine is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of all its members. The club believes it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club must, at all times show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of everyone. Therefore all members are encouraged to be open at all times and share any concerns or complaints they may have with their respective Team Manager/Coach.


Players are expected to:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all and treat everyone equitably.
  • Avoid exerting undue influence to obtain person benefit or reward.


For players within the Club:


1.1         Play by the rules


1.2         Never argue with an official. If you need clarification have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.


1.3         Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit – as will you.


1.4         Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.


1.5         Show respect to and acknowledge opponents and officials (e.g. shake hands before and after the game and say things like “good luck”, “thanks for the game” etc.)


1.6         Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.


1.7         Be on time for training sessions, matches and competitions to avoid disrupting the smooth running of their team.


1.8         Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.


1.9         Play fair.  No verbal abuse of officials, sledging other players (including vilification) or deliberately distracting or provoking  an opponent.


1.10      Respect the rights dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


I understand and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. I understand that failure to abide by this Code of Conduct may have consequences for me.