Code of Conduct

Naomh Mhuire CLG / St. Mary’s GFC 2018

Parents/Guardians – Code of Conduct

  • Always encourage and support your child in their sport.
  • Be familiar with those mentors who are coaching your child.
  • Behave responsibly on the sideline.
  • Bring children to and from training on time.
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules.
  • Respect officials/referees and accept their decisions.
  • Ensure your child has the proper training/playing gear and water.
  • Support the coaches and help out wherever necessary.
  • Ensure that your child is registered and paid-up.
  • Respect the coaches’ decisions and encourage your children to do the same.
  • Show your support for your child/team by attending matches on a regular basis and assisting in the organisation of club activities.
  • Ensure your child abides by the Players Code of Conduct below.

Players Code of Conduct

  • Always do your best, play fairly and have fun.
  • Always shake hands before and after a match.
  • Respect officials/referees and accept their decisions.
  • Do not shout at or argue with the referee, officials, team mates or opponents.
  • Do not tell lies or spread rumours about other adults or other children.
  • Bullying is completely unacceptable.
  • Never use foul or abusive language.
  • Always remember that football is a team game and encourage your fellow players.
  • Respect your club and its property.
  • Let the Coach know when unavailable for training and matches.
  • They should approach the Coach or the Club’s Liaison Officer with any questions or concerns they may have.

Coaches/Mentors – Code of Conduct

  • Always encourage and support the Children.
  • Ensure all Players uphold the Players code of conduct.
  • Ensure all Parents uphold the Parents code of conduct.
  • Use first names when referring to the Children.
  • Never use bad language when speaking to or speaking in front of the Children.
  • Avoid at all costs any confrontations with Parents, mentors or Referees in Front of players (This must be a safe non-threatening environment for children).
  • Never criticise poor skills, encourage practice at home.
  • Live by the Go Games principles.
  • Go Games blitzes are to be used for skills development only, not winning games.
  • Up to the age of 18, only player’s parents or Guardians are to be contacted by Mobile phone.
  • Children cannot participate unless they are wearing the necessary protective equipment.
  • Show respect to other Coaches within and outside the Club.
  • Respect officials/referees and accept their decisions.
  • If a Coach suspects that a player is carrying any injury, they will consult with the Parents regarding their ability to play or train.
  • Operate within the “Working with Children” guidelines at all times.
  • Show respect to all Parents and players within and outside the Club.
  • Remember it’s about developing the Children’s skills and creating a fun and safe learning environment not enhancing your Managerial reputation.

This Code of Conduct must be signed by all Players Coaches and Parents, failure to do so will result in exclusion from St Mary’s GAA grounds.
Failure to abide by the code of conduct will result disciplinary action up to and included expulsion from the Club.
For more information, please contact our 2018 Children’s Welfare Officer:
 Diane Guildea