Code of conduct - Expectations for
Ballybofey United fc is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the
wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and
understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, parents/guardians and members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about
any aspect of the club with Sophia Long (Childwelfare officer) Derek Roulston (Club Chairman).
Sports clubs for young people should offer a positive experience where they can learn new things in a safe and positive
Thanks for supporting your child’s involvement in our
We want to help you continue supporting your child to reach their full potential and enjoy their time at our club, therefore please:
• Think about what your child wants to get out of the sport
• Understand what your child is trying to achieve and whatsupport they need to achieve it
• Be the best role model you can be to help your child enjoy their sporting experience?
• Focus on your child’s development and enjoyment
As a parent/carer of a youth member of Ballybofey United Fc, you are expected to abide by the following guidelines:
Parents/guardians are expected to:
- Positively reinforce their child/young person and show
an interest in their chosen activity. Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
- Do not place their young person under pressure or push them into activities they do
not want to do.
- Complete and return the Health and Consent Form pertaining to their child's
participation with Ballybofey United FC (see junior membership form).
- Deliver and collect the child punctually to and from coaching
- Ensure their child is properly and adequately attired for the weather conditions of
the time, including shorts, shirt, socks, tracksuit, sweat-tops, hat, gloves, water bottles, sun cream etc. (insert sports specific requirements)
- Ensure that proper footwear and protective equipment are worn at
ALL times in accordance with Health and Safety Regulations. Any child not in possession of the fundamental requirements will not be permitted to participate.
- Detail any health concerns pertaining to the child on the consent form, in
particular breathing or chest conditions. Any changes in the state of the child's health should be reported to the coach prior to coaching sessions.
- To inform the coach prior to departure from the field of play if child is to be
collected early from a coaching session.
- Encourage their child to play by the rules and teach
them that they can only do their best. Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and
applauding good performances of all.
- Behave responsibly on the side-lines; do not embarrass your child.
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making
- Use correct and proper language at all
- Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own
performance and behaviour.
- Show appreciation and support the coach.
- Ensure their child is punctual.
- Be realistic and supportive.
- Provide their child with proper clothing and equipment.
- Ensure their child’s hygiene and nutritional needs are met.
- Accept the official’s judgement.
- Acknowledge the importance and role of the club coaches who provide their time free
to ensure children’s participation in the club.
- Promote their child’s participation in playing sport for
Parents/Guardians have the right
- Know their child is safe.
- Be informed of problems or concerns relating to their children.
- Be informed if their child is injured.
- Have their consent sought for issues such as trips.
- Contribute to decisions within the club.
- Complain if they have concerns about the standard of coaching.
Any misdemeanours and breach of this Code of Conduct will be dealt with immediately by a Ballybofey United Fc
official. Persistent concerns or breaches will result in the parent/guardian being asked not to attend games if their attendance is detrimental to the child’s welfare.
The ultimate action should a parent/guardian continue to breach the code of behaviour may mean the Ballybofey united
FC officials regrettably asking the child to leave the club.
Signature of Parent/Guardian
Printed name of
Thanks again this club could not survive
without the support of parents