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Park Celtic Football Club

Player Guidelines

At Park Celtic we encourage the enjoyable playing of football in a safe and fun environment. We help each player to find a suitable and rewarding level of play. Sport is competitive and we want you to improve your football skills but this has to be in an environment that is friendly to all, that is respectful of all those in the club and against whom we play. To this end we ask that players to:

  • Play for enjoyment, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Play by the Laws of the Game
  • Never argue with the referee’s decision.
  • Play with control. Do not loose your temper.
  • Play for yourself and your team – your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.
  • Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opponent.
  • Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Give opponents a hand if they are injured, put the ball out of play so they can receive attention.
  • Give the ball back to your opponents if they have put the ball out of play so that one of your team mates could get attention.
  • Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player. Do not accept “bullying” in your club.
  • Co-operate with referees, coaches, team mates and opponents.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills, and feel good.
  • At the final whistle applaud and thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
  • Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents.
  • Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
  • Win with humility – loose with dignity. Nobody likes a sore loser.
  • Do not attempt to cheat by diving or feigning injury in an attempt to con the referee.
  • It is most important that you don’t keep secrets. Tell the Club’s Child Welfare Officer, your parents, anyone you trust, if some one is causing you harm or distress. You have a right to be safe.