Coggeshall Town Football Club endorses and applies the best practice guidance for grass
roots football set out by the Football Association and supports their "Respect" initiative.
The best practice codes cover the following discrete areas of club administration.
Please follow the links to see the full text for each topic.
Code of Conduct for football. Click here to view.
Code of Conduct for coaches. Click here to view.
Code of Conduct for players. Click here to view.
Code of Conduct for team officials. Click here to view.
Code of Conduct for players/carers/spectators. Click here to view.
Coggeshall Town Football Club equality policy. Click here to view.
Coggeshall Town Football Club child protection policy. Click here to view.
"Respect" is The FA's programme of activities to combat unacceptable behaviour in our
game at every level - on the pitch and from the sidelines.
The Respect initiative came into being following an opinion survey of grass roots football
carried out in late 2007. The objective of the initiative is to ensure a safe, positive
environment for everyone to enjoy football and, in particular, to have an impact on the
Referee recruitment and retention:
By tackling abuse towards match officials, the FA hope to reduce the stream of referees
understandably leaving the game.
Participation within youth football:
Abuse and pressure from the sidelines needs to stop if we are to ensure young children enjoy,
stay and progress in the game.
Coaching and player development:
An encouraging and player-centred approach is vital if we are to improve coaching standards -
particularly for the key 5-11 age-group. It's simple: better coaches produce better players.
Everyone in football has a duty of care towards children - ensuring they are able to play football
in a safe, enjoyable environment free of abuse, bullying and discrimination.