Code of conduct - player

Code of conduct - player

As players are constantly in the glare of public attention and are widely recognised as the most important people in the sport, there is a considerable onus upon them to speak and act in a manner which promotes all that is good about the game and the club.

As a player, I will:

  • Make every honest effort to develop my sporting ability, to include fitness, skill, technique and tactical ability.
  • Strive to set a positive example for younger players and supporters.
  • Safeguard the physical fitness of opponents, avoid violence and rough play, and where possible help injured opponents.
  • Give maximum effort and strive for the best possible performance during each game.
  • Avoid all forms of gamesmanship, and time wasting.
  • Refrain from using inappropriate language particularly to referees/officials and other players.
  • Make every effort consistent with fair play and the laws of the game to help my team win.
  • Abide by the laws, rules of the game and of any given competition, both in fact and in spirit.
  • Accept victory and defeat with equanimity.
  • Resist any temptation to consume or otherwise use any banned substances. 
  • Treat opponents with respect at all times.
  • Demonstrate due respect towards match officials.
  • Accept the decisions of the match officials without protest.
  • Avoid words or actions which may mislead a match official.
  • Abide by the lawful instructions and directions of mentors and team officials.
  • Act towards the mentors and officials of the opposing side in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrate due regard for the interest of supporters.
  • Not act or speak so as to incite or encourage supporters to act in a way that may endanger the safety of anyone attending or participating in the game.
  • Not either directly or indirectly place a bet on the outcome of any game in which I am involved.
  • Have regard to the best interests of the game when publicly expressing an opinion on the game or on others involved in the game.
  • In making public comments on a particular fixture or on the game in general, I will be mindful of upholding and promoting the good name of the game and others involved in it in the wider community.



  • St Bernards insurance only covers public liability.
  • It does not cover loss of earnings, medical expenses, physio or dental cover.
  • St Bernards Utd F.C. shall not indemnify players from any injury suffered or any other matters
St Bernards Utd F.C. recommends to all members that they take out a sports injury insurance policy to indemnify themselves in respect of any such injuries, expenses or matters.