Spectator Code of Behaviour and Ground Marshal Rights and Responsibilities

Spectator Code of Behaviour

By exchanging this card with the other team, we agree to work together and remove the negative attitudes and abusive behaviour that occur on the sidelines and on the field of play.

We, as players, coaches, referees and spectators agree to:

• Always respect the decision of Match Officials

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, race, colour, religion, language, politics, national or ethnic origin

• Never use violence in any form, whether against other spectators, team officials, match officials or coaches

• Never engage in discrimination, harassment or abuse in any form, including obscene or abusive language or gestures

• Never ridicule or unduly scold a player for making a mistake

• Conduct ourselves in a manner that enhances, rather than injures the reputation and goodwill of football in general.

Football West is proudly sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message. Please remember this event is smoke free therefore smoking is not permitted on the grounds, in tents or in buildings.

Reference: Spectator Code of Behaviour

Ground Marshal Rights & Responsibilities

By exchanging this card with the other team, we agree to work together and remove the negative attitudes and abusive behaviour that occur on the sidelines and on the field of play.

A ground marshal’s duties include but are not limited to:

• Helping with the security and safety of players, match referees and club officials.

If a ground marshal feels a spectator is breaching the above or is not adhering to the Code of Behaviour (see over) they have the right to:

ASK the spectator to stop

TELL the spectator to stop

REMOVE the offending spectator from the sideline

INFORM the referee of the breach after the match

Please note that Football West will be taking a no tolerance approach to spectator misbehaviour – offending clubs may find themselves heavily
sanctioned in the case of repeat offences.

For further information, please see the D&G By-Law and Competition Rules available at footballwest.com.au

Football West is proudly sponsored by Healthway to promote the Smarter than Smoking message. Please remember this event is smoke free therefore smoking is not permitted on the grounds, in tents or in buildings.

Reference: Ground Marshal Rights & Responsibilities