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Football Chinchilla supports the following FFA policies and codes.



  • Play for the ‘love of the game’ and not just to please parents and coaches. 

  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit so will you.

  • Play by the rules.

  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the official during a break or after the game.

  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are your team or the opposition.

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players or deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent are all unacceptable behaviour.

  • Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.



  • Remember that children play football for their enjoyment, not yours. If a child is reluctant to play, encourage but don’t force them. 

  • Focus on the players’ effort and performance rather than winning or losing. Assist in settling realistic personal goals related to his/her ability. 

  • Encourage children to always play according to the laws of the game. 

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good play by both teams. 

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all sporting activities. 

  • Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise. 

  • Show your appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them your child could not participate.

  • Encourage children to recognize the value of an honest effort so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.



  • Remember that children play for the fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation. 

  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making mistakes or losing a game. Be reasonable in your demands on your players’ time, energy and enthusiasm. 

  • Teach your players to follow the rules. 

  • Wherever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success.

  • Avoid over playing the talented players. The ‘just average’ players need and deserve equal time.

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.

  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgements of officials and opposing coaches. 

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or play. 

  • Keep informed of the latest coaching practices and the principles of children’s growth and development.



  • Children play organized sports for fun. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they miniature professionals. 

  • Applaud good performance and efforts by your team and the opponents. Congratulate both teams upon their performance regardless of the game’s outcome. 

  • Respect the officials’ decision and at all times demonstrate appropriate social sporting behaviour. 

  • Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake during a game. Positive comments are motivational. 

  • Condemn the use of violence in any form. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all sporting activities. 

  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game. 

  • Encourage players to play by the rules and the officials decisions.

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