It is vital that everyone involved in sporting activities, whether they are athletes, coaches, parents, officials or supporters understand their responsibilities to ensure that all participants enjoy the sport.
All parents, coaches, team managers and match officials can expect players are to adhere to this code.
The following are the directives to player as provided within the code:
Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game;
Do not argue with the match official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the match official during a break in play or after the match is concluded;
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport;
Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team;
Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from 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;
Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition;
Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches;
Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you;
Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time.
Swearing at coaches, team officials, match officials, other players, other parents or Club administrators.
Attempting to intimidate coaches, team officials, match officials, players, other parents or Club administrators.
Damaging club property belonging to Villarreal Melbourne, visiting club or host club.
Villarreal Melbourne FC has a Zero tolerance policy. Any breaches of these policy’s may result in expulsion from Villarreal Melbourne FC and cancellation of registration with NO refund.