Eastbourne Borough Youth Football Club and the FA Respect Programme
Eastbourne Borough Youth Football Club supports and endorses the FA’s programme to address unacceptable behavior in football – on and off the pitch.
The FA’s Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, Referees, players and parents from grassroots to elite football to ensure a safe, positive environment in which to enjoy the game.
As part of the Respect programme, Eastbourne Borough Youth Football Club has adopted the following match day procedures which will apply to all games :
Eastbourne Borough Youth Football club have invested in a number of ‘Respect’ spectator barriers to be used at home games for all matches. This is an area for parents/carers/spectators to stand behind. The spectators' area will start one meter from the touchline on each side of the pitch. Each area will run the full length of the pitch. This means no-one should be watching from behind the goals. It also allows the coaches of both teams to stand on the other side of the pitch, meaning players get instructions from just one side of the pitch.
Before the match starts
Players line up and shake hands prior to kick-off.
Coaches should greet the opposition and welcome them to the site, informing them of the local amenities and rules of the ground.
When appropriate the referee will work with both team captains to help manage behaviour during the game.
Eastbourne Borough Youth FC Codes of Conduct
Eastbourne Borough Youth Football Club have codes of conducts in place which ensure that everyone involved in the club, whatever their role is aware of their responsibilities: