Information for parents
We warmly welcome you to Lindfield FC Juniors and hope that your son or daughter enjoys their football with us.
Lindfield FC Juniors is a community based club run by volunteers and we would love you to get involved if you can give up a small amount of time. This might be helping to run the club by sitting on the committee (this is not onerous and meetings are 4 per year), helping out at social or fund raising events or helping your team manager with administration or setting up coaching or matches. If you are interested then please contact Tony Robinson at email@example.com
In terms of football, we take coaching and child welfare seriously and every coach in the club is at least Level 1 F.A. qualified, basic first aid trained and CRB checked. This is a minimum requirement in order for Lindfield FC Juniors to act as a F.A. Charter Standard Club.
We also enjoy a good reputation within the area for positive support and respect and we ask that you and your child respect the referee, officials, opposing players and supporters AT ALL TIMES.
Lindfield FC Juniors – Code of Conduct – Parent’s & Supporters
At this football club, we value our reputation for fair play.
When some clubs have encountered difficulties, it is often found to be because of adults not children! We request our parents and other supporters to keep the following rules.
Treat all those associated with an opposing team with respect, both players and officials. Applaud good play by either side.
Do not make touchline comments to the players of the other team, except to commend good play.
Treat all match officials with respect. Do not question their decisions or motives even if you do not agree with decisions.
If you have any concerns about the conduct of a game, raise the point with your child’s coach (who will take it up with the referee if they consider it appropriate) do not intervene yourself.
When supporting your side at matches, keep your remarks to those which offer support and helpful advice.
Offer support to the activities of our club.
Support the coach and managers of the team you are involved with as much as possible. Their time is given on a voluntary basis and their decision as to coaching, team selection and tactics is final. Some coaches and managers will play to win and therefore select what they see as their best side whilst others will play with a "sport for all" approach and give every player an opportunity. It is best to ask your team coach as to their approach at the beginning of the season in order to avoid any confusion later on and if you have any concerns you should discuss them with your team coach at the earliest opportunity.
If you have serious complaints to make about your team coach as to their conduct then these should be addressed to the club committee.