As the adult responsible of a child taking part in our club or activity, we'd like you to:


  • make sure your child has the right kit for the session as well as a water bottle.
  • try to make sure your child arrives to sessions on time and is picked up promptly; or let us know if you're running late or if your child is going home with someone else.
  • complete all consent, contact and medical forms and update us straight away if anything
  • changes.
  • maintain a good relationship with your child's coach and feel free to catch up as much as you like with regard to your child's involvement and development.
  • talk to us if you have any concerns about any part of your child's involvement - we want to
  • hear from you.


  • try and learn about your child’s sport and what it means to them.
  • take the time to talk to your child about what you both want to achieve through sport
  • remember that children get a wide range of benefits from participating in sport, like making friends, getting exercise and developing skills. It's not all about wins and losses.
  • listen when your child says they don't want to do something
  • behave positively on the sidelines - shout encouragement, say "Well done" and let your
  • children know you're proud of what they're doing
  • think about how the way you react and behave effects not just your child but other children
  • too
  • encourage your child to respect and celebrate difference in the club
  • lead by example when it comes to positive behaviour on the sidelines; or let other parents
  • take their cues from you, as well as from us
  • accept the official's judgement and do not enter the field of play
  • use social media responsibly when talking about what goes on at our club, by behaving in
  • the same way online as you would in person
  • talk to your child about embracing good etiquette and sportsmanship
  • encourage your child to play by the rules
  • ensure that your child understands their code of conduct

As a parent, we understand you have the right to:

  • be assured that your child is safeguarded during their time with us
  • see any of our policies and procedures at any time
  • be involved and contribute towards decisions within the club or activity
  • know what training and qualifications our staff have
  • be informed of problems or concerns relating to your child
  • know what happens if there's an accident or injury, be informed if your child is injured and
  • see records of any accidents
  • have your consent sought for anything outside of our initial consent form, such as
  • permission to go on trips or photography
  • have any concerns about any aspect of your child's welfare listened to and responded to.

We expect all parents to follow the behaviours and requests set out in this code. If any parent behaves in a way which contradicts any of the points set out above, we'll address the problem straight away with the parent and aim to resolve the issue.

Persistent concerns or breaches may result in parents being asked not to attend games if their attendance is considered a risk to the welfare and enjoyment of young participants.

Continued issues and repeated breaches of this code may result in us regrettably asking your child to leave the activity, event or club permanently, something we never want to do .