We fully support the English Football Association’s Respect campaign and attach the Code of Conduct endorsed by Everton F.C. We believe we all have a responsibility to ensure that football is played in a safe, secure environment that promotes positive attitudes and enjoyment. At the Premier Football Academy, Players, Parents and Coaches are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct – please read it carefully.

Young Players

When playing football, I will:

• Always do my best, even if we’re losing or the other team is stronger

• Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time

• Never be rude to my team-mates, the other team, the referee, spectators or my coach/team manager

• Do what the referee tells me

• Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game

• Listen to my coach/team manager and respect what he/ she says

• Talk to someone I trust, for example my parents or the club welfare officer if I’m unhappy about anything at my club.


I will:

• Remain outside the field of play and behind the Designated

• Spectator Area (where provided)

• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour

• Always respect the match officials’ decisions

• Applaud effort and good play as well as success


In addition, when attending youth games I will:

• Remember that children play for FUN

• Let the coaches do their job and not confuse the players by telling them what to do

• Encourage the players to respect the opposition and match officials

• Never criticise a player for making a mistake -mistakes are part of learning


I will:

• Show respect to others involved in the game including match officials, opposition players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators

• Adhere to the Laws of the Game

• Display and promote high standards of behaviour

• Always respect the match officials’ decisions

• Never enter the field of play without the referee’s permission

• Never engage in public criticism of the match officials

• Never engage in, or tolerate, offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.


When working with players I will:

• Place the well-being, safety and enjoyment of each player above everything, including winning

• Explain exactly what I expect of players and what they can expect from me

• Ensure the parents/carers of all players under the age of 18 understand these expectations

• Refrain from, and refuse to tolerate any form of bullying

• Develop mutual trust and respect with every player to build their self-esteem

• Encourage each player to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance

• Ensure all activities I organise are appropriate for the players’ ability level, experience, age and maturity

• Co-operate fully with others in football (e.g. officials, doctors, physiotherapists) for each player’s best interests

In Association with Everton Football Club


to compete at the highest level in Europe and the Middle East. Tours and tournaments in Bahrain, U.A.E. and Englad/Scotland.


from top English (Everton F.C.) and Scottish (Glasgow Celtic F.C.) Premier League Coaches twice a year to Kuwait


at professional clubs in the U.K. for selected players, including attending live Premiership matches, stadium tours and training at the Everton Academy in Liverpool and Celtic Academy in Glasgow