Codes of Conduct

Kew Junior Football Club code of conduct

The KJFL – Kew Comets fully supports the codes of conduct as introduced by the AFL and AFL Victoria. Today’s parents have an important role in the delivery and support of sporting activities for their own and other children. With it comes a clear responsibility to act in a constructive and encouraging manner at all times.

Barracking and wanting your child to perform well is human nature, but it is critical that this should be done in a responsible manner avoiding the ugly parent syndrome at all times.

As members of the KJFC-Kew Comets and as a community it is our mission to ensure we provide a safe and healthy environment for all children and their families.


Coaches Code of Conduct

Coaches are required to sign the AFL Code Of Conduct as part of the Level 1 Accreditation requirement. All coaches must be accredited to coach in our League.

Players Code of Conduct

  • Play by the Rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game
  • Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people, you can’t play football
  • Control your temper – verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games – such comments can be found to be illegal
  • Be a team player – it’s a team game, treat it that way
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly
  • Respect the opposition
  • Co-operate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates
  • Play for your own enjoyment and to improve your skills
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family if you do – such comments are now actually illegal

Parents & Supporters Code of Conduct 

  • Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, you are there to enjoy and to support
  • Encourage participation, but don’t force it
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and self esteem – teach how we play the game is more important than winning
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not admonish
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated
  • Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time – show appreciation
  • Never publicly criticise umpires & Respect their decisions – raise personal concerns with club officials in private
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – such comments are now actually illegal
  • Remember that smoking & the consumption of alcohol is unacceptable at junior sport