Player Code of Conduct

Players at the Monbulk Junior Football Club will be held accountable to the following codes of conduct. We believe that they are at the heart of great football and great footballers -

  • Abide and play by the rules of the game and the rules set down by the Dandenong Ranges Junior Football League, your Club and Coach.
  • Never argue with an Official, do not question Officials and Umpires judgement and never question their honesty.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of Officials or other Players, deliberately distracting an opponent is not accepted or permitted in any other sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your Team. Your Team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
  • Never ridicule or yell at Players for making mistakes. Your involvement is to play for fun and enjoyment and winning is only part of it. Be a good sport, applaud all good plays whether they be from your Team, your opponent or the other Team.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Always conduct yourself in a manner that is expected of your Team mates, Club or Family.
  • Co-operate with your Coach and Team mates, and respect the ability of your opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Place in proper perspective the isolated incidents of unsporting behaviour rather than make such incidents the “highlight” of the game.
  • Players must not assault or attempt to assault an Umpire, another Player, Officials or Spectators.
  • Be proud to walk off the ground after each game knowing that you have given your best effort and never involve yourself in an argument with opposing Player, Umpires or Officials.