Code Of Conduct – Umpires

This Code of Conduct applies to all of our umpires.




  • Understand and adhere to BYLAW #1 ‘The Spirit of Junior Football’.
  • Modify rules and regulations to match the skill level of children and their needs. #BeSafe
  • Compliment all participants on their efforts. #BringYourBest
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous in calling all infractions. #ShowRespect
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents. #ShowRespect
  • Ensure that the “spirit of the game” for children is not lost by using common sense and not over emphasizing errors. #HaveFun
  • Publicly encourage rule changes which will reinforce the principles of participation for fun and enjoyment. #HaveFun
  • Ensure that your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sporting behaviour. Actions speak louder than words. #PlayFair
  • Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound officiating principles and the principles of growth and development of children. #BeSafe
  • Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender. #ShowRespect


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