Match Officials Code of Conduct


Match Officials Code of Conduct

As a Match Official I will:

  1. Be honest and completely impartial at all times.
  2. Apply the Laws of the Game and competition rules fairly and consistently.
  3. Manage the game in a positive, calm and confident manner.
  4. Deal with all instances of violence, aggression, unsporting behaviour, foul play and other misconduct.
  5. Never tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour from players and officials.
  6. Support my match official colleagues at all times.
  7. Set a positive personal example by promoting good behaviour and showing respect to everyone involved in the game.
  8. Communicate with the players and encourage fair play.
  9. Respond in a clear, calm and confident manner to any appropriate request for clarification by the team captains.
  10. Prepare physically and mentally for every match.
  11. Complete and submit, accurate and concise reports within the time limit required for games in which I officiate.