Melville United Association Football Club Code of Conduct

This code of conduct is designed to ensure that every club member, player, coach, administrator, employee, service provider and supporter adheres to a set of values that promotes Melville United as a fair and ethical club where football is nurtured and all generations can enjoy the beautiful game and the company of fellow club members as well as visiting teams / supporters.

A general code of conduct will apply to everyone associated with the club and/or visiting the club:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealings with others.
  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.
  • Make a commitment to providing quality service and performance.
  • Be aware of, and maintain, an uncompromising adherence to, standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  • Operate within the constitution, regulations, policies and procedures of Melville United, NZ Football and FIFA.
  • Understand the possible consequences of breaching NZ Football’s Code of Conduct.
  • Immediately report any breaches to the appropriate authority.
  • Comply with any and all the applicable national or local legislation.
  • Refrain from any form of abuse towards others.
  • Refrain from using abusive language.
  • Refrain from any form of harassment towards others.
  • Refrain from any form of discrimination towards others.
  • Refrain from any form of victimisation towards others.
  • Reject corruption, drugs, racism, violence and other dangers to our sport and club.
  • Promote the interests of football.
  • Provide a safe environment for the conduct of activity in accordance with relevant Melville United and NZ Football policies.
  • Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Do not provide comment to any media or publish any comment (including on any website) on behalf of Melville, NZ Football or its Federations except where specifically authorised to do so.
  • Never act in a way that may bring disrepute or disgrace to Melville United, NZ Football, its stakeholders and/or its sponsors.
  • Do not participate (or benefit from assisting others involved) in sports betting or gambling activity associated with football matches and/or football results in which you are participating or have been directly involved in.

Players will:

  • Play to win but play fair.
  • Never argue with or verbally abuse an official; observe the Laws of the Game.
  • Accept defeat with dignity.
  • Conduct themselves in a sportsman-like manner and respect fellow players, coaches, managers and referees and the achievements of opponents.
  • Not bully or take an unfair advantage over another competitor.
  • Cooperate with their coach, manager, team mates and opponents.

This code is based on the NZ Football Code of Conduct and is intended to provide a safe environment to players, officials and spectators. Some additions, changes and deletions have been made to suit the Melville United club.