Player Discipline & Behaviour

All players must fully understand our Code of Conduct before joining and playing.

Any player whose conduct falls short of the required standard of good sportsmanship and fair play at all times will be withdrawn from the match or training session whatever the circumstances and will be subject to further disciplinary action to be determined by his/her manager. Swearing, spitting or fighting will not be tolerated at any time.

If a player is cautioned during a match then the player shall:

  • reimburse the Club the amount of the fine imposed by GYFA,
  • be suspended for a minimum of 1 subsequent match actually played, or as the Manager deems fit,
  • be suspended for a minimum of 2 subsequent matches actually played in the event of a second caution, increasing proportionally should subsequent offences occur.

If a player is sent off during a match then the player shall:

  • reimburse the Club the amount of the fine imposed by GYFA,
  • be suspended for up to four subsequent matches actually played, the exact number to be determined by a panel of 3 team managers convened by the Club Secretary having been notified by the player’s team manager of the offence.
  • in the event of a further sending off the same procedure shall be followed and the period of suspension determined shall include the previous suspension served. A subsequent caution shall result in a suspension of one match plus the previous suspension served.
  • a player may appeal against the suspension in writing to the Club Secretary who shall convene a panel of the Management Committee whose decision will be final.

All players must have completed the Wickwar Wanderers FC membership form and paid the annual membership fee. No player will be allowed to participate in either training or matches unless he/she has done so.

All players must wear appropriate soccer strip at all training sessions i.e., shirt, shorts, socks, shin pads, boots or trainers (depending on surface). Kit for matches will be provided by the Club.

Any player unable to attend training or a match must notify his/her team manager as soon as possible. Parents are responsible for ensuring that players safely arrive at, and return from, training and matches

Any player injured during any coaching session or match must report the incident to the team manager no matter how slight the injury. Any player requiring physiotherapy or medical treatment must obtain a letter from his/her Doctor stating that treatment to cure the problem is not available on the NHS within a reasonable period in order to claim under our Insurance policy.