Advice for Spectators

Advice for Spectators

  • Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  • Acknowledge good performances from all individuals and teams.
  • Congratulate all participants on their performance, regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  • Never ridicule a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are always motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them, there would be no game.
  • Encourage all players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  • Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials.
  • Behave responsibly. Discriminatory, offensive and violent behaviour towards any individual is unacceptable and will be acted upon.
  • Respect the rights and dignity of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.