Code of Conduct Sport

St. Fintan’s Primary School - Mountrath

Code of Conduct - Sports


How I treat Myself

·        If I play below my best but try my best, I should not blame myself for a defeat.  A defeat, the same as a victory, is brought about by a team.



Players from opposing teams

·        I should shake hands before & after the match

·        I should treat our opponents with respect

·        I should wish them well whether they win or lose.

·        I should never deliberately hit an opponent.

·        I should never lose my temper.


Our Own Team Coaches

·        I should respect our own team coaches.

·        If I’m not picked to play in a match, I shouldn’t complain.

·        I should never use bad language.

·        I should never be cheeky or back answer our own team coaches.

·        If our own team coach is giving a pep talk or advising us, I should not interrupt.


Supporters & Coaches of Other Teams

·        I should respect adults supporting and coaching other teams.

·        I should not use bad language.

·        I should never give cheek to them.

·        I should wish them well if I meet them after a game.


Fellow Players

·        I should respect our fellow players and treat them as part of a team.

·        The team includes the players and the substitutes – the full panel.

·        I should show loyalty to everyone on our team.

·        I should encourage my team mates and support them, even when they make mistakes.

·        I should remember my team mates are always trying their best.

·        We should play as a team, not as a group of individuals.



·        I should respect the referee as he/she is in charge of the match.

·        I should never give cheek or use bad language to the referee.

·        I should remember that I can never change a referee’s decision no matter what I say or do. A referee’s decision is always final.

·        If the referee’s decision seems unfair, I should not give out, sulk, blame other people; instead I should get on with the game.

·        I should shake hands with the referee and thank her /him after the game.



When participating in sport organized by St. Fintan’s Primary School, I agree to follow the above Code of Conduct.





Player’s Signature: ________________________



Parent’s Signature: ____________________________