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Code of Conduct

Wanderers must abide by the following Code of Conduct. Players who do not behave within these guidelines may be subject to penalties as determined by the coach / manager or Club Management Committee.

If you take part, it is assumed that you have read, understood and agreed to the following points;


  1. Plan how you will get to the game. Try your best to arrive 60 minutes before kick-off and make sure you have a Plan B.

  2. Be considerate of others when travelling to games. You are an ambassador for Wanderers as soon as you leave the house.

  3. Don't be late. If you are delayed, inform your coach or other club official by phone call, text or WhatsApp – do not rely on email or social media as they may not see it. If you are late, you may not start.

  4. Bring appropriate footwear and clean clothing to training and matches. If you dress right, you’ll play right.

  5. A Wanderer never, never, ever gives up! The expectations are in logical, chronological order but, if there was a 'Rule #1', this would be it.

  6. Treat the dressing room and pitch as if it were your own, i.e. no damage to property, all litter collected and placed in the appropriate bins.

  7. Show respect for the facilities & equipment. Players will be expected to help set up and clear away equipment, such as corner flags or nets, and to return any equipment they have borrowed.

  8. Trust your teammates and your coach(es). They all want to do the right thing by you and the club, but sometimes that's not possible. Constructive, thoughtful input is valued but moaning does not build a winning team.

  9. If you are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs at training or matches, you will not be allowed to play. Drinking alcohol after a match is a different matter; socialising is part of the club and all are welcome but not pressured to participate.

  10. Jewellery must not be worn at matches or training for safety reasons. Please take it off and store it in a zipped pocket or give it to your coach to put in the First Aid Kit.

  11. Never argue with the decision of the referee or assistant referee. Abide by the rules of the game and accept the decision of the referee. Without the match officials, we can’t play. If you have a grievance, speak to your Captain.

  12. We all love a passionate player but please control your temper and use your energies for playing better football. Swearing, bullying and fighting on or off the pitch will not be tolerated. If you do it, you could be cautioned by the referee, which comes with financial penalties, suspended from playing or excluded from the club for very serious matters.

  13. At all times show respect to coach / manager, team mates, opponents and the match official, for without them you would not have a game. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. At the end of the match, all players must shake hands with their opposition team, referee and assistant referees. Wanderers has traditionally ended a match with three cheers for the opponents; please join in!

  14. Play competitively to win fairly, but be a humble winner and a gracious loser.

  15. Remember, a substitute or substituted player, when off the field of play, is still subject to the authority and the jurisdiction of the Referee. Even if you are a substitute, you are a crucial part of the match day squad and your team mates will expect you to encourage them and your coach / manager may ask you for your observations.

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