Waipuna Football Club has very high expectations for all club members and supporters.
As parents we are all required to do our part to ensure we develop young men and women who are not only outstanding players but outstanding members of the human race. It can be difficult to model the type of conduct required.


With this in mind, our club requires all adults associated with our club to adhere to a code of behaviour:

  • Be positive. Players never intentionally play poorly. It is never appropriate or useful to berate a player during the game. You should supply enthusiastic support throughout each match.
  • Support the whole team, not just your child. It is not appropriate for supporters to coach from the sideline.  Often instructions given by parents to their players can be in conflict with the system the coach is trying to implement.
  • Never criticise referees. They have a difficult job and are generally fair in their calls. If you think you could referee better, step up and volunteer!
  • Attend training.  It is important for players to regularly attend training sessions and matches. Please have your child at the field on time for all activities and prepared to play, with the proper gear.
  • Model respectful behaviour for your child by refusing to tolerate negative personal statements about other players, parents, coaches, or anyone else.


For more information on any concerns you may have about a coach, a referee or a spectator, please refer to the NZ Football Code of Conduct, which you can download HERE .