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AJFC Officials and Managers Code of Conduct

1.  Modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people.

2.  Compliment and encourage all participants.

3.  Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.

4.  Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.

5.  Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.

6.  Encourage and promote rule changes, which will make participation more enjoyable.

7.  Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.

8.  Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating and the principles of growth and development of young players.

9.  Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

10.  Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.

11. Give all young people a 'fair go' regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.