We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in the game.
The behaviour of the match officials has an impact, directly and indirectly, on the conduct of everyone involved in the game – both on the pitch and on the sidelines.
Play your part and observe The Football Association’s Respect Code of Conduct of match officials at all time:
Be honest and completely impartial at all times.
Apply the Laws of the Game and competition rules fairly and consistently.
Manage the game in a positive, calm and confident manner.
Deal with all instances of violence, aggression, unsporting behaviour, foul play and other misconduct.
Never tolerate offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour from players and officials.
Support match official colleagues at all times.
Set a positive personal example by promoting good behaviour and showing respect to everyone involved in the game.
Communicate with the players and encourage Fair Play.
Respond in a clear, calm and confident manner to any appropriate request for clarification by the team captains.
Prepare physically and mentally for every match.
Complete and submit, accurate and concise reports within the time limit required for games.
Failure to follow the Code may result in the following actions being taken by the Sussex County Football Association or The Football Association:
You may be required to meet with The Football Association/Sussex County Football Association Refereeing Official.
You may be required to meet with The Football Association/Sussex County Football Association Refereeing Committee.