• Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game
  • You are representing your club. Don’t do anything that will discredit or bring adverse attention to your club
  • Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people you can’t play football. If you disagree, discuss the matter with your coach.
  • Control your temper -verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games
  • Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated -fairly. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. Without them there is no competition.
  • Co-operate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates.
  • Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills.
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal.
  • Be a Good Sport. Applaud all good plays whether they be by your team, opponent or the other team.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and for your team. Your teams performance will benefit, so will you.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
  • Play for the fun of it and not just to please parents and coaches
  • Abide by the cubs policies – available at
  • Never encourage, condone or participate in any activities that may intentionally injure any players/spectators/ officials or damage any club property.
  • Do not accept or use banned or unauthorised drugs, including the consumption of alcohol at any time prior or during a game.
  • Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as per the EFNL by laws. It

Policy Commencement: 

This Policy was accepted and passed with ‘nil’ objections by the Ferntree Gully Eagles Football Netball Club – Junior Division Meeting held in February 2020, and will take effect as from 1 March 2020. The policy was based on the previous 2008 Code of Conduct in conjunction with recommendations from the AFL and EFNL.

The Policy will be monitored annually by the Club’s General Committee.

The Code of Conduct and any disciplinary action arising is also outlined in the Club Constitution and By-Laws.

Ferntree Gully Eagles Junior Football Club
Executive and General Committee