Players Code of Conduct

(Updated January 2012) 


  • Play by the rules – the rules of your Club and the laws of the game.
  • Attend training sessions and matches at times advised by the Club. If unable, fora valid reason to do so, players will inform the Club as soon, as is practical.
  • Act respectfully toward the officials and players of their own and opposing Clubs.
  • Respect and follow the directions of coaching staff, match and club officials.
  • Treat all players with respect, as you would want them to treat you.
  • Act respectfully towards match officials at all times. Abusive language is unacceptable.
  • Avoid individual or collective behaviour, which may reasonably be held byspectators to be offensive.
  • Avoid all acts likely to incite spectators to violence or disorder.
  • Make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronicmedia) in respect to the performance of any match officials, players, or any policydecisions of the Club or the AFL Sydney.
  • Abide by the By-Laws, (Rules & Regulations) and the Competition Rules of theAFL Sydney.
  • Respect the facilities and equipment of their own and opposing Clubs.
  • Do not use remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability as many suchcomments are politically incorrect and it is your coach, team-mates, Club andfamily that are let down with such remarks.
  • Do not use information technology to make or post inappropriate commentsagainst players, clubs, club officials, match officials or the League which is discriminatory or offensive. Information technology includes, but is not limited to, email, instant messaging, text messages, phone messages, digital images, website postings (including social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs).