Lions FC Code of Conduct

The code of conduct of Lions FC, a grassroots football team from Tubmanburg, Liberia.

LIons FC logoGeneral

• Football brings people together to share fun – players, coaches, officials and fans – with no exceptions.

Education

• Footballers are thinkers – they play with their brains.
• Education is the most important thing, on and off the field.

The Team

• You are happy to play any role that helps the team.
• You would rather score fewer goals yourself and your team wins, than score more goals yourself and your team loses.
• When your team scores or wins a game, it is not because of an individual, it is because of the team. The first thing you do is congratulate your teammates.

Footballers are thinkers – they play with their brains.

• If your team concedes a goal, or loses, it is not because of an individual, it is because of the team. You support your teammates. You do not criticise them.
• If you score against a team or beat them, you do not criticise or make fun of them. Without your opponents, there is no game.
• You help teammates who have less experience than you.

The Players

Lions FC Girls bare their soles.

Lions FC Girls after practice, listening to the coach.

• You love practice as much as you love playing a match.
• You learn from your mistakes and you grow from them.
• You are confident but not arrogant.
• You play for your team, not for yourself.

Respect

• You respect your opponents and treat them the way you treat your teammates.
• You listen to and respect your coaches at all times.
• You listen to and respect the officials during a match. You do not talk back or question their decisions.
• You listen to and respect your parents and do the things they ask you to do before coming to practice.
• You listen to and respect your teachers, because education is the most important thing you can do.
• You respect Lions FC and you do nothing that will spoil its good name.

If you break any of these rules, you will be suspended from the team for a period of time until you learn how to respect people.

Lions FC pre-match photo

Lions FC posing in new T-shirts before their first match in June 2016 (5-4 win)!

If you continue to break these rules, you will be thrown out of the squad permanently.

Lions FC

• Lions are fast and strong.
• Lions are brave.
• Lions are leaders.
• Lions work together.
• Lions look after each other.

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