Parents and spectators have a great influence on children’s enjoyment and success in football. Children play football because they enjoy it and its fun. It is important to remember that irrespective of an individual child's ability, parents and spectators have a responsibility to offer positive encouragement to all players. This approach has demonstrated that: 

  • Children take greater enjoyment from football

  • Children have a greater sense of personal achievement

        ·      Children have higher self-esteem

        ·      Children improve their skills and football techniques much quicker when praised

  1. Ensure that your child/players arrive punctually and is collected on time.

  2. Ensure you display good sportsmanship at all times.

  3. Stand well back from the touchline or playing area when spectating or behind the respect line.

  4. Do not put undue pressure on your child or any other child, especially in matches

  5. Positively encourage all players from both teams.

  6. Any concerns you have with the running of the club, the team, or the way your child is treated should be discussed in private with the team manager or a member of the club management committee.

  7. Ensure you inform the manager if there has been a change in your child’s medical condition.

  8. No swearing, offensive comments or unacceptable remarks at any player, official or supporter.

  9. Parents will not enter into abusive or provocative behaviour towards opposition players, visiting team officials, supporters or match officials during or after matches. Physical threats or violence are unacceptable and will be reported to the relevant authorities.

  10. No drinking alcohol during training sessions or matches.

  11. Ensure that suitable clothing, shin pads and footwear is worn by your child for training and matches. Please see separate footwear guidelines for acceptable footwear for 3g pitch.

  12. NO Dogs are allowed onto our home ground at Monks Walk School.

  13. Monks Walk School site has a NO SMOKING policy and this must be adhered to at all times.

  14. Parents / Carers must try and give at least 21 days’ notice that your son, daughter, will be unavailable for a match, including friendlies.

  15. Parents and carers must support the manager by ensuring that they are aware of the match and training arrangements.

  16. Parents and carers must ensure that the match and training session goes ahead before leaving the location.

  17. Parents must inform the team manager of any change in contact details.

  18. Only the manager and coach are to give instructions to his or her players both in training sessions and in matches. Parents coaching will be warned and may be asked to leave area or asked to leave the club.

  19. Parent and spectators are to stand well away from training sessions and not get involved unless asked to by manager and coach.

  20. Parents /carers or spectators must not make any comments to the referee other than well done.

  21. Parents will not enter the field of play at any time. The club recognises that parents of younger players will be worried if a player is injured but while the player remains on the pitch only the manager and match officials may attend the player.

  22. No parents or spectators are allowed onto the 3g pitch at any time and must stand behind respect line/barrier.

  23. All club registrations details must be completed and club subscriptions / fees must be paid on time.

  24. No Parent or Spectator will be allowed to park on any of the field or any grass sections situated at Monks Walk School. The only exception to this if directed to by Welwyn Pegasus for tournaments.

  25. Any Parents or Spectators whose action leads to a fine to the club will be responsible for the fine.


Any FA E20 Charges (E20 Failure to Control Parents or Spectators) Parents or Spectators may be asked to leave the club.

  1. Financial incentives for scoring goes against our playing philosophy therefore parents are expected to support our philosophy at all times.

  2. Welwyn Pegasus entered teams into the HDL for season 2018-19 and all parents will need to abide by all league rules and the ethos of the league.


The Club Management Committee will sanction Parents who ignore this code of conduct. Sanctions will be:

  • On a first occasion the parent or carer will be warned

  • On a second occasion the Parent or Carer will be suspended for a period decided by the committee

  • On a third occasion the Parent or Carer will be expelled from the club.


The Management committee has the right to move directly to the second or third stage if the committee judges that an incident is serious that this action is necessary.