|Fair Play is essential
for the successful promotion and development of
and involvement in sport. The objective of Fair
Play is to foster a sporting spirit, as well as
the sporting behaviour of coaches, players, team
officials and spectators, thereby increasing the
enjoyment of all those involved in the game.
Once a club has addressed
the conduct of its coaches, players, officials and
parents and guardians of its young players it will
be in a position to set an appropriate example to
its supporters in terms of their behaviour.
The crowd is considered to be an organic component
of a football game. The support of the fans may
contribute to the success of the team. The crowd
is not expected to watch the game in silence. Encouragement
of the teams by shouting, non-abusive singing, etc.
may have a positive influence on the atmosphere
in accordance with the spirit of Fair Play.
The spectators are, however, expected to respect
the opponents and the referee. They should appreciate
the performance of the opposition even if they emerge
as winners. They should in no way intimidate or
frighten opponents, the referee or opposing supporters.