Spectator Code


A spectator present at a Match or otherwise involved in any activity staged or sanctioned by FFA or an affiliated Member Federation, ADistrict Association or Club must:

(a) respect the decision of Match Officials and teach children to do the same;

(b) never ridicule or unduly scold a child for making a mistake;

(c) respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, race, colour, religion, language, politics, national or ethnic origin;

(d) not use violence in any form, whether it is against other spectators, Team Officials (including coaches), Match Officials or Players;

(e) not engage in discrimination, harassment or abuse in any form, including the use of obscene or offensive language or gestures, the incitement of hatred or violence or partaking in indecent or racist chanting;

(f) comply with any terms of entry of a venue, including bag inspections, prohibited and restricted items such as flares, missiles, dangerous articles and items that have potential to cause injury or public nuisance;

(g) not, and must not attempt to, bring into a venue national or political flags or emblems (except for the recognised national flags of any of the competing teams) or offensive or inappropriate banners, whether written in English or a foreign language;

(h) not throw missiles (including on to the field of play or at other spectators) and must not enter the field of play or its surrounds without lawful authority; and

(i) conduct themselves in a manner that enhances, rather than injures, the reputations and goodwill of FFA and football generally.

Any person who does not comply with this Spectator Code of Behaviour or who otherwise causes a disturbance may be evicted from a venue and banned from attending future Matches.