Members are reminded that it is a requirement for all players to wear shin pads at both training and games. The failure to comply with this requirement exposes the player to risk of injury and jeopardises any insurance cover.
From 2013 CLUB PRESIDENT: Robert De Kleine - Respect Campaign, Our Definition of Success

For new parents and as a reminder to those who have been with the Club for a while we have set out below our definition of success.

Particularly at the rooball (6-10) level, children rank winning as a fairly low priority in their enjoyment of the game. We therefore de-emphasise winning in rooball in favour of player development and player retention and have established a set of values and goals which provide direction and purpose for everyone involved in the Club.

Our definition of success: We know we are succeeding if the children turn up to play again next year.

To achieve our definition of success the East Fremantle Soccer Club’s values and goals are as follows:

  • To provide a positive learning environment in which children can develop their soccer skills;
  • To ensure children of all abilities receive a fair go, with roughly equal playing time;
  • To ensure the children develop a love of the game of soccer, have fun and enjoy themselves;
  • To help the children to achieve their maximum potential;
  • To develop the social skills of the children;
  • To develop the skills of our coaches on a continual basis.

We also recognise that we have an obligation to instil in our players:

  • The need to respect the coach, the Club and each other;
  • The understanding that not everyone has the same level of ability;
  • To always try their best;
  • To respect the referee and the laws of the game;
  • To respect the opposition and be both a gracious winner and a gracious loser.

The role of our coaches is to impart the above values and goals to the children. Their success (and our own), will be defined by the number of players who turn up to play again next year and not by the number of premierships won.

The role of the Club Committee is to support the coaches in developing and implementing the above values and goals and to help parents achieve the values set out below.

Values for Parents

To help the Club achieve the above, only positive encouragement and comment is allowed from the sideline. Please do not abuse the referee, scream at your child, or engage in any behaviour which is counterproductive.

Spectator Guidelines

The following are the General Guidelines for Spectator Behaviour as laid down by Football West:

  1. People play sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  2. Applaud and congratulate good performance regardless of the result or score.
  3. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  4. Never ridicule or scold players –make positive motivational comments.
  5. Condemn violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, officials, players or coaches.
  6. Show respect for your teams opponents – without them there would be no game.
  7. Encourage players to follow the rules and officials’ decisions.
  8. Do not use foul language, or sledge players, officials or coaches.
  9. Do not enter the field of play for any reason.
  10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person, regardless of their religion, gender, ability or cultural background.