7.9. Spectators’ Code of Behaviour
It is important that all spectators at a Football Federation Victoria (FFV) approved
fixture are able to enjoy the Match in a safe and comfortable environment.
Accordingly, each person present at a FFV fixture must:
Respect the decisions of the Match Officials, and teach children to do the same;
Never ridicule or unduly scold a child for making a mistake;
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their race, colour,
religion, language, political views, national or ethnic origin;
Not engage in the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other Spectators,
Team Officials (including coaches) or Players;
Not engage in discrimination, harassment or abuse in any form whether lawful or
otherwise, including but not limited to the use of obscene or offensive language or
gestures, the incitement of hatred or violence or partaking in indecent or racist
Comply with FFV’s ‘Conditions of Entry’, at all venues, and any ticketing conditions
(NPL and NPL1only);
Not carry, light or throw flares or missiles (including on to the field of play or at other
Not enter the field of play or its surrounds without lawful authority; and
Conduct them self in a manner that enhances, rather than injures, the reputation
and goodwill of FFV, Football Federation Australia (FFA), and football generally.
Any person who does not comply with this Code or who in the opinion of FFV causes
or attempts to cause or is reasonably likely to cause a disturbance may be evicted
from the venue and banned from attending future matches held under the
auspices of FFV, for a period of up to 2 years from when the eviction occurred.
Any offender who then breaches the ban order against them may be charged
with trespass and subject to further penalties and sanctions, including the
possibility of further legal action.
It is the host Club’s responsibility to ensure this Spectator Code of Behaviour is
implemented and enforced against all spectators.