Stratford Town F.C. Colts has a zero tolerance approach to inappropriate language and referee abuse.

All players, managers and spectators must adhere to the following:

  • Stratford Town Colts acknowledges that every child, young person or adult who plays or participates in football should be able to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment.
  • Stratford Town Colts acknowledges that all of the above should be protected from poor practice and from all forms of abuse.
  • Stratford Town Colts will not tolerate any form of inappropriate language or threatening behaviour from parents, guests, spectators, visitors, officials or club representatives on match sidelines, particularly that aimed towards match officials and participating children.


Stratford Town Colts reserves the right to ask any individual demonstrating actions deemed to conflict with this policy to move away from the match sidelines and, if necessary, to leave club premises.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Please see the Football Association documents below for further information:

Respect Code of Conduct for Managers, Coaches and Officials

Respect Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators

Respect Code of Conduct for Young Players