It is important to remind all club officials, Coaches, Players and Supporters of their conduct during game day. St Mary’s has a proud history in setting high standards in how we conduct ourselves on game day. Please ensure you read the following Codes of Conduct.

All clubs have been reminded by the League of its “Code of Conduct”. The League will be working harder this year in monitoring the conduct of all of us on match day.

The following is a copy of the YJFL’s Codes of Conduct:

Yarra Junior Football League Codes of Conduct
(As promulgated by the VMFL)


  1. Abide by the Laws of the Game, Club Rules and YJFL Rules.
  2. Teach the Rules: Rules are mutual agreements which nobody should break.
  3. Group players competitively
  4. Avoid overplaying talented players
  5. Maximise fun : Place winning in perspective
  6. Stress safety always
  7. Consider maturity levels: Devise training programs to suit all
  8. Develop team respect: For opponents, umpires and coaches
  9. Recognise the importance of proper injury treatment
  10. Keep up to date with Coaching developments
  11. Attain Coaching accreditation
  12. Avoid derogatory language based on gender or race.


  1. Play by the laws and rules
  2. Don’t argue
  3. Control our temper
  4. Be a team player
  5. Be a good sport
  6. Treat all players fairly
  7. Co-operate with your coaches and teammates
  8. Play for fun and improvement
  9. Avoid ugly remarks based on race and gender


  1. Encourage participants but do not force them
  2. Teach that honest effort is the victory, not the winning
  3. Encourage to play by the rules
  4. Never ridicule mistakes or losses
  5. Remember, involvement is for their enjoyment not yours
  6. Remember, they learn best by example. Applaud both teams
  7. Recognise positively the recreational contribution of voluntary officials
  8. Never publicly disagree with officials. Raise issues privately
  9. Support all efforts to remove verbal, racial and physical abuse
  10. Support your club officials to foster high standards of behaviour for your Club/League

All our Officials (Coaches, Team Managers, Boundary/ Goal Umpires, Runners, Trainers, Interchange Stewards & Timekeepers) and Spectators should take careful note of the Codes of Conduct.

Please again familiarise yourselves with these codes, which have been framed to govern the conduct of all affiliated clubs, their Officials, Spectators and Players.