Sturt Lions Football Club


Players/Parents/Guardians are required to cooperate and facilitate with the Board of the Sturt Lions Football Club Inc by assisting on both practice and match days.

The club reserves the right to suspend or expel from the club any player, member or parent/guardian for failing to abide by the rules, regulations and/or codes of behaviour.

I agree to be held personally liable for any fines incurred by the club as a result of a breach of FSA rules by either myself, family or the player being registered on this form and agree to reimburse Sturt Lions Football Club for the full cost of any such fines. Any failure to pay these fines may result in expulsion from the club

The club reserves the right to withdraw any player that has not paid in full all Registration Fees by the nominated date.

De-Registration/Refund Policy: Full refunds will be issued to players who cannot be registered with the club for unforeseen reasons eg: lack of numbers. De-registration/transfer from the club/cancellation by any player will require clearance from the club. Any player wishing to cancel their membership with the Club will forfeit the FSA Registration Fee as applicable, the costof their named Kit, a $50 Office Administration fee as a minimum for Miniroos and a $100 Office Administration fee as a minimum for Juniors & will, at the discretion of the Board, forfeit a portion of the full Sturt Lions Player Registration Fee after consideration of the timing of the cancellation and the extent of services provided. The whole player registration fee will be forfeited if the player has played any games. COVID-19 ADDENDUM: Refunds in relation to membership cancellations requested after 15 March 2020 will not be processed until such time as the club is able to calculate the relative extent of services provided.  The club will be unable to make such a determination until the resumption of Season 2020 is determined by Football South Australia.

Accident and Injury Disclaimer: I/My child hereby agree(s) that Sturt Lions Football Club Inc. ("The Club") including any of its officers and/or members shall not be held responsible for any accident, illness, or injury sustained by me/my child while playing at, or attending any function with, The Club. I understand that The Club carries only basic player’s insurance (provided through registration with FSA) and that it is my responsibility to arrange additional insurance cover. The Club recommends that every player takes out their own private health insurance including ambulance cover. Although players are covered by the FFSA Group Personal Accident Insurance whilst playing or training, the Club will not be liable for any cost not covered by the FSA insurance that shall be for the account of the players. I also give my permission for The Club to arrange medical attention for me/my child that may be deemed necessary including ambulance transport and I agree to pay for all such costs incurred. The Club agrees that it will do its utmost to contact me, if possible, prior to seeking medical treatment for my child, but I understand and accept that it may not be possible to do so in all circumstances. The Club agrees to contact me, or, if not contactable, my child’s emergency contact details, as soon as it is practicable to do so.

Agreement: My child hereby apply(ies) for membership of Sturt Lions Football Club Inc. and undertake at all times to uphold and abide by the rules, resolutions, regulations, and codes of behaviour of Sturt Lions Football Club Inc. My child hereby apply(ies) to be registered as a player of The Club. I/My child agree(s) to abide by the rules of the Club’s Constitution and the FFSA’s Fair Play in Sport Policy. I/My child agree(s) to pay all costs associated with the collection of any outstanding debts I/My child has with the Club. I/My child agree(s) to accept the coach’s decision on placement and playing time within a team and that allocation of players to teams will be at the discretion of the Club and its Coaches.

Occasionally the Club may want to include individual and/or group photographs in marketing and information material or to be published on the Club’s website. Your consent for photographs of you or your child to be taken and used for these purposes is assumed unless you advise a Club representative to the contrary.



It is vital that everyone involved in sporting activities, whether they are athletes, coaches, parents, officials or supporters understand their responsibilities to ensure that all participants enjoy the sport.

All members of our club including spectators and parents are to abide by these codes of conduct.


  • Play by the Rules and within the spirit of the game;
  • Do not argue with the match official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the match official during a break in play or after the match is concluded;
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport;
  • Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team;
  • Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from your team or the opposition;
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player;
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates, and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition;
  • Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches;
  • Remove all jewellery prior to training and match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you;
  • Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time.



  • Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything;
  • Be reasonable in your demands on younger players time, energy, and enthusiasm;
  • Teach your players to abide by the Rules and Laws of the Game;
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players;
  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players;
  • Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches, and the decisions of the match official;
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player's injury;
  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices (refer to Coach Accreditation Criteria);
  • Take time out to teach players (& others) the Laws of the Game, hence raising their awareness;
  • Remind all players to play within the spirit of the game at all times;
  • Ensure players are good sports and ensure each team member shakes the hand of their opponents at the conclusion of every match;
  • While acting in the role of Coach do not smoke or consume alcohol;
  • Remember the actions of yourself and your team is reflective of the perception others take away with them.



  • Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and assist in raising the standards of coaching and officiating;
  • Ensure everyone involved in football emphasises fair play, and not winning at all costs;
  • Be tolerant and calm under pressure and approach problem-solving in a supportive manner as members and players will expect you to set an example for others;
  • Make every effort to educate persons who breach these guidelines from time to time.



  • Remember that children play the sport for their enjoyment, and not yours;
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and spirit of the game;
  • Encourage all children to participate, do not force them;
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than the result of the activity (that is, winning or losing);
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules;
  • Never ridicule, yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;
  • Remember that children learn best by example, so applaud good play by both teams;
  • Support all efforts to remove racial and religious vilification, verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Respect the match official's decisions and teach your child to do likewise;
  • Show respect and appreciation to Club officials, including coaches, officials, and administrators. Ensure any issues are raised through the correct channels;
  • 'Smart Supporting' - not loud and intense but calm, relaxed, and at all times positive;
  • Respect the rights, dignity, and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background, or religion;
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol when attending junior matches.



  • Applaud good play and performances from both teams, and be forward in congratulating all participants on their performance regardless of the final outcome;
  • Respect the match official's decisions on the day;
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials, or players;
  • Show respect to both teams when watching matches, because without them there would be no game;
  • Encourage players to follow rules and accept the decision of the match official;
  • Do not intimidate, harass or use foul language towards, players, match officials, Club Officials, or other spectators;
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol when attending junior matches.

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