Rules and Regulations


The Christchurch United is committed to the long-term development of the junior and youth football player as a well-rounded athlete and productive and respected citizen.  Therefore each player will be expected to follow the Christchurch United Code of Conduct and each Parent is expected to help enforce these principles.

  • Love the game. Have Fun. Play to win.
  • Learn the official Rules. Play by the rules.
  • Don’t argue and abuse game officials, opponents and spectators.
  • Accept victory and defeat with dignity.
  • Players will shake hands with their opponents after each game.
  • Respect teammates, coaches, Parents, game officials and achievements of the opponent.
  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and the opposition. Without them there is NO game.
  • Always try to perform to the Best of your ability. This way, your Team will benefit from your effort.
  • Promote the Code of Conduct to all.
  • On registration to Christchurch United, players may not play for any other organisation without written consent from the club, unless transferring out.
  • Players must communicate all outside invitations to play for teams outside of Christchurch United FC to the Technical Director.


Parents of the Christchurch United players serve as important role models to their children and to all the other children and Parents that they can come into contact with on the football filed. Therefore the Christchurch United expect each parent to agree to the following code of conduct principles.

  • Agree to abide by the Code of Conduct
  • Christchurch United Parents will learn the rules of the game and understand the game format for their child age group
  • Remember that Children participate in SPORT for their enjoyment, not for yours.
  • Encourage children to participate and NOT force them. Leave the coaching to the coach.
  • Encourage children to play by the Rules.
  • Never yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Respect teams, other Spectators and game officials and their decisions. Teach Children to do the same.
  • Show appreciation for coaches and game officials.
  • Remember Children Learn by example.
  • Creating a safe environment for our children is absolutely paramount to our club.
  • Our club does not accept any abusive behaviour, verbally or physically, towards our players, coaches and any other person, and any abuse will be reported to the police.
  • Christchurch United Parents will follow a 48 – Hour Rule before contacting coaches after a game
  • The code of conduct is applicable at our premises, as well as any other locations where you or your child represent Christchurch United.
  • Promote the Code of Conduct to all.

For the New Zealand Football Working With Children Policy | Click here

For the New Zealand Football Child Protection Poster | Click here

For the Christchurch Football Centre Rules and Regulations | Click here