Dandenong City FC




  • Remember that children play the sport for their enjoyment, and not yours;


  • 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;


  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol near the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline.