Players are the reason Scottish Women’s Football exists and we want to empower our players regardless of their age, needs, or background. It is important that our players feel safe, protected, and nurtured in an environment in which they can thrive.

Players are also role models, and they can ensure that football is a safe and welcoming space for everyone.

Players Codes of Conduct

We have Codes of Conduct for everyone involved in football (players, Officials, and parents & carers) and you can find them all here: [link] and it is useful if players are aware of what is expected of them, and what your parents, carers, and coaches can and cannot do.

Young Players Code of Conduct

Adult Players Code of Conduct


Rights of Young Players:

As a young player under the age of 18 years, you have the RIGHT to:

  • Be safe and protected
  • Be listened to
  • Be respected
  • Be treated fairly
  • Be believed
  • Ask for help
  • Be coached by someone who has the right qualifications.

Every club has a Child Wellbeing and Protection (CWPO) and the club should tell you who it is and how to contact them – if you do not know who it is, then ask your coach.

What to do if you have a concern?

If you are worried or uncomfortable about anything – this could be something about you, a friend, another player, – or are unhappy about the way an adult is acting, then you should tell someone.

There are people who you can talk to who can help you and provide support and advice, which can be found below OR use our online form . You are doing the right thing in talking to someone.

Report a Concern

Concern Reporting Form

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