Football For Friendship




The True Meaning of Friendship

Friendship Junior League (FJL) brings together young footballers from different football clubs who have common interest to promote friendly matches among football players. FJL is aimed at developing youth football and fostering tolerance and respect toward different cultures and ethnics among children from across the country. The key values supported and promoted by the league's participants include friendship, equality, fairness, peace, devotion, traditions, and honor.

The following are the main objectives FJL

  • Provide enjoyable experiences for all children so as to encourage lifelong participation.

  • Provide supportive environments for participation through the development of skills and good sporting behavior.

  • Provide the safest possible environment for participation and active involvement in the sport of football and related activities.

  • Provide equal opportunities for children regardless of their gender, race, ability, cultural background, religion, geographic location or age.

  • Encourage and actively cater for the development of talented children.

  • To support football development program by producing talented players with a good attitudes (sportsmanship and fair play).

  • Encourage, cater for and provide pathways for children to develop skills in refereeing, coaching, selecting, managing and administration.

Fair Play and Respect

Friendship Junior League (FJL) highly promote Fair Play and Respect in all matches. This campaign is aimed at encouraging mutual respect between players, coaches, officials and fans. Fair Play and Respect extends from the field to the sidelines to the entire community. No person – player, coach, referee or spectator - should ever be the target of bullying, violence, foul or racist language. Children should be free to play without unnecessary distractions. A simple measure of good will and sportsmanship is for teams, coaches and referees to congratulate each other following each game and for spectators to cheer in a positive manner. FJL is committed to encouraging fair play in society too, leading by example and showing fairness, impartiality and solidarity among all of its groups. Sports professionals respect and admire the display of good sportsmanship spirit, and these are always remembered as some special moments of class. Our ultimate mission is to continue to institute the ideals of Fair Play and Respect into our daily habits - on and off the field.

In the spirit of friendship, FJL also encourage players and parents to observe our Code of Conduct during the league.

Players Code of Conduct:

  • Players will demonstrate positive sportsmanship on and off of the field. This includes exercising positive self-control, graciously accepting the outcome games and treating all players and fans with courtesy and respect.

  • Players will demonstrate respect for all players, referees, team managers, coaches and other related parties in behavior and language. Profanity will not be tolerated.

  • Players will demonstrate respect for officials, in part by accepting their decisions. Insulting comments, arguing, gestures and profanity directed at officials will not be tolerated.

  • Players will practice and work on skill development as is appropriate for the age and competitive level of play for the team.

  • Players will understand the rules of the game as appropriate for age and competitive level of the team.

  • Violence and abuse of any nature will not be tolerated.

Parents Code of Conduct:

  • Encourage positive sportsmanship by example. Remind fellow parents if they get inappropriately carried away with their emotions during the game. Accept these reminders graciously when offered by other parents.

  • Be supportive, unconditionally by accepting wins and losses. The last the child wants to hear from you after a disappointing performance or loss is what they did wrong.

  • Do not coach. Leave the coaching to the coaches.

  • Emphasize skill development over winning. Take time to help your kids practice their skills and drills at home.

  • Interact positively with parents of opposing team. Set a good example for players indicating you can compete assertively and still be respectful.

  • Be welcoming to all team families on and off the field. Minimize gossip and criticism of teammates, other players and coaches.

  • Support officials. Do not criticize vocally during games. Leave any issues with the game officials to your coach.

  • Encourage your child to have fun and enjoy his/her teammates and the competition.

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