And any player or official whose behaviour falls short of the code can expect to face ommission or explusion from future squads.
The move is, according to JFA president Ricky Weir, to let players and public know exactly where the association stands on poor behaviour: ‘It’s not a token gesture,’ he said.
‘There have been instances in the past of poor off-field behaviour, not related to football, which has brought the game into disrepute.
‘There is a feeling that it should be a priority to get the message across that poor behaviour is not acceptable.
We don’t want to be seen as policing people’s behaviour, but if something is brought to to a team manager’s attention then we want to be seen as supporting any action taken.’ The statement released by the JFA is as follows: ‘…
the association would hereby like to express its strong view that all representative players should consider it as an honour to represent the JFA at all levels from the Centre of Excellence up to the Senior Island squads.
‘Any players once selected are expected to conduct themselves in a manner befitting of the honour, both on and off the pitch, as they are considered not only ambassadors for football but also the Island of Jersey as well as representing their clubs, their families and themselves.
Such standards of conduct are considered not only applicable when on official JFA duty but also in their general everyday lives.
‘Any player’s behaviour, which in the opinion of the management and /or the JFA executive contravenes these guidelines can expect to face exclusion or expulsion from their respective squads.’