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-= Code of Ethics for Referees =-
Code of Ethics for Referees
The un-spoken Subject...

by Andrew Castiglione
Founder of Ken Aston Referee Society

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  • I will always maintain the utmost respect for the game of soccer.
  • I will conduct myself honorably at all times and maintain the dignity of my position.
  • I will always honor an assignment or any other contractual obligation.
  • I will attend training meetings and clinics so as to know the Laws of the Game, their proper interpretation and their application.
  • I will always strive to achieve maximum team work with my fellow officials.
  • I will be loyal to my fellow officials and never knowingly promote criticism of them.
  • I will be in good physical condition.
  • I will control the players effectively by being courteous and considerate without sacrificing fairness.
  • I will do my utmost to assist my fellow officials to better themselves and their work.
  • I will not make statements about any games except to clarity an interpretation of the Laws of the Game.
  • I will not discriminate against nor take undue advantage of any individual group on the basis of... race, color, religion, sex or national origin.
  • I consider it a privilege to be a part of the Affiliation and or Society's and my actions will reflect credit upon that
    organization and its affiliates.
  • I will always maintain the "Integrity of the Game" for the Good of... Football/Soccer.


1. The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness...

"The REFEREE is known to be a person of integrity"

SYNONYMS: honesty, probity, rectitude, honor, good character, principle(s), ethics, morals, righteousness, morality, virtue, decency, fairness, scrupulousness, sincerity, truthfulness, trustworthiness...

"I never doubted the REFEREE'S integrity"

ANTONYMS: dishonesty

2. The state of being whole and undivided...

"upholding territorial integrity and national sovereignty"

SYNONYMS: unity, unification, coherence, cohesion, togetherness, solidarity...
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