Ground Steward - outline

Every match, each team must have their own Ground Steward that is required to wear the vest provided by the Team Manager, shouldn't be a team official (coach, team manager, player) and should make themselves known to the ref before the game.

They are responsible for undertaking the following roles:

  • Ensure that only players and officials are within the technical areas
  • If a spectator is not behaving, a Ground Steward should approach the person and remind him/her of the requirements.
  • Grounds Stewards should not at any time engage in any verbal or physical altercations.
  • All Ground Stewards are responsible for their own spectators, and Ground Stewards should not become involved with the opposition spectators.
  • If spectators from the opposing club are not behaving in accordance with the FFA Spectator Code of Conduct and no action is being taken by that club's own Ground Steward, a report should be submitted

TL:DR

Keep parents and supporters behaviour in line with polite, social norms and approach those falling outside these lines to remind them of their responsibility as role models for the kids.