We Only Do Positive
'We Only Do Positive' aims to promote and educate coaches and parents on their roles in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment for all the players, ensuring they have great experiences throughout their football journey at Westside Panthers.
Backed by extensive research in to football from U5s–U18s. Creating the right environments for our players, both on and off the pitch is so important. Even though your role could be slightly different from someone else within our club or competition, it’s important that we all play our part in creating a fun, safe and inclusive environment.
One clear piece of insight highlighted is that 9 in 10 children play better with positive encouragement. Research also highlights the negative connotations a negative experience can have on a child and the future playing capacity.
Underpinned by the National codes of conduct, 'We Only Do Positive' imitative highlights that everyone has a responsibility and are asked to play their part to give the players a positive experience. We have individual codes of conduct for:
Please help us to create more positive environment for all to enjoy.