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Scouts Code Of Conduct

18 February 2015

      1.
The function of a Scout is to identify to his Club players with whom his club may wish to enter into negotiations with a view to securing their registration. Scouts are not themselves entitled to enter into any such negotiations with a view to securing their registration, nor are they able to makes promises to or offer inducements to any player whom they approach.


      2.
Scouts are employed by and represent their Clubs.


      3.
Scouts must be familiar with the Rules of the Football League / Premier League relating to Youth Development. They must maintain an awareness of and at all times comply with the Rules setting out the circumstances in which their Club may make an approach to a player or student (as defined in the Rules) whose registration is held by another Club.


      4.When acting in the course of his duties a Scout shall at all times carry the formal means of identification issued by the Club and shall produce the same upon demand.


      5.Scouts are responsible for the conduct of their contacts and shall be liable for any act or omission by a contact which constitutes a breach of the rules.


      6.Scouts shall conduct themselves in a manner befitting their roles as Officials of the Clubs and shall take all possible steps to promote the reputation of the game of association football and to prevent it being brought into disrepute.


      7.A Scout shall forthwith disclose to his Club the nature and extent of any direct or indirect interest he may have in any transaction or arrangement involving his Club and he shall account to his Club for any benefit which either directly or indirectly he derides there from.


      8.A Scout shall conduct himself at all times in an ethical and professional manner and shall observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing.


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