FGR club behaviour policy

Forest Green Rovers Football Club aims to provide a safe and friendly environment for all visitors.

At times the behaviour of some visitors falls below what we would expect as reasonable and responsible members of society. On occasions this behaviour may breach the rules and regulations governed by the football authorities or legislation introduced by H.M. Government.

For the purposes of transparency, here's a list of sanctions taken from our Club Policy, outlining the action we would look to enforce in any circumstance outlined below:

Regulation BreachedTypical Club Sanction

Smoking (including the use of vape devices) inside the stadium

(Breach of Ground Regulation 15)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Possession of a prohibited item on entry to the ground

(Breach of Ground Regulation 7)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Unacceptable, threatening or abusive behaviour

(Breach of Ground Regulation 9)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Entering on Unauthorised Ticket

(e.g.: adult using child ticket)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Posting defamatory, obscene, discriminatory, proprietary, or libellous comments about the club, its staff or sponsors etc. on the internet or social media

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Possession of a controlled drug or substance

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Being drunk entering or inside the stadium

(Breach of Ground Regulation 17)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Possession of alcohol inside the stadium

(area other than the F.G.R. licensed areas)

(Breach of Ground Regulation 17)

Written Warning

To Be Of Good Behaviour for up to 12 months

Throwing any item at, onto or towards the playing area

(Breach of Ground Regulation 11 )

Up to 1 year stadium ban

(4 months remitted for good behaviour )

 

Possession of a smoke emitting device

Up to 1 year stadium ban

 (4 months remitted for good behaviour )

 

Going onto the Playing Area or an Area where spectators are not normally permitted

(Breach of Ground Regulation 11 )

Up to 1 year stadium ban

 (4 months remitted for good behaviour )

 

Discharge of a smoke emitting device, or similar

Up to 3 year stadium ban

( 1 year remitted for good behaviour )

 

Offensive, threatening or abusive behaviour to F.G.R. staff member (including stewards and bar staff)

5 year stadium ban

( 2 years remitted for good behaviour )

 

Violent, Racist or Homophobic abuse towards a F.G.R. staff member (including stewards and bar staff)

5 year stadium ban

( 2 years remitted for good behaviour )

 

Useful links

For more information on football regulations, the following links are available to provide more details.