It is important that Australian Football coaches maintain standards for the integrity of the sport and the general good of coaches.
The AFL Coaches' Code of Conduct is an outline of acceptable behaviours. The Code is not intended to be lengthy or detailed and does not remove the requirement for coaches to exercise judgement. However it does stand as a model for leagues, clubs and schools to expect that basic standards of behaviour are maintained.
By accepting the Code, coaches are signifying commitment to supporting minimum standards of good coaching and the concepts of responsibility, competence and propriety within coaching.