Club Culture:


DYFC and DYFCA strives to provide the highest levels of quality football training for the players and to enhance their social/emotional and physical health, in a positive and safe environment.


DYFC will strive to create and maintain a valuable football learning experience. By making every effort to ensure that well-educated coaches develop the skills, fitness, teamwork and sportsmanship of players and to foster and perpetuate these qualities at all levels of a child’s football growth. We will endeavor to empower our players with a life-long passion and love for the game of football.


D:     Dedicated: To the development of Players and Coaches.
E:      Enthusiastic & Energetic: On and off the pitch based on our playing style.
E:      Encouraging: Fairness with our team mates and opponents.
W:     Willingness: To learn from our mistakes and play good football.
H:     Hard Working: “Hard work from Officials and Players to make our club better”
Y:      Youthful: Towards all aspects of growing our club with younger player development.


DYFC desire is to create an environment where our players develop a love of the game and continue to participate in the sport throughout their lifetime. To achieve this goal, we can develop an environment where we teach a creative, attacking, and possession-style football built on a foundation of strong technical skills.
In adopting this style of football, we strive to foster an environment free from the “fear of failure”, where our players can explore and be creative without the fear of making mistakes. Such an environment with no limitations is where our players can grow the most and realise their potential both as players and people. The motivation to play attractive football must be greater than the fear of losing.
With this in mind, mistakes will be inevitable, and games may be won or lost through players ‘trying things’ such as building up from the back. However, we never benchmark our players, teams, or coaches’ success purely on results, especially in U8 – U13 where players develop both physically and technically at much different rates (e.g., the most dominant player or team at U9 is seldom the most dominant player or team at U12).
In addition to developing technically and tactically sound players, we aim to develop our players both physically and psychologically. In terms of physical development, a strong emphasis will be placed on developing psychomotor skills, which unfortunately have been on a rapid decline in today’s youth, due to the modern environment, whereby free play (playing at parks, unorganized sports etc) is fast becoming non-existent.
To develop our players psychologically, we aim to teach our players valuable lessons through competition and prepare them for the challenges they will face both on the field and in later life. While we stress that ‘winning is not always important,’ we also emphasize that ‘wanting to win’ IS important. Ultimately, we are a competitive football club and will strive to win every game, BUT we always aim to do so in a manner that is consistent with our philosophy as outlined above.


All stakeholders can contribute here. A code of conduct is not just for Players. It’s for parents, coaches and managers.
A club and its members are all responsible for the image the club portrays to other teams.
Personally speaking it’s our biggest drawcard for new players. Conduct on and off the field is as important as the playing style of our teams.
This I experienced in my own team where parents bring players 5 minutes before a game starts and confront the coach as to why their son or daughter isn’t in the starting team for the match.
Being late for training and late for a game will lead to being late in everything.
So a Code of Conduct on and off the pitch is extremely important.