2017 Codes of Behaviour for Players, Parents and Spectators

2017 Codes of Behaviour for Players, Parents and Spectators

All Players, Parents and Spectators of the club will be required to adhere to the Codes of Behaviour
below at all times throughout the season. Please ensure that you understand these obligations, as by
you or your child registering to play with the club, you warrant that you will abide by these rules which
also apply to all spectators.

PLAYERS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

  • Play for the “fun of it”.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the official
    during a break or after the game.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately fouling or
    provoking an opponent and throwing equipment is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
  •  Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  • Be a good sport. Cheer all good plays, whether they be by your team or the other team.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair
    advantage of another player.
  • Avoid use of derogatory language.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no
    game. ‘People play and watch sport because they want to’

PARENTS’ AND SPECTATORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

  • Applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon
    their performance, regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the official’s decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in
    order to question the decision and teach the children to do likewise.
  • Never ridicule a player for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are
    motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players,
    coaches or officials.
  • Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.
  • Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches and officials. They give their time
    and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION WILL APPLY IF THE CODES OF BEHAVIOUR ARE NOT ADHERED TO

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