Code of Conduct

Parents

I will:

  •     encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions
  •     teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  •     remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/ performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  •     give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  •     support my child’s efforts and performance
  •     thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  •     help when asked by a coach or official
  •     respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

I will not:

  •     pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine
  •     I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
  •     use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  •     criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game.

 

Players

I will:

  •     always play by the rules
  •     never argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition
  •     control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
  •     work equally hard for myself and my team
  •     be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
  •     treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  •     cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents
  •     display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
  •     participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches
  •     respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  •     thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game
  •     comply with anti-doping policies.

I will not:

  •     arrive at the venue or play sport while intoxicated