Code of Conduct

 

Purpose / Intention:

The Glen Eira Saints Netball Club has developed the Codes of Behaviour to remind and encourage all members involved in junior sport to support and nurture all our young players. These Codes have been based upon codes created by Netball Australia, Australian Sports Commission and incorporate various other junior sporting bodies.

The Codes of Behaviour provide the basis for fair play for young people and encourage fun, friends and a safe environment. These codes have been established to document the standards of behaviour that are expected from all players, parents, spectators, coaches and officials from our Association.

Please read each of the codes and ensure you understand and abide by these principles and, should the occasion rise, remind others of these principles.

It is the responsibility of everyone involved in the Association to ensure that these principles are upheld and maintained. Any breach of these codes will not be tolerated and disciplinary action will be taken against offenders.  

 

Implementation of the Codes of Behaviour

 

Who is allowed to submit an alleged breach of the Code?

A Reporting Official and the members of the Glen Eira Sports Club Committee

“Reporting Official” means the umpire of a game, a team official or an official that has been so empowered by the relevant Organising Body.

What happens next?

The report will be dealt with in accordance with the Netball Victoria Competition Regulation.

 

Code of Behaviour - Players

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain approach the official during a break or after competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, players or deliberately distracting or provoking another opponent is not acceptable or permitted.
  • Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.
  • Show respect for your team, officials and your opponents.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer committee members, officials, administrators and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents / spectators.
  • Understand the repercussion if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Code of Behaviour - Parents / Spectators

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. If you disagree raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgement and honesty in public.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your children could not participate.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form whether it is by parents/spectators, coaches, officials, administrators or players.
  • Show respect for your team, officials and your opponents.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by refraining from using foul language, sledging or harassing players, spectators, coaches, officials and administrators.
  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.
  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer committee members, officials, administrators and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents / spectators. Encourage players to do the same.
  • Accept and respect the role of administrators and officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules.
  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates into disrepute.
  • Understand the repercussion if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Code of Behaviour - Coaches

  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same. Act as a role model that promotes the positive aspects of netball.
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport and accept responsibility for your actions. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents / spectators. Act in a manner characterised by courtesy and good faith and encourage players to do the same.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practises and the principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  • Accept and respect the role of administrators and officials in ensuring that competitions are conducted fairly and according to established rules.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer committee members, officials, administrators and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates into disrepute.
  • Understand the repercussion if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Code of Behaviour - Administrators

  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport and accept responsibility for your actions. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, parents / spectators.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  • Resolve conflicts fairly and promptly through established procedures.
  • Maintain strict impartiality.
  • Be aware of your legal responsibilities.
  • Develop a positive sport environment by emphasising enjoyment and by providing appropriate development and competitive experiences.
  • Ensure activities, equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of participating players.
  • Ensure that everyone (administrators, coaches, players, officials, parents / spectators) emphasise fair play in netball activities and games.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer committee members, officials/administrators and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Understand the repercussion if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates into disrepute.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

Code of Behaviour - Officials

  • Treat all players with respect at all times.
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Maintain strict impartiality and integrity with fellow officials, players and coaches.
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players. This includes verbal, physical and emotional abuse. Be alert to any forms of abuse directed towards the players from other sources while they are playing.
  • Refrain from any form of harassment towards players.
  • Show concern and caution towards ill and injured players.
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport and accept responsibility for your actions. This includes opponents, coaches, officials / administrators, parents / spectators.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
  • Seek continual self-improvement through study, performance appraisal and regular updating of competencies. Maintain or improve your current badge level and seek continual improvement.
  • Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer committee members, officials/administrators and coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
  • Understand the repercussion if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of this Code of Behaviour.
  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Netball Australia, Member Organisations or Affiliates into disrepute.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

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