Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Nov 2017 PDF

COACHES

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else
  • Help each person (athlete, official etc) reach their potential – respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and compliment and encourage with positive and supportive feedback
  • Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications to be misrepresented

 

OFFICIALS

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else
  • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions
  • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all people

 

PLAYERS

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Give your best at all times
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit

 

ADMINISTRATORS

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly
  • Conduct your responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence
  • Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity

 

PARENTS AND GUARDIANS

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Encourage children to participate and have fun
  • Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition

 

SPECTATORS

  • Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport, promoting fair play over winning at any cost
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Display control and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the sport
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years
  • Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment
  • Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours
  • Respect the performances and efforts of all people
  • Reject the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes