Code of Behaviour
Our club aims to promote a positive, caring and fun environment for all its members.
Our Code of Behaviour assists us with this. Please familiarise yourself with what is expected from you
Parents & Spectators
A child’s basic training in good sportsmanship starts at home……
- force an unwilling child to participate
- Condemn any violent or unlawful acts
- Respect the Official’s decision
- Engage in unsportsmanlike language, harassment or aggressive behaviour
- Never ridicule or scorn an athlete for making a mistake
- Follow Directions of Club Officials
- Participate in a positive manner (cheering & support)
- Understand sport is a total life experience, not just winning
- Behave in a manner that respects the rights of others including Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Email and Text )
- Enjoy your own experience and that of your child’s
What matters the most isn’t whether you win or lose, but how you play the game.
- Engage in acts of foul play or knowingly cheat
- Engage in disrespectful conduct such as: use of profanity, sledging, obscene gesturing, or any demeaning action or activity to other athletes, officials or spectators,
- Do not use Social Media to convey any of the above.
- Care & Respect the equipment provided
- Recognise the efforts of club officials and volunteer parents
- Congratulate your fellow athletes – shake hands at the end of your event
- Participate for your own enjoyment
- Always respect the officials decision
- Honour the Spirit of Fair Competition
The best coaches are more interested in their athletes’ wellbeing than whether they win or lose
- Encourage unfair sportsmanlike behaviour
- Show bias or favouritism to any one athlete
- Avoid the tendency to over-use talented athletes
- Use inappropriate language or gestures
- Seek to maximise an athletes participation & involvement and enjoyment regardless of ability
- Exercise care and caution towards all sick and injured athletes and follow the advice of treating physicians when an athlete returns from injury
- Teach athletes that winning is not everything and that “being you best” is just as important.
- Maintain your Accreditation Levels
- Ensure your Blue Card remains current at all times
- Ensure your coaching reflects the standard of athletes being coached
- Maintain your knowledge of the Rules of Competition
- Always consider the wellbeing of the athlete
- Always conduct yourself at all times and in all situations that conveys leadership and respect for the sport of athletics, its officials, other athletes, parents, spectators and the media.