WARRAGUL FOOTBALL AND NETBALL CLUB MANDATORY & ENFORCEABLE CODES OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES, PLAYERS, PARENTS, SUPPORTERS AND OFFICIALS.
The Club Code of Conduct applies to all of our officials, volunteers, members and supporters.
PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT We acknowledge that;
Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game
Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people you can’t play
Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games
Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way
Treat all players as you would like to be treated - fairly
Co-operate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates
Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills
Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-mates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal
COACHES, PARENTS, SUPPORTERS & OFFICIALS CODE OF CONDUCT
Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game
Encourage participation, but don’t force it
Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning
Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade
Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated
Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time
Never publicly criticise umpires – raise personal concerns with club officials in private
Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal
GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT AND CHILD SAFETY The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport outlines behaviours that are expected of every person involved in community sport and active recreation, as well as identifying the types of behaviours that will not be tolerated.
Every person: spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:
Inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation
Inclusion of every person regardless of their race, culture or religion
Opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential
Respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community
A safe and inclusive environment for all
Elimination of violent and abusive behaviour
Protection from sexual harassment or intimidation.
This code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.
Whilst abiding with the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport, in addition, the Warragul Football and Netball Club has further developed a General Code of Conduct as well as a Child Safe Code of Conduct Agreement that applies to all Committee members, officials, players and supporters of the Warragul Football and Netball Club.
The Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards of conduct for those participating in club activities, both on and off the field. Documents relating to coaches and players are available for download on the Club’s website.
Committee members, officials, players and supporters shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner that will positively promote and foster the image of the Club within the community as it is important to support your child’s involvement in sport and to be encouraging and considerate of all players. Conduct of those involved in the Club will support its aims, which are to:
Maximise recreation and leisure opportunities for the people of the Warragul and district community.
Promote, encourage and foster the games of Australian Football and Netball within our community.
Provide an environment for all, including children and people with disabilities, that is enjoyable, comfortable, safe and rewarding for all people associated with the Club.
Players and officials are encouraged to wear official club clothing at all Club functions and activities.
Players and Committee members are required to be financial members of the Club. Supporters are strongly encouraged to become members of the Club.
Players and Committee members are required to attend fund raising and social functions, and where possible, assist in the organisation of these events.
Players and Club members are required to comply with all Club policies and guidelines, as outlined in the Warragul Football and Netball Club Handbook, and in particular those relating to on field behaviour including Racial and Religious Tolerance and respect of umpires and officials.
This Code of Conduct outlines appropriate standards of behaviour by adults towards children and aims to protect children and reduce any opportunities for abuse or harm to occur. It also helps staff and volunteers by providing them with guidance on how to best support children and how to avoid or better manage difficult situations.
This Code of Conduct applies to all people involved in Warragul Football and Netball Club's activities, including coaches, officials, volunteers and parents. All Warragul Football and Netball Club staff and volunteers are responsible for promoting the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by:
Adhering to our Child Safe Policy, this Code of Conduct and other Warragul Football and Netball Club policies
Taking all reasonable steps to protect children from abuse
Treating everyone with respect, including listening to and valuing their ideas and opinions
Welcoming all children and their families and carers and being inclusive
Respecting cultural, religious and political differences and acting in a culturally sensitive way, particularly when interacting with children who are Aboriginal or otherwise culturally or linguistically diverse and those with a disability
Modelling appropriate adult behaviour
Listening to children and responding to them appropriately
Reporting and acting on any breaches of this Code of Conduct, complaints or concerns appropriately and treat them seriously and with respect.
Complying with our guidelines on physical contact with children
Working with children in an open and transparent way – other adults should always know about the work you are doing with children