PARENTS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
If children are interested, encourage them to participate.
Do not force an unwilling Child
♦ Focus upon the child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall
outcome of the event.
♦ Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory. Never ridicule or
yell at a child for making a mistake
♦ Remember children are involved in organised sports for their enjoyment, not
♦ Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
♦ Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without
them, your child could not participate.
♦ Respect officials’ decision s and teach children to do likewise.
♦ If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate
channels rather than question the officials’ judgment and honesty in public.
♦ Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their
gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
SPECTATORS’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR
♦ Children play organised sport for fun. They are not professionals and are not
playing for the entertainment of spectators.
♦ Applaud good performances and efforts from each team.
♦ Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game’s
♦ Condemn the use of violence in any form.
♦ Demonstrated appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language,
harassing players, coaches or officials.
♦ Do not consume alcohol outside of designated areas, and please refrain from
smoking around players whilst in their huddles at the various breaks.
♦ Be aware of the difference in aims between adult sports programs and
children’s sports programs.
♦ Place in proper perspective the isolated incidents of un-sporting behaviour
rather than make such incidents the “highlight” of the event.
♦ Focus upon children’s fair play and their honest effort.
♦ Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive
comments are motivational.
PLAYERS CODE OF BEHAVIOR
♦ Learn the rules of the game and play by them at all times.
♦ Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or team
manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
♦ Distracting or provoking opponents or verbally abusing players and officials is
♦ Work hard for your team. Its performances will benefit and so will you.
♦ Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are your team or the
♦ Treat all players, as you would like to be treated.
♦ Cooperate with your team officials and fellow team mates.
HOT & INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
(a) Training sessions and matches, including pre-season trial matches, shall
be cancelled if the forecast temperature published in the Advertiser or
Sunday Mail on the day the training is proposed to occur or the match is
proposed to be played is 34°C or greater.
(b) Coaches and team managers shall provide additional drinks breaks during
training sessions, trial matches and minor round matches and actively
encourage junior players to remain hydrated when the temperature is
forecast above 25°C. The coach and/or team managers should modify or
terminate the training activity if they consider the conditions unsafe for the
(c) If in their opinion of the field umpire(s) the temperature and humidity
conditions have become unsafe for the players they shall advise both team
managers that they consider the conditions unsuitable for play and shall
terminate the match.
F9.2 Inclement weather requirements include
(a) The field umpire(s) shall stop the match and order the players from the field
if inclement weather conditions which they consider poses a safety risk to
players and officials develop during the match.
(b) The match shall restart when the field umpire(s) deem conditions to be safe
to do so. The match shall be shortened to comply with rule.
(c) These rules also apply to Trial Games where there is an Official Umpire
appointed by the Association.