Parents & Supporters Code of Conduct

(Updated January 2012) 

 

  • 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, administrators and spectators. Physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Recognise all volunteers who give up their valuable time.
  • Never publicly criticise umpires, rather raise personal concerns with club officials in private
  • Do not use remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability as many such comments are politically incorrect and it is your coach, team-mates, Club and family that are let down with such remarks.
  • Respect the facilities and equipment of their own and opposing Clubs.
  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any player, official, umpire or supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Abusive language is unacceptable.
  • Do not use information technology to make or post inappropriate comments against players, clubs, club officials, match officials or the League which is discriminatory or offensive. Information technology includes, but is not limited to, email, instant messaging, text messages, phone messages, digital images, website postings (including social media such as Facebook, Twitter and blogs).