CLUB CODE OF CONDUCT

Code of Conduct for Administrators and Officials

  • Give all children an equal chance to participate
  • Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules suit the age, ability and maturity level of players
  • Provide quality supervision and instruction for players
  • Remember that children participate for enjoyment
  • Don't overemphasize awards
  • help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviours and skill development, and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating
  • Ensure everyone involved in junior sport emphasizes fair play, not winning at all costs
  •  Give a Code of Conduct sheet to officials, coaches, players, parents and spectators and encourage them to stick to it
  • Think before you speak. Don't say anything that could disadvantage anyone within your club or association
  • Compliment and encourage all players

Referees

  • be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents
  • Emphasize the spirit of the game rather than errors
  • be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words. 


Talk to someone you trust, or contact the club’s President via email at president@wentywaratahs.com.au  if you are unhappy about any behaviour you see at Wenty Waratah Football Club. 


Code of Conduct for Coaches and Managers

Coaches

  • Ensure that each player gets equal time on the field
  • Remember that children participate for pleasure and that winning is only part of the fun. 
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing
  • be reasonable in your demands on young players' time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Teach your players to always follow the rules, which are unbreakable
  • Whenever possible, group players to ensure that everyone has a reasonable chance of success
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players. The just average need and deserve equal time
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents and for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches
  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  • keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of children

Ethics

  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all players and ensure that everyone is treated equally. 
  • I will ensure that the players are involved in a positive environment, and that the game and training is a positive and enjoyable experience. 
  • I will respect all player’s individuality and help them reach their own full potential. 
  • I will be fair, considerate and honest with all players. 
  • I will be professional and accept responsibility for my actions and encourage players to demonstrate the same qualities. 
  • I will make a commitment to my team, and myself that I will continue to improve my own knowledge of the game through coach education and various training programs. 
  • I will coach my player’s to play within the rules and in the spirit of the game of soccer. 
  • I will avoid any physical contact with the players and should it be required it would be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development. 
  • I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards my players. Also be aware to any form’s of abuse directed towards my players from other sources whilst they are in my care. 
  • I will refrain from any form of harassment towards my players. 
  • I will provide a safe environment for training and competition, by ensuring the equipment and facilities meet safety standards. 
  • I will show concern and caution towards sick and injured players and allow for further participation in training and competition only when appropriate. 
  • I will not engage in the use of crude, foul or abusive language that may be determined offensive or engage in any conduct detrimental to the image of the game when on or off the field. 
  • I will refrain from arguing with the referee and / or assistant referees regarding decisions they make. 
  • I will treat participants, officials and spectators with courtesy and respect. 
  • I will always encourage my team to play within the laws of the game. 
  • I will not consent to the use of any banned substance or drugs of dependence by my players. 
  • I will act in a responsible manner and accept responsibility for my actions. 

Behaviour

Safety and Health of Participants

  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Be aware of and support the sport’s injury management plans and return to play guidelines.


Coaching excellence

  • Help each person (athlete, official, etc) to reach their potential.  Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
  • Treat each participant as an individual.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of participants.


Honour the sport

  • Act within the rules and spirit of your sport.
  • Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

Integrity

  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person's skill development.
  • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications or coaching experience to be misrepresented.
  • Never advocate or condone the use of illicit drugs or other banned performance enhancing substances or methods.
  • Never participate in or advocate practices that involve match fixing.


Respect

  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.


Talk to someone you trust, or contact the club’s President via email at president@wentywaratahs.com.au  if you are unhappy about any behaviour you see at Wenty Waratah Football Club. 


Code of Conduct for Junior Players (Miniroos to Youth)

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in football. As a player, you play a big part, and that’s why we’re asking you to follow a Code of Conduct.

Players

  • Play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager, talk to the official during break or after the game
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team's performance will benefit so will you
  • be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are your team, or the other team. Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player
  • Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition
  • Play for the fun of it, and not just to please parents and coaches



When playing football, I will:
• Respect my coach and team manager, and respond to what they tell me.
• Respect my team-mates, the other team, and the referee.
• Play by the rules, as directed by the referee.
• Always play to the best of my ability.
• Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time.
• Not engage in harassment or abuse in any form, including the use of obscene or offensive language or gestures.
• Shake hands with the other team and referee at the end of the game.

I understand that if I do not follow the Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by the club or competition administrator. I may:
• Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team and the referee.
• Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
• Be dropped or substituted.
• Be suspended from training.
• Be suspended from playing for a period of time.
• Be required to leave the club.
In addition:
• My club or competition administrator may make my parent/carer aware of any infringements of this Code of Conduct.
• The competition administrator (Hills Football) may impose a fine, suspension or loss of competition points against my team or club.

Talk to someone you trust, or contact the club’s President via email at president@wentywaratahs.com.au  if you are unhappy about any behaviour you see at Wenty Waratah Football Club. 

Code of Conduct for Senior Players (AAM, AAL)

Players tell us they want a referee for every match, yet good match officials drop out each season because of the abuse and intimidation they receive on and off the pitch. Respect your referee today and you may find you get one for more matches tomorrow!

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in football, and that’s why we’re asking you to follow a Code of Conduct if you play for Wenty Waratah Football Club (WWFC).

Players

  • Play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager, talk to the official during break or after the game
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team's performance will benefit so will you
  • be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are your team, or the other team. Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player
  • Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition
  • Play for the fun of it, and not just to please parents and coaches


On and off the field, I will:

• Respect my coach and team manager, and respond to what they tell me.
• Respect my team-mates, and the other team.
• Adhere to the laws of the game and play by the rules, as directed by the referee.
• Play fairly – I won’t cheat or waste time.
• Always respect the match officials’ decisions.
• Never engage in public criticism of the match officials.
• Never engage in offensive, insulting or abusive language or behaviour.
• Never engage in bullying, intimidation or harassment.
• Remember we all make mistakes.
• Win or lose with dignity.
• Shake hands with the opposing team and the referee at the end of every game.


I understand that if I do not follow this Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by the club or the Association (GDSFA). I may:

• Be required to apologise to my team-mates, the other team and the referee.
• Receive a formal warning from the coach or the club committee.
• Be dropped or substituted.
• Be suspended from playing for a period of time.
• Be fined (as per the associations by-laws).
• Be required to leave the club.


Contact the club’s President via email at president@wentywaratahs.com.au  if you are unhappy about any behaviour you see at Wenty Waratah Football Club. 

Code of Conduct for Parents and Spectators

Parents and spectators have a responsibility to support a child’s football activities in a positive way, both on and off the field. This includes being a role model by encouraging good behaviour, not only in your own child, but also their team mates, coach, manager and other spectators. Supporting your child and their team is natural, but it needs to be done in a positive and harassment-free environment.

Parents & Spectators

  • Encourage children to participate do not force them. Remember that organized sport is for children's enjoyment, not yours.
  • Focus on the child's efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
  • Encourage players to always participate by to the rules and official's decisions
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game. Positive comments are motivational
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performance and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance regardless of the game's outcome
  • Respect officials' decision and teach children to do likewise
  • Respect for your team's opponents - without them there would be no game.
  • Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities. Do not use foul language or harass players, coaches or officials. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.


As a parent and/or spectator, I will: 

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Encourage children to participate, not force them.
  • Focus on a child’s efforts and performance rather than whether they win or lose.
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Not engage in harassment or abuse in any form, including the use of obscene or offensive language or gestures.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. I will therefore appreciate good performance, skill and sportsmanship by all participants.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

I understand that if I do not follow this Code, any/all of the following actions may be taken by the club or competition administrator (Hills Football). I may:

  • Be required to apologise to other parents, the other team and the referee.
  • Receive a formal warning from the club committee.
  • Be suspended from attending matches.
  • The competition administrator may impose a fine, suspension or loss of competition points against my team or club.
  • My child’s registration may be cancelled.


Talk to someone you trust, or contact the club’s President via email at president@wentywaratahs.com.au  if you are unhappy about any behaviour you see at Wenty Waratah Football Club.