Code of Conduct
Our stadium is committed to providing a safe environment for participation. Aggressive, threatening, or other inappropriate behaviour by members, their families, their friends, and other sporting personnel while attending a game or event will not be tolerated.
These behaviours are outlined in our Code of Conduct and specifically include:
- Using bad language.
- Harassing or ridiculing players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
- Making racist, religious, sexist or other inappropriate comments to players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
- Any threatening behaviour or physical altercation between spectators and players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
- Putting undue pressure on children, berating them or putting down their performance.
What we will do:
- Provide members, their parents and other sporting personnel with our Code of Conduct and make clear what is expected and the consequences of non-compliance.
- Reinforce messages of fair and respectful behaviour by displaying signs and posters around our facilities and providing information on our website and through other club communication.
- Encourage our coaches and officials to complete training to develop their skills and confidence.
- Encourage the reporting of incidents and investigate inappropriate behaviours as outlined in this policy and take disciplinary or whatever other actions as are deemed necessary (eg appoint a ground official to monitor behaviour).
What we ask you to do:
- Help create a positive atmosphere for players, officials and other spectators by showing respect for players, officials and other spectators.
- Abide by the stadium Code of Conduct and refrain from using bad language, harassing or ridiculing others or behaving in a threatening or violent manner.
- If you are aware of inappropriate spectator behaviour and you feel confident to do so, speak with the person and ask them to stop. If not, ask the centre manager for assistance.
- Report any inappropriate spectator behaviour to the centre manager.
Anyone found to have behaved inappropriately and are not abiding the stadium Code of Conduct may be asked to leave or face disciplinary action.
Players Code of Conduct:
- Participate because you enjoy futsal, not just to please parents and/or coaches.
- Play by the rules, know the rules.
- Participate fairly and safely.
- Abide by decision, without argument or bad temper.
- Cooperate with your coach, and other players.
- Verbal abuse of officials, or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponents and throwing/damaging equipment is not acceptable or permitted. Treat all players as you would like to be treated.
- Always ensure that your behaviour is fair.
- Be a patient and enthusiastic supporter of fellow players.
- Applaud all good play, by your own team and opponents.
- Be responsible team member.
- Always be on time.
- Encourage and assist all players.
- Attend all training sessions.
- Ensure you always have the appropriate equipment for matches. (Shin pads, long socks & NO jewellery or watches)
- Respect and acknowledge the contribution of those who create the opportunity for you to play – Coaches, Referees & Parents/Guardians. Without them, there would be no competition.
Parents/ Guardians Code of Conduct:
- If your child is interested, encourage them to participate. However, if your child is not willing to participate, do not force them. Remember, children are involved in organised activity for their enjoyment, not yours.
- Focus upon your child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists your child in setting realistic goals related to their ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
- Teach your child that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
- Encourage your child to always play according to the rules.
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
- Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play by all players.
- If you disagree with a referee or coach, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question their judgement and honesty in public.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
- Recognise and respect the value and importance of volunteer coaches and referees. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for players and deserve your support.
- Be a model of good sports behaviour for children to copy.
- Be courteous in communication with coaches, players, referees and other parents. Teach children to do likewise.