Gazelles Netball Club

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Code of Conduct

Officials/Administrators
• Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality
• Do not engage in practices that affect your performance (eg alcohol and/or drug use)
• Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions
• Make a commitment to providing a quality service
• Operate within the rules and spirit of netball
• Be a positive role model

 

Players
• Learn the rules of the game and play fairly by them at all times
• Never argue with an official and abide by decisions, without argument or bad temper
• Conduct yourself in a responsible manner relating to language, temper and punctuality
• Work hard for your team at all times
• Acknowledge good play
• Treat all players both on and off the court, as you would like to be treated
• Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance (eg alcohol and/or drug use)
• Cooperate with your coach, team mates, opponents and officials at all times
• Respect and acknowledge the contribution of those who create the opportunity for you to play – volunteers (scorers, coaches, timers, administrators and umpires)

 

Coaches
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every human being
• Ensure the players time is a positive experience
• Treat each player as an individual
• Be fair, considerate and honest with players
• Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions
• Make a commitment to providing a quality service to players
• Operate within the rules and spirit of netball
• Any physical contact with a player should be appropriate and necessary for the athlete’s skill development
• Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players
• Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players
• Provide a safe environment for training and competition
• Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
• Do not engage in practices that affect coaching performance (eg alcohol and/or dug use)

 

Umpires
• Provide a safe and equitable playing arena
• Look and be the part by dress, punctuality and neutrality
• Carry out correct umpiring protocols
• Be vibrant and involved
• Develop a rapport with players
• Stay detached from team issues and sideline distractions
• Know and apply the rules and how they relate to the skills
• Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance
• Be impartial and maintain integrity in your relationship with other umpires, players and coaches

 

Spectators
• Be courteous in support of your team and respect all persons including the umpire and other spectators
• Refrain from smoking on sidelines
• Show respect for your teams coach, the umpire and opponents
• Condemn the use of violence in any form
• Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, the use of alcohol and/or drugs either prior to or during spectating

 

Reporting a Breach of the Code of Conduct
If you have a concern or would like to report a breach of the Code of Conduct contact either the President or Vice President of the Gazelles Netball Club.

The President and Vice President have the authority to discuss any breaches of the Code of Conduct with the person reported.
The President and Vice President may form a tribunal of made up of the President, Vice President and 2 other committee members and request the person in breach of the Code of Conduct to attend a hearing. The person in breach has the right to bring a witness to the hearing.

The tribunal have the authority to decide whether a breach of the Code of Conduct has occurred and if so set a suitable penalty for the breach. The outcome including penalty (if applicable) will be forwarded to the person in breach within 3 days of the hearing in writing. The penalty may include suspension or a request to leave the club.