Code of Conduct
As a responsible player, you will:
- Treat others with the same respect and fairness that you would wish to be shown yourself. Do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, colour or sexual preference. Be positive and patient with your team members. Avoid negative criticisms.
- Be organised and on time for all occasions such as training and matches.
- Be well equipped and ensure you have a drink (water is best) and a healthy snack (sandwich or fruits) with you at training and/or matches. Also make sure you have the appropriate clothing to suit the weather.
- Thank those who help you to participate; they give up their own time for you, free of charge.
- Act with dignity at all times. Avoid disruptive behaviour and never engage in any illegal/criminal or irresponsible behaviour. If in doubt, approach a club member for advice.
- If you are a young player and going home on your own, please inform your coach when you leave at the end of any occasion. Do not accept lifts in cars or invitations into homes on your own without the prior knowledge of your parent/carer.
- If anyone approaches you for private information unrelated to cricket do no give it unless you have first verified it with your coach.
- Do not smoke, drink or use banned substances.
- Remember that safety comes first, and fun follows.
As a responsible parent/person with parental responsibility you will:
- Make yourself known to those coaching or managing your child. Show them respect for the voluntary work that they do.
- Assume responsibility for the safety of your child (including transport to and from training or matches). If you wish to share transport duty, you will be doing so on your own accord. Contact your respective age group manager to find out who’s on the same trip so that you can make contacts.
- Take an interest in your child’s participation. Attend training sessions or matches whenever possible and give encouragement. Avoid negative criticisms.
- Ensure that the Club has up-to-date information on your child’s health and medical requirements. Provide any necessary medication that your child needs for the duration of training or matches. Inform their respective coach in this event.
- Ensure your child does not take unnecessary valuable items to training and matches.
- Report any concerns you have about your child’s welfare/treatment to the Club Welfare Officer. This does not affect your rights to notify the relevant authorities if you feel a crime has been committed.
- Remember that the Club wants your child to enjoy playing cricket in a safe and fun environment. We need your help to make this happen.