Hinemoa Amateur Athletics Club
Code of Conduct :
Youth Athletes.

We all have a responsibility to promote high standards of behaviour in athletics. Hinemoa Amateur Athletics Club wants to ensure athletics can be enjoyed in a safe, positive environment.

As an athlete, you have a big part to play. That’s why the Hinemoa Amateur Athletics Club is asking every player to follow a Code of Conduct.

When training and competing in athletics, I will:
•        Respect my fellow athletes, the officials or my coach /manager
•        Always train and compete to the best of my ability
•        Never put any other athlete in danger by playing with athletic equipment
•        Play fairly – I won’t cheat, complain or waste time
•        Never bully, strike or fight with another player
•        Never throw acorns at another athlete
•        Play by the rules, as directed by the Official’s. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the coach or manager during a break or after the competition
•        Listen and respond to what my coach/official tells me
•        Talk to someone I trust if I am unhappy about anything at my club
•        Control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other athletes or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport
•        Be a good sport and applaud all good performances when they are made by fellow athletes
•        Treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated
•        Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
•        Participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches
•        Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

I understand that if I do not follow the Code of Conduct, any/all of the following actions may be taken by my club
I may be:
·        Be required to apologise to my fellow athletes, Official’s or team manager
·        Receive a formal warning from the club committee
·        Be suspended from training
·        Be required to leave the club

In addition:
·        My club may make my parent or carer aware of any infringements of the Code of Conduct.
·        Parents have a responsibility to ensure their children follow the code of conduct.

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