This document is for the benefit of all players who wish to be a part of the Halswell Rugby League Netball Club.  Its purpose is to ensure all members are aware of their responsibility towards their fellow club and team members and realise the values and rules that are agreed upon are for the good of all.
At the start of trainings, all players will be asked to sign that they have read, understood and agree to this Code of Conduct and a copy of this document will be given to you.  For players under the age of 18, we will ask that a parent, guardian or caregiver sign as well.

Play equally hard for yourself and your team.  Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you:

  • Treat players as you would like to be treated;
  • Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another player;
  • Control your temper, any verbal abuse or deliberate contact.  Abusive behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated;
  • Play according to the rules of netball and the principles of fair play;
  • Never argue with an umpire.  Their decisions are final.  If you have any concerns about an umpire, talk to your coach and follow the correct procedure;
  • Be a good sport, cheer all good play from both your team and the opposition;
  • Appreciate and cooperate with your coach, team mates and officials.  There would be no game without them;
  • Take responsibility for your performance on and off the court;
  • Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of a game;
  • Honesty and cooperation with all team members;
  • Care for your uniform and return it at the end of the season clean and in the good condition you received it;
  • Assist in fundraising and office, umpiring and shop duties when required;
  • If you are injured during the season or away for an extended period, then you agree this will affect your selection and position on court during competition games.

You are expected to attend practise & be on time

Advise your coach if you won't be at practise

Respect & listen to your coach, always fully particiapte at training

Social Networking/Social Media Policy:
We are aware that many of you may communicate through social networking sites.  Please be warned that any comments made on these sites with regard to the Club and its members are taken extremely seriously.
Derogatory comments made about the Club on social media sites will not be tolerated.
These can include but are not limited to comments of a harassing and/or bullying nature or where loss of integrity of reputation may arise.
Any incidents of unwelcome or offensive behaviour should be reported to the Club immediately.  Consequences may arise if it is proven that this social media policy has been breached.

If you have any queries or problems, these should be raised with your coach.  If you feel you cannot raise your queries or problems with your coach, you can contact a member of the Club’s Committee via email [email protected].


Parents / Spectators Code of Conduct

As a parent / guardian & spectator of netball or netball related activities held by or under the auspices of NNZ, a Zone or a Netball Centre, you are encouraged to meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event.

1. Support the removal of verbal or physical abuse from the game.

2. If you disagree with an official, raise the issue via the appropriate channels rather than question the official's judgement & honesty in public.

3.Teach players that effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

4. If players are interested, encourage & support them to play. Avoid forcing players to play if they are reluctant.

5. Players learn by taking risks & making mistakes, encourage & support this.

6. Remember that players are involved in netball for their enjoyment - not yours.

7. Recognize & value the importance of coaches & other volunteers who give their time & resources to provide netball - they deserve your support.

8. Applaude good play by players on both teams.

9. Encourage players to play to the rules of the game & respect umpires' decisions.