For Players

I will

  • Always play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official
  • If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition, control my temper.
  • I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for myself and the team attend all trainings, meetings and games
  • be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition.
  • Treat all players as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor, cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponents.
  • 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.
  • Thank the opposition and officials at the end of a game
  • Respect your Coach and Manager
  • Do not use any illegal substances

For Parents / Caregivers

I/We will

  • Encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions.
  • Teach my child to respect the efforts of opponents.
  • Remember to set an example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both teams.
  • Give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
  • Thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event.
  • Help when asked by a coach or official
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
  • Direct any issues or concerns to the Nayland Sports Office immediately as they arise.
  • At the discretion of the school, I will respect the schools right to withdraw my child if they breach the Players code of conduct or player expectations

I/We will not:

  • Pressure my child in any way – I know this is their game, not mine.
  • Use bad language or harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators.
  • Criticise or ridicule my child or their team mates’ performance during or after the game.