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 my team
be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
cooperate with my coach, teammates 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 the game
comply with anti-doping policies.
I will not:
arrive at the venue or play sport while intoxicated
remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy, and enthusiasm
operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities
ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
to display control, respect, and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same.
show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
promote adherence to anti-doping policies.
I will not:
arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior matches
allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or club functions.
use bad language nor will I harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches