Codes of Conduct

Player Code of Conduct

  1. Enjoy yourself!
  2. Be a good sport at all times.
  3. Work hard all the time, show maximum effort at games and training sessions.
  4. Treat your team-mates as you yourself like to be treated.
  5. Play by the rules.
  6. Control your behaviour at all times, on and off the court. Violence of any sort or bad language is unacceptable.
  7. Co-operate with game officials.
  8. Be attentive and listen to your coach, try to improve your skills all the time.
  9. Players who are not scheduled to train at a particular time must ask the training coach for permission to use any part of the court. If asked to vacate the court by the training coach or team manager, players must do so immediately.
  10. Do not do anything that may endanger younger players (e.g. taking 3-point shots while younger players are underneath the ring).

Spectator Code of Conduct

  1. Remember children play sport for fun. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators. They are not miniature professionals.
  2. Applaud good performances from both teams. Congratulate all players regardless of the outcome.
  3. Respect the referee's decision. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedures in order to query the decision.
  4. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during competition. Be positive.
  5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches or players.
  6. Show respect for your team's opponents, without them, there would be no game.
  7. Encourage players to obey the rules and decisions of officials.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches or officials.
  9. Avoid use of language based on gender, race or impairment.

Parent Code of Conduct

  1. Encourage children to participate if they are interested. If they are not, don't force them.
  2. Focus on playing the game, reduce the emphasis on winning.
  3. Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  4. Encourage children to always play by the rules.
  5. Do not criticise children in front of others, but reserve constructive criticism for more private moments.
  6. Remember children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  7. Remember a child learns best by example. Applaud good play by both teams.
  8. Accept decisions of all referees as being fair and called to the best of their ability. Do not raise issues of disagreement publicly.
  9. Do not criticise opposing team members or supporters by word or gesture.
  10. Set a good example by your own conduct, behaviour and appearance.
  11. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  12. Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or impairment.


Obviously, these codes of conduct apply to office bearers, committee members, grade secretaries and team managers. For this reason no individual codes of conduct for these positions have been included. In addition, as club representatives, the above are expected to ensure that parents and spectators of their respective teams are aware of and abide by these codes of conduct. To this end, team managers are to provide a copy of this document to all new families that join the club.