Galloway Cricket Club Code of Conduct
We take pride in being a club which welcomes and encourages all its members to enjoy cricket to the best of their ability within a culture of good sporting behaviour. All club members are expected to read and agree to this code of conduct and behave in a way on and off the field, in person and on social media that reflects this code of conduct.
All members should:
- treat other members, opposition players and visitors with respect at all times
- Refrain from using profanity, behaving aggressively or causing upset to others on and off the field of play
- respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, cultural background, religion or disability (or in relation to any other protected characteristic not listed here).
- encourage all participants to learn the Laws of Cricket and play within them,
- respect the decisions of match officials
- not criticise others including committee, other teams, officials either in person, by text, email or on social media.
- take care of all equipment and keep training venues, clubhouse and the ground tidy
- keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or captain if they are going to be late
- pay fees all for membership, training or events promptly.
- call out observed behavior which breaches the Code of Conduct or report it to a club official via the conduct in sport policy
When engaging in any club activity with all other members but particularly junior members:
- place the well-being and safety of young people above the development of performance
- ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
- give enthusiastic and constructive feedback rather than negative criticism.
- avoid excessive pressure, training or competition and pushing children against their will
- include children in decision making wherever possible
- be an excellent role model, including not smoking or drinking alcohol excessively in the company of children.
Unacceptable behaviour when engaging in any club activity with junior members:
- engaging in sexually provocative games, including horseplay
- allowing bad language or bad behaviour to go unchallenged
- allowing bullying behaviour of any kind
- overt favouring of one child over others or critising/singling out one child and treating unfairly compared to others.
- allowing allegations made by a child to go unchallenged, unrecorded or not acted upon.