Australian Electric Wheelchair Hockey Association (NSW) Inc.

2015/16 Code of Conduct

Australian Powerchair Hockey Association (NSW) Incorporated

CODE OF CONDUCT 2015/16

For OFFICIALs

  • I will place the safety and welfare of players above all else
  • I will show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • I will give all players a “fair go” regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • I will be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • I will accept responsibility for my actions and decisions
  • I will condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
  • I will avoid any situations which may lead to or be as a conflict of interest
  • I will be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive
  • I will be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words
  • I will always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials
  • I will keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends and principles of their application
  • I will emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors
  • I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials
  • I will refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players or other officials
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background

 

For Parents (Spectators)

  • I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their game not mine!
  • I will not use bad language, nor will I harass players, coaches, officials or other spectators
  • I will encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions, no matter what
  • I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents
  • I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents
  • I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort
  • I will focus on my child’s and their team’s efforts and performance – not the score
  • I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child
  • I will volunteer my services and help when asked by a coach or official
  • I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after the game – I realise that good fun is more important than a good win
  • I will not arrive at the field intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background

 

For PLAYERS

  • I will always play by the rules
  • I will 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
  • I will control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport
  • I will work equally hard for myself and/or my team
  • I will be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by my team or the opposition
  • I will treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  • I will cooperate with my coach, team members and opponents
  • I will display modesty I victory and graciousness in defeat
  • I will not arrive at the field intoxicated or drink alcohol at matches
  • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background
  • I will thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game.