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Code of Conduct (template)

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An example of a ‘code of conduct’ that may be used as a template for your club’s own specific ‘code’ is set out below.    


Each club is different and, as such, variations to this template would be encouraged in order to reflect your own club culture & uniqueness. It is merely a guide for you to use if you wish. 


  • Behaviour  


(1)  inappropriate behaviour such as profane & offensive language is unacceptable 

(2)  all those involved with the club should display behaviours consistent with that considered socially acceptable  

(3)  drinking of alcoholic beverages before, during or following games, training etc. whilst still engaged as coach, official or    representative of the club is inappropriate & unacceptable 

(4)  hostility & anger toward players, parents, coaches, board members or any other person associated with the club or involved in a particular game is strictly prohibited 

(5)  behaviour in your private life can reflect on the club. All need to display behaviour that reflects well on the club & those involved. Any activity or behaviour that is contrary to that which is reasonable and considered socially appropriate will not be tolerated and deemed inappropriate for a representative of the club. 


  • Lines of Communication  


(1)  The correct lines of communication must be adhered to at all times. 

(2)  Any deviance from this will result in censure & require firm commitment to abide by appropriate channels of  communication in the future 

(3)  Communication within the club must be courteous& respectful, truthful & rational 


  • Conflict Resolution  


(1)  Parties involved in conflict must commit to a structured resolution process facilitated by the appropriate designated official or nominated person 


  • Respect  


(1)  All members, coaches, officials, players must exhibit respect toward each other at all times 

(2)  Respect involves:-Respect of Authority within the Club, Respect of the players, Respect toward the parents & families of players, Respect toward coaching staff, Respect of the Club’s constitution, Respect for the values, opinions and input of all those associated with the Club 


  • Commitment  


(1)  Committed to the Club 

(2)  Committed to your role within the club 

(3)  Committed to carry out your responsibilities and duties appropriately and in accordance with the ‘Code of Conduct’, the Constitution and the direction of the Board & senior officials 

(4)  Committed to the Players 

(5)  Committed to the parents/guardians of the players 



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