Code of conduct for club officials and volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All volunteers must :

Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance

Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect

Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part

Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)

Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance

Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club

Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover

Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward

Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances


Code of Conduct for parents/carers

Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them

Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials

Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results

Never force your child to take part in sport

Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all

Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes

Publicly accept officials’ judgements

Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport

Use correct and proper language at all times

Encourage participants to take responsibility for their own behaviour and performance