Code Of Conduct

CODE OF CONDUCT

IN CONJUNCTION WITH FFA, FNSW & N.D.S.F.A. Inc. CODE OF CONDUCT.


LAWS APPLY UNDER ZERO TOLERANCE IN SPORT: All reports go to Penrith RSL SC Member Protection officer for action when a report is received in writing to the Penrith RSL SC Secretary. Verbal reports are not acceptable for action to be taken.


Parents & Spectators:
1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment. NOT YOURS.
2. Encourage children to participate. DO NOT FORCE THEM.
3. Focus on the Childs effort & performance rather than winning or losing.
4. Encourage children to always play by the Rules & Laws of the Game. Play by the Rules available on FNSW website.
5. Discourage violence of a verbal or physical mature. Both on & off the field.
6. Never yell at or ridicule a child in a Team environment for making mistakes. WE ALL LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES.
7. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performance & skilful plays.
8. RESPECT OFFICIALS DECISIONS AND TEACH CHILDREN TO DO LIKEWISE. Make your point in private. Not Public.
9. DO NOT ABUSE MATCH OFFICIALS FROM SIDELINE. YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PARK FOR YOUR OUTBURST.
10. Show appreciation for volunteer Coaches, Managers, Marshals Administrators & Officials. Without them the games could not go ahead.
11. Complaints against Match Officials, Coaches, Managers, Marshals & Administrators must be lodged in writing to the Secretary of Penrith RSL Soccer Club to be dealt with officially by the Club Committee.
12. NO ALCOHOL TO BE BOUGHT TO ANY JUNIOR GAMES WHETHER PLAYED ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY.
13. P.C.C. ORDINANCE: NO GLASS BOTTLES TO BE TAKEN TO COUNCIL GROUNDS. Glass is a safety concern with children.
14. ALCOHOL ON SUNDAY GAMES IS TO BE CONSUMED IN DESIGNATED AREAS AS SET BY THE FOOTBALL CLUB.
15. Respect the Rights, Dignity & worth of all participants regardless of Gender, Ability, Cultural background or Religion
16. Social Media: Must not contain, or link to, libellous, defamatory or harassing content- this also applies to the use of illustrations & nicknames: Must not bring the organisation or Sport into disrepute: or be in breach of the FFA Code of Conduct.


Players:
1. Play by the Rules & Laws of the Game.
2. Never Argue with Match Officials. Their decision is final & any persistence will see you either receive a yellow card or sent from the field of play. There are suspensions in place for this conduct.
3. Control you Temper & emotions against others. Verbal Abuse, Sledging, Deliberately distracting or provoking an  opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any Sport.
4. Be a Good Sport. Applaud good plays whether your team or your opposition makes them.
5. Treat all participants as you would like to be treated. DO NOT BULLY OR BERATE OTHERS
6. Social Media: Must not contain, or link to, libellous, defamatory or harassing content- this also applies to the use of illustrations & nicknames: Must not bring the organisation or Sport into disrepute: or be in breach of the FFA Code of Conduct.
7. Co-operate with your Team Coach and other Club Mates, Team Mates & Officials at all times.
8. The above, may be stood down from their duties if found to be misrepresenting the Club or the N.D.S.F.A. Inc. Bringing the game into disrepute or failing to carry out the instructions of Penrith RSL Soccer Club Management Committee.
9. Complaints against Match Officials, Coaches, Managers & Club Officials must be lodged in writing within 7 days of incident to the Soccer Club Secretary for the matter to be dealt with before the Soccer Club Management Committee.
10. A hearing will be held with 7 days notice to all parties once a written complaint is received by the Soccer Club Secretary.
11. An appeal of a decision of the MC of Penrith RSL Soccer Club at a hearing must be lodged in writing within 7 days of the hearing to the Soccer Club Secretary so an Appeals Board can call a Hearing on the Appeal.


Responsibilities:
1. Remember that young people participate in Sport for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
2. Be reasonable in your demands on Players. Ie:  Time, energy & enthusiasm.
3. Operate within the Rules & Spirit of the Game & teach Players to do the same
4. Display control, respect & professional behaviour when in presence of others.
5. Ensure the time Players spend with you is a positive experience
6. Encourage all Players to participate in training drills. Repetition is the key to success in drills.
7. Avoid physical contact with any Player which could be classed as abuse
8. Never ridicule or yell at a Player which could be classed as mental abuse
9. Respect the rights, dignity & worth of a participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
10. Report any faults with Equipment being the property of Penrith RSL Soccer Club to the Soccer Club Secretary so action can be taken to rectify or replace the equipment.

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