Parents Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that children play the sport for their enjoyment, and not yours;
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and spirit of the game;
  • Encourage all children to participate, do not force them;
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than the result of the activity (that is, winning or losing);
  • Encourage children to always participate according to the rules;
  • Never ridicule, yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;
  • Remember that children learn best by example, so applaud good play by both teams;
  • Support all efforts to remove racial and religious vilification, verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Respect the match official’s decisions and teach your child to do likewise;
  • Show respect and appreciation to Club officials, including coaches, officials and administrators. Ensure any issues are raised through the correct channels;
  • ‘Smart Supporting’ – not loud and intense but calm, relaxed and at all times positive;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;
  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol near the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline.
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