Code of Conduct

Quidditch Australia’s Code of Conduct is attachment B1 of our Member Protection Policy. Our members are expected to follow these pointers and any form of harassment, discrimination and abuse are unacceptable. Members who participated in the aforementioned penalities will be penalized accordingly.

 

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR ADMINISTRATORS, OFFICIALS, COACHES AND PLAYERS

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Codes of behavior are an essential part of sport rage prevention. They outline an agreed standard of behavior that administrators, officials, coaches, and players are to comlpy with. Where possible upon granting membership, codes of conduct should be signed by the member. Affiliated organisations should also enforce their own codes of conduct and remind members of the codes on a regular basis.

 

Administrators agree to:

  • Provide opportunities for players to be involved in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision-making related to their activity
  • Create pathways for players to participate not just as a player but also as a coach, referee, administrator, etc
  • Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of players
  • Ensure quality supervision and instruction for players
  • Remember that players participate for their enjoyment and benefit, and not to over emphasise awards
  • Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help to improve the standard of coaching and officiating
  • Ensure that everyone involved in sport emphasises fair play, not winning at all costs
  • Distribute a code of conduct to officials, coaches and players and encourage them to follow it
  • Not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at events involving children and young people under the age of 18
  • Not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or functions
  • Not use bad language, nor harass players, coaches, officials or spectators
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • Promote adherence to anti-doping policies.

 

Officials agree to:

  • Place the safety and welfare of players above all else
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured players
  • Give players a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions
  • Accept responsibility for my actions and decisions
  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players
  • Avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest
  • Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportive
  • Be a good sport as it is understood that actions speak louder than words
  • Always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials
  • Keep up to date with the latest Rulebook, trends and principles of their application
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse to players or other officials
  • Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards players of other officials
  • Not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at events involving children and young people under the age of 18
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

 

Coaches agree to:

  • Remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun
  • Never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning
  • Be reasonable in demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same
  • Ensure that the players have a positive experience and share in equal attention and opportunities
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players and understand that the average players need and deserve equal time
  • Not use bad language nor harass players, officials, spectators or other coaches
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players
  • Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators, whilst encouraging players to do the same
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players
  • Not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at events involving children and young people under the age of 18
  • Not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, games or functions
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • Promote adherence to anti-doping policies.

 

Players agree to:

  • Always play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official, rather inform he coach, captain or manager during a break or after the competition of any disagreements with decisions
  • Control my temper as it is understood that verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players and deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport
  • Work equally hard for oneself and/or the team
  • Be a good sport and applaud all good plays whether they are made by one’s own team or the opposition
  • Treat all players in the sport as one wishes to be treated
  • Not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor
  • Cooperate with a coach, team mates and opponents
  • Display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat
  • Participate for one’s own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please others
  • Not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at events involving children and young people under the age of 18
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
  • Thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game
  • Comply with anti-doping policies.