Coaches, Officials and Volunteers Code of Conduct

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All coaches, officials and volunteers at the club must:

  • Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants, based on mutual trust and respect.
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and the 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 appropriate qualifications and insurance cover.
  • Never exert undue influence over participants to gain personal benefit or reward.
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances.
  • Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.
  • Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
  • Never use foul or inappropriate language.
  • Never engage in any form of sexual relations with anyone under the age of 18, or vulnerable adults.
  • Read, understand and put into practise all club policies and procedures.