Club Code of Conduct

Riverside CSC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. Members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the club management committee.
When joining the club all players, parents and coaches/managers are expected to agree to and sign the respective codes of conduct, which are set by the committee.

All members must play within the rules of the sport and respect officials and their decisions, playing within the spirit of the game.

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES AND OFFICIALS

  • Allow all players, no matter their level of ability, the opportunity to play
  • Respect the rights, dignity & worth of every player and treat everyone equally within the context of football.
  • Always pursue fair play
  • Prohibit use of camcorders and cameras unless parental consent has been provided
  • Place safety and well-being of the player above the development of performance
  • Be aware of the Riverside CSC’s Child & Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy and Procedures
  • Ensure that coaching sessions are enjoyable, well-structured and focus on developing skills, decision making and a general understanding of the game
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with players based on mutual trust and respect
  • Encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • Ensure that sessions and games are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Must consistently display high standards of appearance and behaviour
  • Know where to find appropriate first-aid
  • Hold a current membership list and have a register available at all activities.

CODES OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS

  • Play by the rules – the rules of your club and the laws of the game.
  • Never argue with a referee or other official – without these people you can’t play football.
  • Control your temper – verbal abuse of officials and abusing other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win  any games.
  • Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated – fairly.
  • Co-operate with your coach, the referees and team-mates.
  • Play for your own enjoyment & to improve your skills.
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your coach, team-   mates and family if you do – & many such comments are actually now illegal.

CODES OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS

  • Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game.
  • Encourage participation but don’t force it.
  • Teach that enjoyment is more important than winning.
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support not downgrade.
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, referees and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
  • Recognise all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time.
  • Never publicly criticize referees – raise personal concerns with club officials in private.
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family and yourself if you do – and many such remarks are actually now illegal.

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