PLAYER CODE OF CONDUCT

  • We all play by the rules – the rules of our Club and the laws of the game.

  • Attend training sessions and matches at times advised by the Club.  If you are unable, for a valid reason to do so inform the Club as soon as possible.

  • Act respectfully toward the officials and players of our own and opposing Clubs.

  • Respect and follow the directions of our coaching staff, match and club officials.

  • Treat all other players with respect.

  • Act respectfully towards match officials at all times.  Abusive language is unacceptable.

  • Avoid individual or collective behaviour, which may reasonably be directed by spectators.

  • Avoid all acts likely to incite spectators to violence or disorder.

  • Make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronic media) in respect to the performance of any match officials, players, or any policy decisions of the Club or the League.

  • Abide by the By-Laws, (Rules & Regulations) and the Competition Rules of the League.

  • Respect the facilities and equipment of our and opposing Clubs.

  • Do not use remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability.

  • Will not bring the club into disrepute through actions, statements, behaviours or attitudes inconsistent with the expectations and culture of the club and our community.

PARENTS & SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Remember that you are here 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. Our supporters are here to support not downgrade.

  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires, administrators and other spectators. Physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.

  • Recognise all volunteers who give up their valuable time.

  • Never publicly criticise umpires, rather raise personal concerns with club officials in private.

  • Do not use remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability as many such comments are politically incorrect and it is your coach, team-mates, Club and family that are let down with such remarks.

  • Respect the facilities and equipment of our own and opposing Clubs.

  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any player, official, umpire or supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.

  • We condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.

  • Abusive language is unacceptable.

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Set a good example and display utmost honesty and integrity in all dealings.

  • Teach fair play and good sportsmanship

  • While we all like to win our club believes above all in instilling the highest possible ideals and character.

  • Be reasonable in demands, setting goals and expectations at an attainable level.

  • Maintain a current knowledge of the rules of the game.

  • Teach and interpret the laws of the game to the players.

  • Never ridicule players.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals within the context of your involvement in Australian Football, including refraining from any discriminatory practices on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background, or special ability/disability.

  • Encourage and create opportunities to develop individuals as well as the team.

  • Ensure that all players understand the importance of regular attendance at training and positive attitudes at training and that team selection throughout the season, including the finals, may be influenced by their training attendance and attitude

  • Ensure that injured players are given prompt and competent medical attention and that doctor’s orders are strictly adhered to.

  • Endeavour to keep informed regarding sound principles of coaching and skill development and of factors relating to the welfare of my players.

  • Display and teach appropriate sporting behaviour, ensuring that players understand and practice fair play.

  • Display and foster respect for umpires, opponents, coaches, administrators, other officials, parents and spectators.

  • Abide by the By-Laws, (Rules & Regulations) and the Competition Rules of the League.

  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any player, official, umpire or supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.

  • Respect the facilities and equipment of our own and opposing Clubs

  • Make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronic media) in respect to the performance of any match officials, players, or any policy decisions of the Club or to the League.

ADMINISTRATORS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Involve others in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to Australian Rules Football.

  • Create pathways for people to participate and develop through the sport not just as players but also as coaches, umpires and administrators.

  • Ensure equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of the participants.

  • Establish that qualified and competent coaches and officials capable of developing appropriate sports behaviour and specific skill technique provide adequate supervision.

  • Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating.

  • Assist all participants playing for KFNC in either football or netball to know and understand the rules.

  • Set a conduct example for others to follow.

  • Make it clear that abusing people in any way is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person.

  • Make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronic media) in respect to the performance of any match officials, players, or any policy decisions of the Club or the League.

  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any player, official, umpire or supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.

  • Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided.

  • Ensure on and off the field behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship.

  • Ensure all parents, coaches, sponsors, administrators, officials, medical staff and players, understand their responsibilities regarding fair play in sport.

  • Abide by the By-Laws, (Rules & Regulations) and the Competition Rules of the League.

OFFICIALS CODE OF CONDUCT

  • Display fairness and uniformity in applying the rules.

  • Be honest in your assessment of situations.

  • Be consistent and courteous in calling all infractions.

  • Condemn deliberate fouls as being unsporting and promote fair play and appropriate sports behaviour.

  • The health and safety of the players must be the most important reason to be weighed in during the decision making process. 

  • Use common sense to ensure the ‘spirit of the game’ for players is not lost by being too pedantic when applying the rules. 

  • Be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance.

  • Ensure you remain up to date with any rule changes and/or interpretation of rules as laid down by the AFL or the International Netball Foundation.

  • Seek continual self-improvement through study, performance appraisal and regular updating of competencies.

  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any Player, official, umpire or supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.