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Code of Conduct for Parents, Guardians, and Carers

The enjoyment and safety of your child when involved in a sporting activity is of paramount importance to Walmley Cricket and Sports Club. Every child will be encouraged and asked to ensure that their behaviour and actions meet the values and standards expected of them at all times. As parents, guardians and carers you are asked to support our Codes of Conduct and embrace the spirit of sport.

As a parent/guardian/carer, I will:

  • Encourage my child to play within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions
  • Support my child’s efforts and performance, give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort and learning
  • Understand that competition is about winning and losing, so results are always accepted without undue disappointment
  • Be a positive role model to my child by helping them work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship
  • Remember that children learn best by example; I will applaud good play by both my child’s team and their opponents
  • Thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time for my child and not interfere with their decisions
  • Help when asked by a coach or official
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, disability, sexuality, age, occupation, religion or political opinion
  • Read the rules of the sport to understand better what I am watching and discussing with my child
  • Promote this Code of Conduct to other parents, carers and supporters
  • Be aware of my child’s club safeguarding policy and ensure that any concerns are reported to the clubs Welfare office

As a parent/guardian/carer, I will not:

  • Pressure my child in any way; I know that this is their sport not mine
  • Use inappropriate language, harass athletes, coaches, officials or other spectators