CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE OF CONDUCT FOR CLUB OFFICIALS AND VOLUNTEERS

 The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All volunteers 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 experience of those taking part.

• Promote the positive aspects of the sport (eg 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 valid qualifications and insurance cover.

• Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain 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.