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Code of conduct


The Old Rutlishians Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect, be open and share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club. Anyone wishing to discuss any of these concerns should speak to Stuart Atkins or any member of the Committee. As a member of the Old Rutlishians' Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior club rules:

  • All members must respect opponents.
  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

Code of conduct for parents/carers:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials' judgements.
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.

Code of conduct for club officials and volunteers:

  • The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.
  • All volunteers must: Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, 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 (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 the 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 prohibitive substances
            

A message from your Welfare Officer, Ian Lambert...

As players, parents and potential or actual coaches of children we all have a responsibility for the future generation of young cricketers.  To this end we have an excellent code of conduct in place that holds good for both Senior and Junior Cricket Sections – please ensure you read and fully understand its implications.

As Honorary Welfare Officer of the Old Rutlishians’ Cricket Club it is my responsibility to ensure that all volunteers and coaches have a DBS Certificate (this has replaced the old Criminal Records Bureau Certificate as the named necessity) and this now stands for Disclosure & Barring Service – old CRB Certificates remain valid until their expiry date when the new form/system will need to be used.  Other changes that are being made this year should allow those who already have a certificate in one sport to have it apply to another provided it is still valid.  Hopefully this will prevent the need for multiple applications and duplication of process (e.g. I had seven (7) separate CRBs at one point!)

I will have a supply of the new forms for the 2013 season so please ensure that if you to have your documentation checked by me – make an appoint ASAP and if you know of anybody who needs checking – tell them!  My contact details follow:

07825150637 

ilambert49@talktalk.net

Documentation required – there is an extensive list I can send you BUT the easiest three tend to be Passport, Driving Licence & a Council Tax Statement