Sunbury Cricket Club Code of Conduct
and Social Media Policy
Coaches, officials and parents, by example of behaviour, hold an enormous influence over the youth of the community. The good conduct of all adult participants and teams is considered mandatory for the privilege of participation. The club seeks to implant in the youth of the community, ideas of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty and courage, so that they may be finer, stronger and happier youths who will grow to be good healthy adults. This objective will be pursued by providing fully supervised cricket matches upon the basis that the attainment of exceptional skill or the winning of matches is secondary in the molding of future citizens.
By entering into our clubs policies you agree to abide, be financial, and represent the club in an acceptable way.
Working with Children Check (WWCC) exert from Cricket Victoria which applies to all GDCA clubs:
The Working With Children Check (Check) is a mandatory minimum background check of people who work or volunteer in child-related work. It applies to people who have regular direct contact with children. The Check ‘helps to protect children aged under 18 years from physical and sexual harm by preventing those who pose a risk to their safety from working with them’.
Cricket Victoria expressly requires that all parents that meet the criteria set out above apply for, and obtain, a WWCC. Cricket Victoria is one of a number of sports that have taken this view in order to maximise the protection of children involved in cricket.
This means all SCC Junior Cricket volunteers must obtain a WWCC and forward the details to the SCC Secretary.
Do not force an unwilling child to participate in sports. Remember children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment, not yours. Encourage your child always to play by the rules. Teach your child that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship. Never ridicule or yell at your child for making a mistake or losing a competition. Remember that children learn best by example.
Applaud good play by members of both teams playing. Do not publicly question the official’s judgement and honesty. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activities. Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches; they give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.
Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass players, coaches or officials. Applaud good plays by your team and the visiting team. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no match. Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during competition. Condemn the use of violence in all forms. Respect the officials’ decisions. Encourage players to always play according to the rules. Remember children play organized sport for their own fun. They are not there to entertain you and they are NOT miniature pro-athletes.
Sunbury Cricket Club Senior and Junior players are covered by Cricket Australia’s Australian Cricket National Club Risk Protection Program (http://www.jltsport.com.au/cricketaustralia/). Coverage is for players on official match days and training sessions by club appointed coaches only.
Personal player information will only be used in the club newsletter, score & performance notification to the local media and to the GDCA for district representation purposes.
Social Media Policy
The Sunbury Cricket Club (SCC) recognises that social media is an
important part of the way it’s members communicate. The SCC actively encourages members to participate in social media and share their experiences in cricket. The SCC also recognises the importance of the internet to improve and increase the flow of information shaping public thinking about cricket, our members and sponsors.
Accordingly, the SCC will look to continue to develop and maintain its own online social media presence through which it hopes to deliver content to it’s members and the public to develop and increase opportunities in cricket at all levels across the association.
However, the SCC’s public reputation is valuable and so are the reputations of our clubs members and sponsors . Therefore, the SCC prohibits any communication on social media that is defamatory and obscene towards other players, umpires and sponsors, and/or
misrepresentative of SCC.
Positive social media
We encourage positive posts from all it’s members of game day progress, photos of participation, social experiences and congratulatory messages.
SCC will post upcoming events, updates to training times and other important news worthy items.
- Abuse others or expose others to content that is offensive or inappropriate to members of other clubs or the GDCA
- Abuse, harass or threaten the GDCA, umpires, or individual members of any GDCA, any other club or other persons
- Make defamatory or libelous comments
- Use obscene, offensive, insulting, provocative or hateful language
- Intrude upon the privacy of other members of the SCC without the consent of such members
- Comment in a way that may be construed as harming the reputation of him or herself, another member of SCC or the GDCA, including its board, umpires and sponsors.
Minor transgressions of these guidelines by members of SCC or friends on a SCC page or site will be given a warning and asked to prepare an explanation to why they should continue to be a member of the site . The SCC Committee Executive shall make a determination based on this reply.
Subsequent or major transgressions would see the person or persons brought before the SCC Committee Executive for bringing the game and/or the SCC into disrepute, and following this, may be subject to bans or suspensions .
SCC have based this policy on the GDCA Social Media policy which can be viewed here: GDCA Social Media Policy