Code of conduct for cricket club members and guests
Members and Guests of North Enfield Cricket Club are required to abide by the provisions of this Code of Conduct and any subsequent updates as may be in force from time to time, and by their presence on club premises or at club events or activities are deemed to have accepted and to abide by the provisions of this Code and any other relevant Codes of Conduct, Rules or Regulations the Club has adopted.
All Members and Guests* of North Enfield Cricket Club will:
Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the
grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin,
nationality, colour, parental or marital
status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form
of discrimination if witnessed
Display high standards of behaviour
Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair
Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and
rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations
and arguing with match officials
Recognise good performance not just match results
Place the well-being and safety of children above
the development of performance
Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age,
maturity, experience and ability of the individual
Respect children’s opinions when making decisions
about their participation in Cricket
Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst
actively working with children in the Club
Not provide children with alcohol when they are
under the care of the Club
Follow ECB guidelines set out in the ‘Safe Hands –
Cricket’s Policy for ‘Safeguarding
Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
Report any concerns in relation to a child,
following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
In addition to the above, all Club Officers and
Appointed Volunteers will:
Have been appropriately vetted, if required, before taking on their role
relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and
encourage an open environment)
Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
Know and understand
the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding
appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and
physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within
recommended guidelines with the young player’s full consent and approval
in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly
forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.
The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle
-“People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships
with 16-17 year olds in their care”
appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially that
relating to the Safeguarding of children
If a breach of the provisions or principles of this
Code occurs or is reasonably suspected to have occurred the Club reserves the
right to take such action as it deems appropriate, including but not limited to
asking the person responsible for the breach to leave the Club premises. Any
disciplinary or complaint hearings in connection with a breach of these rules
shall be dealt with in accordance with the disciplinary procedure as set out in
the Club constitution or Cricket Section Regulations as may be amended from
time to time
*Members and Guests include all members, officers
and volunteers of the Cricket Club and all guests of those members, officers
and volunteers, as well as all individuals who watch / attend / participate /
officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.
Code of conduct for all club officials, coaches 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 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 (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 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.
Code of practice for junior members (children and young people)
North Enfield 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 and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with our Welfare Officer.
As a member of North Enfield Cricket Club, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice:
All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
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 – cricket whites and sensible footwear– 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 practice for parents/carers and other supporters
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 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.
Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
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