Hope Valley Cricket Club Policies

As an affiliate of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), the Hope Valley Cricket Club is covered by the SACA Affiliates and Club Protection Policy. The policy can be accessed by clicking here. Included in the policy are the following policies:
  • South Australian Cricket Association Child Protection Policy
  • Taking Images of Children Policy
  • Anti-Discrimination and Harrassment Policy
  • Avoidance of Conflict Policy
  • SACA Heat Policy
  • Anti-Doping Policy
Section 6 of the SACA Affiliates and Club Protection Policy outlines codes of behavior for coaches, parents and players. The policy also outlines a number of procedures, including a Complaints Procedure and a Discipline Procedure.

Hope Valley Cricket Club Code of Conduct

The Hope Valley Cricket Club's behavioural policy has been adopted from Cricket Australia's Well Played Policy. It provides a framework and guidance for all players and parents at our Club. 

Player Code of Conduct:
  • Play by the rules;
  • Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire in an appropriate manner during a break or after the game;
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket;
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team mates. Your team's performance will benefit and so will you;
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition;
  • Treat all participants in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor;
  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition;
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please others;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Parent Code of Conduct
  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate in cricket;
  • Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours;
  • Encourage your child to play by the rules;
  • Focus on the child's effort and performance rather than winning or losing;
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful play by all participants;
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;
  • Respect officials' decisions. Teach children to do likewise;
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate;
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.