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SACA Member Protection and Child Safety Policies

 
As an affiliate of the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), the Hope Valley Cricket Club supports and is covered by:



HVCC Code of Conduct and Child Safety Officer

 
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.

 
Hope Valley Cricket Club's Child Safety Officer from 2018/19 is Kim Madigan.  Contact can be made with Kim face-to-face, or via juniors@hvcc.net.au


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 and Spectator 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.