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Boronia Soccer Club Policies

Player Code of Conduct 

  • Play by the Rules

  • Do not argue with the Match Official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the Match Official during a break in play or after the Match is concluded

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking another person is not acceptable or permitted in any sport

  • Maintain your focus and work hard for yourself and your team

  • Be a good sport and be prepared to acknowledge good play whether it is from your team or the opposition

  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player

  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition

  • Play for your own enjoyment, and not just to please parents and coaches

  • Remove all jewellery prior to training and Match play, as it is a hazard to you and those around you

  • Do not accept or use any banned or unauthorised drug(s), including the consumption of alcohol at any time

  • Download Player Code of Conduct Here

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Parents Code of Conduct

  • Respect the decisions of the Match Officials and encourage your child to do so at all times

  • Encourage all children to participate for their own fulfilment, to play according to the rules and in the spirit of the game

  • Support in a calm and positive manner, applaud good play from both teams regardless of the final outcome

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their race, colour, religion, Language, political views, national or ethnic origin

  • Not engage in discrimination, harassment or abuse in any form whether lawful or otherwise, including but not limited to the use of obscene or offensive language or gestures, the incitement of hatred or violence or partaking in indecent or racist chanting

  • Respect all Club Officials, including Coaches, Officials and Administrators—any issues need to be addressed through the correct channels

  • Not enter the field of play or its surrounds without lawful authority

  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol on or near the Pitch, Technical area or sidelines. Please keep such activities within the confines of the clubrooms and/or designated areas

  • Conduct them self in a manner that enhances, rather than injures, the reputation and goodwill of BSC, Football Victoria (FV), Football Federation Australia (FFA), and football generally.

  • Download Parents Code of Conduct Here

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Coaches Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that players participate for the fun of it and that winning is not everything

  • Be reasonable in your demands on younger players time, energy and enthusiasm

  • Teach your players to abide by the rules and Laws of the Game

  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet a reasonable safety standard and is appropriate to the age and ability of the players

  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players

  • Develop and enhance respect between players, opposition coaches and the decisions of the Match Official

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining the extent of a player’s injury and beyond that, when players are returning from injury to training and Match play

  • Keep up to date with the latest coaching practices (refer to Coach Accreditation Criteria)

  • Take time out to teach players (& others) the Laws of the Game, hence raising their awareness

  • Remind all players to play within the spirit of the game at all times

  • Ensure players are good sports and ensure each team member shakes the hand of their opponents at the conclusion of every Match

  • Do not smoke or consume alcohol from the team bench (Technical Area) or sideline

  • Remember the actions of yourself and your team is reflective of the perception others take away with them

  • Download Coaches Code of Conduct Here

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Match Officials Code of Behaviour

  • Modify your approach to suit the skill levels and needs of players

  • Praise and encourage all participants

  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions

  • Do not tolerate unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents

  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than focus on negative aspects

  • Encourage and promote rule changes to all players and members

  • Be a good sport yourself, as actions speak louder than words

  • Keep up to date with the latest trends in refereeing

  • Remember that you set the example on the park, therefore, your behaviour and comments should always be positive and supportive

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Spectator's Code of Behaviour

  • Respect the decisions of the Match Officials

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their race, colour, religion, Language, political views, national or ethnic origin.

  • Not engage in the use of violence in any form, whether it is by other Spectators, Team Officials (Including coaches) or Players

  • Not engage in discrimination, harassment or abuse in any form whether lawful or otherwise, including but not limited to the use of obscene or offensive language or gestures, the incitement of hatred or violence or partaking in indecent or racist chanting

  • Not carry light or throw flares or missiles (including on to the field of play or at other spectators)

  • Not enter the field of play or its surrounds without lawful authority

  • Conduct them self in a manner that enhances, rather than injures, the reputation and goodwill of FV, Football Federation Australia (FFA), and football generally.

  • Download Spectator's Code of Conduct Here

OUR COMPLAINTS PROCESS

If you have any queries or complaints, please contact Karl Oliver on president@boroniasc.com.au.

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