Shuttlescots Badminton Club ~ Code of Conduct

October 2018

Every person who is affiliated with the Shuttlescots Badminton Club is under an obligation to comply to this code of conduct which sets out a standard of expected behaviour. This includes players on a Thursday, Saturday and any competitions or events put on by the club.


The Committee of the Shuttlescots Badminton Club is obliged to monitor compliance with and impose sanctions for the breaches of the Code of Conduct by persons under its jurisdiction.
For breaches of the Code of Conduct, the club Committee may impose penalties as it deems appropriate.


This document will be reviewed, by the club committee every 3 years from the date of implementation.

Contents

1.0 ~ Code of Conduct for Club Officials and Volunteers
2.0 ~ Code of Conduct for Players
3.0 ~ Code of Conduct for Spectators

Definitions:

Volunteer - For the purposes of this document a volunteer is someone who volunteers for the club. i.e. a committee member, volunteer coach or other individual who is not classed as a participant.
 

Club Committee - For the purposes of this document the club committee is the governing group as laid out in the clubs constitution.
 

Member/Participant/Players- For the purposes of this document a participant is someone who is participating in club activity or a member of the club by paying their membership fee in full each term.

2. 0 ~ Code of Conduct for Participants

Recognise and appreciate the efforts made by coaches and administrators in
providing the opportunity for you to play the game and enjoy the sporting
environment.


• Ensure that the game is played and conducted in accordance with disciplined and
sporting behaviour and acknowledge that it is not sufficient to rely solely upon that
match officials to maintain those principles.
• Shall not repeatedly beach the laws of the game.
• Shall promote the reputation of the game and take all possible steps to prevent it
from being brought into disrepute.
• Shall not commit a doping offence in accordance with the World Anti Doping Agency
(WADA) Code.
• Shall not use foul language or abusive language or gestures towards match officials
or spectators.
• Shall not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or
discriminate against any other person irrespective of their age, disability, gender
identity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil
partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
• Arrive for training and matches in good time to prepare thoroughly.
• Display consistently high standards of behaviour.
• Turn up with appropriate kit for the activity (we are able to loan badminton rackets
for participants who require to borrow them)
• Be respectful of club property and ensure that club property is returned at the end
of the session.
• Always warm up and cool down properly.
• Play for fun and enjoyment.
• Learn and play by the rules.
• Ensure that you promptly pay membership fees when they are due as outlined by
the committee.
• Recognise and applaud all good play.
• Be a good sport - win with modesty, lose with dignity.
• Co-operate with coach, team-mates and opponents.
• Thank officials and opponents after competition.

3.0 ~ Code of Conduct for Spectators

Be on your best behaviour. Do not use profane language or harass, physically or
verbally, players, managers, coaches, match officials or other spectators.


• Applaud all good play by your own team and the other team.
• Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them, there would be no game.
• Never ridicule or scold a participant for making a mistake during a game.
• Never condone the use of violence and verbal abuse.
• Respect the match officials’ decisions. Remember he/she is only human with the
same feelings as you and, like you, sometimes makes an honest error.
• Encourage players always to play according to the Laws of the Game.
• Know the Laws of the Game to better understand what you are looking at and
commenting on.
• Shall not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or
discriminate against any person irrespective of their age, disability, gender identity,
race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership,
pregnancy and maternity.

• Every person is under an obligation to comply to this Code of Conduct
• The Committee is obliged to monitor compliance with and impose sanctions for the breaches of the Code of Conduct by persons
under its jurisdiction.
• For breaches of the Code of Conduct, the Executive Committee of EUSU may impose penalties as it deems appropriate.