CODES OF CONDUCT

SPOC FC fully support the codes of conduct for players, coaches, officials and supporters as introduced by the AFL and Adelaide Football League.

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT

PLAYER ATTENDANCE

Expected at all functions including after match presentations. (if unable to attend, team captain, team manager or coach must be informed)

At Training, – all A grade players are expected at all training sessions, if unable to attend notify as above (BEFORE training)

All players, including C grade are expected to train at least once per week, if this is not possible, players MUST inform team coach of availability for Saturday game.

 

MATCH DAY DRESS

All players are encouraged to wear SPOC FC polo shirts and in cooler weather, SPOC FC tracksuit tops.

THESE ARE COMPULSORY ITEMS FOR A GRADE PLAYERS

These items are available for purchase at heavily subsidized prices, from the canteen on Thursday nights or on home match days

 

RESPECT FOR SPOC FC FACILITIES

Players should understand and subscribe to the Code of Behaviour with respect to the home ground facilities at all times. This notice is posted within the change rooms.

This includes making a reasonable effort to keep the clubrooms clean and tidy, not leaving it only to the volunteers

 

RESPECT FOR TRAINERS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

All players should behave respectfully towards the trainers, and be aware of appropriate language in their presence

 

VOLUNTEERING DUTIES

All players should fulfill their volunteer duty, as rostered by each team captain, with respect to setting up and cleaning up after home match days, assisting on the BBQ and canteen.

 

GENERAL BEHAVIOUR

Players should be aware of the traditions and history of the club, and behave accordingly

Sportsmanship,

Respect for Umpires

Respect for opposition players and officials

Understand the rules and directions of the Adelaide Footy League.

BEHAVIOUR

Players aspire to the highest standards of sportsmanship and professional conduct. Players must conduct themselves in a manner so as not to bring Australian Rules football, the AFL or the SPOC FC into disrepute.

Inappropriate behaviour could result in the player being stood down from games or suspended from the team.

Examples of behaviour by members which brings the code and club into disrepute may include:

  • Excessive and inappropriate swearing
  • Inappropriate heckling or sledging
  • Abuse directed at any official, player or spectator
  • Misuse of social networking sites, bullying players, criticising umpires or club officials
  • Inappropriate behaviour as a result of excessive drinking
  • Instances where members attend the club under the influence of illegal drugs

PLAYING

Abuse directed at any official, player or volunteer during a fixture will not be tolerated. Inappropriate behaviour while playing could result in the player being stood down from games or suspended from the team.

PLAYERS MUST:

  • Refrain from making any comment that vilifies or tends to vilify persons based on their race, religion, colour, sex, sexual orientation or other related characteristics
  • Act within the rules and spirit of Australian Rules football
  • Promote fair play
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport
  • Treat each person as an individual
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators
  • Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The AFL illicit Drugs Policy and AFL Anti-Doping Code prohibit the taking of illicit and/or performance enhancing substances. It is the responsibility  of players to report  suspected illegal or inappropriate use or distribution of alcohol or drugs to the coach or Management Committee. Any player, coach or official found to be using or distributing illegal substances on the school grounds, premises of our sponsors or at any place or upon any occasion while they are representing the club or may be identified as representing the club will be immediately stood down until a police or club investigation has been completed. So that there is no misunderstanding, the St Peter’s Old Collegians Football Club has zero tolerance to the use or distribution of illegal substances; no second chances will be given and conviction or finding of guilt will result in expulsion from the club.

COACHES CODE OF CONDUCT

ALL COACHES MUST:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals within the context of their involvement in Australian Rules football, including refraining from any discriminatory practices on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background or disability
  • Abide by and teach the AFL Laws of the Game and the rules of the SAAFL
  • Be reasonable in the demands made on the time commitments of players, having due consideration for their health and well-being
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse or unnecessary physical contact with the players
  • Recognise the significance of injury and sickness, and seek and follow advice from qualified health professionals with regard to the return of injured or ill players to training and matches
  • Endeavour to keep informed of coaching and skill development, and of factors relating to the welfare of players
  • At all times display appropriate sporting behaviour and practice fair play
  • Reject the use of performance enhancing substances in sport and abide by the guidelines set forth in the AFL Drug Policy

SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT 

  • Spectators must not approach the umpires under any circumstances.
  • Support your club by maintaining the highest standard of spectator behaviour
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated
  • Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or players
  • Never use derogatory language based on race
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteers and officials.