Code of Conduct


As a club we aim to provide an increasing number of players and parents with the most enjoyable experience of the week, every week. To aid us in achieving this and projecting our desired qualities outside the Club, we have developed the following Codes of Conduct for all stakeholders. Adherence to these codes is key to creating and maintaining the environment desired at the Club.

The Club Code of Conduct applies to all of our officials, volunteers, members and supporters.

All breaches of the Code will be addressed by the Management Committee.


Players are bound by the following Code of Conduct:

  • Play by the rules – the rules of your Club and the Laws of the game
  • Never argue with an umpire or other official – without these people you can’t play cricket
  • Control your temper - verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players doesn’t help you enjoy or win any games
  • Be a good sport at all times – acknowledge good play, whether it’s from your team or the opposition
  • Be a team player – It’s a team game, treat it that way
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated - fairly
  • Cooperate with your coach, the umpires and team-mates
  • Play for your own enjoyment and to improve your skills – not just to please parents and/or coaches
  • All players are reminded that there is zero tolerance towards racial discrimination and/or harassment in the HK&HDCA. This means there is to be absolutely no use of language or gestures that offend, insult, humiliate, threaten, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person’s ability, gender, race, religion, colour, descent or national ethnic origin under any circumstances.

Any player who breaches the Code in a manner which the Committee considers to be a sufficiently serious example of misbehaviour, dissent or other unsporting behaviour, may have this taken into account in any future selection of teams.


  • Parents and supporters are bound by the following Code of Conduct:
  • Remember that you are there for the participants to enjoy the game
  • Encourage participation, but don’t force it
  • Teach that enjoyment and honest effort is far more important than winning
  • Never ridicule mistakes or losses – supporters are there to support, not downgrade
  • Lead by example and respect all players, coaches, umpires and spectators – physical or verbal abuse will not be tolerated
  • Be a good sport yourself and acknowledge good play from all teams
  • Recognise and support all volunteers who are giving up their valuable time
  • Never publicly criticise umpires or officials – raise personal concerns with the Club in private
  • Don’t use ugly remarks based on race, religion, gender or ability – you’ll let down your family, yourself and your Club if you do. Many such comments are actually now illegal

By registering your child and/or yourself with the Kissing Point Cricket Club you agree to abide by these principles. You support the Club in its undertakings and encourage the Club to take any necessary disciplinary actions, including the suspension and banning (where warranted) of any players, parents and or spectators for repeated or serious breaches of these Codes of Conduct.


Coaches are required to sign the Kissing Point Cricket Club Code of Conduct. All coaches, whether accredited or not, are bound by the following Code:

  • Set a good example and display utmost honesty and integrity in all dealings
  • Teach fair play and good sportsmanship
  • Never place the value of winning above that of instilling the highest possible ideals and character – remember that children participate for fun and that winning is only part of it
  • Be reasonable in setting demands, goals and expectations
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the Laws of Cricket, the Local Rules, and of training methods (both theory and practical). Promote and abide by those Rules
  • Teach and interpret the Laws of Cricket to the Players
  • Group players competitively and develop their confidence
  • Never ridicule or shout at players
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all individuals within the context of your involvement in Australian Cricket, including refraining from any discriminatory practices on the basis of race, religion, ethnic background or special ability/disability
  • Encourage and create opportunities to develop individual as well as team skill
  • Avoid the trap of overplaying talented players just to win
  • Ensure player safety and welfare as a priority - above winning. This includes waiting for all players to be picked up after training or a game.
  • Remember the age of your team - keep things in perspective
  • Lead the way with respect for opponents, umpires and officials
  • Attain coaching accreditation and keep up with new ideas
  • Avoid aggressive behaviour and derogatory and insulting language – set the right example
  • Communicate professionally with players' parents about their child's progress and areas that may require improvement
  • Be fully aware of the Club’s policies and procedures and follow these procedures and policies
  • Take the doctor’s advice when determining when an injured player is fit to return to training and/or competition
  • Attend Club Coaching meetings
  • The consumption of alcohol by coaching staff prior to training and any match that Kissing Point Cricket Club is involved in will not be tolerated


Club Officials are bound by the following Code of Conduct:

  • Involve others in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to
    Australian Cricket
  • Create pathways for people to participate and develop through the sport, not just as
    Players, but also as coaches, umpires and administrators
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of the
  • Establish qualified and competent Coaches and Officials, capable of developing the
  • Help coaches and Officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development and
    help improve the standards of coaching and officiating
  • Assist all participants in Australian Cricket to know and understand the Laws of Cricket
  • Set a conduct example for others to follow
  • Make it clear that abusing people in any way is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person
  • Make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronic media) in respect of the performance of any match officials, players, or any policy decisions of the Club, the Association or CRICKET Australia
  • Do not engage in physical and/or verbal intimidation, abuse or conduct toward any Player, Official, Umpire or Supporter. Such actions are totally unacceptable.
  • Always respect the use of facilities and equipment provided
  • Ensure on and off the field behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship
  • Ensure all Parents, Coaches, sponsors, Officials, medical staff and Players understand their responsibilities regarding fair play in sport
  • Display fairness and uniformly in applying the Laws of Cricket
  • Be honest in your assessment of situations
  • Be consistent and courteous in calling all infractions
  • Promote fair play and appropriate sports behaviour
  • The health and safety of the Players must be the most important reason to be weighed in during the decision making process
  • Use common sense to ensure the “spirit of the game” for players is not lost by being too pedantic when applying the Laws of Cricket
  • Ensure you remain up to date with any Law changes and/or interpretation of Laws
  • Seek continual self-improvement through study, performance appraisal and regular updating of competencies

President – Kissing Point Cricket Club