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PO Box 302
Thirroul, NSW, 2515
Australia

Thirroul Junior Football Club has more than 400 juniors in teams from Under 6s to Under 18s. The club's aim is to foster football by creating an environment for our Thunderbolts players where success is judged - not by winning - but by having fun, improving skills and participating in a club that is active within the community.

Code of Conduct

 

   Thirroul JFC Senior Players Code of Conduct

             

           1     Introduction

1.1            Purpose

The Code seeks to promote and strengthen the good reputation of the Sport of Football, Football South Coast, the Thirroul Junior Football Club and it’s players by establishing standards of performance and behaviour for all players. In addition it seeks to deter conduct that could have an adverse affect on the standing and reputation of the sport, the association, the club and it’s participants.

1.2            Discipline.

In addition to breaching this code, misconduct by a player may give rise to action against the player under or pursuant to any one of the following:

(i)              Civil and/or criminal law

(ii)            FIFA laws (dealing with conduct unbecoming)

 

2               General Responsibilities

2.1            Behaviour

All bound by this code must at all times behave in a sportsmanlike manner and uphold the highest standards of professional conduct so as not to compromise the integrity and dignity of the Sport, it’s governing bodies, the Club and it’s players

2.2            Fitness

All bound by this code will endeavour to maintain an acceptable standard of fitness throughout the season and between seasons

2.3            FIFA Rules and Regulations

All players must make reasonable endeavours to be and remain familiar with the rules, regulations and policies of FIFA pertaining to the game. Players must abide by the rules at all times.

2.4            Property

All bound by this code must show due regard for property of Thirroul Football Club, other Clubs and their staff, Football South Coast and it’s staff, the Thirroul Bowling Leagues and Recreation Club and it’s staff.

Where an individual breaches this provision, they shall pay the relevant person or body an amount equivalent to the cost of repairing or replacing the damaged property or facility.

 

3               Football Responsibilities

             3.1            Playing

Players must not willfully engage or participate in any activity that may cause or aggravate any injury or illness and which prevents other players from playing to the best of their ability.

3.2            On field behaviour

All players must, during matches and training sessions, behave in the same manner as described in Clause 2.1 of this code. Foul language or abuse is not permitted under any circumstances.

Findings by the IFA Judiciary Panel of misconduct against any player will be dealt with in accordance with Association Rules.

3.3            Attendance and Apparel

Players must (unless granted express permission otherwise or provide an explanation satisfactory to the Club Coaching Staff) attend, and attend punctually, all Matches, training sessions and related events.

All Players must wear appropriate apparel during all matches and Club Training.

3.4            Vilification

Players must not vilify other players, officials or spectators on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, sexual orientation or other related characteristics.

 

4               Public and related Responsibilities

4.1            Public Conduct

All bound by this code must, at all times and while in public, behave in a manner which upholds the highest standards of integrity and dignity. Players must not behave in any way so as to bring the sport, the club and other clubs into disrepute.

Public behaviour includes, without limitation, behaviour to and from Matches, participation in matches, Club Excursions, Club Functions and Promotional Events

4.2            Functions

Players must (unless granted express permission otherwise by their coach) attend, and attend punctually all Club functions. Such functions include (without limitation)

(i)              Authorised after-Match functions

(ii)            Annual Presentation

(iii)           Or any Club Function as directed by the Club

4.3            Sponsors

All bound by this code may be required to attend and attend punctually Club Sponsor promotional events and conduct themselves in accordance with Clause 4.1

4.4            Vilification

All bound by this code must not vilify other players, officials or spectators on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, sexual orientation or other related characteristics

 

5               Substance Abuse

                5.1

All bound by this code must refrain from the taking of illicit and/or performance enhancing substances.

 

6               Alcohol Consumption

              6.1        Principles

This Code of Conduct aims to encourage and promote responsible attitudes and practices to alcohol through leadership and support. The Club, and individuals covered by this Code of Conduct have a role to play to help promote responsible drinking in society.

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc is committed to conducting its activities in a manner that encourages responsible service and consumption of alcohol.

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc accepts that it occupies a community leadership position in setting standards for a wide range of social and sporting behaviours.

Establishing benchmarks for responsible alcohol consumption and reducing the harm associated with excessive alcohol consumption is in the interests of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc at all levels and the wider community.

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc believes that all people involved in its activities, whether or not in the public arena, should be treated with dignity and respect.

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc appreciates that both the Club and individuals have responsibilities to give effect to responsible service and consumption of alcohol and will support and promote the principles of this Code.

 

6.2        Organisation Responsibilities

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc will play its part by:

l not allowing individuals to participate in any sporting activities expressly sanctioned Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc if they are consuming alcohol or under the influence of alcohol;

l not encouraging the promotion or service of alcohol in and around competition areas at underage events expressly sanctioned by the Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc;

l using its best endeavours to ensure that food and low alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks are available at any activity held or expressly sanctioned by Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc where alcohol will be served;

l encouraging responsible alcohol practices as well as being mutually supportive of individuals covered by this Code of Conduct, including providing support for individuals seeking assistance on alcohol related matters;

l ensuring that, alcohol products are not used as prizes/rewards; and

l complying with all relevant liquor licensing laws regarding the responsible service of alcohol.

6.3        Individual Responsibilities

Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc expects that individuals covered by this Code and undertaking activities associated with Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc shall at all times where there is alcohol usage:

l at all times and while in public, behave in a manner which upholds the highest standards of integrity and dignity. Players must not behave in any way so as to bring the sport, the club and other clubs into disrepute;

l Will not purchase or supply any alcohol to any Thirroul player who is under the legal age of(18) for any reason what so ever and if caught or cited will be dealt with in accordance to the rules and regulations

l act as role models for their club/team and Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc

l not put themselves, club/team mates nor the general public at risk of serious physical and social harms;

l accept that they are responsible and accountable for the choices they make and the consequences of these choices;

l assist their club/team mates and others covered by the Code of Conduct if they have had too much to drink; and

l take reasonable action to both prevent alcohol problems and address any alcohol-related issues as they emerge.

l take reasonable action to ensure that they do not attend a club function in an intoxicated state and/or become intoxicated at Club functions

 Public behaviour includes, without limitation, behaviour to and from Matches, participation in matches, Club

6.4        Functions

All bound by this code must conduct themselves in accordance with Clause 6.3 at all Club functions. Such functions include (without limitation)

 

(iv)           Authorised after-Match functions

(v)             Annual Presentation

(vi)           Or any Club Function as directed by the Club

(vii)          Authorised IFA game

 

6.5            Sponsors

All bound by this code may be required to attend and attend punctually Club Sponsor promotional events and conduct themselves in accordance with Clause 6.3

7       Who does this Code apply to

The Code applies to the following individuals whether in a paid or voluntary capacity:

* registered players of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc participating in teams or competitions conducted by Football South Coast or on behalf of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc;

 * accredited coaches and assistant coaches of teams organised by or on behalf of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc;

 * support personnel with whom the Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc has a formal relationship;

 * registered umpires, referees and other officials of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc; and

 * office bearers or other officials of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc

Further, Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc will encourage others who have an association with Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc, such as spectators, supporters, members and affiliates, to support the principles of the Code of Conduct.

I, the undersigned, agree to and fully understand this Code of Conduct and its intentions. I agree to abide by and to assist in upholding the Code of Conduct to the best of my ability.

 

Print Name: ……………………………………………………….

 

Signed: …………………………………………………………    Parent/Guardian…………………………………….

                                                                                         (if player is under the age of 18 at registration)

 

Witnessed by : Print Name:…………………………………………………….

 

Signed: …………………………………………………………….

 

Position held: ……………………………………………………… Date…………………………………………………

for and behalf of Thirroul Junior Football Club Inc