Codes of Conduct

ENGADINE CRUSADERS FOOTBALL CLUB

Code of Conduct

February 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. General Code of Conduct
  3. Players Code of Conduct
  4. Coaches Code of Conduct
  5. Managers Code of Conduct
  6. Supporters & Spectators Code of Conduct
  7. Parents Code of Conduct
  8. Ground Appointed Referees Code of Conduct
  9. Committee Members Code of Conduct
  10. Failure to comply with Code of Conduct
  11. Investigation
  12. Rulings
  13. Appeals

 

 

  1. Introduction

The Engadine Crusaders Football Club is a proud football club where people have fun, make friends and stay fit. Located in the Sutherland Shire, we cater for children of all ages, both boys and girls, and adults too. The season runs from April to August each year and we play from our home ground Preston Park on the Princes Highway in Engadine.

We’ve been part of the Engadine community since 1967. We’re proud of our past and we’re planning for a strong future for the club with new facilities and a growing number of teams in the Sutherland Shire Football Association.

We’ve got football teams for children from preschool through to primary school in our Mini-Roos football program, a smaller version of the game that gives boys and girls aged 4 to 11 a fun introduction to football.

We have a positive club culture that encourages children to keep active through their teenage years. And we’ve got teams of men and women too. We welcome new players to existing teams or new teams to the club that are looking for a smaller club with a positive culture.

The Engadine Crusaders Football Club is affiliated with the Sutherland Shire Football Association, which in turn is affiliated with Football NSW.

It is essential for the club to be successful that everyone involved with the club understands, accepts and agrees to meet the values and rules set out in the Engadine Crusaders Football Club Code of Conduct.

 

 

  1. General Code of Conduct

Anyone who has or could have an identifiable association with the Engadine Crusaders Football Club must conduct themselves in accordance with the club’s rules and regulations, including the Code of Conduct.

Any act, or omission to act, which brings the Engadine Crusaders Football Club into disrepute is a breach of the Code of Conduct. The requirement to uphold the Code of Conduct shall apply at all times and at any place. It is not limited to venues or events organized by Engadine Crusaders Football Club, Sutherland Shire Football Association or another club. Anyone who breaches the Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary measures taken by the Club, depending on the severity of the situation.

The following general rules must be upheld by everyone involved with the club at all times:

 

 

  1. Players Code of Conduct

In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all players must:

 

 

  1. Coaches Code of Conduct

In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all Coaches must:

 

 

  1. Managers Code of Conduct

In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all Managers must:

 

 

  1. Supporters and Spectators Code of Conduct

Whilst a Code of Conduct for Supporters & Spectators is difficult to enforce, all registered and associated parties have a duty to encourage Supporters and Spectators to observe the Club’s expectations of conduct at the ground. In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all Supports and Spectators must

 

 

  1. Parents Code of Conduct

Whilst a Code of Conduct for Parents is difficult to enforce, all registered and associated club members have a duty to encourage our own parents and visiting parents to observe the Club’s expectations of conduct at the ground. In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all Parents must

 

 

  1. Ground Appointed Referees Code of Conduct

In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct, all Ground Appointed Referees must:

 

 

  1. Club Committee Code of Conduct

In addition to the requirements of the General Code of Conduct all Committee must

 

 

  1. Failure to comply with the Code of Conduct

Engadine Crusaders Football Club encourages all Club members and associated parties to always comply with the Code of Conduct.

Should breaches of the Code of Conduct occur, formal processes may be commenced, particularly where there are repeat offences. Issues that arise will be resolved in a fair and amicable way through the application of common sense and direct dialogue in the first instance.

However, where repeated failures to abide by the Code of Conduct occurs, or where there is an excessive occurrence of issues attributable to an identifiable team or individuals, then the matter will be investigated by the Committee to determine the appropriate measures in response to remedy the situation and to ensure it does not happen again.

Notwithstanding this, where a failure to observe the Code of Conduct is deemed to be sufficiently severe, even as a first offence, the matter can be taken directly to the Committee for investigation and resolution.

Whilst the Sutherland Shire Football Association already has a system to deal with reportable infractions through their Disciplinary Process, that process does not address Engadine Crusaders Football Club rules and Code of Conduct. Breaches of the Club’s rules will be investigated and determined as well as and separately from the Association’s Disciplinary Committee.

 

 

  1. Investigation

All breaches of the Code of Conduct will be investigated. A Panel consisting of the Club’s Executives and other Committee Members as deemed necessary will investigate the matter. The Panel will not include members that are associated with those people subject to the allegation (s). This Panel process may include interviews with the person(s) making allegations and the person(s) subject to the allegation. The Panel alone will subsequently discuss and determine the matter and make a recommendation to the Club President. In their deliberation, the Panel may also consider any ruling of the Association’s Disciplinary Committee, if the Associations investigations have concluded at that time.

 

 

  1. Rulings

In determining its ruling, the Panel consider the severity of the offence, the related circumstances and previous rulings, as well as any ruling from the Association’s Disciplinary Committee determined. The ruling may result in any one or more of the following disciplinary sanctions:

 

 

  1. Appeals

Engadine Crusaders Football Club will take every precaution to ensure that the investigation, deliberation and determination are fair and reasonable in the first instance. Correspondingly, the Panel’s rulings should be considered as being final. However, in instances where it could be reasonably considered that the Panel has made gross injustice, written appeals for leniency may be lodged with the Executives of Engadine Crusaders Football Club for a final ruling. The Appeals Panel will be constituted with committee members not part of the original investigating Panel and will be chaired by the Club President. The determination of the Appeals Committee will be final.

 

 

Engadine Crusaders Football Club | Code of Conduct | Updated – Feb 2016