Code of Conduct - Rider/Participant
- · Participate and compete within the rules.
- · Never argue with an official. If you disagree, discuss
your concerns with the organising committee or use official
protesting procedures to lodge your complaint.
- · Control your temper. Verbal abuses of officials,
organising personnel or other individuals are not acceptable or
permitted behaviours in any sport.
Never resort to verbal abuse, harassing behaviour, hostility or
violence against any person.
Work to better yourself there is always satisfaction in improving
- · If working in a team, work to support your teammates
and be positive about your teammates performance.
- · Be a good sport.
- · Treat all participants in your sport, as you like to
- · Cooperate with your coach, teammates and organising
personnel. Without them there would be no competition or
activities to be involved with.
- · Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not
just to please parents and coaches.
- · Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all
participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural
background or religion.
Code of Conduct - Parent/Guardian
- · Remember that children participate in sport for their
enjoyment, not yours.
- · Encourage children to participate, do not force
- · Focus on the childs efforts and performance
rather than winning or losing.
- · Encourage children always to play according to the
rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility
- · Never resort to verbal abuse, harassing behaviour,
hostility or violence against any person
- · Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake
or losing a competition.
- · Remember that children learn best by example.
- · Appreciate skilful performances by all
- · Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical
abuse from sporting activities.
- · Respect officials decisions and teach children
to do likewise.
- · Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and
administrators. Without them, your child could not
- · Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person
regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or
Code of Conduct - Officials
- · Understand and accommodate the skill levels and needs
of young people.
- · Compliment and encourage all riders.
- · Be consistent, objective and courteous when making
- · Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for
- · Emphasise the spirit of the activity/event rather than
- · Encourage and promote rule changes, which will make
participation more enjoyable.
- · Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than
- · Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating
and the principles of growth and development of young people.
- · Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and
comments should be positive and supportive.
- · Place the safety and welfare of the participants above
- · Give all young people a fair go regardless
of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.