Policy

MENTORS CODE OF CONDUCT AND BEST PRACTICE

 

  • Respect the rights and dignity of each player.
  • Garda vetting – child protection workshop – foundation level coaching course
  • Treat everyone with respect, regardless of age, gender or ability.
  • Ensure that no one involved with the team acts towards, or speaks, to another person in a manner, which threatens or insults them.
  • Help all players reach their full potential.
  • Be punctual and properly attired, No smoking or bad language in the company of young people.
  • Ensure that all games, equipment, and training, are customised to suit the needs of those involved in terms of age and ability.
  • Ensure that all teams have the appropriate medical / first aid kit at all training sessions and games.
  • Be positive during coaching sessions so that players always leave with a sense of achievement and increased levels of self-esteem.
  • Remember that young children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation.
  • Players are to be dressed in full Club colours for all games, competitive and challenges.
  • Only paid up members of the Club can participate in Club games and activities.

 

 

 

PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT AND BEST PRACTICE

  • It is the player’s responsibility to ensure that they are wearing their gum shields at all training sessions and games – The club have no liability for an incident where gum shields are not in use. Players are not insured for any injury if they do not wear approved gum shields.
  • All injuries need to be reported and completed insurance form returned to club secretary within 10 days of incident occurring. Link to insurance forms will be available on club website.
  • All physio treatments need to be sanctioned in advance by team managers.
  • Do not use foul or abusive language under any circumstances.
  • Treat all fellow players, as you would like to be treated.
  • Co-operate with your Team Manager and Mentors and respect their decisions.
  •  Avoid negative behaviour associated with forming groups or cliques.
  • Respect all referees and officials. Accept their decision gracefully.
  • Players selected for any game, competitive or challenge, will only wear official club gear.
  • Shake hands with opponents, before and after games irrespective of the result.
  • Always treat our Clubhouse and dressing rooms with respect. Likewise show the same respect when visiting other clubs.
  • Be on time for all training sessions and games.
  • Let your coach know if you are unavailable for training or games.
  • Represent Rosemount with pride and dignity.
  • Please feel free to report any concerns / issue or grievances to a family member or any club official and this will be dealt with in confidence. In addition please note that the club does have a child liaison officer.

 

 

PARENTS CODE OF CONDUCT AND BEST PRACTICE

 

  • Parents of all players are encouraged to attend games and training session to give support to their children.
  • Never ridicule or shout at a child for making a mistake or for losing a game.
  • Do not abuse match officials.
  • Maintain your good grace and dignity and avoid confrontations, even if provoked.
  • Show other parents, team management, and players, from opposing teams the kind of respect you would wish for your own child.
  • Refrain from using bad language as a spectator.
  • Encourage your child to participate with the rules of the game.
  • Remember that team mentors are volunteers. They give up their time for the benefit of your child and deserve to be appreciated for their efforts.
  • Do not use the Club as a child minding service. If you are interested in getting involved with any part of the Club’s activities let any Club Officer know of your interest.
  • Ensure that your child is familiar with the Code of Conduct and Best Practice for players. Encourage him/her to show respect for their mentors, fellow and opposing players, Club facilities, and match official.

 

 

 SUPPORTERS / SPECTATORS CODE OF CONDUCT AND BEST PRACTICE

  • Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use foul language or harass match officials, players, team mentors or visiting supporters.
  • Show respect for opposing teams. It should be remembered that without them there would not be any game in the first place.
  • At every opportunity condemn the use of violence, in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of players and match officials, cannot, and will not be tolerated.
  • Show respect for the referee and match officials. Remember that whilst he/she might not always get all decisions right, they are an essential and necessary part of the enjoyment and playing of the game. Abuse of them will not be tolerated.
  • Always encourage players to play within the rules of the game. Never encourage violent or unacceptable conduct by any player.
  • The proper support and behaviour of supporters/spectators are an essential part of the enjoyment of the games. Their presence improves the atmosphere for players and supporters/spectators alike.
  • Be proud of your own Club and the game of Gaelic Football.

 

CLUB DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE

  • A Club Disciplinary Committee operates within the Club.
  • This Committee will investigate breaches of behaviour as required, either by referral to it, or on its own initiative.
  • After an investigation, and if deemed appropriate, suitable action may be sanctioned.
  • All Club Members on whom the Disciplinary Committee has imposed a sanction will have the right to appeal that decision to the Club Executive. This appeal must be lodged with the Club Executive, in writing, within seven days of the sanction being communicated to the offending party by the Club Disciplinary Committee.
  • The Disciplinary Committee has the right to prevent a player participating for the Club in accordance with Club Constitution if it feels that his/her conduct is a danger to others, and likely to damage the reputation or cohesion of the Club and any of its teams.
  • The Club may discipline mentors , players and club members who are involved in any breach of the Club’s Code of Conduct and Best Practice such as:
  • An unruly altercation with Team Management or Players.
  • Refusal to accept the decisions of Team Management.
  • An unruly altercation with own teammates.
  • Abusive and unacceptable attitudes to match officials.
  • Being unavailable for selection to any Club team for questionable or unsatisfactory reason