Parent/Guardian Code of Conduct

Parents/guardians of juniors taking part in cricket matches and training are expected to ensure that they and their child/children adhere to the Junior Code of Conduct and Club Rule,  and abide by the fair codes as set out below. 

As a parent/guardian I will


  • Remember that my child plays sport for his or her enjoyment, not mine.
  • Encourage my child to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility
  • Offer praise for competing fairly and trying hard.
  • Never ridicule or yell at my child for making a mistake or losing competitions.
  • Applaud good plays/performances by both my child’s team and their opponents.
  • Never question the umpire’s judgment or honesty.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting events.
  • Respect and show appreciation for the volunteer coaches who give their time to provide sport activities for my child.
  • Assist the coaches at home matches by being welcoming to the opposition.
  • Notify the coach of an anticipated absence well in advance, whenever possible
  • Ensure my child is at the field ready for no less than 10 minutes before the start time
  • Ensure my child has proper footwear, sun protection and sportswear, not necessarily cricket clothing, for practices
  • Ensure my child wears appropriate clothing for training/matches.*
  • Encourage my child to thank coaches and umpires after the match and to shake hands with the opposition

As a parent/guardian I will not


  • Force my child to participate in cricket.
  • Coach from the boundary
  • Criticise other players of either side, nor their parents or officials

If parents/guardians or players cannot follow these guidelines, the coach or the Club may take any one or all of the following steps:


  • Warn the parent/guardian/player about their behaviour; have them re-read the Code of Conduct/Club Rules
  •  Ask the parent/guardian to no longer attend games and practices
  •  Reduce the playing time of the player; and/or remove the child from the team.

* Should your child not have cricket clothing other white clothing may be worn for matches.  Please speak to coaches if you have concerns about protective equipment.