Code of Conduct for Volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All volunteers must:

✓ Consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance.

✓ Develop an appropriate working relationship with participants based on mutual trust and respect.

✓ Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part.

✓ Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)

✓ Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.

✓ Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club.

✓ Hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover.

✓ Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward.

✓ Never condone rule violations, rough play or use of prohibited substances.

✓ Encourage participants to value their performances and not just results.

✓ Encourage and guide participants to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.