These codes outline the minimum standards for anyone involved in SWUHC.
They apply when playing, training or taking part in club-sanctioned activities.


Codes of Behaviour

All Members of South West United

·       Act within the rules and spirit of our sport.

·       Promote fair play over winning at any cost.

·       Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.

·       Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.

·       Treat each person as an individual.

·       Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.

·       Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.

·       Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.

·       Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.

·       Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.

·       Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

·       Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.

·       Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.

·       Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.

·       Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.



·       Give your best at all times.

·       Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.

·       Play by the rules and show respect for other players, coaches and officials.



·       Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.

·       Help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.

·       Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.

·       Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person's skill development.



·       Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.

·       Ensure all players are included and can participate, regardless of their race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.

·       Be consistent, impartial and objective when making decisions.

·       Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for other players and officials.



·       Ensure quality supervision and instruction for players.

·       Support coaches and officials to improve their skills and competencies.

·       Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole.

·       Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.

·       Conduct club responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.



·       Encourage your child to participate, do their best and have fun.

·       Focus on your child's effort and performance, rather than winning or losing.

·       Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.

·       Help out the coach or officials at training and games, where possible.

·       Model appropriate behaviour, including respect for other players and officials.



·       Respect the effort and performances of players and officials.

·       Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.


Source:  Play By The Rules

Extract from BWHA Operations Manual

(i) Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.

(ii) Do not tolerate acts of aggression.

(iii) Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.

(iv) Care for and respect the equipment provided to the player as part of their programme.

(v) Be frank and honest with the coach concerning illness and injury and the ability to train fully within the programme requirements.

(vi) At all times avoid intimate relationships with your team administration.

(vii) Conduct themselves in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.

(viii) Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times

(ix) Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.

(x) Be honest in the player’s attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for the player and the team.

(xi) Co-operate with coaches and staff in development of programmes to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.

(xii) Adhere to the Anti-Doping Policy advocated by Hockey Queensland.

(xiii) Abide by all relevant policies documented by the Association in relation to selection.

(iv) Abstain from the use of tobacco and the consumption of alcoholic beverages whilst in uniform and under the control of the coach and manager.

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