Code of Conduct – WCC

Walsden Cricket Club
Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests*
All Members and Guests of Walsden Cricket Club will:
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the
context of Cricket
• Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of
age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour,
parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social
background, sexual preference or political belief
• Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of
discrimination if witnessed
• Display high standards of behaviour
• Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
• Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play
within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
• Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing
with match officials
• Recognise good performance not just match results
• Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the
development of performance
• Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity,
experience and ability of the individual
• Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions
about their participation in Cricket
• Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively
working with Young People in the Club.
• Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under
the care of the Club
• Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s
Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant
guidelines issued
• Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following
reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
• In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed
Volunteers will:
• Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate
• Always work in an open environment(i.e. avoid private or
unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
• Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
• Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy
for Safeguarding Children’