Sports Code of Conduct

Belmont Intermediate School Players’ Code of Conduct

All students who wish to play sport at Belmont Intermediate School are required to commit fully to the teams they play for and full attendance at training and games is expected. Students are expected to:

  1. Display the Belmont Intermediate School values of respect, excellence, humility, courage, creativity and integrity.
  2. Play to win but play within the rules. Always play fair and strive to achieve your personal best.
  3. Support their teammates.
  4. Always show respect and courtesy to the Coach, Manager and supporters.
  5. Respect the decisions of the match officials at all times.
  6. Be respectful and polite to the opposition. Without them, there would be no games.
  7. Always wear the correct Belmont Intermediate School uniform and represent the school with pride.
  8. Attend all training and games unless prior arrangement has been made with the Coach or Manager.
  9. Be punctual to training, pre-game warm ups and games.
  10. Wear appropriate safety gear at training and games e.g. mouth guard, shin pads etc.

The Sports Coordinator or Principal will deal with any breaches of the Players’ Code of Conduct.

Belmont Intermediate School Supporters’ Code of Conduct

As a Belmont Intermediate School parent/supporter I will, to the best of my ability:

  1. Be positive in my support for all teams.
  2. Show appreciation and respect to all Coaches, Managers, officials and those who volunteer their time so my child can play sport.
  3. Be a positive role model for my child in my attitude towards sport.
  4. Insist that my child plays by the rules and principles of fair play.
  5. Always be positive and never ridicule or shout at players.
  6. Acknowledge good play from both teams.
  7. I will teach my child that doing one's best is more important than winning, so that my child will never feel defeated by the outcome of a game or his/her performance.
  8. I will respect the officials and their authority during games and will never question, shout or abuse officials.

At a game, never question, discuss or confront coaches at the game field. If a parent needs to speak with a coach, arrange it at an agreed time and place for both parties. Often, what a spectator instructs a player to do from the side-lines, contradicts with what the coach is instructing a player to do and this confuses the player. Your greatest asset for your child during games and practices is your encouragement, not your coaching.

Please remember a positive attitude on the side-line goes a long way to ensuring all involved will enjoy the competition.