We base our player code of behaviour on the AFL Auskick Terms of Participation, found here: http://www.aflauskick.com.au/terms-of-participation/
In 2017 we will continue to adopt guidance from the AFL KidsFirst program, including the Parents and Spectators Code of Conduct and some other key elements of Club and Incident management. The KidsFirst program can be found here: http://www.aflcommunityclub.com.au/index.php?id=220
HK Auskick and Junior AFL asks that both parents and children understands and agrees to our Player code of behaviour:
Player Code of Behaviour
1. Play within the spirit of the game and by the rules of the competition.
2. Never argue with an official. If you have an issue, have your coach approach the official during a break or after the competition.
3. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, and deliberate distraction or provocation of an opponent are not permitted.
4. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
5. Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents.
6. Show respect to all players regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
Code of conduct – Parents and Spectators
1. Remember that children play sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Encourage children to participate – do not force participation upon them.
3. Focus on the child’s efforts and self-esteem rather than whether they win or lose.
4. Encourage children to always participate according to the rules.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or for the team losing a game.
6. Remember that children learn best by example – applaud the efforts of all players in both teams.
7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
8. Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators, without whom your child could not participate.
9. Respect umpires’ decisions and teach children to do likewise
10. Remember that smoking and the consumption of alcohol is generally unacceptable at junior sport.