Club Policies

We ask that all players, coaches, administrating staff, officials and spectators read, and abide by the Pulteney Football Club’s Code of Conduct

Below, you can find the ‘Code of Conduct’ information which all members of the Pulteney Football Club must abide by.

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Administrators & Member Club Officials

  • Make sure coaches and officials are inducted, trained and properly acknowledged for their efforts.
  • Set the example by ensuring all club policies rules & procedures are in place.
  • Administer discipline in a just fair and supportive manner.
  • Be responsible for the conduct of your players, spectators and officials.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and wishes of every person inside or out of the club.

Coaches & Trainers

  • All coaches & trainers are expected to have a police clearance.
  • You may download a national police check application form here.

Players

  • Aspire to the highest standards of sportsmanship and professional conduct.
  • Conduct yourself in a manner so as not to bring Australian Rules Football, the AFL, the SAAFL or the Pulteney Football Club into disrepute.
  • Inappropriate behaviour could result in a player/s being stood down from games or suspended from the team.
  • Never ridicule umpires, players or spectators.
  • Respect and abide by decisions of umpires and officials.
  • Respect rights and dignity of others.
  • Never use foul language.
  • Never misuse social media sites, bully players, criticise umpires or club officials.
  • Never attend club events under the influence of illegal drugs.

Social Media

  • It is the responsibility for all members of our Club to interact on social media sites in a way that is consistent with the Pulteney Football Club’s values.
  • These guidelines covering Social Media Policy apply to all players, coaches, committee members, sponsors and volunteers.
  • You may download the full Social Media Policy here.

Spectators

  • Applaud good performance on both sides.
  • Never ridicule umpires, players or spectators.
  • Respect and abide by decisions of umpires and officials.
  • Respect rights and dignity of others.
  • Never use foul language.
  • Do not take alcohol bottle, cans or glassed onto the oval.
  • Respect club facilities and always use the bins provided.

Substance Abuse

AFL Illicit Drugs Policy and AFL Anti-Doping Code prohibit the taking of illicit and/or performance-enhancing substances. It is the responsibility of players to report suspected illegal or inappropriate use or distribution of alcohol or drugs to the coach or management committee. Any player, coach or official found to be using or distributing illegal substances on the Club premises and at any time while representing the Club will be immediately suspended until a police investigation has been completed.

  • Act within the rules and spirit of Australian Rules Football.
  • Promote fair play.
  • 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.
  • Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs. Refer to Club policy on Drugs and Alcohol.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.