Codes of Conduct

The Pulteney Football Club endeavours to teach and support our players not only on the field but also in their daily lives. To do this we need to be committed to modelling the types of behaviour and qualities we espouse.

Players, spectators and officials should ensure that both on and off field behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship. Therefore:

  • Swearing or abuse by club officials, players or spectators is not permissible at any time.
  • Disputing umpire’s decisions or behaving in an aggressive manner toward them is unacceptable. If there is a genuine concern, there are appropriate channels of communication in place, speak to your match day official, team manager, coach or captain to address any concerns.
  • Aggressive behaviour and abuse toward opposition players, coaches, club officials or spectators in unacceptable.
  • Consumption of alcohol is strongly discouraged while under age sport is being conducted.

Please note that Codes of Conduct may also be outlined in any of the individual Club’s Member Protection Policy, and are to be used in conjunction with these guidelines.

Please note that Codes of Conduct apply for Administrators, Coaches, Players, Team Managers, Trainers, Members, Spectators, Parents/Guardians and Officials. To view all the individual Codes of Conduct, please click here.

Breaches of the Codes of Conduct

The Pulteney Football Club views breaches of the Codes of Conduct seriously and will take the following actions where a breach occurs:

  1. Club Committee members or officials will speak to anyone who is in breach of the one of the Codes of Conduct to modify their behaviour. If the person does not modify their behaviour, the Committee member may elect to take one or more of the following actions:i. Ask the offender to remove themselves from the immediate playing area until they have settled down.
    ii. Ask the offending person to leave the game
    iii. Refer the player, parent or spectator to the Committee for further action.
  2. If a spectator or parent has an issue with the officials, they should refer the issue to either the Team Manager, Coach or to any Committee member.
  3. Please do not abuse, either verbally or physically any players, officials or coaches in public, use the contacts listed below if you have an issue that needs to be addressed.