A Dragon is a very powerful and strong animal. Its power and strength is matched only by its intelligence making it a very special animal. Strength and power provide potential to achieve great things, but with that power comes responsibility.
At Macquarie Dragons, all our members are empowered to achieve great things and carry the responsibility to uphold the laws of the game, the constitution and by-laws of the association, the code of conduct of the club and the spirit of football. By doing so we promote the game in a positive, constructive and enjoyable way for all players, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators.
Our Code of Conduct is outlined below requires our members to always,
Act within the NWSF Constitution and By-Laws.
Act within the rules and spirit of football.
Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
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.
Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
Act with integrity and objectivity and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.
Speak out on abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour directed toward players, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators.
Do not under any circumstances retaliate against others who exhibit abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.
Hold the high ground in all circumstances.
Be gracious in defeat.
To always act within our Code of Conduct demonstrates the true Power of a Dragon.