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Code of Conduct

The Power of a Dragon

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.

Breach of our Code of Conduct 

 

Any breaches of our Code of Conduct will be referred to an internal review set by the Club committee.

 

The Club has the right to issue any of the following:

 

  1. A verbal or written warning or a fine

  2. Suspension from matches and or training

  3. Expulsion from the Club

 

Code breaches may be actioned by the Club regardless of any official citing by either match officials or opposing Clubs. Destructive behaviour of any kind will not be tolerated.

 

Penalties may be issued by the Club in addition to penalties issued by NWSF’s General Purpose Tribunal or Disciplinary Committee.

 

Any dispute or appeal should be directed in writing to the Club Secretary.

 

Macquarie Dragons Events & Social Media

 

We embrace a fun culture to celebrate and encourage each other. However we hold all our members to a high standard. At Events and online with Social Media:

 

  1. Respect standards of social behaviour that are not overly aggressive or illegal.

  2. Avoid language which is vulgar, threatening or discriminatory.

  3. Show suitable support for Club sponsors.

  4. Maintain responsible use of alcohol for yourself and other Club members.

  5. Members are encouraged to dress suitably and wear Club attire.

 

Comments on public forums including Facebook and the Club website, can be misinterpreted by others. Remember The Power of a Dragon when on social media and not to compromise the reputation of the Club or our members.