Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

For All Members, Coaches, Volunteers, Spectators and Club Officers

For the purpose of this code, the terms Young Person / People or Young

Players refers to being under the age of 18 years.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every Person within the context of cricket.

Display high standards of behaviour and appearance towards all people involved in game including, but not limited to: The opposition, other players, match officials, spectators & volunteers.

Display a high standard of acceptable language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation. Refrain from use of foul and abusive language.

Promote the positive aspects of cricket. e. g. Fair play.

Treat everyone equally and do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.

If you see any form of discrimination, do not condone it or allow it to go unchallenged.

Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development or performance.

Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Person’s full consent and approval.

Always participate in an open environment (e.g. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment.)

Do not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player This is strictly forbidden as are sexual innuendos, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms.

Know and understand the ECB Welfare of Young People Policy and Procedures.

Respect Young Players / Persons opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket.

Inform Players of their requirements in cricket.

Be Aware of and report any conflict of interest as soon as it becomes apparent.

Do not smoke, drink alcohol or use banned substances whilst actively working or playing with Young People in the Club. This reflects a bad image and could compromise the safety of the Young People.

Do not give Young People alcohol when they are under the care of the Club.

Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of individuals.

Follow ECB guidelines set out in the Welfare of Young People Policy and any other relevant guidelines issued.

Report any concerns you may have in relation to any Player to the Club Officers or Captain, 

Breaches of this and any other code will be dealt with by Club Officer, Club Captain & Vice Captain as necessary.

Following appropriate investigation Sanctions may be imposed on offenders as deemed necessary and proportionate.