Conduct and Policies

The management committee of the Glenunga Football Club endorses the Codes of Behaviour guidelines established by the South Australian Amateur Football League and the SANFL.

In light of those guidelines, the Glenunga Football Club has determined a set of specific guidelines to be followed by Junior / Senior players, parents / caregivers and supporters.

Please refer below for more information.


Parents

• Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours. 

• Encourage children to participate, do not force them. 

• Focus on the child’s efforts and self esteem rather than winning or losing. 

• Encourage children to always participate according to the Rules. 

• Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or the team losing a match. 

• Respect the umpire’s decisions and teach children to do likewise. Without them there would not be a competition. 

• Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud the efforts of all players in both teams. 

• Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities. 

• Show appreciation of volunteer coaches, officials, administrators and umpires and teach your children to do the same. Without them your child could not participate. 

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 


Juniors

• Play for your own enjoyment and benefit and not just to please parents/caregivers and coaches.

• Play by the Rules 

• Respect the umpire’s decision. Without them there would not be a competition.

• Never argue with an official. If you have a problem, talk to your Coach or Team Manager. 

• Co-operate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.

• Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are by your team or the opposition.

• Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.

• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

• Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials, sledging other players or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.

• Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player. 


Seniors

• Play by and adhere to the rules, both on and off the field.

• Adhere to team and club values added to player conduct.

• Present yourself for training and matches in a fit state.

• Never argue with umpires. They will never change a decision and your actions will pealise the team. Never approach an umpire to question a decision, this is a matter for the umpire. 

• Never use foul language.

• Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are by your team or the opposition.

• Respect your team mates and coaches. Encourage team mates at all tiimes, never “bag” them.

• Treat all players, officials and spectators equally irrespective of race, colour or religion.

• Always advise your coach of unavailability for matches or inability to attend training well before the event.

• Always be at the ground by 1pm for A Grade games and at 11.15am for B Grade games unless by prior arrangement. 

• Attend matches properly dressed in team tops and other approved club uniform.

• Attend after match presentations and club functions.

• Abide by the clubs Drug and Alcohol policy.

• Assist with match day tasks if requested by the coach and or officials.

• Ensure you follow the directions of club training staff in treatment of injuries and report any injuries to training staff at earliest opportunities.