Code of Conduct for Members, Adult Cricketers and Guests
This code of conduct has been prepared to ensure that all cricket and social activities at Boxmoor Cricket Club are conducted fairly, sensibly and enjoyably and to ensure Cricket at Boxmoor Cricket Club is played within the Spirit of Cricket. It is expected that everyone connected with the club – member, junior cricketer, parent, player, friend or spectator will adhere to these rules and will:
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
- Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
- Not to condone, or allow unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
- Display high standards of behaviour
- Promote the positive aspects of cricket for example fair play.
- Encourage all participants to learn the lawsand rules and play within them, always respecting the decisions of match officials
- Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
- Recognise good performance not just match results
- Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance.
- Ensure activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
- Respect children’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket
- Not smoke, drink or use banned substances while working with children in the club
- Not provide children with alcohol when they are under the care of the club.
- Follow ECB guidelines set out in the 'Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children' and any other relevant guidelines issued.
- Report any concerns in relation to a child, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
In addition to the above, all club officials and appointed volunteers will:
- Have been appropriately vetted, if required
- Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
- Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private, or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment) NB this includes the online world – club officers and volunteers are discouraged from online or other electronic communication with children – any such communication should be via parents.
- Inform players and parents of he required cricket standards
- Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Crickets Policy for Safeguarding Children”
- Develop an appropriate working relationship with young players, based on mutual trust and respect.
- Ensure physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out with recommended guidelines with young player’s full consent and approval
- Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a young player. This is strictly forbidden, as is sexual inuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines. These recommend “people in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”
- Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role, especially with respect to the safeguarding of children.
Adult players will also:
- Pay promptly any subscriptions, match fees, event ticket money or similar, and not retain collected club money without prior consent of the Treasurer.
- When selected to play at home, assist teammates in preparing the ground for play, packing away equipment after play has finished, and making the opposition feel welcome to Boxmoor Cricket Club.
- Ensure all areas of the cricket club including the Bar area and kitchen, area left clean and tidy with all items stored away, dressing rooms cleared of kit and all rubbish put into the recycling bins prior to leaving the club.
Bi-Annual Review Conducted July 2022