JUNIOR CRICKET SPORTS EQUITY
Woodford Wells Junior Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development and processes. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:
Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.
The Club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally regardless of ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief or social status. The Club believes all its members have the right to enjoy their cricket in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All Club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The Club will view any discriminatory behaviour seriously and deal with such behaviour according to Club disciplinary procedures.
To ensure a positive approach to Sports Equity the Club will:
• Adopt the policy outlined above
• Make sure coaching representatives attend the Running Sport “A Club for All” workshop
• Make sure coaching representatives attend the sports coach UK “Equity in Coaching” workshop
• Make sure that the coaching representatives impart appropriate information learnt at the workshop(s) to other coaches so insuring continuity of approach
The Woodford Wells Club constitution is open and non-discriminatory. A copy is available from the Club Manager and is on this website.
Code of Conduct for Parents / Guardians
Parents and guardians are requested to:
• Encourage their child to learn the Laws of Cricket and play within them.
• Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.
• Help their child recognise good performance, not just results.
• Not force their child to take part in cricket.
• Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all players.
• Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
• Publicly accept officials’ judgements.
• Support their child’s involvement in the game so promoting their enjoyment.
• Use correct and proper language at all times.
Woodford Wells Junior Cricket has the following Code of Conduct for officials, junior coaches and volunteers:
All Woodford Wells Cricket Club Officials, Junior Coaches and Volunteers will:
• Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance.
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with players, based on mutual trust and respect.
• Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
• Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
• Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
• Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the Club
• Have appropriate insurance cover
• Never exert undue influence over players to obtain personal benefit or reward
• Never condone rule violations, unfair play or the use of prohibited substances
In addition to the above, all Junior Coaches will:
• Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications for Cricket Coaching
• Commit to on-going training ensuring safe and correct practice