Code of Conduct / Set of rules for Young People
The Woodford Wells Cricket Club
The Woodford Wells Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.
The Woodford Wells Cricket Club expects that all members, including junior members. coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety, welfare and enjoyment of others.
Therefore, members and junior members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with James Bowyer, the Club’s Child Protection / Welfare Officer, whose contact details are available to everyone on the Club’s Notice Board.
As a member of The Woodford Wells Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:
• Everyone must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
• Everyone must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
• Everyone should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
• All Players must wear suitable kit which must include at least:
• Helmet – Batting Pads – (Thigh Pads for Batters are also recommended) - Batting Gloves – Appropriate Footwear – Underpants suitable for wearing a Box – a Box – Wicketkeeper’s Pads and Gloves (for Wicketkeepers only) for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
• All Players must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
• Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
• Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
• Everyone must behave correctly at all times with due respect to themselves and all those around them, whether at the Cricket Club or anywhere else in society for, being a Member of the Club, you represent the Club wherever you may be at all times.
Signed: James Bowyer – Child Protection / Welfare Officer – April 2013.
Facilities for Children at the Club & Parental Responsibility
A number of children have been witnessed racing around the Club, mainly at the weekends, in inappropriate places, thereby putting themselves, others, facilities and equipment at risk. The Club acknowledges that, as a family orientated club, it needs to provide facilities that are safe and enjoyable for youngsters at the same time as being in keeping with the quiet enjoyment of the Club by other Members. It must also be recognised that the primary responsibility for the behaviour of Members and their guests that bring children to the Club lies with the parents.
It is essential that the Club is aware and in control of who uses our Club for reasons of security, health & safety and child welfare as well as for ensuring that the Club's ideals and expected standards of behaviour are maintained. The following arrangements are therefore being put in place within the timescales indicated:
With immediate effect, ALL non-members, including children, MUST BE SIGNED IN by the accompanying member in a Visitors Book which will be held at the Bar and at Reception. Any individual visitor who vists the Club on more than four occasions in a calendar year is expected to apply for membership. Regular scrunity of the Visitors Book will be made that this obligation is honoured. Members are responsible and accountable for the behaviour of their guests at all times whilst at the Club.
Children are welcome in th Bar but only when accompanied by a parent or responsible adult who must ensure that the child is well behaved, does not indulge in any reckless behaviour which may onconvenience or endanger himself or herself or other Bar users. The Club will be providing a catering service in the Bar, including the provision of Sunday lunches and any behaviour which may jeopardise the ambience conducive for food and drink is positively discouraged.
Weather permitting, children are welcome to play outside given that they do so safely, quietly and always under the supervision of their parent or responsible accompanying adult. It must always be remembered that the Club is a sports club and that, when organised sports is being played, there are dangers to unaware children.
Not cross the boundary line onto the cricket ground when a match is in progress
Be alert, or have an adult who is watchful on their behalf, including cricket balls hits towards them
NOT, on any account, go near or play on the sightscreens at any time for they are designated danger areas when a match is in progress
Not play in the tress and the planted areas adjacent to the road
Not play in the car park - for obvious safety reasons.
It must also be remembered that:
Bicycles are not permitted on the grounds at any time. If they are brought to the Club, they must be left locked to the bicycle rack near the Reception.
Football is not permitted at the Club anywhere, inside or out, at any time.
The clubhouse is not a playground and children are not permitted to run around any corridor, staircase or balcony; they MUST NOT hang around Reception and are specifically not allowed to play in the main hall (except for squash) or in the squash courts. It is intended, provided that a suitable supervision system can be introduced, that the Tennis Room will be made available when not required for other purposes - a television and DVD player and a table tennis table will be provided.
Junior Club members are, of course, to be encouraged to use the Club to play their chosen sports but, unless in the company of a parent or other responsible adult, they should leave the Club when they have finished playing. The exception to this is that they may watch other sport being played at the Club provided that they do so quietly and in a well behaved manner.
Junior members may bring visitors to the Club but only to play their sport and only under the following conditions:
The Member and ALL visitors report to Reception and sign the Visitors Book
All Visitors Fees are played prior to commencing play
No more than THREE visitors are permitted at any one time and all should only be present to play sport and not just spectate
Clothing appropriate to the sport being played should be worn by all participants and all rules and etiquette of the sport be properly observed
All court rules are observed with no shouting or bad language.
The Junior Member is responsible and accountable for the visitors' behaviour at all times they are at the Club.