EAJFC Regulations Supporting the Players
1. No Edithvale Aspendale Player may take part in any fixtured game of football for the EAJFC unless both the player and the player’s parent or guardian have completed and signed the Codes of Conduct. Team officials are required to sign too.
2. Team managers are responsible for retaining copies of the signed Codes of Conduct and must make these available to the Committee on request.
3. Coaches and/or Team Managers must address players, parents/guardians and supporters formally as a group (where practical) outlining the expected standards of behaviour required under the Codes of Conduct.
4. Any player in the opinion of the coach or team manager breaching the Players Code of Conduct may be immediately removed from the playing arena. The player may return to the game at the coach’s discretion.
5. If the coach and the team manager believe that the players behaviour is such that the player should be formally cautioned or suspended from subsequent games due to breaches of the Player Code of Conduct they will first contact the Club Secretary who will convene a meeting between the Club’s Executive Committee, Player, Player’s Parents/Guardians, Team Coach and/or Team Manager and any other club official, League official or person the Club deems appropriate to attend to address the matter. The Club Executive may impose match suspension(s) deemed appropriate for the offence and/or any other action deemed reasonable to address the player’s behaviour.
6. Repeated breaches of the Players Code of Conduct by a player may result in a Player being de registered from the Club.
7. Parents/Guardians and Supporters who in the opinion of the umpire, coach, team manager, ground marshal or any other club or league official are in breach of the Parents/Guardian and Supporters Code of Conduct will be approached by the ground marshal in the company of the opposition team’s ground marshal and advised they are in breach of the Code of Conduct and reminded of the behaviour expectations. At a club event the team manager will assume the ground marshals responsibilities.
8. A Parent/Guardian or Supporter failing to curb the offending behaviour will be asked to leave the venue or event and if a parent/guardian of a player, playing at the time, that player will be removed from the playing arena and escorted to the parent who may then leave the venue. If the parent and/or player refuse to leave the playing venue or event the League will be contacted and if deemed appropriate, the police. [For incidents that occur at Club home games the Game Day Marshal or other Club Official will take responsibility for ensuring the player and/or parent leave the playing venue. For away games the ground marshal or any club or League official will assume responsibility]
9. The Parent/Guardian or Supporter will not be permitted to return to the venue or their child participate in any training, game or club event until such time as the Club Executive via the Club Secretary receives a written explanation and assurance that behaviour contrary to the Code of Conduct will not be repeated.
10. If the Parent/Guardian or Supporter behaves in an inappropriate manner the parent/guardian or supporter will be required to attend a meeting between the Club’s Executive Committee and any other club official, League official or person the Club deems appropriate to attend to address the matter. This Committee may impose match suspension(s) deemed appropriate for the offence and/or any other action deemed reasonable to address the parents’s behaviour including deregistration of the parent and child from the Club.
The Club is committed to ensuring that natural justice and privacy of people involved in the breach are dealt with sensitively, irrespective of the alleged breach of the Code.