Code Of Conduct


Great Harwood Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, 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 the Club Welfare Officer.

All coaches at Great Harwood Cricket Club are expected to abide by the following rules and code of conduct:

  1. Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  2. Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake or not coming first.
  3. Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  4. Operate within the rules and spirit of cricket and teach your players to do the same.
  5. Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience.
  6. Avoid overplaying the talented players, all young players need and deserve equal time, attention and opportunity.
  7. Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability for all players.
  8. Display control and respect to all those involved in cricket. This includes opponents, coaches, umpires, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same.
  9. Show concern and caution towards sick or injured players follow the advice of the physician when determined weather as injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  10. Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest cricket coaching practices and principles.
  11. Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.