Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct and General Risk Management
See further below for the full Code of Conduct.
All venues should have an adequate first aid supply on hand at all times that matches are taking place.
Professional medical staff should be contacted immediately if a player is seriously injured.
No alcohol is to be served at the courts/pitches.
To be cleared up in full immediately, with any player with signs of bleeding to be removed from the court/pitch immediately. Such players are not to recommence playing until the bleeding has been completely stopped.
Players must avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or impairment. Players not doing so must be subject to the code of conduct process.
No player or official can be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race or impairment.
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Code of Conduct formalities the way The All Nations deals with any problems with player behavior.
By registering with (or playing as a ‘fill in’ for) a team playing The All Nations sports leagues, a player accepts responsibility for complying with the code of conduct detailed below and agrees to the consequences of any breach of the code of conduct.
The code of conduct refers to the behavior of a person and/or team involved in any way with The All Nations competition.
- Act respectfully towards officials. Never argue with, backchat or direct abusive language towards an official. If you disagree with an official, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the game in an appropriate, polite manner.
- Control your temper. The following is not acceptable or permitted in The All Nations competitions
o Verbal and physical abuse of officials, All Nations Representatives or other players,
o deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent,
o rough, dangerous or violent play.
- Play fairly and within the official rules of the game at all times.
- Respect the facilities and equipment provided.
- Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender, race or impairment.
- Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good players whether they are on your team or the other team.
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
- Co-operate with and be polite to your captain, team mates and opponents.
- Play for the ‘fun of it’ and not just to win! The All Nations is a social league, primarily about enjoyment and participation.
- Be prepared to lose sometimes. Be a fair winner and good loser!
- Respect the rights and safety of other participants, officials and people at the sports venue.
If a player breaks any aspect of the code of conduct, it should be brought to the attention of The All Nations manager, or in their absence, a referee or umpire (paid representative of The All Nations) who will commence the breach of conduct process.
The code of conduct process involves 2 or 3 steps, depending on the gravity of the breaches. Usually the first breach will result in a warning, the second receiving a suspension with length decided by management, and the third receiving immediate termination of registration. However in the case of serious breaches, management reserves the right to suspend the offending player immediately, with the second offence resulting in immediate termination. No refunds are available upon suspension or termination of registration.
Managing the code of conduct
1.1 Disciplinary action will be taken by The All Nations against anyone who is found to be in breach of this code of conduct.
1.2 Disciplinary action will be administered in a two or three-phase process, designed to provide ample opportunity for correcting undesirable behavior in a continual education process.
1.3.1 Phase one – The All Nations to counsel member.
- Phase one applies to the first breach of a code of conduct in a current season. Note that phase one can be skipped in the case of a serious breach of the code of conduct.
1.3.2 The All Nations will inform the offender verbally and through a completed written incident report, detailing the breach, the consequences and The All Nations’s “Managing the Code of Conduct” three phase process. A copy will be provided to the team captain to inform him/her that phase two has been initiated.
1.3.3 All Nations will ensure the offender is given a copy of The All Nations’ code of conduct.
1.4.1 Phase two – Player suspended from a certain number of games.
- Phase two applies to the second breach of a code of conduct in a current season, and to the first offence if management deems it of sufficient gravity. Offences of sufficient gravity to warrant immediate suspension include, but are not limited to, physical assaults of other players or of officials, and in the case of football, a red card offence or two yellow card offences.
1.4.2 The All Nations will inform the offender verbally and in writing through an incident report form, detailing the breach and the consequences. A copy will be provided to the team captain to inform him/her that phase two has been initiated.
1.4.3 The offender will be suspended from a number of games specified by The All Nations management, with suspension to commence immediately.
1.4.4 No monetary refund will be provided to any player or team suspended.
1.5.1 Phase three – Registration terminated.
- Phase three applies to the third breach of a code of conduct in a current season.
1.5.2 The All Nations will inform the offender in writing through an incident report form, detailing the breach and advising that the offending player/players/team registration has been terminated. In the case of an individual registration, a copy will be provided to the team captain to inform them that phase three has been initiated.
1.5.3 Once registration has been terminated the offender will not be permitted to participate in any competition affiliated with The All Nations, effective immediately.
1.5.4 No monetary refund will be provided to any preregistered player or team.
1.5.5 The member can apply to The All Nations for registration renewal after twelve months. Renewal will be at the discretion of All Nations.
The All Nations management and officers responsible for implementing this behavior management policy will keep confidential the names and details related to breaches of the codes of behavior and ethics unless disclosure is necessary as part of the disciplinary or corrective process.