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Codes of Conduct


• Players and parents become part of RNC, and therefore must commit themselves to fundraising efforts, training sessions, games and other functions for the full duration of the season.
• In becoming a member of RNC, players and parents must adhere to the respective codes of behaviour signed at the beginning of the season. Failure to do so will result in a notification to the school and possible suspension or expulsion from the club.
• Attendance at all training sessions is compulsory, unless the player or parent notifies the coaches or netball coordinator.
• Failing to notify, in advance, or non-attendance at training may lead to missing half a game the following week.
• Failing to notify, in advance, regarding non-attendance at a game may lead to missing a whole game the following week.
• Regular non-attendance, without notification and proper cause, may result in a notification to the school and a possible suspension or expulsion from the club.


Non-Ruyton team members are welcome to join the club, however, in doing so they must adhere to the rules and regulations of RNC, and Ruyton Girls School, as per any other member. Failure to do so will result in a notification and possible suspension or expulsion from the club.

All Non-Ruyton team members are expected to pay their fees, in full, when the player registration form is returned.


Players' Code of Behaviour

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager
    approach the official during a break or after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players,
    deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take
    unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them there would
    be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender,
    ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Be punctual to all matches/training session, and phone your coach or the netball
    coordinator in advance (at least 24 hours if possible) if you are unable to attend.

Parents/Guardians' Code of Behaviour

  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skillful plays by all participants.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

All complaints must be made via an email. No verbal complaints will be dealt with.

Coaches' Code of Behaviour

The successful Coach invests more in the well-being and interests of the players than in their win-loss record.

  • Be responsible in your demands on the young players’ time, energy and enthusiasm. Remember they have other interests.
  • Teach your players that the rules of the game are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
  • Avoid over-playing the talented players. The “just-average” players need and deserve equal time.
  • Remember that children play for fun and enjoyment and that winning is only part of it. Never ridicule or yell at the children for making mistakes or losing a competition.
  • Ensure that the equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of the players.
  • Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
  • Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example.
  • Be punctual and prepared in your approach to training and matches including keeping up-to-date records of playing positions and training sessions.
  • Keep yourself informed about sound coaching principles.

All players, their parents/guardians & coaches are expected to abide by these codes of behaviour.