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    Code of Conduct: Junior Players and Parents

    Beaminster Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.

    Beaminster Cricket Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents, carers or guardians 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 Mel White (Child Welfare Officer).

    Junior Members

    As a member of Beaminster Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:

    • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
    • Display high standards of behaviour at all times.
    • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play.
    • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials.
    • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
    • Members must regularly attend training sessions and pay fees promptly.
    • Members should arrive at training sessions, matches and competitions at the agreed time or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
    • Wear appropriate kit (t-shirt, shorts, trainers) to training sessions and BCC provided shirts at club matches and competitions.
    • Show a positive attitude and a willingness to learn and improve under the guidance of coaches.
    • 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.

    Parents/Guardians/Carers

    • Read, be familiar and follow the ECB guidelines set out in the 'Safe Hands' (Cricket's Policy for Safeguarding Children) and any other relevant guidelines.
    • Place the well-being and safety of children above the development of performance.
    • Display high standards of behaviour at all times.
    • Ensure players understand and follow the code of conduct above.
    • Ensure players attend training sessions and matches at agreed times.
    • Recognise good performance not just match results.
    • Ensure indoor training fees are paid promptly.
    • Ensure the annual club subscription/fee is paid by 1st May.
    • If transport is provided to away matches by a club driver be willing to fulfill the obligations of the "safe hands policy" by being a second adult in the car when needed.
    • Provide transport to away matches if requested and ensure that the "safe hands policy" is followed (two vetted adults per car when carrying more than one player).
    • Respond to emails regarding training and games.
    • Report any concerns in relation to a child by following the reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.


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