Code of Conduct


Shinfield Cricket Club Code of Conduct for Junior Members established 1890

Shinfield Cricket Club Code of Conduct for Junior Members

Junior members must:

play within the laws and spirit of the game
  • respect umpires and their decisions
  • respect opponents
  • support the decisions of coaches and team managers
  • wear suitable kit for training sessions and matches as agreed with the coach or team manager
  • pay subscriptions, coaching and match fees by the times stipulated
Junior members must not:
  • smoke on club premises or when representing the Club
  • consume alcohol or prohibited substances on club premises or when representing the Club
  • use foul or abusive language on club premises or when representing the club

Shinfield Cricket Club Code of Conduct for Members and Guests*

All Members and Guests of Shinfield Cricket Club will:
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
  • Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
  • Display high standards of behaviour
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
  • Recognise good performance not just match results
  • Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club
  • Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands - Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued
  • Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.

* Members and Guests include all members and officers of the Cricket Club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch / attend / participate / officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.

In addition to the above, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

  • Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
  • Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
  • Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with Young Players, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Player’s full consent and approval
  • Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle - “People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”
  • Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role and especially with respect to the Safeguarding of young People.

Shinfield Cricket Club Code of Conduct for Parents and Carers

  • Shinfield Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its Youth members. If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of our club, please share them with either your team manager or our Child Welfare Officer.
  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in sport
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept officials’ judgments
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Ensure that any subscriptions, any match fees or fees for extra coaching sessions are paid promptly
  • When collecting your child on match days or after training sessions, please do not enter the changing rooms
  • Ensure that any prescribed medication needed by your child is readily available at coaching sessions and matches
  • If there is an issue that concerns either your child or yourself, please raise it with the appropriate club official
  • Try to encourage your child to take some responsibility for their cricket by asking them to pack their own bag, check that they have collected all their kit from the changing room etc
  • Ensure your child adheres to the Junior Club Rules and Code of Conduct