Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians

This code sets out the principals of what we expect to see from Parents/Guardians. We have set out the positive things we want to encourage and, conversely, the negative things we seek to discourage.

Encourage your child to learn the laws of the game and to play within the spirit of those laws.

Encourage fair play and support the decisions of coaches, umpires and other officials. Discourage unfair play and disputes with coaches, umpires and other officials.

Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results. In particular look for the good performances by other children.

Encourage your child to take part in our sessions, but never force them to come.

Set a good example by recognising fair play and by applauding the good performances of all.

Always and never punish a child for losing or making mistakes.

Publicly accept the judgement of umpires without argument or comment and encourage your child to do the same.

Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy cricket and to develop to be the best they can be.

Always use appropriate language.

Report any child protection matters concerning the cricket club to the child protection officer, John Sandford, or the deputy, Chris Jackson.

Always remember that children are involved in organised sport for their enjoyment and not for yours.