Code of ethics, Behaviour & Conduct 

 

    

  • This code should be read in conjunction with the Bowls Development Alliance Codes of practice, subscribed to by BCGBA. See www.safeguardingbowls.org  BDA Code will take precedence.

 

  • CONTENTS
  • GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
    • AIMS & PURPOSE
    • RIGHTS & EXPECTATIONS
    • CODE OF CONDUCT 
  • PLAYERS 
  • OFFICIALS
  • SUPPORTERS
  • PARENTS 
  • USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
  • NON-COMPLIANCE

 

  • GENERAL CODE OF CONDUCT
  • Crown Green Bowling is a sport suitable for the widest range of individuals – young and old, male and female, able-bodied and disadvantaged.
  • However, in order to maximise the benefits and opportunities available, then the South Yorkshite expect the highest standards of conduct from all those involved – players, spectators and administrators.

 

  • AIMS & PURPOSE

 

  • This document sets out the rights and expectations of the conduct of all essentially-involved parties.
  • This conduct is expected at all times and sanctions are proposed for persistent non-compliance.

 

  • 2           RIGHTS & EXPECTATIONS
  • All participants and spectators have the right to
    • Enjoy safe participation in the game
    • Be treated as individuals at all times 
    • Express their views and to be listened to
    • Seek support to help them develop their skills and values 
    • Be treated with respect 
    • Enjoy an environment free of discrimination 
    • Participate free from the threat of abuse or insult 
    • Have the sport administered in a fit and proper manner
    • Obtain guidance and support free from bias or favouritism

 

  • All participants and spectators are expected to
    • Know the rules of game
    • Treat fellow participants with respect and courtesy
    • Refrain from abusive or threatening behaviour
    • Accept the decisions of officials without dissent
    • Act in a sportsmanlike way at all times 
    • Treat the green and facilities with respect

 

  • CODE OF CONDUCT
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  • 3.1     PLAYERS
  • Players are the most important people in the sport.
  • Playing for the team and helping the team to win is a fundamental part of the game.but fair play and respect for all others is equally fundamental.
  • At all times, when practising, training or competing in leagues, competitions and events, participants and competitors should:
  • follow the rules and procedures of their club and league

 

  • Adhere to BCGBA rules and by laws 
  • Act in accordance with the rules of the competition or event 
  • Accept the decisions of officials of the event 
  • Act in a sportsmanlike way at all times 
  • Treat officials and other competitors with respect 
  • Avoid swearing or shouting 
  • Refrain from abusive or threatening behaviour 
  • Respect the rights and dignity of other participants 
  • Keep to agreed timings, or inform their Captain or the competitions’ relevant person if they are going to be late.

 

  • No drinks allowed on the green.
  • No Swearing on or round the green.
  • No intimidation on or round the green
  • No unauthorised persons allowed on the green 

 

      3.2      OFFICIALS

  • Officials and administrators are an important part of the game. Their efforts can greatly enhance or sometimes even diminish the enjoyment of the game.
  • It is essential that the authority of their position is recognised and accepted.
  • However that authority must be used responsibly.

 

  • Officials should:
    • Perform their duties in a fair and efficient manner free from bias or favouritism
    • Know the rules and act as a confident source of advice and information 
    • Be open and transparent in all their decisions and be prepared to explain their reasons 
    • Accept fair and constructive criticism 
    • Perform their duties without consideration of self-importance
    • Share their knowledge with others
    • Expect to be treated with respect and not subjected to personal comments or verbal abuse 

 

  • Members will expect officials to:
    • Be knowledgeable, fair and honest
    • Keep their promises 
    • Keep to agreed programmes and timings

 

  • SUPPORTERS  
  • Supporters can make a significant contribution to an event. However, it must be accepted that players must not be unduly influenced or prevented from playing their own game.
  • All spectators should:
    • Participate in a positive manner
    • Avoid swearing and abusive behaviour
    • Accept the instructions of match officials
    • Keep off the playing surface 
    • Treat all participants equally
    • Act in a sportsmanlike way at all times

 

  • 3.4     PARENTS
  • Parents should: 
  • Accept that errors are an important part of learning and not condemn children for making them 
  • Recognise the rights of their children to have fun
  • Encourage long term participation
  • Support their child’s involvement in practising and playing.
  • Be a good role model at clubs competitions and events    

 

  • USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Social media provides a forum for an exchange of views or constructive debate.
  • It can be an enjoyable experience and can make a difference by bringing people together, supporting a mutual interest or cause.
  • However, it is not the appropriate setting for creating disputes, to discredit other users or organisations, or to lodge complaints or grievances.
  • It is certainly not the forum for anonymous slurs and insults.

 

  • The  SYCCGBA would expect all users of social media to:
  • Remember that all social media programmes are a public forum. 
  • By adding any comment or information, you must be aware that this will be visible to other users and assumed to be true and relevant.
  • Remember that you are responsible for your contribution and for any possible consequences to your reputation and that of your subject.
  • If you have any doubts, it is better to refrain from making a contribution.
  • Treat other users with respect; use appropriate and correct language and act as though you are in the presence of the other person.
  • Respect other users by
  • Being courteous, honest and fair
  • Treating all people how you would like to be treated 
  • Acting in ways that supports the reputation of the sport
  • Maintaining appropriate confidentiality with regards to personal matters 
  • Avoiding racist. threatening or homophobic comments
  • Avoiding behaviour which might reasonably be perceived as harassment, discrimination, bullying or intimidation 
  • Be genuine – don’t hide behind aliases or nicknames
  • Before you post a comment always ask yourself: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it relevant?

 

  • NON-COMPLIANCE
  • This Code of Conduct should be seen as a guide to best practice to allow enjoyment of the sport by all those involved.
  • However failures to comply will inevitably occur.
  • In these cases, it is essential that some value judgement is provided and disciplinary action taken.
  • In repeat or extreme circumstances, sanctions will be inevitable.
  • In all cases, accepted established procedures for the resolution of disputes should be followed.
  • Also, in all cases, the right of appeal should be available.
  • For incidents at club or league level, then club or league officials should provide judgements.
  • For County level then the South Yorkshire procedures will apply.

 

 

 

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