Terms & Conditions – Club Code of Conduct

Standard Terms and Conditions of Membership

(1) Ellenbrook United F.C. reserve the right to refuse membership.

(2) A playing member must be paid in full prior to taking part in any game activity.

(3) Payment does not guarantee squad placement. A squad cannot be formed without the minimum 1x coach, 1x Assistant Coach1x Team Coordinator. Refunds will be given to players that are not allocated to a squad.

(4) Code of Conduct must be acknowledged and agreed to prior to Ellenbrook United F.C. accepting an individual as a member of the club.

(5) A player must wear appropriate club endorsed uniform (including the correct shorts and socks) on game day and training nights or otherwise directed by the relevant coach or team management, and be presented in a neat and tidy manner.

(6) Members are subjected to the laws and governance of the Ellenbrook United FC Constitution.

(7) Registration applications cannot be processed unless all registering requirements are met.

(8) Socks and other detailed equipment provided upon registration may be retained by the member.

(9) Team Shirts and all other equipment remain the property of Ellenbrook United F.C.

(10) Additional charges will apply to members wishing to retain Ellenbrook United F.C property or merchandise.

(11) Unless otherwise approved by the Treasurer and Registrar, registration and payment for membership must be completed in accordance with instructions provided on the Ellenbrook United F.C web site.

(12) Ellenbrook United F.C. cannot guarantee squad placing or special requests, however, where club grading policy permits, the club will endeavour to accommodate reasonable requests.

(13) Unless clause 3 applies, memberships are non-refundable. Refunds may be considered by the Executive Committee if special circumstances exist. Any request for refund, must be submitted to the Secretary in writing.

(14) Purchases are not exchangeable or refundable unless due to exchange for sizing or defective product

(15) Team questions and queries shall be directed to the relevant team coordinators or direct to the Secretary.

(16) Grievances are to be directed in writing to the Team Coordinator or direct to the Secretary.

(17) All members must support and contribute to Ellenbrook United F.C. fundraising initiatives.

(18) It is expected members of age and parents contribute volunteering time for various duties to the club

(19) Fees & Charges are subject to change without notice.

Code of Conduct

I/we acknowledge and agree that I/we as parents/legal guardians participate and allow our children to participate in this sporting activity at our own risk and that no liability shall be attached to the club, its officials and organisers. I have read, completed and understood the Emergency Contact and Medical Conditions list and agree that the club, its officials and organisers shall not be held liable or responsible for any claims, damages, injury or illness previously endured or sustained howsoever caused to anyone or anything. I agree to abide with all directives; instructions and decisions made by the club as documented in the Club Code of Conduct and further agree to abide by all club governance. I/We have read and understand the club Terms and Conditions. I understand the club will arrange Ambulance transportation if I am not available and indemnify the club and officials for costs associated therewith.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Player

  • Play by the rules and play for the enjoyment of the game, in a true spirit of sportsmanship, win lose or draw.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players and coaches.

  • Do not react to nor initiate, condone or encourage acts of aggression.

  • Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.

  • Respect the decision of the match, team or ground officials, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.

  • Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you to competition at the highest level.

  • The coach makes the final decision.

  • Racism and any form of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Abide by the constitution and by-laws of the club.

  • Participate in club fundraising initiatives and programs.

  • Volunteer time and services as and when required and where able.

  • Respect and do not mistreat or misuse club equipment.

  • Respect coaches, club staff and fellow team mates.

  • Be adequately prepared with appropriate clothing and equipment for training and game days.

  • Be Punctual, Be Prepared, Be Professional

  • Act with respect, dignity and professionalism when wearing the club uniform, badge and when representing the club.

  • Do not bring the club into disrepute by physical, verbal or written actions. Including derogatory and defamatory statements or remarks about the club, members or its staff.

Coaches and Coaching

  • The main role of the coach is to ensure that the above “Player Code of Conduct” objectives are achieved.

  • Abide by the constitution and by-laws of the club

  • Support and encourage players but do not set them goals that are too high or put them under undue pressure to perform. Coaches must remain in the designated area or near the centre line.

  • Must not abuse or criticize players, referees or officials, be respectful for the ability of opponents and for the judgment of referees and opposing coaches.

  • Ensure that your players’ soccer experience is one of fun and enjoyment (winning is only part of it).

  • Develop players skills and mental attitudes, understanding this is a competition, we strive though we win some, we lose some

  • Players should never be yelled at or ridiculed for making mistakes or losing a game.

  • Coaches are to set a good example and be generous with your praise when it is deserved.

  • Children need a coach they can respect.

  • Coaches are to keep informed of sound principles of coaching, growth and child development.

  • Check your equipment and playing facilities – They should meet safety standards and be appropriate for the age and ability of your players.

  • Follow the advice of a physician when determining when and injured child is ready to play again.

  • Ensure squad are in correct playing uniform and equipment.

  • Ensure club direction and vision is being followed.

  • Do not misuse club equipment

  • Be Punctual, Be Prepared, Be Professional

  • Act with respect, dignity and professionalism when wearing the club uniform, badge and when representing the club.

  • Do not bring the club into disrepute by physical, verbal or written actions. (Including derogatory and defamatory statements or remarks about the club, members or its staff.)

Parents/Supporters

  • Parents must not Endeavour to coach players. This is the role of the coach. (In regard to juniors, too many people shouting directions can merely confuse the players and put them under unnecessary pressure.)

  • Abide by the constitution and by-laws of the club.

  • It is expected that parents/guardians will volunteer time / services as and when required by their squad or club in general.

  • Participate in club fundraising initiatives and programs.

  • Must not enter the field of play and must remain behind the spectator Boundaries

  • Must act in a sporting manner to players of both teams.

  • Support and encourage players but do not set them goals that are too high or put them under undue pressure to perform.

  • Must obey directions by referees or officials.

  • Let the players enjoy themselves.

  • Do not bring the club into disrepute by physical, verbal or written actions. Including derogatory and defamatory statements or remarks about the club, members or its staff.

Breaches could result in disciplinary action against offender or their club.

I agree to the use of photographs and the use of the name(s) of my child / children for club promotions such as but not limited to Club website, newsletters and magazines relating to football and the club (Ellenbrook United F.C. inc.), including Team Photo’s and team promotion. Including Ellenbrook United F.C. inc. sponsors advertising and promotional material in relation to the club (Ellenbrook United F.C. Inc.)