This By-Law aligns with the Australian Sports Commission’s National Member Protection Policy – version template 8 June 2015.
Date adopted by HRBA – 01 August 2019
Date effective – 01 August 2019

HRBA Vision
Basketball to be the sport of choice in the Eastern Hills community by fostering a high participation for all ages in an enjoyable domestic competition that supports a strong high-performance pathway.

This code of conduct applies to all Parents of a players competing in HRBA domestic competition and representing HRBA in any other competition endorsed by HRBA Management Committee. Throughout this document the word “Parent” means: Any adult who is responsible for the care of a child participating in HRBA endorsed competitions.
Basketball Australia and Constituent Associations seek to provide a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone involved in our organisation and in our sport. To achieve this, we require certain standards of behaviour of players/athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, parents/guardians (of child participants) and spectators.
Our codes of behaviour are underpinned by the following core values.
o To act within the rules and spirit of our sport.
o To display respect and courtesy towards everyone involved in our sport and prevent discrimination and harassment.
o To prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people involved in our sport.
o To encourage and support opportunities for participation in all aspects of our sport.

As a Parent of a player accepted in a team by Basketball Australia (BA), or by a member organisation that has adopted this Member Protection Policy and this code, you are always expected to meet the following requirements regarding your conduct.

1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
2. Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
3. Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
4. Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
5. Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
6. Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.
7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
8. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
9. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
10. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
You are participating in basketball as a parent of a player in competition ran by HRBA or representing HRBA we request that you familiarise yourself with our Bylaws and Polices. In you signing this document you agree to adhere to these Bylaws and Polices. If you do not adhere to the Bylaws and Polices you accept the consequences of your actions.