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 players competing in HRBA domestic competition and representing HRBA in any other competition endorsed by HRBA Management Committee.

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.
• To act within the rules and spirit of our sport.
• To display respect and courtesy towards everyone involved in our sport and prevent discrimination and harassment.
• To prioritise the safety and well-being of children and young people involved in our sport.
• To encourage and support opportunities for participation in all aspects of our sport.
1. Play by the rules.
2. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.
3. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
4. Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, so will you.
5. Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
6. Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
7. Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
8. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

You are participating in basketball as 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.