We all like to be able to snap a photo of our child enjoying playing basketball on game nights, or Club’s may want to get a photo of their teams in action, or coaches want to use game footage to help explain plays during training. Most people taking photos at community sporting events are doing so for acceptable reasons and are using appropriate methods. HRBA would like to encourage everyone who is taking photos to be considerate of others.
If you would like to photograph your child’s game be courteous and check with the coach or team manager of the opposite team and also speak with your team’s coach or team manager. There are some instances where players images are not to be published, particularly on social media, and checking with the coach/team manager helps to ensure their safety and wellbeing.
As a general rule, you should not publish (print or digital) images of children with names or other identifiers even when you have the permission of the team manager or coach.
HRBA will take photos on game nights to be used on the website and in social media, as well as for displays promoting HRBA and basketball in the Hills. As a rule, when photographing a game the photographer will approach the coaches/team managers of both teams before taking photos and if advised that there are children playing who cannot be photographed for legal reasons will either photograph a different game or ensure that the player is not in any of the photographs. HRBA will not publish the name of players, coaches, team managers, club officials or spectators without their express permission. HRBA will take general crowd photos at the Hard Courts on game nights without requesting permission.
The Hard Courts are considered to be private property, even though it is open to the public, and as the official organiser HRBA is responsible for the guidelines around photography on game nights.
For more information please visit https://www.playbytherules.net.au/got-an-issue/child-protection/taking-images-of-children