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
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 Spectators at 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
As a supporter of a player accepted in a team by Basketball Australia (BA), or by a member organisation that has adopted this Member Protection Policy and/or this code, you are always expected to meet the following requirements regarding your conduct.
1. Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
2. Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
3. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
4. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.
5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
6. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
7. Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
8. Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
9. 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 supporter of a player in competition ran by HRBA or representing HRBA we request that you familiarise yourself with our Bylaws and Polices. In you reading 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.