Code of Conduct and Role Responsibilities
The Club’s responsibilities to its players:
The purpose of STC Pumas (the Club) is to provide each of its registered players (players) with an opportunity to play cricket in the Canberra City and Suburban Cricket Association (the Association) competition.
The Club will:
· recognise and maintain the heritage of the Club and its past players, and act in a manner that respects the traditions of cricket and the Club.
· provide opportunities for players of all levels of ability and commitment with the opportunity to participate.
· ensure all Club business, including financial obligations, are managed and exclusively controlled by the Committee as elected.
· act as a not-for-profit organisation. While a small profit may be maintained each season, all revenue raised will stay with the Club for the benefit of players.
· provide an organised training venue on a regular basis throughout the season.
· source sponsorship to subsidise registration and uniform costs, and ensure affordability for players.
· manage all team and player registrations and the cost to nominate and register teams with the Association.
· maintain the Club’s statistical records, including those of past and present players.
· organise social events from time-to-time.
· organise an end of season presentation event.
· ensure Captains, Team Managers and players have the resources to perform their roles.
· not tolerate anti-social behaviour or behaviour which reflects poorly on the Club, its players and sponsors.
· provide a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for players of all backgrounds and ability levels.
· respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
Code of Conduct:
1. All players and supporters are to conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on the Club and its sponsors. The code of conduct is not just limited to players but the supporters as well.
2. All players and supporters are expected to always show respect for opponents and match officials. Abuse and behaviour considered likely to undermine the authority of match officials will not be tolerated.
3. All players are expected to always show respect and support for their captain. The captain’s job is a difficult one and he will not be able to please everyone all the time. Players should always be mindful of this regardless of any personal failures or disappointments.
4. All players are expected to always show respect and support for their team-mates. Players should encourage team-mates in all aspects of the game and lead by example of acceptable conduct.
5. All players are expected to accept their financial obligations to the Club. Applications for registration should be accompanied by the appropriate fee. Failure to pay registration fees may result in sanctions from the Club including ineligibility for selection including for other clubs or competitions.
6. Publication of derogatory, libellous or otherwise inappropriate material on the internet or social media towards the Club or players will be regarded as a breach of this code.
All players and supporters will:
· behave in accordance with the Spirit of Cricket.
· respect the rights, dignity and worth of every opponent, supporter, match official, team-mate and sponsor.
· treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
· not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.
· display high standards of behaviour.
· promote the positive aspects of cricket, including fair play.
· encourage all participants to learn the Laws of Cricket and Association by-laws and play within them, always respecting the decisions of match officials.
· actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials.
· recognise good performance not just match results.
· place the well-being and safety of younger players above the development of performance.
It is the responsibility of the captain to ensure that the match is played according to the Laws of Cricket, Association by-laws and traditions of the game. The captain is responsible for ensuring that the Spirit of Cricket is upheld at all times by all players of the Club. Umpires decisions are final and must not be questioned. Opponents must not be abused either by words or actions. In such an event, and in the event of any kind of unsporting conduct by members of his team, it is the captain’s duty to intervene immediately.
The captain has a particular responsibility towards young players. Especially in lower grades, the captain must be careful not to focus entirely on the match result at the expense of neglecting the participation and development of young players.
The team captain must also understand and implement the Club Code of Conduct.
1. Ensure you have the scorebook, match balls and sufficient spares.
2. Ensure in advance that stumps, bails and boundary markers are present.
3. Greet opposing captain and team on their arrival.
4. Ensure that the ground is in good condition, safe and ready for play.
5. Delegate scorers/umpires in advance as necessary.
6. Make arrangements for provision of drinks during both innings.
7. Arrange to toss the coin.
1. Sign scorebook in conjunction with the opposing captain.
2. Retrieve the match balls and spares. Retrieve scorebook. Retrieve and put away stumps, bails, boundary markers & scoreboard.
3. Remove all litter, food, bottles, glasses etc. from viewing areas.
4. Ensure that player votes are done, although this may be delegated to another team member, the captain’s needs to ensure that the votes are done each week.
5. Ensure that scorebook is entered into the My-Cricket system and emailed to the CCSCA as required.
6. Make sure that you inform and encourage players to participate in Club events.
The captain is responsible for all on field decisions, whereas the role of the manager is to support the Club and captain by organizing to get the team on the ground.
Your team will consist of a pre-determined squad of players. Whilst the temptation is to play your best 11 players each week, it must be remembered that we are a Club that actively encourages participation. All players needs to be respected regardless of their ability. Managers will liaise with other team managers, not the Club Committee, regarding the availability of players. Ultimately, the manager is responsible for the player list and filling a team each week.
The manager must ensure that the match is played according to the Laws of Cricket, Association by-laws and traditions of the game.
The manager must also understand and implement the Club Code of Conduct.
1. Ensure all selected players are aware as early as possible where they are playing and when you expect them to be there. Ensure that you have telephone numbers for the players.
2. Ensure you have scorebook, match balls and sufficient spares.
3. Collect and document any match fees.
4. Ascertain and document player availability for next fixture(s).
1. Ensure scoresheet is completed correctly and signed by both captains. Ensure persons taking a catch in the game are marked in the scorebook correctly.
2. Complete scoresheet on My-Cricket promptly and email it to the CCSCA as required.
3. Arrange any collected fees to be transferred to the Club account or Treasurer.
4. Make sure that you inform and encourage players to participate is Club events.
5. Approach the committee to raise any issues extending from the team.