2015 Surfing Australia Rule Book - Page 63

SURFING AUSTRALIA’S CODES OF CONDUCT 8. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times. 9. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision. 10. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team. 11. Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level. 6. PARENT/GUARDIAN CODE OF BEHAVIOUR As a parent/guardian of a player/participant in any activity held by or under the auspices of Surfing Australia a member association, an affiliated club or licensed surf school, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event: 1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others. 2. Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours. 3. Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing. 4. Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition. 5 Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all players (including opposing players). 6. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example. 7. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise. 8. Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (player, coach, umpire and so on). 9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 10. Be a positive role model. 11. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches, of this code of behaviour. www.surfingaustralia.com 61