Code of Conduct

If you are reading this it’s probably because you have a child, grandchild, niece or nephew competing in this year’s event.

 

You may also be a team coach, family friend, or just someone enjoying the Saddleworth Village Olympics. The reason doesn’t matter, the important thing is the children are taking part in a great community sports event, an event that draws together people and organisations from across Saddleworth to give the children the opportunity to make friends, play sport and have a great time.

 

We would like it to stay that way and would ask you to have a quick read of the following and to keep it in mind during the games. These are extracts from our Parental Code and Child Protection policy:

 Remember, that children learn best by example

 Applaud good play by members of the opposing team.

 Booing or any form of barracking will not be tolerated and will result in action being taken.

 Do not publicly question the officials’ judgement and never their honesty.

 Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sporting activity.

 Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child.

 Although we welcome positive support, spectators should not coach from the sidelines.

 Intimidation of the umpires will not be tolerated.

 

We thank all responsible parents and carers for their continued positive support and look forward to completing the Games in a safe and protective environment for our young competitors.