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.