Code Of Behaviour

Code of Behaviour for Youth Members

Everyone involved in St. Brendan’s Hurling Club should accept the roles and responsibilities that they undertake as we commit ourselves to maintaining an
enjoyable and safe environment for all.
The safeguarding of our members will always be a key priority as we recognise that the welfare of the child is of paramount importance in our work. We wish to see this Code developed, promoted and implemented as an initiative that encourages FAIR PLAY, RESPECT, EQUALITY, SAFETY and NO DISCRIMINATION in all aspects of our work with children and young people.
As part of their development our players must be encouraged to realise that due to their participation they also have a responsibility to treat others with fairness and respect.
Players & members agree to abide by this Code of Behaviour and to any other policies in St. Brendan’s Hurling Club.

St. Brendan’s Hurling Club views bullying behaviour and racism as a violation of the rights of our members.
It will not be tolerated and every effort will be made to eliminate it from our Club.
All Club Officers, players and team mentors are obliged to be registered members of St. Brendan’s Hurling Club with membership paid in full.

St. Brendan’s Hurling Club Children’s Officer (2015) is Liam O Connor

This person will be available to assist with any concerns or enquiries that youths, parents /guardians may have regarding the general welfare and safety of children and young people in the Club.

OUR PLAYERS should always:
*Play fairly, do their best and enjoy themselves.
*Respect fellow team members regardless of ability, ethnic origin, cultural background or religion. Participate in games and competitions at levels with which they feel comfortable, and first and foremost to compete and train in their own age group
*Represent their team, St. Brendan’s Hurling Club and their family with pride and dignity.
*Be properly attired for games i.e. wear Club colours and always have a helmet in perfect condition.
*Respect all coaches, mentors, officials and their opponents and at all times respect GAA property especially our Club jersey.
*Be gracious in defeat and modest in victory, and shake hands before and after a game, irrespective of the result.
*Ensure that their mentor/manager is informed in advance if they are unavailable for training/ games.
*Adhere to acceptable standards of behaviour and to their Club’s Code of Behaviour, and always tell the truth about any alleged incident of bullying or misbehaviour.

OUR PLAYERS should never:
*Cheat – always play by the rules.
*Shout at or argue with Officials, with their coach, their team mates or opponents and never use violence at any time.
*Use unfair or bullying tactics or isolate other players, or retaliate physically.
*Spread rumours or tell lies or post false hurtful items on any social media e.g. Facebook, Twitter etc.
*Use unacceptable language or racial and/or sectarian references. Racism is totally unacceptable in this Club.

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