Sportspersons’ Code of Conduct for players, coaches and officials Participants include players, coaches, officials and spectators All participants in the school’s sport’s sports program are responsible for building a positive spirit within the school’s community by being encouraging and embracing of others’ efforts and participation. Participants will play each game in the full sports uniform and take pride in their own appearance. Participants and coaches will shake the hands of opponents at the beginning and at the end of each game. A player, nominated by the coach each week, will call for three cheers from his or her team mates to thank the opposition and the referees. Participants will not denigrate the performance of any player, team-mate, opponent and coach on or off the field. Participants will not use foul language at any time. On occasions opposing teams may be short of players. We will offer the opposing team to match-up. In these circumstances Prep Participants will play for the other team without objection. This is a convention among in many national sports’ bodies’ codes of ethics. Participants, coaches and officials will ALWAYS treat the referees with respect and adhere immediately to their instructions and rulings, without making comment. This applies equally to spectators associated with our school. Participants will respect their team mates and coaches by attending training sessions and games, unless they are unavailable through illness, injury or preinformed family appointment. Players, coaches, officials and spectators will participate with the right spirit of sport.