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NSWPSSA Code Of Conduct

Code of Conduct




"It isn't whether you win or lose, but how you play the game."

(from Grantland Rice)


  1. Play for the fun of it.
  2. Compete by the rules and always abide by the referees' or umpires' decisions.
  3. Control your temper.  Make no criticism either by word or gesture.
  4. Work equally hard for yourself and your team – your team's performance will benefit and so will your own.
  5. Be willing to train and prepare for the game. Preparation helps prevent injury and increases the level of enjoyment.
  6. Play only when you are fully fit. To play with an injury will handicap your team, and may expose you to the risk of serious, life long injury.
  7. Be a good sport. Encourage fellow team members.
  8. At all times cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents.
  9. Remember the goals of the game are to have fun and improve your skills. Be modest in success and generous in defeat.




"If children participating in sport are to develop basic skills and experience the fun of

playing, they require thoughtful and purposeful adult assistance."

(The Hon. Baldock, M.H.A. Tasmania)


  1. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in particular sports.
  2. Remember children are involved in organised school sports for their  enjoyment and fulfilment – not yours.
  3. Encourage your child always to play by the rules.
  4. Teach your child that honest effort is as important as winning so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  5. Encourage your child to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.  Never ridicule your child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  6. Remember that children learn best by example.  Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
  7. Do not publicly question the officials' judgement and never their honesty.
  8. Appreciate the contribution and commitment of teacher/coaches.  They give their time and resources to provide sporting activities for your child.
  9. Have realistic expectations for your child and his/her team – do not expect more than they can give.

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