Everyone within our sport plays a role in safeguarding children and young people. In the event of an incident, disclosure, complaint, allegation or suspicion of child abuse, please contact our Club’s Child Safety Officer.
Swanbourne Cricket Club adopts the Cricket Australia's Child Safeguarding policy and procedure.
Parent & Spectator Code of BehaviourSome of the greatest role models we have in our cricketing community are our carers. When assisting and supporting at our club’s games please keep in mind the codes of behaviour listed below:
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate in cricket
- Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours
- Encourage your child to play by the rules
- Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing
- Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game
- Remember that children learn best by example, appreciate good performances and skillful play by all participants
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
- Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise
- Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators - without them, your child could not participate
- Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion
- Abide by Clubs/Associations/Councils Healthy Club Policies at Junior Cricket Matches
Players’ health must always be considered in the scheduling of matches. Climatic conditions vary throughout Australia and individuals’ tolerance of heat and humidity varies significantly. Cricket Australia recommends that clubs, schools and associations apply common-sense guidelines to climatic conditions that exist within their respective regions and consult with the respective Sport Medicine Australia or health promotion organisation within their state or territory to assist in the development of local policies. Sports Medicine Australia recommends that for children and adolescents, activities should be postponed or cancelled if the temperature reaches the temperature designated by the local or state association. Action should be taken promptly by umpires to cease play under any conditions that may be dangerous to the players and officials.
In the event of extreme heat on match days, the Association (CJCA) will make the call whether to suspend games. Please do not agree to suspend games with the opposition. If unsure, contact the Junior President with any concerns to ensure the Club is applying a consistent approach across teams and the association.