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Code of Conduct for Sports Events

posted Aug 17, 2017, 8:39 PM by Reception @TMCS

As we are heading into the sharp end of the season with competition in many codes getting exciting and competitive we need to please remind everyone - supporters and players that these are primary school sports games. Yes, we can play to win but fairness and supporting all players is important. Winning is one thing but we are also trying to inspire all young students to build a love for sports and team work. All the Year 3 - 6 students have been spoken to about kia manaaki and respect on and off the field/court,  we did receive a letter referring to some of our parental support also, so this is a good time to share the Fairplay Codes of Conduct with everyone so we can all enjoy primary school sports and inspire young All Blacks, Silver Ferns and Black Sticks etc in the making.



The Fairplay Code for Players

Good sport is about positive attitude.  Play your part – play fair.  To the best of your ability you will:

• Play by the rules

• Never argue with an official

• Work hard to do your best at all times

• Be a good sport and recognise good players and good plays by all involved

• Remember to thank your coach, the officials, the opposition and supporters

• Help others in your team when you can

• Avoid putting people down or bullying them

• Give it your full effort


The Fairplay Code for Teachers and Players

Good sport is about positive attitude.  As a coach you set the standards.  Play your part to help make each game a success – play fair.  To the best of your ability you will:

• Set personal behaviour standards for yourself and those you coach to follow

• Give each player the same amount of your attention and time

• Provide every player with the same opportunities to play the game

• Encourage respect for the opposition and officials, Never argue with the referee, encourage cheating or make excuses for losing

• Always be positive,  Never shout or ridicule players

• Respect players’ efforts regardless of whether they have won or lost

• Keep winning and losing in perspective with personal challenge and enjoyment

• Give it your full effort


The Fairplay Code for Parents and Supporters

Good sport is about positive attitude.  You can set the right tone and help make the game a success.  Play your part – play fair.  To the best of your ability you will:

• Encourage your child, and other people’s children, in their efforts in sport

• Insist that your child plays within the rules and by the principles of fair play

• Make an effort to understand the rules (modified) of the game

• Respect your child’s efforts regardless of whether they have won or lost

• Display self-control on the sideline

• Always be positive, Never shout at or ridicule players

• Support good play and applaud good performance from all competitors

• Show your appreciation to people who volunteer their time so your child can play

• Remember that your child plays sport for their reasons not yours, never place undue pressure on your child to play or perform

• Be a positive role model for your child

• Give it your full effort


The Fairplay Code for Officials

Good sport is about positive attitude.  You can set the right tone and help make the game a success.  Play your part – play fair.  To the best of your ability you will:

• Control the game in a firm, fair and positive manner

• Be consistent and fair in your decisions

• Modify your approach to suit the participants’ level of ability

• Help players understand the rules by explaining decisions where appropriate

• Do what you can to make sure that everyone enjoys the game – including yourself

• Encourage fair play and do not tolerate foul play of any kind

• Give it your full effort


(adapted from the Hillary Commission’s Fairplay Codes of Conduct)


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