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6. Code of Conduct for Members and Guests


All members and guests of Richmond Cricket Club will:

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket
Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
Display high standards of behaviour
Promote the positive aspects of cricket e.g. fair play
Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
Recognise good performance – not just match results
Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket
Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club
Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB
In addition to the above, all Club Officers and appointed volunteers will hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance.