Bath & Wiltshire Schools Sports Trust - BWB

BWB Code of Conduct

For Players

• Play for enjoyment – not just to please your parents or coaches

• Always play by the rules.

• Never question the referee’s decisions.

• Always control your temper.

• Work equally hard for both yourself and the team. In this way, your team’s performance will benefit – and so will your own.

• Be a good sport. Appreciate all good play whether by your team or your opponents.

• Treat all players as you would like to be treated – with respect. Don’t interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of anyone.

• Remember that the real goals of the game are to enjoy it, improve your skills and feel good – don’t show off.

• Co-operate with coaches, team mates and opponents – without them you don’t have a game!    


For Parents

• Remember that children are involved in sport for their enjoyment and benefit – not yours.

• Always encourage your child to play by the rules.

• Teach your child that losing must be accepted without undue disappointment.

• Never ridicule children for making a mistake.

• Applaud good play by both teams.

• Never question the referee’s judgement – nor his honesty.

• Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from the game.

• Monitor the number of games your child plays. Make sure your child has fully recovered from injury before playing again.