Code of Conduct

General

The following information is important for your participation in the Friendship Games to Shanghai. Please read this information carefully. It is an important agreement between you, parents/guardians and your fellow team members.

Friendship Games team members are responsible for representing Western Australia at all times in the best possible way. The standard of behaviour of all team members reflects on the image of the team as a whole. The following rules apply to all athletes who participate in the trip.

Accommodation

There is to be strictly no boys in girls’ rooms or girls in boys’ rooms AT ANY TIME. Any Athletes breaching this rule will be suspended from competition or team activities. No athlete may leave the site unless accompanied by an appropriate adult.

Curfew

Once team members have been asked to go to bed, they are expected to remain in their own room. The curfew time means QUIET in the rooms and when asked, LIGHTS OUT. Disrespect of the curfew will not be tolerated. Any athletes breaching this rule will be suspended from competition or team activities.

Respect

Team members are expected to show respect to team management, other team members and towards any person they come into contact with. Any lack of respect, abuse, sledging, bullying, teasing or harming of others will not be tolerated. Inappropriate or offensive language is prohibited. The property of others must be respected at all times. Any Athletes breaching this rule will be suspended from competition or team activities.

Mobile Phones & Electronic Devices

Mobile phones or any other electronic devices must not be used at Team activities, at training, or competitions. Such devices must be put away safely. They are the responsibility of the athletes at all times. When travelling with the team iPads, laptops, notebooks etc. are not to be taken. Athletes using all other electronic devices when travelling MUST comply with all airline requests for use of electronic devices. Failure to do so will result in confiscation of the devices by Team Management. All Mobile Phones are to be handed into the group leaders at curfew each night. Any Athletes breaching this rule will be suspended from competition or team activities.

Electronic Communication & Social Media

Team members must ensure that any phone calls they make, text messages/photos they send, or comments/photos that they post on social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) show that they are a positive ambassador and will not contain any inappropriate or offensive content or material that could harm the athlete, the team, the team image or your sporting organisation. Any member contravening this rule will be immediately dismissed from the team.

Alcohol/Smoking, etc.

The use of Alcohol, cigarettes, or any other intoxicating or prohibited substances is forbidden, at all times. Any team member contravening this rule will be immediately dismissed from the team.

Training/Competition

  • Be a good sport
  • Play for enjoyment
  • Strive for personal excellence
  • Work hard for your team as well as yourself
  • Treat all team mates and opponents as you expect being treated yourself
  • Play by the rules
  • Cooperate with team and game officials
  • Control your behaviour on the field

Excursions

The minimum requirement is that unsupervised athletes must be in a group of three and an adult must always know in advance where the group will be. Buses are at all times to be kept tidy, free of litter, chewing gum and other substances which may cause damage. The instructions and requirements of the Bus Company and its Driver are to be respected.

At all times athletes are to respect local customs and way of life.

Breaches of the Code of Conduct

Breaches of the Friendship Games Team Code of Conduct will be viewed as a breach of the trust and disciplinary action will be taken accordingly.

Continuous and/or serious breaches of the rules in the Code of Conduct, or incidents of any other behaviour that in the view of the Team Management could harm the team or its image will result in the offending team member(s) being dismissed from the team, forfeiting all monies paid to that point in time.

Athletes who commit a serious breach will be sent home immediately and at the parent’s/guardians expense.

Team Management reserves the right to impose appropriate sanctions on athletes whilst travelling with the team of minor breaches of team rules. All athletes and Parents/Guardians are bound at all times by this code of behaviour.

Our objectives are simple:

  • Respect each other
  • Learn from each other
  • Innovate together