Mountain Gate Cricket Club
Club Code of Conduct
The image and reputation of any club is vital to its ongoing success and reflects the Club’s standing in the community and the cricket world. Our “Code of Conduct” sets the standard of conduct required by our players, members and officials, as representatives of the Mountain Gate Cricket Club Inc. (MGCC). Club members and officials are expected to abide by our “Code of Conduct” while representing the club in any capacity, before, during and after a match or training and social functions.
- Members are expected to respect umpires, opposition players and supporters, our teammates and our members and supporters.
- Unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable.
- The use of verbal or physical abuse is unacceptable.
- The use of obscene language is unacceptable.
- Members will refrain from any form of harassment, discrimination or vilification, on any grounds, including disability, sexual, racial or religion.
- Any member that causes the club to be fined as a result of their behavior shall be required to compensate the club for the amount of the fine.
- Members are expected to take pride in our clubrooms and respect the furniture and fittings. Prior to leaving the clubrooms, members must ensure the area they (or their guests) have used is clean and tidy.
- Members are expected to respect all club property, including balls and training equipment. Unauthorized use or theft of club, or other members, property or money is unacceptable.
- Members are responsible for the behavior of any visitors they introduce to the club. They must ensure that their visitors sign the “Visitors” book.
- The club endorses the responsible service of alcohol (“RSA”). Members (and their guests) are expected to make their best endeavors to ensure that RSA requirements are complied with at all times.
- Members are expected to follow the reasonable direction of the responsible committee person, or bar/canteen staff, while utilizing the clubroom facilities.
- Members are expected to make umpires, opposition players and supporters feel welcome when they are guests at our club at the end of a day’s play.
- Members are expected to play a part in the operation of our club. Any breach of the Code of Conduct will be assessed by the club committee and\or a disciplinary panel appointed by the committee. As per club’s constitution, the committee may, by resolution, expel, suspend or fine a member who “has been guilty of conduct unbecoming a member or prejudicial to the interests of the club”. A charge relating to a breach of the Code of Conduct can arise from a complaint (official or unofficial) made by any person. That person can be a member of our club, a member of an opposing club, an umpire or other official or a member of the public. Any complaint in relation to a breach of the Code of Conduct should be directed to the Club President. The member charged can appeal, as per club’s constitution, should they feel the decision is incorrect or the penalty inappropriate.