Code Of Conduct

Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the spirit of the game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit, causes injury to the game itself.


For Parents/Guardians

ERDCC is trying to ensure that you child’s time with the club will be both rewarding and fulfilling. The club therefore promotes and encourages the following codes of conduct for parents and guardians of all junior members and visitors:

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with umpires/officials
  • Help your child recognize good performance, not just results
  • Never force your child to take part in cricket
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance of all
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Publicly accept umpires/officials judgement
  • Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport
  • Use correct and proper language at all times
  • Offer to assist with the running of the team whenever possible
  • Attend as many of your child’s matches as possible. Children strive to gain the admiration of their parents/guardians. Be there to witness their personal achievements and show them how proud you are of them. They are young for such a short time, so make time for them in these formative years.

For Club Officials and Volunteers

ERDCC wishes all of our volunteers to adopt the essence of good ethical conduct and practice as summarised below:

  • Always consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of their performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with the players based on mutual trust and respect
  • make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (eg. fair play)
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Hold the appropriate and valid qualification or be undertaking training to achieve that qualification
  • Never exert undue influence over players to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances
  • Encourage players to value their performances and not just results

Junior Club Rules 2017/18

ERDCC Club Rules [Constitution]