Fair play & sports rage
Sports rage occurs between players, managers, coaches, officials, referees, parents and spectators and can happen between two or more of any of these parties and anyone can be the offender. Sports rage can take the form of violence, foul language, harassment, abuse or any other bad behaviour which contravene the codes of behaviour of a club, school or team.
Respect your team, the other team, referees, officials and spectators.
Playing sports, whether with a club or simply at the park with friends should be fun. Kids should be encouraged to be active but also “play it safe”. Sports and recreation risks include sun exposure, dehydration and digestion before exercise, warming up and cooling down and wearing appropriate safety gear.
Most organised team sports have rules and requirements regarding uniforms and safety equipment such as helmets or shin guards. These should be communicated to parents when registering your child with a club and are often mandatory for your child to play.
If your child is taking part in casual swimming, cycling, or other games/activities consider and discuss possible risks with the recreational facility or your local sports store and purchase or hire the necessary safety equipment.