Club Policy

Rules and Conduct

A declared aim of Wanstead Cricket Club is to follow best practice in all aspects of membership and participation in club activities.  The following requirements evolved over a number of years have been identified and, to the extent necessary, formally ratified by the Management Committee:

Constitution, By-Laws and Etiquette: Rule Book

Officers, Committees, Members and Fixtures: Annual Membership Card

Vision and Mission Statements: Development plan, 2007


Equity Policy Statement

Wanstead Cricket Club is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development.  In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sport England definition of sports equity:

‘Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them.  It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society.'

The club respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social / economic status.

The club is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse.

All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity.

The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.

Club Management Committee 2007


Code of Conduct for Club Officials and Volunteers

‘The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.  All volunteers must:

(a) consider the wellbeing and safety of participants before the development of performance;

(b) develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect;

(c) make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part;

(d) promote the positive aspects of the sport (eg fair play);

(e) display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance;

(f) follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the club;

(g) hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover;

(h) never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward;

(j) never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibited substances;

(j) encourage performers to value their performance and not just results.

Club Management Committee,  January 2003


Conduct and Child Protection Policy

Approved September 2001, updated January 2002, January  2003, March 2005


Communications

Circulation of rule book and membership cards, newsletter, website, notice boards, AGM, in-house workshops and junior registration notices and meeting.


Approved by Management Committee 

2007

To be attached to minutes and posted on website.

(signed AFR Pluck)

Hon. Secretary

    Spirit of Cricket, Umpires, and Social Websites

Cricketers and supporters, please note that we must never make any derogatory or disparaging comment about umpires or umpiring, and especially not on any medium like Twitter or Facebook.

This is a disciplinary offence under league rules, and is completely contrary to our Club Code of Conduct as well as against the Spirit of Cricket.

We must honour umpires, opponents, team-mates and supporters.

Thanks.