Centurion Squash Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members.
Centurion Squash Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/guardians should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have with:
- A member of the squash club committee
As a member of CSC you are expected to abide by the following code of conduct:
ALL Members, Guests and Visitors
- Must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions
- Must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity
- Should recognise the valuable contribution made by coaches, officials and other volunteers
- Should be a positive role model, treating other players and officials with the same level of respect they would expect for themselves
- Should use correct and proper language at all times
- Should be intolerant of bullying of any sort
- Should keep to agreed timings for training, league and competitions, or inform their coach or team captain if they are going to be late
- Must wear suitable, clean indoor footwear with non-marking soles when using the squash courts
- Must pay any fees for training, tournaments or subs promptly.
- Are not allowed to smoke on the premises or whilst representing their team at competitions
- Are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the premises or whilst representing their team
- Must respect their fellow players. In particular, they must not indulge in excessive banter or bullying
- Should encourage their children to learn the rules of squash and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Should help their children to recognise good performance, not just results
- Should set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
- Should never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
- Must publicly accept judgements made by officials
- Must use correct and proper language at all times
- Should encourage and guide their children to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour
- Must refrain from communicating with their children or interfere with the on-court helpers and referees during a match
League teams and members (over and above previously stated rules)
- Must be on time for league matches
- Must notify opposition teams if a full team cannot be fielded or if certain team members might run late
- Must ensure visiting teams are catered for in terms of drinks and food
- Must at all times conduct themselves in a manner that reflects well on the club
- Should attempt to wear club shirts for matches
- Should attempt to attend a refereeing course through Northerns Squash Association
- Must be unbiased when marking/refereeing matches
- Must familiarise themselves with the 2016 NSA By-Laws
These disciplinary actions will be imposed in a manner commensurate with the offense and in accordance with the below qualifications of the severity of their disruption or threat.
- Verbal warning issued by the committee.
- Written warning issued by the committee.
- Suspension or immediate ejection from the club for a period of time ranging from days to weeks, issued by the committee.
Types of Infractions
A Minor Infraction will result in penalties and warnings within the rights of a referee during a match and or equal to the disciplinary action 1 or 2 as written above. A Minor Infraction is defined as a single occurrence or disturbance from which no threat has been brought upon any coach, parent, player, participant, official, staff member or any other attendee though is a violation of the “Code of Conduct”. Examples of Minor Infractions include but are not limited to:
- A single instance of disrespectful language or actions directed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official, staff member or any other attendee.
- A single occurrence of excessive tardiness or absenteeism at which ones presence is obligatory/expected.
A Major Infraction will result in disciplinary actions potentially involving suspension from the club. A Major Infraction is defined as repeated Minor Infractions or a single occurrence or disturbance in which a threat has been brought upon any coach, parent, player, participant, official, staff member or any other attendee. These threats or actions if deemed sufficiently damaging to the club or sport gives Centurion Squash Club the right to immediate action in accordance with any and all disciplinary actions as outlined in the “Code of Conduct”. Examples of Major Infractions include but are not limited to:
- Multiple reported instances of disrespectful language or actions directed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official, staff member or any other attendee.
- A threat or act of violence or assault, sexual or otherwise, against any coach, parent, player, participant, official, staff member or any other attendee.