Community Gymnastics - book your place
Community Gymnastics is a supportive, friendly environment, and everyone that takes part is required to follow this code of conduct. When you book a place you will be asked to confirm that you have:
- Read and understood this code of conduct, and discussed it with your child
- Understood that your service may be withdrawn without refund if the code of conduct is broken.
Code of conduct
For parents, carers & spectators
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
- Never force your child to take part in sport
- 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 officials’ judgements
- Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport
- Use appropriate language at all times
- Never smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind
- Have fun and encourage other participants in a positive manner
- Try hard to keep safe and encourage others to play safely and responsibly
- Do my best to treat everyone with respect and value the help that others give me
- Use equipment for the purpose it is intended
- Listen carefully to those who coach me and act as directed
- Be a good sportsman, act fairly and never deliberately cheat or try to be dishonest
- Always thank officials, coaches, and other players after training and matches
- Ensure that I wear the proper clothing and take plenty of refreshments
- Arrive on time for training or competitions.
I will not:
- Bully or laugh at other participants either by myself or as part of a group
- Keep quiet about bullying that I see or anything that could make another sports person unhappy
- Swear at, argue with or insult the officials, coaches or other participants
- Smoke, consume alcohol or drugs of any kind
- Disrupt any sessions or activities.
Bullying can be:
- Physical: pushing, hitting, kicking, pinching etc.
- Verbal: name-calling, spreading rumours, constant teasing and sarcasm
- Emotional: tormenting, ridiculing humiliating and ignoring
- Racial: taunts, graffiti and gestures
- Sexual: unwanted physical contact or abuse
- Electronic: unwelcoming text messages, e-mails and blogs.