North Kildare Cricket Club - NKCC Code of Conduct

NKCC Code of Conduct



North Kildare Cricket Club is committed to maintaining the highest standards of behaviour and conduct. Players representing the club are expected to support their captain and respond to leadership in a positive fashion in order to ensure the good standing of the club.

The club committee has the overall responsibility for the behaviour of its members.  Members remain under the jurisdiction of these rules when playing on an opponents ground or when appearing in a league representative side.

These rules shall apply in all matches played by the club, whether competitive or friendly, and all organised practice and training sessions.

Code of Conduct

All members and guests of North Kildare Cricket Club will:

§ Respect the rights, dignity, and worth of every person within the context of Cricket.

§ Treat everyone equally, and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.

§ Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed.

§ Display high standards of behaviour.

§ Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play.

§ Abide by the Leinster Cricket Union Code of Conduct  (Appendix 3) when participating in league matches

§ Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials.

§ Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations, and arguing with match officials.

§ Recognise good performance not just match results.

§ Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience, and ability of the individual.

§ Respect young peoples opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket.

§ Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with young people in the Club.

§ Avoid the use of alcohol before coaching, during events and on trips with young people

§ Not provide young people with alcohol, cigarettes or any banned substance when they are under the care of the Club.

§ Follow Irish Sport Councils, Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Childrens Sport in Ireland and Cricket Irelands Codes of Conduct and Good Practice for youth cricket and any other relevant guidelines issued.

§ Not take Photographs / Images of children at Matches, Training or Club Functions without the prior permission of the parents/carers of the children.

* Members and Guests include all members and officers of the Cricket Club, and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch / attend / participate / officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.

While Playing:

§ The Captains are responsible at all times for ensuring that play is conducted within the spirit of the game as well as within the Laws.

§ Players and Team Officials shall not at any time engage in conduct unbecoming to a player or team official, which could bring the game into disrepute.

§ Players and Team Officials shall not intimidate assault or attempt to intimidate or assault an umpire, another player or spectator.

§ Players and Team Officials shall not use crude or abusive language (known as “sledging”) nor make any offensive gestures, nor appeal excessively.

§ Players and Team Officials shall not make any public pronouncement or comment, which is detrimental to the game, in question.

§ The Captain must take adequate steps to ensure the good behaviour of their members, and supporters towards players, and umpires.

§ Place the well-being and safety of all players above the development of performance.

§ Adults must not change or shower at the same time using the same facility as children.

§ If Adults and children need to share a changing facility, the Club must have consent from the Parents that their child(ren) can share a changing room with Adults in the club.

§ Cameras, and any other recording Equipment must not be used in the changing room.

*Please note that if children are uncomfortable changing or showering at the Club, no pressure should be placed on them to do so.