Codes of Conduct

At the North Brunswick Junior Football Club we hold the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people as a central and fundamental responsibility of our organisation. The NBJFC Committee must observe the Victorian Government’s Child Safe Standards, as must all adult members of the Club. Further, the Committee will not tolerate any behaviour that is in breach of the Codes of Conduct. If any player/official/spectator is found to have breached the following Codes of Conduct, they will be dealt with and the appropriate sanctions applied which may include expulsion from the Club.


1. Abide by the Laws of the Game, Club Rules and League Rules
2. Teach the Rules: Rules are mutual agreements which nobody should break
3. Group players competitively
4. Avoid overplaying talented players
5. Maximise fun: Place winning in perspective
6. Stress safety always
7. Consider maturity levels: Devise training programs to suit all
8. Develop team respect: For opponents , umpires and coaches
9. Recognise the importance of proper injury treatment
10. Keep up to date with Coaching developments
11. Attain Coaching accreditation and Working With Children Check
12. Avoid derogatory language based on gender or race


1. Play by the laws and rules
2. Don’t argue
3. Control your temper
4. Be a team player
5. Be a good sport
6. Treat all players fairly
7. Cooperate with your coach and teammates
8. Play for fun and improvement
9. Avoid ugly remarks based on race or gender

Parents / Guardians

1. Encourage participation but do not force them
2. Teach that honest effort is the victory, not the winning
3. Encourage to play by the rules
4. Never ridicule mistakes or losses
5. Remember, involvement is for their enjoyment, not yours
6. Remember, they learn best by example. Applaud both teams
7. Recognise positively the recreational contribution of voluntary officials
8. Never publicly disagree with officials. Raise issues privately
9. Support all efforts to remove verbal, racial and physical abuse
10. Support your club officials to foster high standards of behaviour for your Club/League