Lindisfarne Cricket Club
Code of Conduct for Members
All members of Lindisfarne Cricket Club Inc (‘LCC’) – whether playing or non-playing members – are the public face of the club and are expected to maintain a certain standard of conduct. This extends to playing in and watching matches, attending training sessions, participating at social events, attending the LCC or opposition clubrooms, using LCC facilities and equipment and using social media.
In this respect, all LCC members must adhere to the following:
- Be respectful of the rights of all involved in cricket regardless of ability, race, gender, sexuality or religion. This includes other LCC members, opposition players, coaches, umpires, scorers, administrators, volunteers, parents and spectators.
- Treat all other LCC members equally and fairly.
- In relation to matches and training sessions, show good sportsmanship and uphold the spirit of cricket.
- Do not threaten, abuse, harass or discriminate against others.
- Avoid using excessively rude or offensive language and behaviour.
- Treat LCC equipment and facilities, and the equipment of other LCC members, with respect.
- Avoid conduct that might reflect poorly on, or embarrass, the Club.
- Do not encourage other LCC members to engage in conduct that would contravene this code.
Enforcement of the code
When enforcing the code of conduct the Board will act according to the severity of the particular breach. In most cases, an offending member will receive a warning from the Board. Where appropriate, the offending member may be ejected from LCC premises and/or given a direction to promptly rectify the breach (e.g. by apologising to relevant persons). For serious or frequent breaches the Board may take more substantial action, such as suspension from matches (for playing members) or, in extreme cases, expulsion from LCC.
Family members and friends
The Board encourages all LCC members to ensure that their family members and friends adhere to the code of conduct when attending LCC matches, training sessions, social events and LCC or opposition clubrooms, or otherwise using LCC facilities or equipment. Family members or friends who fail to do so may be asked to leave LCC premises and/or be denied future entry.
Social Media Policy
What is "social media"?
Social media includes any electronic means of sharing information and opinions among a group people. This includes (but is not limited to):
- social networking websites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram;
- other websites where information and opinions can be shared, such as forums, blogs, and articles with comments sections; and
- group emails and group text messages.
The policy: standards expected of Lindisfarne Cricket Club Inc (LCC) members in using social media
- Uphold the good reputation of LCC. Don’t post negative comments about LCC, its members, its coaches or team selections/performance, and don't post anything which might reflect poorly on, or embarrass, LCC.
- Don't post on behalf of LCC except with the permission of the LCC Board.
- Respect other people's rights. Don't post private information about someone else without their consent and don't threaten, abuse, harass or discriminate against others.
- Don't use offensive language when posting on any websites which are connected to LCC, such as LCC's Facebook page.
- Promptly delete any post you make which breaches the social media policy.
- Do not forward or share any post which breaches the social media policy.
- Most importantly of all, use common sense. Think about what you are going to say before you post it and ask yourself whether it is likely to offend others.
Enforcement of the policy
When enforcing the social media policy the Board will act according to the severity of the particular breach. In most cases, an offending member will receive a warning from the Board, a direction to immediately delete the offending post and (if appropriate) a direction to apologise to an offended person or group. For serious or frequent breaches the Board may take more substantial action, such as suspension from matches or, in extreme cases, expulsion from LCC.
The Board encourages the positive and respectful use of social media, in accordance with the social media policy, as a tool for networking between LCC members.