CLUB POLICES

Only players who are registered with the QSCA can play with Whitehill FC. It is the coach's/manager's responsibility to ensure that each player is registered. If a team is found to have played a unregistered player this will be classed as a serious Breach of our Code of Behaviour and the player/coach/manager may be deregistered from Whitehill FC. 
 
Behaviour
 
Whitehill FC always encourage our teams to strive to win. However we must not place too much emphasis on the need to win. Winning comes from lots of good practice, as well as individual and team development.
 
An over-desire to win may lead to inappropriate behaviour, coaches keeping less skilled players on the bench game after game, or arguing with the referees, linesmen and officials of the opposing team. Our club considers these forms of behaviour as totally unacceptable.
 
Improper behaviour by referees and linesmen or officials, supporters and players of opposing teams is not an excuse for members of our club to act in a similar manner.
 
There will be occasions when on or off field incidents lead to anger and frustration. We should not attempt to settle such issues on the day unless you can do so amicably. Life is full (unfortunately) of injustices and sometimes we just have to accept them, but if you believe the situation is warranted, please report incidents to the club management.
 
Our club and the Association are serious about the good behaviour of players, parents and team officials.
 
Discipline
If a player receives a red card or their 3rd yellow card within the season they will automatically receive a 1 week suspension from the QCSA. Whitehill FC will inform the coach/manager and player of this, and any additional action from the QCSA, as well as any other sanctions placed on the player by our club. It is the coach's/manager's responsibility to ensure the player does not play whilst suspended. If a player plays while suspended they will automatically be de-registered by Whitehill FC and will take no futher part in the season.
 
Bad language is not tolerated by players at training or during the games (including sitting on the side lines) especially to the referees/other team. If any players are found to have used bad language at a game they will automatically be given a suspension (minium one week) by the club on top of whatever the QCSA discipline committee hands out and will be refered to the Whitehill FC Mangement Team. If any spectators are found to have used bad language they will be refered to the Whitehill  FC Mangement Team.
 

Whitehill Football Code of Behaviour for Players

  • Always play by the rules.
  • Play for the fun of Football.
  • Respect your opponents, coaches and referees. Without them, there would be no competition.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will yours.
  • CONTROL YOUR TEMPER. Remember, deliberately distracting or verbally abusing other players or a referee is NOT ACCEPTABLE or permitted.
  • Acknowledge the other team’s good play as you would like them to acknowledge yours.
  • NEVER ARGUE WITH THE REFEREE (they won’t change their mind). The only person who is to talk to the referee during the game is the team Captain.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Have an open mind to learn. The outcome of a game yields winners and learners. The only loser is the person who learnt nothing.
  • While in uniform, on or off the field, at training or a game, remember –
    • No foul or abusive language – this means swearing.
    • No smoking
    • No alcohol or drugs at any time
    • No spitting
    • No chewing gum.
    • Captains are to work under the guidance of the Match Officials
    • Captains are to keep control of their team at all times
    • Captains are not to question the calls of the Match Officials in an improper manner
    • Captains have no more rights than any other player on the field of play.
    • NO jewellery is permitted on any playing field. (This includes Wedding Rings, Bobby Pins)
    • NO wristbands of any kind are permitted to be worn (Plastic, Rubber or any other material)
    • NO band aids covering jewellery are permitted.
    • No-one likes to lose but if you did your best then be proud of yourself for that.

Breaches of this Code of Behaviour may result in disciplinary action being undertaken by the Whitehill FC Management Team in addition to any QCSA disciplinary action.

Contacting the QCSA/QCSRA

If you require any information to be sent to the QCSA or QCSRA during the season you need to contact the Secretary or the President. No player/coach/parent is to contact the QCSA/QCSRA directly as fines and loss of points can apply.

Facebook -The comments section on the pages of QCSA/QCSRA is for club use only and should not be used for player/coach/parents to place their thoughts and options on it. Basically just don't write anything on the QCSA/QCSRA Facebook pages,as the club can be find for comments.

Health and Safety

A first aid kit and first aid officer will be available at the canteen during all home games. If you have a current first aid certificate and are prepared to be a first aid officer, please let the secretary know.

The club will take the utmost care for the safety of the players, however children in the playground are the responsibility of their parent/guardine. Please take the time to check that the playground is clear of dangerous objects and the equipment are in good order so it is safe for them to play.

Please supply your child/children with a water bottle for training sessions and games. For health reasons, it is essential that each child have an individual drinking container. Research has shown that water is the best thing to give your children to help recover from exertion.

It is hot on the field, even during winter. Remember to be ‘Sun Smart’ and apply sunscreen to your children regularly. The Club has sunscreen at the canteen if you forget.

Coaches/Managers/Officals

Personal Leader Commitment
  1. I commit to conducting myself in a manner consistent with the Safe Ministry Training Leadership Training Course” when serving with Whitehill FC;
    1. I will treat adults, children and young people with respect and value, without favouritism.
    2. I will behave appropriately, being faithful to my appointed tasks, being an example to others, and being careful in how I physically interact with others.
    3. I will never use physical punishment or abusive language - even as a form of discipline.
    4. I will act transparently, as far as possible, ensuring that another adult is present or within eyesight when I am with a vulnerable person (including other peoples children).
  2. I commit to ensuring that the spaces and activities Im responsible for are safe and do not put people at risk of significant harm.
  3. I commit to including vulnerable people (and/or their carers/significant other) in discussions about decisions that will significantly affect them.
  4. I commit to encouraging openness by listening to peoples concerns with a willingness to support them and help them.
  5. I commit to reporting any concerns or suspicions about harmful behaviours and significant risks to the Whitehill FC Safe Ministry Contacts without bias or partiality.
  6. I will submit to the Whitehill FC leader screening process to ensure Im a suitable person to work with vulnerable people.
  7. I will submit to disciplinary steps if I am found to violate these commitments or act in an otherwise inappropriate or illegal manner at Whitehill FC.
  • “We require all our Coaches and Managers to sign-off on our Leader Code of Conduct”

Club Code of Behaviour for Coaches/Managers/Officals

  • Always play by the rules.
  • Always wear your coach's/manager's ID lanyard on game days.
  • Play for the fun of Football.
  • Respect your opponents, coaches and referees. Without them, there would be no competition.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will yours.
  • CONTROL YOUR TEMPER. Remember deliberately distracting or verbally abusing your/other players or a referee is NOT ACCEPTABLE or permitted.
  • Acknowledge the other team’s good play as you would like them to acknowledge your's.
  • NEVER ARGUE WITH THE REFEREE (they won’t change their mind).
  • Never use foul or abusive language – this means swearing.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Have an open mind to learn. The outcome of a game yields winners and learners. The only loser is the person who learnt nothing.
  • While coaching/managering, on or off the field, at training or a game, remember –
    • No foul or abusive language – this means swearing.
    • No smoking
    • No alcohol or drugs at any time
    • No spitting
    • No chewing gum.
    • Coaches/Managers/Officals are to work under the guidance of the Whitehill FC Soccer Committee Members
    • Coaches/Managers/Officals are to keep control of their team at all times
    • Coaches/Managers/Officals are not to question the calls of the Match Officials in an improper manner.

No-one likes to lose but if your team did their best then be proud of yourself for them.

Breaches of this Code of Behaviour may result in disciplinary action to being undertaken by the Whitehill FC Management Team in addition to any QCSA discipline action

 The Vested Offical

You may be asked to help out at a game by being the Vested Official (V.O.).

This is a serious role:

The Vested Official is identified by wearing the orange vest, and is the person responsible to control the crowd.

There must be one official from each team wearing the Vest at every match

The V.O. should not be involved with the running of the team.

The V.O. must sign the Match Card to indicate to the QCSA who they are.

The Coach, Manager and Vested Official are responsible for ensuring that every player in their team has their I.D. card presented prior to the match and that these cards are kept safely.

The Coach, Manager and Vested Official should introduce themselves to the referee and the visiting team.

The V.O. is to observe the game from where the majority of spectators are, not on their own and not from within the coaches area.

If people are breaking the Smoking, Alcohol or other rules, the V.O. is the first person to try to deal with them. If required the V.O. at home games can call on the ground official to help (this person will have a green vest).

During the game, the V.O. has a responsibility to the referee to assist in the control of the match and in particular to maintain appropriate standards of behaviour by their team’s spectators.

If the referee requests specific assistance, support or information, the V.O. must be seen to be supporting them.

Order and discipline by players is encouraged when the club officials (Coaches, Managers and V.O.) set the standard of behaviour at games.

V.O.s are responsible for controlling all spectators at a game. It is expected that both V.O.s will work together to achieve this (i.e. if the other team is having problems with their spectators you are expected to try to help their V.O out). If required the V.O. can call on club officials to help.

Club Code of Behaviour for Parents/Guardians and Spectators

Children play organised sport for FUN. Most times they don’t care whether they win or not, only that they played well and enjoyed themselves.

  • Never berate or ridicule a child for making a mistake. Always be encouraging.
  • Applaud good play by both sides.
  • Congratulate players regardless of the outcome of a game.
  • Always respect the referee’s decision and teach your child to do the same.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer officials.
  • Always demonstrate appropriate social behaviour.
  • Take time to learn the rules of the game to avoid unjustified questioning of official’s calls.
  • Do not use foul or abusive language.
  • No alcohol, smoking or drugs at or near the games or training.
  • If you have any complaints, take it to the coach or club official, out of earshot of the players.
  • Don’t confuse players by telling them the opposite to their coach or manager.
  • Don’t approach a player while play is in progress. The referee will call on the coach or manager if necessary.

Breaches of this Code of Behaviour could result in disciplinary action being undertaken by the Whitehill Football Committee. This disciplinary action is independent and may be additional to any action taken by QCSA.

Complaints

If you have any complaints or concerns about any situation regarding your team, spectators, the other team, other spectators, the referees or anything else, please contact the club secretary or any club official. The club executive will then discuss the matter and take the appropriate action.