In addition to Netball NSW’s General Code of Behaviour, you are to meet the following requirements with
regard to your conduct during any Netball Activity sanctioned by Netball NSW or an Affiliate. In your role as
a coach you are to:

8.1. Operate within the rules and spirit of Netball, promoting fair play.

8.2. Develop a positive Netball environment by emphasising enjoyment and by providing appropriate
development and competitive experiences.

8.3. Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.

8.4. Treat each person as an individual. Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their
gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

8.5. Display control, courtesy and respect to all involved with Netball.

8.6. Respect the decisions of umpires, officials, other coaches and administrators in the conduct of Netball
programs and competitions.

8.7. Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory
capacity or where a power imbalance will or is likely to exist) with people under the age of 18 years.

8.8. Ensure activities, equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of participating
players. Activities, rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules should take into
consideration the age, ability and maturity level of the participants.

8.9. Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.

8.10. Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment. Place the safety and welfare of
the players above all else.

8.11. Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to an environment free of sexual harassment, bullying,
discrimination and victimisation.

8.12. Any physical contact with a player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s
skill development.

8.13. Adopt and display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.

8.14. Be honest and do not allow your qualifications/accreditation to be misrepresented.


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