Codes of Conduct

Altona LSC endorses Codes of Conduct as a means of providing members with a safe, respectful and enjoyable experience in relation to club activities and events.

It is expected that all members adhere to the Codes of Conduct relative to their activities and undertakings in and around the club at all times.  Non-compliance with these Codes of Conduct may result in disciplinary action.  It is important that current and prospective members take the time to read and understand their responsibilities in relation to these Codes of Conduct and seek clarification for any areas of uncertainty.

Codes of Conduct exists for the following roles within the club community:

  • Administrators
  • Officials
  • Coaches
  • Members
  • Parents

 Please take the time to read the Codes of Conduct that apply to you in your capacity within the club.

If you have any concerns with complying with these codes, please contact a member of the ALSC Management Committee to discuss.

  • Administrators' Code of Conduct +

    • I will provide opportunities for Age Managers, Committee, Sub Committees, and other club administrators to be involved in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision-making related to their activity.
    • I will create pathways for members to participate in all aspects of the club.
    • I will ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of players.
    • I will ensure quality supervision and instruction for members.
    • I will remember that members participate for their enjoyment and benefit.
    • I will help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help to improve the standards of coaching and officiating.
    • I will ensure that everyone involved at the Altona Life Saving Club emphasises fair play.
    • I will distribute a code of conduct to members and parents and encourage them to follow it.
    • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated.
    • I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training, competitions or club functions.
    • I will not use bad language, nor will we harass members, coaches, officials or the public.
    • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in Life Saving, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
  • Officials' Code of Conduct +

    • I will place the safety and welfare of competitors and members above all elseI will show concern and caution towards sick and injured competitors and members.
    • I will give all competitors and members a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
    • I will be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.
    • I will accept responsibility for my actions and decisions.
    • I will condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of competitors and members.
    • I will avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interestI will be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance and ensure my comments are positive and supportiveI will be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words.
    • I will always respect, remain loyal to and support other officials.
    • I will refrain from any form of personal abuse towards competitors, members or other officials.
    • I will refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards competitors, members or other officials.
    • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated.
    • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in Life Saving, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
  • Coaching Code of Conduct +

    • I will remember that competitors participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun.
    • I will never ridicule or yell at competitors for making a mistake or not winningI will be reasonable in my demands on competitors’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
    • I will operate within the rules and spirit of life saving and teach my competitors to do the same.
    • I will ensure that the time competitors spend with me is a positive experience. All competitors are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
    • I will not use bad language nor will I harass competitors, officials, spectators or other coachesI will ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all competitors.
    • I will display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, parents and spectators.
    • I will encourage my competitors to do the same.
    • I will show concern and caution toward sick and injured competitors and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured competitor is ready to recommence training or competition.
    • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated.
    • I will not allow the unlawful supply of alcohol at training and competitions.
    • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved Life Saving, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.
    • I will promote adherence to anti-doping policies
  • Members' Code of Conduct +

    • I will always play by the rulesI will never argue with an official.
    • If I disagree with a decision I will inform the Team Manager during a break or after the competition.
    • I will control my temper.
    • I understand that verbal abuse of officials and sledging other members or competitors and deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
    • I will work equally hard for myself and/or my team and clubI will be a good sport and applaud all good performance.
    • I will treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated.
    • I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
    • I will cooperate with my coach, team mates and opponentsI will display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat.
    • I will participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
    • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated.
    • I will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
    • I will thank the opposition and officials at the end of the competition or eventI will comply with anti-doping policies.
  • Parents' Code of Conduct +


    • I won’t pressure my child in any way – I know that this is their time not mine.
    • I will not use bad language, nor will I harass children, coaches, officials or other spectators.
    • I will encourage my child to compete within the rules and respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions – no matter what.
    • I will teach my child to respect the efforts of their opponents.
    • I will remember that children learn best by example so I will applaud good performances by both my child and other children.
    • I will give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort.
    • I will focus on my child's efforts and performance – not where they place.
    • I will thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event for my child.
    • I will help when asked by a coach or official.
    • I won’t criticise or ridicule my child’s performance after their event.
    • I will not arrive at the venue intoxicated or drink alcohol at junior eventsI will respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the club, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background
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