Code of Conduct

Tizona Fencing Club Pty Ltd recognises the Code of Conduct of the Australian Fencing Federation (AFF) as stated in the AFF Member Protection Policy as the appropriate guide for members of this club, including fencing students, coaches, volunteers, referees, parents/guardians and spectators.

This Code of Conduct is an abridged version of the AFF Code of Conduct. The complete AFF Member Protection Policy can be accessed via the Australian Fencing Federation website (http://www.ausfencing.org/home/).

General Code of Conduct

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  2. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.
  3. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions.
  4. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
  5. Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, AFF’s standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  6. Operate within the rules of the sport including national and international guidelines which govern AFF, the member associations and the affiliated clubs (AHFC).
  7. Do not use your involvement with AFF, a member association or an affiliated club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of AFF, a member association or an affiliated club (AHFC).
  8. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  9. Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
  10. Refrain from any form of harassment of others.
  11. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring AFF, a member association or an affiliated club (AHFC) into disrepute.
  12. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
  13. Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  14. Be a positive role model.
  15. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.

Code of Conduct for Participant/Athlete

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow participants, coaches, officials, and spectators.
  2. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  3. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow participants and competitors.
  4. Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
  5. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  6. At all times avoid intimate relationships with your coach.
  7. Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  8. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
  9. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
  10. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  11. Cooperate with coaches and staff in development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.

Code of Conduct Specific to Officials & Referees

  1. Place the safety and welfare of the participants/participants above all else.
  2. Accept responsibility for all actions taken.
  3. Be impartial.
  4. Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.
  5. Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.
  6. Value the individual in sport.

Code of Conduct for Parents/Guardians

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  2. Remember that your child participates in sport for their own enjoyment, not yours.
  3. Focus on your child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  4. Never ridicule or yell at your child and other children for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  5. Show appreciation for good performance and skilful plays by all participants (including opposing participants).
  6. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with or in the vicinity of persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  7. Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  8. Do not physically or verbally abuse or harass anyone associated with the sport (participant, coach, umpire and so on).
  9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  10. Be a positive role model.
  11. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.