The Everton Districts Cricket Club (EDCC) is an organisation which values behaviour that is in compliance with the laws, regulations and general expectations of Cricket Australia, Queensland Cricket and the wider community to which it renders its services and provides its function.
This code of conduct is designed to inform all EDCC members of the values which guide the club and to allow it to provide a service to the community by providing the opportunity to any and all persons to be involved in the participation in, management of, and general support of the sport of cricket.
As a community organisation the EDCC wishes to build and maintain a positive reputation within the wider community and it is expected that all members will assist in this endeavour through maintaining the highest levels of behaviour at all times where they represent the club or may be seen to be representing the club.
The club accepts that the behaviour of its members can impact upon the reputation of Queensland Cricket, Cricket Australia, and the sport in general. As such it will, at all times, be seen to be acting in the best interests of all the aforementioned parties.
*Note that this is a living document and may be updated by the executive committee at any time
To meet agreed principles to ensure standard requirements of the club are known and met. It also guarantees club safety, efficiency and sociability.
Traditionally, cricket has been the one sport to maintain and promote the highest level of conduct and sportsmanship. Whilst still a competitive sport, it’s continued strength relies on the preparedness to play within the spirit of the game as defined by Cricket Australia’s Spirit of Cricket expectations.
These expectations are available in the form of the Queensland Cricket Handbook and can be obtained by visiting the Queensland Cricket website at www.qldcricket.com.au.
The club does not wish to reduce the level of competitiveness or intensity with which members play the game however, it is expected that members in no way engage in conduct which may negatively impact on the reputation of the EDCC.
Where a member is deemed to have engaged in conduct that has “brought the club in to disrepute” the executive committee may, at their discretion impose a penalty upon that player as outlined later in this document.
The expected behaviours of members are not limited to that of players who are participating in an official club fixture. The conduct of members is expected to be at the highest level at any time they are representing or may be seen by members of the community to be representing the EDCC. Where any members engage in conduct which is seen to have “brought the club in to disrepute” the executive committee may, at their discretion impose a penalty upon that member as outlined later in this document.
Respect for Property
All members are expected to show respect for property when representing EDCC. Examples of this include:
- Property of the EDCC such as change rooms, club house facilities and public areas
- Property of other organisations providing facilities such as change rooms and club house facilities
Where members are utilising facilities and property it is expected that said property is to be maintained in the conditions it was prior to use.
Alcohol and Drugs
The EDCC supports efforts to improve awareness around the adverse effects of over-consumption of alcohol and encourages its members to drink responsibly. It is expected that EDCC members will monitor their own behaviour when consuming alcohol at any club function, or function where that members conduct has the ability to impact on the reputation of the EDCC.
Where the consumption of alcohol is involved or contributes to un-savoury behaviour by any of its members, that has the potential to damage the public reputations of the club, the EDCC reserves the right to impose penalties against that member or members, as deemed necessary by the executive committee.
Where members are consuming alcohol during a club function or on the club premises, the EDCC reserves the right to refuse sale to persons deemed to be unduly intoxicated. No alcohol shall be consumed by a player during the hours of play.
The EDCC in no way condones the use of illicit drugs; any members found to be in possession or under the influence whilst at the club, a club function or in any capacity as a club representative will at the discretion of the Executive Committee face a penalty outlined later in this document.
Respect for Persons
Members of the EDCC are expected to show due respect for all other individuals with the club and externally to the club when representing the EDCC. Examples of behaviour that will not be tolerated by the club include:
- Assault against another individual (including sexual assault)
- Harassment (including sexual)
- Racial vilification in any form and
- Defaming remarks of any sort against any individual
Where a member of the EDCC is found to be in breach of this code of conduct that member may be required to provide an explanation in writing to the executive committee, and in some cases asked to appear in person before a disciplinary team comprising three (3) members of the executive committee.
The EDCC may impose such penalty as it sees fit based upon the breach of this code-of-conduct. Members should also be aware that where they are charged by, or found to be in breach of Qld Cricket and Cricket Australia regulations that member may face additional disciplinary requirements from the EDCC executive committee.
For any grievances, the matter should be referred to the team captain. If it is unresolved the next level of referral will be the Executive Committee.
Registration fees are due by the predetermined date for each season. This date will be publicised and available to all.
Players will not be placed in teams unless a deposit for the registration fee is paid prior to the season start.
Fill in players will be required to pay game fees for each day of play and will not be allowed to take the field until these fees are paid prior to the start of the days play.
It is the players’ responsibility to contact the club or team captain before the Wednesday preceding the game to confirm commitment to play. This may include a confirmation to play directly after the previous game. Failure to meet this commitment to play will attract a penalty and may take the form of match suspension.