Code of Conduct

Murrumbeena Netball Club recognises that sport has a place in the daily lives of our local community. The way the game is played and the manner in which our players conduct themselves, is important to all of us at MNC. Our Code of Conduct outlines behaviours that are expected from our players, parents, club officials, and spectators. The Code has been developed to ensure that our netballers develop good sporting behaviour and enjoy playing sport, which will encourage them to remain involved throughout their lives. All players, parents and club officials must read the code.


  • Treat all team members as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take an unfair advantage of another team mate or competitor. Encourage and be patient with all players.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team and always play by the rules.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, discuss the issue with your coach after the game.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in any sport.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and volunteers who assist each week. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Attend all training sessions and be on time.

Parents & Spectators

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.
  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.
  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Club Officials & Committee

  • Never ridicule or yell at a player for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and spirit of netball and teach players to do the same.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players, all players deserve equal time.
  • Ensure that equipment and training facilities meet safety standards.
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Encourage young people to develop basic skills in a variety of positions and discourage over specialisation in one playing position.
  • Give all players equal opportunities to participate in administration, coaching and umpiring as well as playing.

All people involved in Netball should:

  • Provide a safe environment for children and young people in netball and comply with the Child Safety in netball Code of conduct.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with others is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development within netball.
  • Refrain from intimate relations with person with whom you have a position of authority over.
  • Report breaches of the Policy or the Code to the appropriate persons in a position of responsibility and of authority.

As a club will also adhere to the Netball Victoria codes of Behaviour.