Rules for Players



1.1 Play by the rules


1.2 Never argue with an official. If you need clarification, have your captain, coach or manager approach the official during a break or after the competition.


1.3 Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your teams performance will benefit –so will you.


1.4 Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition. 


1.5 Show respect to and acknowledge opponents and officials (e.g. shake hands before and after the game and say things like “good luck”, “thanks for the game” etc.) 


1.6 Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents without them there would be no competition.


1.7 Be on time for training sessions, matches and competitions so as not to disrupt the smooth running of the team. 


1.8 Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit not just to please parents and coaches.


1.9 Play fair-no verbal abuse of officials, sledging other players (including vilification) or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent.


1.10 Respect the rights dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.