Code of Conduct

Middleton Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.

Middleton Cricket Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.  Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Chairman, who is currently Matthew Hansford

As a member of Middleton Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

In addition, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:

  • Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage on open environment)
  • Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
  • Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children

All Members and guests of Middleton Cricket Club will:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket.
  • Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief.
  • Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnesses.
  • Display high standards of behaviour
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions made by match officials
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
  • Recognise good performance not just match results
  • Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
  • Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People at the club
  • Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the club
  • Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued
  • Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.