Code of Conduct – Referees

Approved by the Board of Directors P&DBA Inc

  • That you will abide by the policy and guidelines of the statutory requirements of the NSW legislation in relation to child protection and BNSW’s sports rage guidelines.
  • Interpret rules and regulations to match the skill level and the needs of participants.
  • Compliment both teams on their efforts.
  • Be consistent, objective and courteous in calling all infractions.
  • Condemn the deliberate foul as being unsportsmanlike, and promote fair play and appropriate sporting behaviour.
  • Use common sense to ensure that the “spirit of the game” for children is not lost by overcalling violations.
  • Publicly encourage rule changes, which will reinforce the principles of participation for fun and enjoyment.
  • Actions speak louder than words. Ensure that both on and off the court your behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship.
  • Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound officiating principles and the principles of growth and development of children.
  • Help the education process in the game. Referees can help players learn to play the game well be ensuring rule infractions are understood, and by encouraging fair play.