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Dilworth turns good boys into fine young men: men whose lives have been transformed by the power of an excellent education.

Sport Code of Conduct

Dilworth School prides itself on playing to win but playing within the rules of the game. Through following the 'Sport Code of Conduct' our boys have a proud reputation of great sportmanship, excellent behaviour on the field and on the sidelines as spectators.

Players

  • Play to win but also for the fun of it
  • Play hard but play by the rules
  • Never argue with the referee's decisions
  • Recognise positive contributions made by team-mates and opposition
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. No taunting, ever.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents, for without them, you don't have a game
  • Win with humility; lose with dignity

Parents/Care Givers

  • Remember, people are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Encourage your players always to play by the rules
  • Never ridicule or yell at a person for making a mistake or losing a game
  • Students learn best by example
  • Comments from the sideline need to be unbiased and positive
  • Do not question the referee's judgement
  • The referee is always right
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches; they give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities

Spectators

  • Remember that people play organised sports for their own fun
  • Any inappropriate behaviour reflects badly on the player, the team and Dilworth School
  • Applaud good play by your own team and by the opposition
  • Show respect for your team's opponents; without them there would be no games
  • Never ridicule or scold a person for making a mistake during a game
  • Condemn the use of violence in all forms
  • Respect the referee's decisions
  • Encourage players to play according to the rules
  • Never enter onto a playing area

Coaches

  • Players need a coach, whom they can respect
  • Be generous with your praise when it is deserved and set a good example
  • Be reasonable in your demands on young players' time, energy and enthusiasm
  • Never yell at or ridicule a player for making a mistake
  • Develop team respect for the judgement of referees
  • Follow the advice of a doctor in determining when an injured player is fit to play again
  • Insist on fair and disciplined play. Do not tolerate foul play, fighting or bad language. Be prepared to take off the offending player.