To ensure a safe and enjoyable playing environment for all players officials and participants, Basketball NSW have in place a Zero Tolerance Policy and Sports Rage Policy for inappropriate behaviour at any BNSW sanctioned events, these are used in conjunction with the BA Member Protection Policy By-Laws adopted by BNSW.
Basketball NSW also recommends and adopts the guidelines from Play by the Rules, The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian, and NSW Office of Sport & Recreation in regard to safe sporting environments and sports rage. Sport rage is any violence, foul language, harassment, abuse or bad behaviour in sport. Sport rage is bad for sport – reducing enjoyment, risking safety and tarnishing club reputations. Please see the website information below:
The Policy will ensure that:
- There will be a zero tolerance shown towards any inappropriate or abusive behaviour from any participants and/or spectators
- Any parent/guardian and/or spectator who feels the necessity to:
- Persistently or wilfully question or challenge the rulings of the referees
- Berate or abuse referees
- Berate or abuse players
- Berate or abuse other parents or spectators
- Display conduct which is inappropriate in a sporting environment
will be asked to leave the venue immediately. Failure to leave when requested will result in the BNSW representative taking appropriate action to safeguard the safety and wellbeing of players, spectators and parents. No warnings need be given in the event of the above action becoming necessary. A parent/spectator who has been requested to leave an event may be suspended, required to attend a hearing or refused entry for future events.
BNSW reserves the right to refuse entry to any BNSW events for any person/s in breach of our Zero Tolerance Policy.
This action has become necessary due to the reported instances of inappropriate and abusive behaviour at events conducted by or on behalf of Basketball NSW and our desire to nurture a safe competitive environment for all participants. BNSW implores any parents or spectators who feel that they cannot refrain from the above behaviour not to attend. Parents/spectators/organisations who would like to offer feedback or request clarification on officiating issues should direct their feedback through their coach/organisation. A Game Report Form is available for raising issues and providing feedback.
The health of our game depends on the nurture and development of game officials and younger players. It is the aim of Basketball NSW to help associations increase this capacity.
ZERO TOLERANCE & CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Basketball maintains a Zero Tolerance Policy for all competitions. Management, staff or the association delegate, reserve the right to remove or refuse entry to any person from the venue if the person’s behaviour is considered dangerous or unacceptable.
By entering the venue, all persons agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:
- All persons must conduct themselves in a proper and reasonable manner in accordance with Basketball NSW Codes of Conduct, Member Protection Policy and Behavioural Guidelines.
- All persons will be bound by the Basketball NSW constitution, by-laws, rules and policies, and submit themselves to any disciplinary procedures connected with the sport.
- Abusive and offensive behaviour or language will not be tolerated and may result in eviction from this Facility
- Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the conduct of any junior basketball activities
- Possession or consumption of prohibited drugs is banned during the conduct of any basketball activity
- Smoking is not permitted in any competition or spectator area during any basketball activity/competition
- Mobile phones and cameras must not be used in toilets or change rooms
- All persons will comply with any reasonable direction of any official connected with the venue/association or Basketball NSW
- Risk Warning under Section 5M of the Civil Liability Act 2002: Players, spectators, officials and all other visitors are warned that the recreational activities undertaken in these Facilities involve the risk of injury
Refusal to comply with these Conditions of Entry may result in removal from the Centre. The Conditions of Entry are subject to change without notice.
Please note that any action taken under this policy and procedure is entirely separate to any action that may be necessitated by law under the NSW Child Protection Legislation or the above mentioned BNSW’s Member Protection By-Laws.