Code of Conduct

Carlton Netball’s code of conduct governs any member, player, team, umpire, coach, manager, volunteer and any other person who, participates, comes along as a spectator and/or is involved in any way in any activity held at Carlton Netball’s or is involved in any activity under the auspices of Carlton Netball. This includes all social functions of the Club.

By being part of Carlton Netball, every time the players take the court (either during a game, in a warm up or umpiring) they are representing every player from Carlton.  It is important that at all times Carlton Netball players display a high level of sportsmanship towards the opposition, the umpires and their supporters.  There is an expectation that being a part of a team, means turning up to all/most trainings and games.


Players must:

  1. Adhere to the rules of netball
  2. Respect and follow the decisions of all officials. Raise any concerns with your Coach or Captain and follow official process for all qualified concerns.  E.g. Captain ask for clarification from the Umpire, only during the breaks of a game.  If it requires serious consideration, talk through with Coach and they will discuss next steps with Club.
  3. All language will be supportive, constructive and focused on the game, leading by example of what good sportsmanship looks like.
  4. Perform to your best ability for your own benefit and for the benefit of the team.
  5. Treat others in the netball environment as you wold expect to be treated. Be kind, cooperative and considerate of others, team mates or competitors.  
  6. Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition!
  7. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their ability, cultural background or religion.
  8. Be uniform proud. Wear your dress, tracksuit with pride and respect to all those who wear those same colours.  Wear white socks and black/white underwear.  If you choose to wear bike shorts for modesty, please ensure they are shorter than your hemline of your dress

Coaches and Managers must:

  1. Behave and act as an example to all players of good sportsmanship as Administrators of our sport. Treat all players, officials and supporters with respect and consideration even during challenging times and environments. 
  2. Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  3. Operate within the rules and spirit of your sport and teach your players to do the same.
  4. Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. Everyone is deserving of equal