Child Safe Policies and Requirements

Tea Tree Gully District Cricket Club adoption of the following Child Protection policies can be found here.

Child Protection Policy Links

The following links are to the CA and SACA Child Protection policies.

Working with Children Checks

Phone: 1300 321 592

Reporting Abuse

Ph: 131 478


  • Play for the “fun of it” and not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with the official. If you disagree, have your Captain or Team Manager approach the official during a break or after the game.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent and throwing equipment is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Cheer all good plays whether they are by your team or the other team. Treat all players, as you would like to be treated.
  • Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Co-operate with your coach, team – mates and opponents. Without them there would be no game


  • If children are interested, encourage them to play sport. However, if a child is not willing to play, do not force him or her.
  • Focus upon the child’s efforts and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.
  • Teach children that honest effort is as important as victory, so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.
  • Encourage children to always play according to the rules.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.
  • Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good play by both teams.
  • If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channels rather than question the official’s judgement and honesty in public. Remember, most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.


  • Remember that young people participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a young player for making a mistake.
  • Be reasonable in your demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Operate within the rules and Spirit of Cricket and teach your players to do the same.
  • Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience.
  • Avoid overplaying the talented players; all young players need and deserve equal time, attention and opportunities.
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards andare appropriate to the age and ability of all players.
  • Display control and respect to all those involved in cricket.This includes opponents, coaches, umpires, administrators, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same.
  • Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players.Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest cricket coaching practices and principles of growth and development of young people.
  • Any physical contact with a young person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the players’ skill development.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.


The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below.

All Volunteers must:

  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance;
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers, based on mutual trust and respect;
  • Ensure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part;
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play);
  • Display consistently high standards of behavior and appearance;
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the national governing body and the Club;
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances
  • Encourage performers to value their performances and not just result


  • Children play organised sports for fun. They are not playing for the entertainment of spectators only, nor are they miniature professionals.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts by your team and the opponents. Congratulate both teams upon their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  • Respect the officials’ decision. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the children to do likewise.
  • Never ridicule or scold a child for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  • Encourage players to play according to the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches or officials


Tea Tree Gully is very grateful for the work our volunteers do to ensure that the club runs smoothly and efficiently. If you think that you would like to become a volunteer we would love to hear from you. Volunteers can be involved by helping with scoring, afternoon teas, team managers, first aiders just to mention a few.