Spectator Behaviour

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In addition to Netball Victoria's General Code of Behaviour, as a spectator in any activity held by or under the auspices of Netball Victoria, a Region, an Affiliated Association or an Affiliated Club, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any such activity or event:

  1. Most players (in particular children) participate in netball activities for fun. They are not participating for entertainment of spectators only.
  2. Applaud good performance and efforts by all players. When watching a game congratulate both teams upon their performance regardless of the game's outcome.
  3. Respect the umpires' and coaches decisions. If there is a disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach children to do likewise.
  4. Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
  5. Condemn the user of violence in any form, be it by administrators, coaches, players, umpires or parents/guardians.
  6. Show respect for your team's coach, the umpire and opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  7. Encourage players to play according to the rules and the official decisions, and develop your own knowledge of the rules.
  8. Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, and not harrassing administrators, coaches, players or umpires.
  9. Support the use of age appropriate development activities and modified rules.

Source:
Netball Victoria Administration Infonet: A14
Specator Code of Behavior