Official's Code of Conduct

Official's Code of Conduct

In addition to Softball Australia's values and general Code of Conduct, as an official appointed by

Softball Australia, a Member State or an affiliated association or club you must meet the following

requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held by or under the auspices of Softball

Australia, a Member State or an affiliated association or club.

1 Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people, and refrain from any discriminatory

practices against any person regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin, religion or ability.

2 Place the safety and welfare of the players/participants above all else.

3 Be fair and impartial.

4 Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict of interest.

5 Be courteous, respectful and open to discussion and interaction.

6 Refrain from any form of personal abuse. This includes verbal, physical and emotional


7 Refrain from any form of sexual harassment. This includes explicit, implicit, verbal and nonverbal

sexual harassment.

8 Make a commitment to providing a quality service to softball, to your affiliated club,

association and state, and to Softball Australia by continually improving your officiating

knowledge and skill.

Maintain and improve your accreditation

Seek continual self-improvement through performance appraisal and ongoing


9 Be professional in your appearance and manner and accept responsibility for your actions.

Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation and


Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with softball,

including opponents, coaches, officials, umpires, scorers, administrators, the

media, parents and spectators

Encourage others to demonstrate the same qualities

10 Operate within the rules and spirit of the sport.

Abide by and respect the policies governing softball and sport generally and the

organisations and individuals administering those policies

Reject the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and abide by the antidrugs

policies of the relevant national and international sporting organisations

and government regulatory bodies

11 Value the individual in sport.

12 Do not tolerate acts of aggression.

13 Encourage inclusivity and access to all areas of officiating.

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14 Refrain from engaging in any behaviour that is in breach of Softball Australia's Member

Protection Policy.

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