Welfare (Codes of Conduct)

Code of Conduct for Young People

Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Cricket Club (TMWCC) is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members and believes it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents / carers or guardians associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Chairman, Junior Section Chairman or Club Welfare Officer as appropriate.
As a member of TMWCC Junior Members are expected to abide by the following Code of Conduct:-

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions at all times
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, including opposition, officials and spectators, regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion
  • Members should meet promptly for matches, training and competitions and inform their coach or team manager, wherever possible, if they are going to be late
  • Members must wear suitable kit (cricket boots or trainers and whites or tracksuit) for matches and training sessions as appropriate and as agreed with the coach / team manager
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on Club premises or whilst representing the Club at matches or in competitions
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on Club premises or whilst representing the Club.

Code of Conduct for Parents / Carers and Guardians


  • Never force your child to take part and support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their cricket
  • Encourage your child to learn the Laws of Cricket and competition rules and play within them
  • Actively discourage unfair play, unsportsmanlike conduct and arguing with officials
  • Demand that your child treat other players, coaches, officials and spectators with respect regardless of race, creed, colour, sex or ability
  • Emphasise skill development and practice and help your child to recognise good performance, not just results
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all
  • Avoid going onto the field of play or giving advice contrary to that imparted by the coach / manager
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
  • Encourage and guide your child to accept responsibility for their performance and behaviour
  • Use correct and proper language at all times – bad language and shouting is not acceptabl
  • Pay subscriptions, match fees, training fees and event fees promptly as requested.

Code of Conduct for Club Officials and Volunteers


  • The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised as follows:-
  • Place the well-being and safety of participants above the development of performance
  • Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and encourage an open environment)
  • Know and understand the ECB’s ‘Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’
  • Develop appropriate working relationships with participants, based on mutual trust and respect
  • Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of those taking part
  • Ensure activities are conducted in a fun environment
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket (e.g. fair play)
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws of Cricket and competition rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • Develop individual and team play
  • Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
  • Follow all ECB guidelines and those prescribed by the Club
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.

Code of Conduct for Cricket Club Members and Guests

 All Members and Guests of Trinity Mid-Whitgiftian Cricket Club are expected to:-

  • * Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of cricket
  • * Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
  • * Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
  • * Display and maintain the highest standards of behaviour and conduct and uphold the Spirit of the Game at all times
  • * Encourage all participants to play within the Laws of Cricket and competition rules, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • * Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
  • * Recognise good performance not just match results
  • * Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
  • * Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in cricket
  • * Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People
  • * Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
  • * Not use ‘social networking’ (e.g. Facebook, Twitter) to adversely comment on match officials, opponents or teammates
  • * Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children’ and any other relevant guidelines issued
  • * Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.

Members and Guests include all Members and Officers of the Cricket Club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch / attend / participate / officiate in matches hosted by the Club in whatever capacity.
Any questions or concerns relating to these codes of conduct should be brought to the attention of one of the following Officers:-
Cricket Club Chairman            Nick Trend           07979 421677         Nicktrend@aol.com
Junior Section Chairman         Stuart Clark      07985 181077          clarkestu@hotmail.com
Club Welfare Officer               Nikki Crossfield         07958 398175            nikkicrossfieldtmwcc@gmail.com