Club Policies

Sun Smart Policy

KEEPING CHILDREN SAFE

 

 

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club is committed to providing a safe environment for children under the age of 18 to play cricket and recognises that the Club has a moral and legal obligation to ensure that when given responsibility for young people, Club personnel provide them with the highest possible standard of care.

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club recognises that the welfare of children is paramount.

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club is committed to providing a safe and positive experience (free from bullying, physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect) for all children, regardless of their age, gender, culture, language, racial origin, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and/or ability.

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club will endeavour to do this by;

  • Recognising that all children playing cricket have a right to have fun and be protected from harm in a safe environment.

  • Ensuring all people involved with children at the Club understand their responsibility to take all reasonable steps to protect children from harm, discrimination and/or degrading treatment and to respect their rights, wishes and feelings.

  • Recruiting volunteers with regard to their suitability to work with children, and provide guidance and/or education and training in good practice and child protection procedures as necessary.

  • Ensuring all suspicions and allegation of poor practice or abuse will be taken seriously and responded to quickly and appropriately by following procedures and where necessary reporting concerns to appropriate authorities.

  • Using a Dispute Resolution process that will help parents, children and volunteers to raise their concerns, thus providing all Club members with the opportunity to voice any concerns or issues related to child safety.

SUN SMART POLICY

 

1. Slip on clothing

To protect your skin from over exposure to UV radiation, wearing clothing that covers as much skin as possible is recommended. It is important to consider both the weave of the fabric and the style of the clothing when choosing appropriate protection. Shirts with collars and long sleeves and long trousers or skirts give you the most protection. Look for clothing made of a closely woven material - the tighter the weave of the material, the better protection from UV radiation. Darker colours give slightly more protection than lighter colours, but can be hotter to wear during warmer weather. Some clothes are labelled with an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF). The UPF number is a guide to how much protection the fabric provides from UV radiation. Look for a UPF 50+ for maximum protection.

2. Slop on sunscreen

Sunscreen should always be used with other forms of skin protection. Sunscreen contains chemicals that either absorb or reflect UV radiation before it damages the skin. SPF 50+ sunscreens filter out about 98 per cent of UV rays. Those labelled broad spectrum filter both UVB and UVA radiation. The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) label on a sunscreen is only a guide to the strength of the product, not how much time you can safely spend in the sun.

 

Choosing sunscreen 

It is important to choose a maximum protection sunscreen, so look for one that is labelled SPF 30 of higher and broad spectrum. Sunscreen comes in a variety of different formulas (milk, lotion, cream), so choose one that suits you best. Check the use by date on the sunscreen and don’t use a sunscreen that is out of date.  Always store your sunscreen under 25°c.

 

Applying sunscreen 

  •     Always apply sunscreen liberally to clean dry skin 20 minutes before going                outside.  Use at least a teaspoonful for each arm and leg and half a teaspoonful          for your face, neck and ears.

  •     Reapply every two hours, or more regularly if you are perspiring or involved in            water activities.

  •     You do not need to rub sunscreen into your skin until it disappears. The cream          wil be absorbed into your skin over the 20 minutes before you go out into the sun.

  •     No sunscreen – even if it is reapplied regularly - offers complete protection                against UV rays.  Always use sunscreen in conjunction with other forms of sun            protection.

 

3. Slap on a hat

Wear a hat that provides plenty of shade to your face, neck and ears; these are common sites for skin cancer. Choose a hat with closely woven fabric in one of the recommended styles for good protection.

Cancer Council recommends three styles of hats for good protection.

  • A broad brimmed hat with a brim width of at least 7.5 cm.

  • A legionnaire style hat where the back flap meets the side of the front peak.

  • A bucket hat with a deep crown that sits low on the head, with angled brim, at least 6cm wide.

 

4. Seek shade

Using shade as much as possible when you are outdoors is an important strategy in protecting your skin. Shade from trees and man made structures (pergolas, buildings) provide protection from UV radiation, but do not totally block it out. UV radiation can still be reflected off the ground and buildings around you even under dense shade. Always use shade as well as clothing, hats, sunglasses and sunscreen for maximum protection from UV radiation.

 

5. Slide on sunglasses

Eyes can also be damaged by UV radiation. Damage includes degenerative changes, cataracts and pterygia. Cataracts cloud the lens of the eye and are one of the most common types of eye damage in Australia, mostly due to sun exposure. Untreated cataracts can lead to blindness. Choose sunglasses that wrap around the eyes and don’t let light in around the frames, especially at the sides, and make sure the frames fit close to the face. Sunglasses are given an Eye Protection Factor (EPF), which is a guide to how much UV protection they provide.  The EFP is rated on a scale from one to 10. Sunglasses labelled EPF 10 provide almost 100 per cent UV protection.

All sunglasses must have a protection category label. Look for category two, three or four and/or a lens description that states “good UV protection”. Category zero and one are fashion glasses and provide only some UV protection. Polarised lenses reduce glare.

With thanks to The Cancer Council www.cancersa.org.au

 

 

 

HYDRATION

Due to the vast range of body composition, fitness, and states of acclimatisation represented in childhood and adolescence, no single recommendation on the volume of fluid to be consumed is appropriate. Regular and effective drinking practices should become habitual to young athletes before, during, and after activity.

 

Guidelines for fluid replacement are:

  • Drinks breaks occur every 60 minutes (every 30 minutes in conditions of extreme temperature);

  • Water is the most appropriate drink for re-hydration. However, diluted cordial or sports drinks may be supplied;

  • Drinks should be available for individual players between drinks breaks. Umpires should be advised that additional drinks are sought and players should make every effort to ensure no time is wasted;

  • Players should be encouraged to have their own drink bottles. This ensures that each player has access to an adequate level of fluid replacement and reduces the risk of contamination.

 

With thanks to Cricket Australia http://www.e-brochures.com.au/cricketaustralia/wellplayed2012/

 

 

SMOKE FREE POLICY

 

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club recognises that:

  • Environmental (second-hand) tobacco smoke is a health hazard and that non-smokers should be protected from it.

  • Role modelling can have a significant impact upon the junior members of the club.

  • Smoke free areas make smoking less visible and less socially acceptable.

  • Smoke free areas support smokers who are trying to quit as well as reduce their overall cigarette consumption.

  • Outdoor smoke free areas help to reduce the amount of cigarette butt litter (reducing clean-up costs, fire risk and children’s health risk due to swallowing discarded butts).

  • Smoke free environments are advantageous in attracting new members as well as

positively promoting the club in the community

 

Accordingly, the following policy shall apply to all members, administrators, officials, coaches, players,

spectators, visitors and other volunteers and/or or staff of the club.

 

General

  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products will not be sold, including from vending machines, at any time at or by the club.

  • Coaches, players, officials and volunteers will refrain from smoking while involved in an official capacity for the club, on and off the field.

  • No images of club volunteers, members, officials, coaches and players smoking at club related activities are to be placed on social media.

Smoke Free Areas

The Quinns Rocks Junior Cricket Club requires the following areas of their facility to be smoke free:

  • All indoor areas

  • All outdoor playing/training areas

  • All spectator areas (standing and seated, covered and uncovered)

  • All canteen, catering and eating and drinking areas

  • Smoke free areas will be signed (where possible) and promoted in club materials. A designated smoking permitted area is located outside of the facility in the car park. Our Smoke Free Policy meets part of our commitment to the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports Program. Go to Goodsports.com.au for more information

 

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

 

 

The Spirit of Cricket

Cricket is a game that owes much of its unique appeal to the fact that it should be played not only within its Laws but also within the Spirit of the Game. Any action which is seen to abuse this spirit causes injury to the game itself.

 

Coaches Code of Behaviour

A coach must;

  • 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 or not coming first;

  • 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 and are 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;

  • 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 player’s skill development;

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;

  • Coaches are to abide by Clubs/Associations/Councils Healthy Club Policies.

  • With thanks to the Community Junior Cricket Council cjcc.wa.cricket.com.au

PARENT’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

A parent must;

  • Not force an unwilling child to participate in cricket;

  • Remember, children are involved in cricket for their enjoyment, not yours;

  • Encourage your child to play by the rules;

  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing;

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game;

  • Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants;

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities;

  • Respect officials’ decisions and teach children to do likewise;

  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate;

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;

  • Abide by Clubs/Associations/Councils Healthy Club Policies at Junior Cricket Matches.

PLAYER’S CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

A player must;

  • Play by the rules;

  • Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire during a break or after the game;

  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket;

  • Work equally hard for yourself and your teammates. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you;

  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good plays whether they are made by your team or the opposition;

  • Treat all participants in cricket, as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor;

  • Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition;

  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches;

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;

  • Not smoke at Junior Cricket Matches.

 

UMPIRES’ CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

An umpire must;

  • Place the safety and welfare of participants above all else;

  • In accordance with Cricket Australia and CJCC guidelines, modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people;

  • Compliment and encourage all participants;

  • Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions;

  • Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents;

  • Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors;

  • Encourage and promote rule changes which will make participation more enjoyable;

  • Be a good sport yourself – actions speak louder than words;

  • Keep up to date with the latest available resources for umpiring and the principles of growth and development of young people;

  • Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive;

  • Give all young people a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion;

  • Umpires are to abide by Clubs/Associations/Councils Healthy Club Policies.

With thanks to the Community Junior Cricket Council www.cjcc.wa.cricket.com.au

 

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

1.  The grievance procedure set out in this rule applies to disputes under these rules between;

  • - a member and another member; or

  • - a member and the Association; or

  • - if the Association provides services to non-members, those non-members who receive services from the Association, and the Association.

 

2. The parties to the dispute must meet and discuss the matter in dispute, and, if possible, resolve the dispute within 14 days after the dispute comes to the attention of all of the parties.

 

3. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute at the meeting, or if a party fails to attend that meeting, then the parties must, within 10 days, hold a meeting in the presence of a mediator.

 

4. The mediator must be;

  • a person chosen by agreement between the parties; or in the absence of agreement;

  • (i) in the case of a dispute between a member and another member, a person appointed by the Committee of the Association;

  • (ii) in the case of a dispute between a member or relevant non-member (as defined by sub-rule (1) (c)) and the Association, a person who is a mediator appointed to, or employed with, a not for profit organisation.

 

5. A member of the Association can be a mediator.

6. The mediator cannot be a member who is a party to the dispute.

7.  The parties to the dispute must, in good faith, attempt to settle the dispute by                   mediation.

8.  The mediator, in conducting the mediation, must;

  • give the parties to the mediation process every opportunity to be heard;

  • allow due consideration by all parties of any written statement submitted by any party; and

  • ensure that natural justice is accorded to the parties to the dispute throughout the mediation process.

9.  The mediator must not determine the dispute.

10. The mediation must be confidential and without prejudice. 

11.  If the mediation process does not result in the dispute being resolved, the parties may seek to resolve the dispute in accordance with the Act or otherwise at law.

With thanks to the Department of Sport and Recreation www.dsr.wa.gov.au