Great Waltham Cricket Club - Senior Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Senior Members and Guests


GWCC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members.

GWCC believes that 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.


All Members and Guests of this Cricket Club will: 

  • 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
  • Inform captains of availability in a timely manner and keep to agreed timings for training and matches informing captains if they are going to be late 
  • Display high standards of behaviour 
  • Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
  • Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
  • Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials 
  • Recognise good performance not just match results Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of performance
  • 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 in the Club 
  • Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club 
  • 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.