Carterton Gymnastic Club Codes of Conduct
For Participants


We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all our members. The club believes it is important that members, coaches, administrators, and parents 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 share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Welfare officer, details of which will be on every fee letter and on this website.

As a member of Carterton Gymnastic Club you are expected to abide by the following club rules:

  • All members must participate within the rules and respect coaches, judges, and their decisions.

  • All members must respect opponents and fellow club members.

  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.

  • Members must wear suitable attire for training and events as agreed with the coach. Keep all long hair tied back. Remove all body jewellery.

  • Members must not smoke, consume alcohol, or take illegal drugs of any kind .

  • Members should treat all equipment with respect.

  • Members must inform the head coach of any injuries or illness they may have before the warm-up begins.

  • Members should not eat or chew gum during a session.

  • Members must not use bad language.

  • Members should remain with coaches at the end of a session until collected by their parent or guardian.

For Parents/Guardians

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and participate within them.

  • Discourage challenging / arguing with officials.

  • Publicly accept officials’ judgements.

  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.

  • Set a good example by recognising good sportsmanship and applauding the good performances of all.

  • Never force your child to take part in sport.

  • Always ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the activity and has plenty to drink.

  • Keep the club informed if your child is ill or unable to attend sessions.

  • Endeavour to establish good communications with the club, coaches, and officials for the benefit of all.

  • Share any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the club through the approved channels.

  • Use correct and proper language at all times.

  • Never punish or belittle a child for poor performance or making mistakes.

  • Always collect your child promptly at the end of a session.

  • Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.