Adelaide University Gymnastics & Cheerleading Club Code of Behaviour [Join/Renew]


GENERAL CODE OF BEHAVIOUR (from GA Member Protection Policy V6):

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  2. Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others.
  3. Be professional in, and accept responsibility for, your actions.
  4. Make a commitment to providing quality service.
  5. Be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, Gymnastics Australia’s standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  6. Operate within the rules of the sport including national and international guidelines which govern Gymnastics Australia, the Member Associations and the affiliated clubs.
  7. Do not use your involvement with Gymnastics Australia, a Member Association or an affiliated club to promote your own beliefs, behaviours or practices where these are inconsistent with those of Gymnastics Australia, a Member Association or an affiliated club.
  8. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.
  9. Avoid unaccompanied and unobserved activities with persons under 18 years of age, wherever possible.
  10. Refrain from any form of harassment of others.
  11. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Gymnastics Australia, a Member Association or an affiliated club into disrepute.
  12. Provide a safe environment for the conduct of the activity.
  13. Show concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured.
  14. Be a positive role model.
  15. Understand the repercussions if you breach, or are aware of any breaches of, this code of behaviour.


  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow participants, coaches, officials and spectators.
  2. Do not tolerate acts of aggression.
  3. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow participants and competitors.
  4. Care for and respect the equipment provided to you as part of your program.
  5. Be frank and honest with your coach concerning illness and injury and your ability to train fully within the program requirements.
  6. At all times avoid intimate relationships with your coach.
  7. Conduct yourself in a professional manner relating to language, temper and punctuality.
  8. Maintain high personal behaviour standards at all times.
  9. Abide by the rules and respect the decision of the official, making all appeals through the formal process and respecting the final decision.
  10. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  11. Cooperate with coaches and staff in the development of programs to adequately prepare you for competition at the highest level.


  1. Involve people in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making.
  2. Give all people equal opportunities to participate.
  3. Create pathways for people to participate in sport, not just as an athlete but as a coach, referee, administrator, etc.
  4. Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of participants.
  5. Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior participants.
  6. Remember that people participate for their enjoyment and benefit. Do not overemphasise awards.
  7. Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help improve the standards of coaching and judging.
  8. Ensure that all involved in the sport emphasises fair play, not winning at all costs.
  9. Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
  10. Support implementation of all policies of Gymnastics Australia, the State Association and the club.
  11. Make it clear that any abuse is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.
  12. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.