Code of Conduct for Ground Marshals
All participants in our sport have a responsibility to promote respect and good behaviour to ensure our clubs and our game are free from all forms of bullying and abuse.
As leaders on match day, Ground Marshalls must demonstrate the behaviour that they expect players, coaches, and spectators to follow to establish a good quality, safe and enjoyable match day experience.
- Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport.
- Respect the rights and worth of every person associated with the game, including players, officials, coaches and spectators, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexual orientation, or religion.
- Provide quality supervision, instruction, and a safe environment for all participants.
- Always consider the safety and welfare of all participants before Club on field success.
- Accept and respect the authority of a referee, assistant referee, or other match official.
- Do not abuse, threaten or intimidate, use crude language or gestures, or show unnecessary obvious dissension, displeasure or disapproval towards a referee, assistant referee, or other match official, whether on or off the field, or a coach, manager or other team official.
- At all times comply with/and monitor spectators’ adherence to any conditions of entry and take an active role in eliminating bad behaviour of spectators by de-escalating situations.
- Act to provide a safe and welcoming environment to all players, officials, coaches, volunteers, and spectators on match day.