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Shoremens Code

NORTH SHORE CRICKET CLUB “The Shoremen’s Code”

OVERVIEW

To be a “Shoreman” is a privilege and not a right so all persons wishing to become a member of the North Shore Cricket Club will always strive to show :

  • High ethical standards and integrity in their dealings both on & off the field
  • A willingness to act upon and remain accountable for their own behaviours & decorum
  • Respect for all Shoremen, club leaders, opponents, guests & sponsors
  • A willingness to maintain the club culture by personally enforcing the code amongst all other players & individuals

OUR STANDARDS

Once a player has been approved for membership to the North Shore Cricket Club, he/she agrees to the following minimum standards of behaviour, decorum & appearance :

(a) DRESS CODE
- official training shirt at all official club training sessions
- official club playing shirt & cap during all Association sanctioned matches - official club playing, social or training shirt at all after-match functions

(b) OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE
- always kept within acceptable social standards (time, place & persons within earshot must be taken into account)

(c) CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL
- completely banned before & during all officially sanctioned club training sessions & matches
- subject to the NSW RSA policy during all official club functions & the weekly after-match functions

(d) OBNOXIOUS BEHAVIOUR
- completely unacceptable at all times when representing the club at training, during a match or at a club function

(e) RACISM
- completely unacceptable at all times when representing the club at training, during a match or at a club function

(f) PHYSICAL ABUSE & VIOLENCE
- completely unacceptable at all times when representing the club at training, during a match or at a club function

Any player found guilty of breaching this code will be subject to one or more of the following actions open to the Executive Committee depending on the severity of the incident :
(1) Official reprimand (verbal)
(2) Official reprimand (written)
(3) Internal judicial hearing (player must show cause as to why a penalty or expulsion is not warranted) followed up by outcome as a “no action” or (1) or (2) or (4) or (5)
(4) Temporary suspension (determination to be at the executive committee’s discretion)
(5) Or immediate expulsion from the North Shore Cricket Club

PLEASE NOTE

(i) The executive committee has complete authority & power to take whatever course of action it considers appropriate to protect
        (a) its image & reputation,
        (b) its players & guests &
        (c) its sponsors & patrons,
regardless of who the offending person is, where the offence was committed and under what circumstances it was committed. 

(ii) Whenever the executive committee needs to take such action, it will be done in a thorough, professional & swift manner with the clubs best interests always being protected first and foremost.