Section 2.3: We reserve the right to refuse team names that may be considered offensive, inappropriate or are similar to an existing team. Inappropriate team names are defined as any name involving political, military, sexual or religious connotations.
Section 2.5.1: Team captains must email a list of full names and contact details for all team members to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of the two week grading period.
Section 3.3: To be eligible to play in top four finals, players must play a minimum of three games within the regular season, including grading.
Section 3.4: People must be 16 years and above to participate in Senior Social Sports.
Section 8.C: Team Captains must communicate suspensions, complaints and feedback to relevant team members once received in a timely manner (act as the information carrier for their team).
Section 9.2: All players participating in basketball fixtures must display a unique number on the backs of their jerseys i.e. two players may not display the same number at any time.
Section 9.6: Points penalty:
- Basketball: 3 points per player;
- Netball: 2 goals per player and;
- Futsal: 1 goal per player.
Section 12.2: Volleyball: four players
Section 12.3: Volleyball: two points
Section 13.1: Competition points will be awarded as follows:
- a. Win: four (4) points;
- b. Loss: zero (0) point;
- c. Draw: two (2) points;
- d. Forfeit: minus two (-2) points;
- e. Bye: zero (0) points
To account for uneven competitions where byes exist, the following formula will be used to adjust points (and therefore ladder):
Total points / Total games played = Final fixtured season points
Section 16.2: All teams can play two weeks of finals matches regardless of finishing position (unless in the case of a competition with uneven number of teams, at which point the lowest team on the ladder will be given a bye for the first round of finals, and the second week will be at the discretion of the Sports Supervisor).
Divisions with uneven numbers will be provided with notice of games at the discretion of the Sports Supervisor.
Section 17.6.1: A credit will be awarded if there are no available teams to participate in the scratch match. Please note that all scratch matches will be counted as a standard fixture and points awarded will contribute to overall ladder positioning.
Section 20.5: Once a player has been ejected from a scheduled game once, or received a suspension/reprimand on one occasion, they may be prevented from playing in any future competitions on a long-term or permanent basis.
Section 20.5: Players who are removed from a scheduled game or issued a suspension/reprimand on one occassion, may be prohibited to play in future competitions on a long-term or permanent basis.
Section 22.2: A Concussion Policy will be in place, which covers the following:
- If a player knocks their head during a game, they may be required to complete a Concussion check using the ‘Head Check’ mobile app.
- If participants refuse to complete a Concussion Check and are considered unfit to continue playing by staff, they may be removed from the match under our duty of care policy.
- Severe head knocks resulting in unconsciousness, vomiting, reasonable confusion will result in the person sitting out for the remainder of the game.
Appendix 1: First and Final Warning: Player is notified that the behaviour demonstrated is unacceptable or unnecessary and the relevant sport-specific consequences as detailed below will apply.
- Ejection from the game – 1 week (at Sports Supervisor’s discretion)
- Ejection from the venue – 1-2 weeks
Appendix 2: We have zero tolerance for unwelcome, intimidating or aggressive physical contact towards staff or players. Any behaviour as such will result in a 4-6 week suspension.
Appendix 3: Discretionary Applications
- Perceived intent and remorse (as determined at the time of breach, or at latest if an attempt to remorse is made prior to 10:15pm that evening) will be considered by the Sports Supervisor when suspension timelines are being determined.
- Suspensions may be applied in an accumulative manner, should the Sports Supervisor deem it warranted. i.e. a suspension of two (2) weeks may be applied for ejection from the centre, with an additional two (2) weeks suspension applied for pushing. This would result in a total suspension of four (4) weeks.
- Management reserves the right to apply a long-term suspension (long-term deemed six (6) months inclusive or longer) or a permanent ban from any programs at Cockburn ARC if they feel the behaviour is repeated or the risk of repeated offense (resulting in physical or psychological trauma) is high.
- Under the Cockburn ARC Conditions of Entry (Clause 2), Spectators will be deemed sports patrons (upon entry into the Stadium) and are therefore subject to the Sports By-Laws. Should Spectator behaviour be reported in breach of the Sports By-Laws, Management will be within their right to issue suspensions/permanent bans to Spectators, as per the Appendix and Sports By-Laws.