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Respect the umpire

4May2023

We've made some changes to improve the safety and experience of our players and staff.

Our umpires are the backbone of our Senior Social Sports Competitions. Without them, there would be no game.

Just like our teams on the courts, they work hard to make sure every match runs smoothly. Despite this, they are regularly abused. But we're hoping to stop this.

Based on recent feedback from our staff and players, we've made some changes to our Senior Social Sports By-Laws to improve the safety and experience of everyone in our sports community, with a particular focus on protecting our umpires against abuse.

To further support this, we'll also be running a mini 'Respect the Umpire' campaign to help reduce aggressive player and spectator behaviours towards our umpires.

We can't do this alone though. Help us make our competitions the best they can be by being a True Sport and championing our ARC values each game.

So, what do you say? Can we count on your support to help end umpire abuse?

How we're rewarding good behaviour

Our Spirit Award provides an opportunity to recognise those who do the right thing and respect the spirit of the game.

We will award a free season to teams who consistently uphold our ARC values week in week out as voted by our umpires. This includes:
RespectTreat others the way you want to be treated.
InclusivitySport is for everyone and all abilities. 
IntegrityDo the right thing and help us call out poor behaviour. Notify a staff member when someone is doing something that’s not in the spirit of the game.
Good communicationPlease ensure enough notice is given if you're forfeiting, so we can ensure other teams can still play.
Willingness to help out or fill inHave each other's backs. Look out for the wellbeing of your team mates.
SportsmanshipBe your best self and don't let the outcome of the game impact your love of the sport.
Clean gamesPlay by the rules and respect the spirit of the game. It’s social sport, so remember we’re not playing for sheep stations!
Willingness to learnWe all make mistakes but it's how you learn from them and accept it that sets you apart. Always put your best foot forward and be the bigger person.

Help us make our sports community the best it can be

Our new by-laws will come into effect from Monday 15 May, in line with the launch of our Winter 2023 Competition.

By following these By-Laws, we can all help ensure Social Sports is a safe and fun place for players as well as our legendary whistleblowers.

So, next time you step on the court to play ball, we urge you to see our green shirts, instead of red.

VIEW THE FULL BY-LAWS

For more information, please contact sport@cockburnarc.com.au

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Changes to Senior Social Sports By-Laws

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 sport@cockburnarc.com.au 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: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

  1. 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.  
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.  
  4. 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.
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