Bowls ACT Code of Conduct

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Bowls ACT has developed a Code of Conduct that will apply to all members, as defined in the Bowls ACT Constitution, as well as others present at events where Bowls ACT is the controlling body, including officials, coaches, volunteers, administrators, parents and spectators. The events to which this Code applies are those covered by the Bowls ACT Conditions of Play, for the relevant period.
 
The Code lists behaviours that are expected of those participating in our sport and describes the action that may be taken if the Code is breached.  Bowls ACT has developed a Code of Conduct that will apply to all members, as defined in the Bowls ACT Constitution, as well as others present at events where Bowls ACT is the controlling body, including officials, coaches, volunteers, administrators, parents and spectators. The events to which this Code applies are those covered by the Bowls ACT Conditions of Play, for the relevant period.

The Code lists behaviours that are expected of those participating in our sport and describes the action that may be taken if the Code is breached.  These are repeated below.

Penalties for breaching the Code will depend on a number of factors, such as:
• Who breached the Code?
• How and when did they breach the Code?
• What were the effects of the breach?
• Whether this behaviour has taken place repeatedly or is a one-off.

Penalties may include:
• Requesting a person to change their behaviour
• Issuing a formal or informal warning
• Asking a person to leave a facility
• Banning a person from entering a facility
• Imposing a fine on a player, club or league
• Imposing a match ban on a player, spectator, official
• Deducting championship points from a player, team or club

In rare and serious cases, where a breach of the Code constitutes unlawful behaviour, it may be necessary to involve the Police.     

Bowls ACT urges Clubs to make sure that their members are aware of this Code.
Click here to download the Code