(NB for the purposes of this code of behaviour ‘Disrepute’ means conduct, statement or appearance in public that is damaging to reputation).
7.4. Players’ Code of Behaviour
7.5. Coaches’ Code of Behaviour
7.6. Administrators’ Code of Behaviour
7.7. Match Officials’ Code of Behaviour
7.8. Parents Code of Behaviour
7.9. Spectators’ Code of Behaviour
It is important that all spectators at a Football Federation Victoria (FFV) approved fixture are able to enjoy the Match in a safe and comfortable environment. Accordingly, each person present at a FFV fixture must:
Any person who does not comply with this Code or who in the opinion of FFV causes or attempts to cause or is reasonably likely to cause a disturbance may be evicted from the venue and banned from attending future matches held under the auspices of FFV, for a period of up to 2 years from when the eviction occurred. Any offender who then breaches the ban order against them may be charged with trespass and subject to further penalties and sanctions, including the possibility of further legal action.
It is the host Club's responsibility to ensure this Spectator Code of Behaviour is implemented and enforced against all spectators.
7.10. Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport
Every person in Victoria has the right to participate in community sport which is safe, welcoming and inclusive. Equally everyone plays a part in ensuring their actions and behaviours are supportive of these values.
The Victorian Government's Respect Agenda is about ensuring that respect for ourselves, others and the community, is at the centre of what it means to be Victorian. As part of this Agenda, the Government is committed to enabling every person, in any capacity, to have the opportunity to participate in community sport without fear of abuse, intimidation and harassment.
State Sporting Associations and clubs also have a responsibility to ensure participation in any community sport event is free of any anti-social behaviour both on and off the field which prevents others from taking part and getting active.
The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport outlines behaviours which are expected to be followed by every person involved in community sport, as well as identifying the behaviours which must not be tolerated.
The Code supports A Right to Respect: Victoria's Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women by taking a zero tolerance stance towards violence against women. The Code also aims to encourage cultural and behavioural change to prevent it happening in the first place.
Acts of violence, discrimination and vilification are illegal acts within Victoria. It is a club's responsibility to not only report these to the appropriate legal authorities but to ensure these acts are not tolerated by the sport or club.
State Sporting Associations and clubs will have the responsibility of adhering to and enforcing the code through sport specific penalties. State Sporting Associations and clubs who don't adhere to and enforce the Code will not be eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria, and any existing funding will cease.
The Code provides the opportunity to make a positive impact on community participation in sport and recreation by encouraging appropriate behaviour at all times. Implementation of the Code will ensure that community sport remains safe and inclusive for all.
7.11. Code of Conduct
Every person: spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:
This Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities.
7.12. Breaches of the Code
Penalties will be issued once the breach has been confirmed through an appropriate assessment process by the relevant State Sporting Association or club. The following behaviours are considered breaches of the Code:
7.13. State Sporting Association Responsibility
The responsibility of a State Sporting Association through the Code of Conduct is to:
7.14. Implementation of the Code
In 2011 all State Sporting Associations (SSAs) will be required to sign onto the Code and pledge their support by confirming the following actions:
Any SSA or club applying for funding through Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV) from 2011/11 will need to demonstrate their adherence and enforcement of the Code in order to be eligible for funding.
SSAs and clubs who don't adhere to and enforce the Code will not be eligible for funding through any SRV grants programs.
Councils applying for funding from SRV must ensure that sporting associations and clubs who are tenants at the site of the project are enforcing the code.
Sports Associations and clubs not aligned to an SSA will still be required to adhere to and enforce the Code in order to be eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria, if not any existing funding will cease.
Person: spectator, player, official, club member, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport.
State Sporting Association: the peak body for a particular sport in the state and affiliated with its National Sporting Organisation. The SSA is responsible for the development of the sport and the management and communication of the sport's rules and regulations to its affiliated clubs and members.