Code of Conduct for Milford Hall Cricket Club Members and Guests
All Members and Guests of this Cricket Club will:
• Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person within the context of Cricket
• Treat everyone equally and not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, disability, race, ethnic origin, nationality, colour, parental or marital status, religious belief, class or social background, sexual preference or political belief
• Not condone, or allow to go unchallenged, any form of discrimination if witnessed
• Display high standards of behaviour
• Promote the positive aspects of Cricket e.g. fair play
• Encourage all participants to learn the Laws and rules and play within them, respecting the decisions of match officials
• Actively discourage unfair play, rule violations and arguing with match officials
• Recognise good performance not just match results
• Place the well-being and safety of Young People above the development of Performance
• Ensure that activities are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual
• Respect Young People’s opinions when making decisions about their participation in Cricket
• Not smoke, drink or use banned substances whilst actively working with Young People in the Club
• Not provide Young People with alcohol when they are under the care of the Club
• Follow ECB guidelines set out in the “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children” and any other relevant guidelines issued
• Report any concerns in relation to a Young Person, following reporting procedures laid down by the ECB.
*Members and guests include all members and officers of the cricket club and all guests of those members and officers, as well as all individuals who watch/attend/participate/officiate in matches hosted by the club in whatever capacity.
In addition, all Club Officers and Appointed Volunteers will:
• Hold relevant qualifications and be covered by appropriate insurance
• Always work in an open environment (i.e. avoid private or unobserved situations and
encourage an open environment)
• Inform Players and Parents of the requirements of Cricket
• Know and understand the ECB’s “Safe Hands – Cricket’s Policy for Safeguarding Children”
• Develop an appropriate working relationship with Young Players, based on mutual trust and respect
• Ensure that physical contact is appropriate and necessary and is carried out within recommended guidelines with the Young Player’s full consent and approval
• Not engage in any form of sexually related contact with a Young Player. This is strictly forbidden as is sexual innuendo, flirting or inappropriate gestures and terms. The ECB adopts the Home Office guidelines which recommend the principle - “People in positions of trust and authority do not have sexual relationships with 16-17 year olds in their care”
• Attend appropriate training to keep up to date with their role and especially with respect to safeguarding young people.
Milford Hall CC offers cricketing options for children from ages of 7 through to 19 and have competitive teams stretching from U8’s through to U19 within Staffordshire.
Our aim is to maximise participation for children as they develop their love of the game. Our training and selection approach aims to give children of all abilities a chance to grow skills and have a go in a caring nurturing team environment.
Our fully qualified coaches provide structures training and support to allow children to develop their skills and capabilities in a safe and nurturing environment.
Parents can enjoy our clubhouse facilities during training sessions and match days at Milford Hall including the BBQ,s and decking area for those sunny days and sheltered surroundings of our lounge viewing areas for those cloudy days.
Code Of Conduct For Young People
Milford Hall Cricket Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all its members.
Milford Hall Cricket Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers or guardians associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.
Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with Chris Copp, the Club Welfare Officer.
As a member of Milford Hall Cricket Club you are expected to abide by the following junior code of conduct:
• All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
• All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
• Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
• Members must wear suitable kit for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
• Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly.
• Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at
• Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
• Parents of junior club members should actively promote this Code of Conduct to their children and support both the Club and its officials in the delivery of the principles behind the code of conduct.
• Playing or practising with a hard ball other than during a supervised, coach-led training session or match is not permitted due to the risk of injury to others. Hard balls should not be brought to practice.