Norton Lindsey & Wolverton Cricket Club

Norton Lindsey & Wolverton Cricket Club - Junior & Parent Code of Conduct

NLWCC – Junior & Parent Code of Conduct

NLWCC is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect, be encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club. 


A Junior Member is an individual under the age of eighteen and a member of the Club. A Parent is a Parent of a Junior Member.


As a Junior Member or a Parent you are expected to abide by the following Junior Club Code of Conduct as it applies appropriately to Junior Members and/or Parents of Junior Members. 


Parents are expected to set  a good example as regards their own behaviour (and those accompanying them) for the benefit of Junior Members.


The Code:

This code of conduct applies to all matches played when representing the Club. It also applies to all training and practice sessions organised by the Club.


  • All Junior Members are expected to comply with the England and Wales Cricket Board code of conduct (see below) and that, by taking part in activities organised by the Club, you agree to comply with all reasonable instructions from team managers and/or captains and/or coaches;
  • To comply with all other reasonable instructions from other members and officers of the Club including, but not limited to, any directives and instructions which may be displayed from time to time on Club premises;
  • Junior Members and Parents agree to respect, cooperate with and encourage their fellow Junior Members at all times, irrespective of their abilities. 
  • Persecution, humiliation or ridiculing of others will not be tolerated
  • Junior Members, under no circumstances, must make contact with a coach directly by email, text or call.
  • Behaviour and dress both on and off the field should be in keeping with the dignity and best traditions of the game of cricket.
  • Foul, abusive and inappropriate language on or off the field of play is unacceptable.
  • Intimidation, aggressive behaviour and deliberate distraction of opponents by words or actions are unacceptable.
  • Dissent at umpiring decisions is unacceptable.
  • The game should be played competitively, but the highest standards of sportsmanship must at all times be maintained. Recognise the achievements of both your team-mates and your opponents. Do not glory in their failures.
  • Remember that your conduct is a reflection not only on yourself but also on the Club as a whole. Conduct which damages the reputation of the Club will not be tolerated.
  • Junior Members and their Parents should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach or team manager if they are going to be late.
  • Junior Members must wear suitable kit – (this must include a helmet, box, gloves and pads when a hard ball is being used) for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager.
  • Junior Members are required to wear suitable kit - (this must include a helmet, box, gloves & pads when a hard ball is being used)  when accessing the Nets. The Nets should only be accessed by NLWCC Members & as such those members must adhere to our Policies & wear protective equipment as listed. 
  • Junior Members are not allowed to consume or purchase alcohol or drugs of any kind on the Club premises or whilst representing the Club.
  • Junior Members are not allowed to smoke on Club premises or whilst representing the Club.
  • Junior Members agree to do their best at all times to improve their cricket skills and maximise their own potential, at whatever level of playing ability that may be.  Any conduct by a Junior Member or Parent that prevents a Junior Member from doing the same is unacceptable.
  • Failure to comply with this code of conduct may result in disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Club’s disciplinary procedures.