Dates 14-May Round 1 Cup, All Teams 21-May Round 2 Cup, All Teams 28-May Round 3 Cup, U18, U18 Girls, U16, U13, U12, U11 League commences for U15, U14 4-Jun 11-Jun Long weekend NO GAMES 18-Jun 25-Jun 2-Jul 9-Jul 16-Jul School Holidays NO GAMES 23-Jul School Holidays NO GAMES 30-Jul 6-Aug 13-Aug 20-Aug 27-Aug Country Championships NO GAMES 3-Sep 10-Sep 17-Sep Leaugue Finishes 24-Sep CUP FINALS
New free online training course up and running The new Play by the Rules free online training course is now live and open for registrations. The course features two new modules – ‘Child Protection’ and ‘Harassment and Discrimination’ – which replace all of the previous online training courses.
The modules provide information for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators on their rights and responsibilities under discrimination and child protection laws. They are succinct, user-friendly and feature the latest interactive technology, including case studies, practical scenarios and quizzes. To enrol go to: www.playbytherules.net.au/online-learning
South Australian scholarships If you’re a South Australian coach, official or volunteer, you or your fellow club members may be eligible for financial support of up to $1,500 to attend courses and become better qualified and skilled in your chosen area. Guidelines and application forms for the 2012 Wendy Ey Memorial Scholarships for Women, Coaching, Officiating and Volunteer Scholarships are available at: www.recsport.sa.gov.au/funding-scholarships/coach-official-volunteer.html
Complaints: Get the right approach and right process Complaints, allegations and accusations must be dealt with. They won't go away if you ignore them and they certainly won't fix themselves. So, what are the five most important steps to take when you receive a complaint; either about a member or the club itself? What needs to be in place? What do you need to know? To find out more go to the Newscentre at the Play by the Rules website (http://www.playbytherules.net.au/latest-hot-topics/796-complaints).
How will your club manage players who behave badly? Some days the news seems full of headlines about sports stars behaving badly. Some criticise the players, others say we expect too much of our sporting idols, while some claim that clubs should have better policies and tougher penalties in place.
But we all know that poor behaviour is not restricted to elite athletes and, from time-to-time, players at all levels do or say things they may regret. So how do we encourage and teach players to behave appropriately? And what sort of policies should clubs have in place to manage and penalise those who cross the line?http://www.playbytherules.net.au/latest-hot-topics/797-players-behaving-badly
Play by the Rules provides free online training, advice and resources to help ensure sport is a safe, fair and inclusive environment for administrators, coaches, officials and players. Play by the Rules also provides information and online learning for community sport and recreation on how to:
- prevent and deal with discrimination, harassment and child abuse, and - develop inclusive and welcoming environments for participation.
Click here for more information about how schools and sporting organisations can use the resources on Play by the Rules to promote inclusive, safe and fair participation.
Play by the Rules is a unique partnership between the Australian Sports Commission, the Australian Human Rights Commission, all state and territory sport and recreation and anti-discrimination agencies and the NSW Commission for Children and Young People.
The information on Play by the Rules is not intended to be, nor should it be relied upon as, a substitute for legal or other professional advice.