1. Coaches Code of Conduct
    • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.
    • Help each person reach their potential, respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and compliment and encourage with positive and supportive feedback.
    • Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation.
    • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications to be misrepresented.
    • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions.
    • Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity.
    • Abide by the Bowls Australia Coaches Code of Ethics at all times.
  2. Technical Officials Code of Conduct
    • Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.
    • Help each person reach their potential, respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and compliment and encourage with positive and supportive feedback.
    • Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation.
    • Be honest and do not allow your qualifications to be misrepresented.
    • Be consistent and impartial when making decisions.
    • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all people.
    • Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity.
    • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole.
    • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.
    • Conduct your responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.
    • Be aware that your decisions, actions and behaviour may be the subject of investigation at some later stage and you should be able to demonstrate the process and provide documentation to back up your decisions, action and behaviour.
    • Abide by the World Bowls Laws of the Sport, Bowls Australia Domestic Regulations and Bowls NSW Conditions of Play at all times.
  3. Core Values

Bowls NSW/Zone 7 Bowling Association have developed core values in our working environment that set the standard and tone for our interactions internally and externally.

  • We will strive for excellence and maximise our performance.
  • We will be cooperative and work as a team
  • We will be leaders in our field.
  • We will listen and communicate openly.
  • We will accept full accountability for decisions and actions.
  • We value the well being and diversity of our people.
  • We treat each other with dignity and respect.
  • We will create inclusive opportunities for involvement.
  1. General Code of Conduct

Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate new behaviours and skills. Support and encourage people to participate in all aspects of sport. Treat each person as an individual. Display control and courtesy to all involved in our sport. Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Wherever possible, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist). Wherever possible, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity with people under the age of 18 years. Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.

Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs. Act with integrity and objectivity and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions. Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment free from harassment. Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours.

  1. Additional Information

Policies:

  • RNSWBA Member Protection Policy
  • Bowls Australia Coaches Code of Ethics
  • World Bowls Laws of the Sport (Crystal Mark Edition)