All people involved in Australian Rules have a right to participate in a safe, healthy and supportive environment. Administrators, Officials, Players, Coaches and Spectators. We all have a responsibility and role to play in creating and maintaining this environment. Our great game has always faced challenges but never more than those facing us today. There is no doubt that the biggest challenge is that of attracting people to participate in all aspects of the game such as young children to take up the sport, umpires, spectators and volunteers to act as officials, coaches, trainers, canteen assistants and so on. The recently released A.F.L report clearly recognizes this as our major task for the future. It is therefore crucial that we will play our part in creating this safe, healthy, supportive and family friendly environment which will attract people to participate in the various aspects of the game as mentioned above.
To that end The South Australian Amateur Football League, in consultation with its member clubs and supporters, has developed a "Code of Behaviour".
The Code sets standards of conduct and behaviour for all participants and also reflects how we would all like to be treated by others; that is fairly, equally and with respect and dignity.
Players should advise their Coach at the earliest opportunity if they are unable to attend practice for any reason, and if unavailable for any matches.
Players selected to represent the Gepps Cross Football Club are expected to play the game within the rules of football and aim for the highest possible standard of performance and sportsmanship.
Players are expected to wear the 'Club Polo Shirt' or similar club attire to and from all games.
Players must wear correct coloured shorts and socks with SAFL logo - no other shorts permitted.
Players have a responsibility to be aware of the detail of the venue for matches and arrive one hour prior to the scheduled commencement, or at a time specified by the Coach.
Players are expected to support the Club by returning to the clubrooms after matches.