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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Code of Conduct

The following Code of Conduct applies to all Mainland Soccer Clubs participating in Mainland Soccer activities across Canterbury, Nelson Bays, Marlborough, Mid Canterbury and West Coast.

Mainland Soccer Member Clubs have an absolute Duty of Care to preserve the integrity of the sport of Football and are duly governed by this Code of Conduct. The Mainland Soccer Code of Conduct is adopted from the NZ Soccer Code of Conduct which applies to all NZS members and persons participating in NZS Activities.

  • Member Clubs accept responsibility for the actions of its members.
  • Member Clubs ensure its members and associated persons (players, coaches, team managers, administrators, parents/guardians) refrain from any form of abuse, harassment, discrimination, victimisation towards others including but not limited to officials/referees, own team and opposition players, coaches, spectators. Similarly officials/referees will abide by the code of conduct.
  • Member Clubs will ensure that its members respect the rights, dignity and worth of others.
  • Member Clubs will be aware of, and maintain an uncompromising adhesion to, standards, rules, regulations and policies.
  • Member Clubs understand and operate within the Constitution and playing regulations of Mainland Soccer.
  • Member clubs will not provide comment to any media on behalf of Mainland Soccer
  • Member Clubs understand the possible consequences of breaching the Mainland Soccer Code of Conduct.
  • Member Clubs will ensure that the actions of its members promote the interests and uphold the integrity and positive image of the sport of Football across the Mainland Federation.
  • Member Clubs will provide a safe playing and social environment for the conduct of Mainland Soccer activity.
  • Member Clubs or its members will not act in any way that may bring disrepute or disgrace to
  • Mainland Soccer, other member clubs, Mainland Soccer stakeholders and/or its sponsors or commercial partners.

Mainland Soccer expects all Clubs to understand the possible consequences of breaches and will ensure that its own members abide by the Code of Conduct which sets out to uphold the principles and values of Mainland Soccer.

Any serious breaches of this Code of Conduct or persistent violations of any aspect of the Code of Conduct by any individual/s of member clubs may result in good behavior bonds or non refundable penalties being imposed on the member club of up to $2,000.

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