St Mark’s Netball Club Values

For members to always have fun in their efforts and performances in the game of netball.

To provide equal opportunities that foster social aspects of the game and good sportsmanship.

To include all children from St Mark’s Anglican Community School Junior/Middle School
to play netball in a safe and secure environment.

To act for its members in all matters pertaining to netball, and to ensure the Club is run in line with Netball Australia, WA Netball and to the needs of the players, coaches, umpires and families from St Mark’s Anglican Community School (Junior/Middle School).

* Please note, St Mark’s Netball Club is independent of St Mark’s Anglican Community School

WDNA Code of Behaviour Requirements

Play for the “fun of it”.
Play by the rules.
Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain or coach approach the official during a break or after the game.
Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately fouling or provoking an opponent and throwing equipment is not acceptable or permitted in any sport.
Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
Be a good sport. Cheer all good plays, whether they be by your team or the other team.
Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
Avoid use of derogatory language.
Co-operate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.
‘People play and watch sport because they want to’

Applaud good performances and efforts from each team. Congratulate all participants upon their performance, regardless of the game’s outcome.
Respect the official’s decisions. If there is a
disagreement, follow the appropriate procedure in order to question the decision and teach the children to do likewise.
Never ridicule a player for making a mistake during a competition. Positive comments are motivational.
Condemn the use of violence in any form, be it by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour by not using foul language, harassing players, coaches or officials.
Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.
Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches and officials. They give their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.

Be reasonable in your demands on your players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.
Teach your players that rules of the sport are mutual agreements which no one should evade or break.
Whenever possible, group players to give a
reasonable chance of success.
Avoid over-playing the talented players. The ‘just average’ players need and deserve equal time.
Remember that we participate for fun and
enjoyment and that winning is only part of their motivation. Never ridicule or yell at the players for making mistakes or losing a competition.
Develop team respect for the ability of opponents as well as for the judgement of officials and opposing coaches.
Follow the advice of a physician when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence play.
Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound coaching principles Avoid use of derogatory language based on gender.
‘Sport benefits our bodies, brains & business’