The image and reputation of any sporting club is vital to its success and this is reflected in the club’s standing in the cricket world and community at large.


The Newport – Digman Cricket Club will look to establish itself as the club of choice for players looking to participate in cricket at all levels from junior through to senior level.


Our Mission Statement defines who we are and what we stand for.  Our Code of Conduct sets the standards expected of all members and guests of the club so that our Mission Statement goals can be met and adhered to.


All persons representing the Newport-Digman Cricket Club are expected to conduct themselves in a manner which reflects our Mission Statement and to abide by the standards defined in the Code of Conduct.


The club considers that:


·         Once a player takes the field to represent NDCC, that player has accepted our Code of Conduct.


·         Once a non-playing member enters our clubrooms, they have accepted our Code of Conduct.



NDCC intends to establish its reputation as a successful cricket club within the Western Suburbs based on success and exemplary sportsmanship on the field, and in the highest standard of management, player and member support off the field.


We will achieve this by:


·         Promoting, advancing and fostering the game of cricket, predominantly in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne.


·         Maintaining senior and junior teams and striving to achieve the highest development possible for each individual


·         Promoting junior cricket and fostering the development of all young players.


·         Provide an environment which encourages personal growth, achievement of association and team spirit by fostering an understanding of the natural evolution of individuals from:

-    Dependency - (someone else can do it). Through to,

-    Independence - (I can do it). Through to the most rewarding stage of,

-    Interdependence - ( We can do it)


·         Provide the best facilities and human resources available to develop the talents and capabilities appropriate to the level and wishes of teams, players and helpers.


·         To protect and ensure the long term future of the club through proper financial management


·         Provide a social outlet for men, women and children of all ages in a friendly, family atmosphere.


·         Encouraging a sense of pride in the history, heritage and values of the club and its members by maintaining contact with all past and present members.


·         Establishing a set of policies, procedures and guidelines that future Boards and committees can use as a benchmark.



Players and members of Newport-Digman Cricket Club are expected to observe the following guidelines at all times whilst representing the club either on or off the field.


Any player or member who breaches the code can be subject to disciplinary action. This can take the form of a censure, warning or suspension/expulsion from the club.


Newport- Digman has established a sub-committee of 3 life-members who will form the disciplinary committee. Any decisions by the sub-committee will take the form of a recommendation to the general committee.



The following guidelines and standards form the Newport
-Digman Code of Conduct.


·         Behave with honesty and integrity


·         Act with care and diligence


·         Treat everyone with respect and courtesy and without harassment.


·         Verbal abuse or hostile behavior is unacceptable


·         Members are expected to take pride in our clubrooms and respect the furniture, fittings and equipment. Prior to leaving the rooms, members must ensure the area they (and/or their guests) have used is clean and tidy.


·         Members are responsible for any visitors they introduce to the club.


·         Attend functions in a responsible manner.


·         Treat sponsors and their premises with respect


·         Provide leadership to and mentor all our younger players.


·         Unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable


·         Playing members are expected to wear the correct cricket attire including Club cap/hat, club shirt and correct footwear.


·         Make umpires, officials and opposition players feel welcome when they are our guests at the end of the day’s play.


·         Members are expected to respect umpires, opposition players and officials.


·         Members are expected to respect our club officials and other members.


·         Play a part in the operation of the club


·         Be punctual to all training sessions and game days.


The following guidelines and standards form the Newport
-Digman Code of Conduct with respect to Parents of our Juniors.


·         Remember children participate in sport for their enjoyment – not yours

·         If children are interested, encourage them to play sport. However, if a child is not willing to play, do not force them.

·         Focus on a childs effort and performance rather than the overall outcome of the event. This assists the child in setting realistic goals related to his/her ability by reducing the emphasis on winning.

·         Teach children that an honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of each game is accepted without undue disappointment.

·         Encourage children to always play according to the rules.

·         Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

·         Remember that children learn best from example. Applaud good plays by both teams.

·         If you disagree with an official, raise the issue through the appropriate channel rather than question the official’s judgement and honestly in public. AT NO TIME must you approach the umpires during or after the game. Remember that most officials give their time and effort for your child’s involvement.

·         Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities.

·         Recognize the value and importance of volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. They give up their time and resources to provide recreational activities for the children and deserve your support.

·         Always remember two points: Sportsmanship; but most importantly let’s all have fun.

·         Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.




In order to facilitate this code, the club has established the following rules which will be enforced.


1.    No smoking in the club rooms


2.    The use of illegal substances is strictly prohibited


3.    The club reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who turns up in a condition which is not acceptable.


4.    Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated.