Essex Shillelaghs GAA Code of Conduct

::The Essex Shillelaghs Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) is committed to providing a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment for all members, players, coaches, officials, volunteers, and spectators. As members of the GAA community, we adhere to the following code of conduct:

Respect and Fair Play:

  1. Treat all individuals with dignity, respect, and fairness, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or ability.
  2. Respect the decisions of coaches, officials, and administrators, and refrain from engaging in disrespectful or abusive behavior towards them.
  3. Play by the rules of the game and demonstrate good sportsmanship at all times, both on and off the field.
  4. Celebrate success with humility and show respect towards opponents, teammates, and supporters.

Safe Environment:

  1. Prioritize the safety and well-being of all participants by following guidelines and protocols established for training, matches, and events.
  2. Report any incidents of harassment, discrimination, bullying, or misconduct to the appropriate club officials or safeguarding officers promptly.
  3. Avoid the use of foul language, violence, or aggressive behavior that may jeopardize the safety or welfare of others.

Positive Communication:

  1. Communicate constructively and respectfully with teammates, coaches, officials, and opponents, fostering a supportive and positive team environment.
  2. Resolve conflicts and disagreements through peaceful and respectful means, promoting open dialogue and understanding.
  3. Use social media responsibly, refraining from posting derogatory, offensive, or inappropriate content that reflects poorly on the club or its members.

Commitment and Integrity:

  1. Demonstrate commitment to training, competitions, and club activities by attending regularly and punctually, and giving your best effort in all endeavors.
  2. Uphold the values of honesty, integrity, and fair play in all interactions, both on and off the field.
  3. Represent the Essex Shillelaghs GAA with pride and dignity, maintaining a positive image of the club within the community.

Parents and Guardians:

  1. Encourage and support your child’s participation in GAA activities, emphasizing the importance of respect, sportsmanship, and teamwork.
  2. Respect the authority of coaches, officials, and club administrators, and address any concerns or grievances through appropriate channels in a constructive manner.

Consequences of Violations:

  1. Any breach of this code of conduct may result in disciplinary action, including warnings, suspension, or expulsion from the club, as determined by the club’s executive committee or disciplinary board.

The club reserves the right to take appropriate action in response to any behavior that is deemed detrimental to the club’s values, reputation, or the well-being of its members.

By adhering to this code of conduct, we demonstrate our commitment to upholding the principles of respect, integrity, and inclusivity within the Essex Shillelaghs GAA community.

Date of Adoption: MAY 13, 2024

Essex Shillelagh GAA Executive Committee
James T. McGuire, Chairman