South Perth United FC is a community football club run by volunteers for the enjoyment and development of our players. To ensure a positive and safe environment, this document outlines:
● Club philosophy and strategic direction for all juniors, and seniors teams
● Code of Conduct for players, coaches, volunteers, parents and spectators
● Issue resolution process
● Escalation process and consequences for breaches to the Code of Conduct
By being a part of the South Perth United Football Club community, you are agreeing to abide by the codes and processes laid out in this document.
5. Philosophy of South Perth United’s Seniors Program
South Perth United’s Seniors Program aims to provide a safe, fun environment for players to develop their skills at a pace suited to them. We recognised that senior players have a variety of motivations for playing football including; competing at a high level; developing technical skills; keeping physically and mentally fit; and socialising. South Perth United has a variety of senior teams to cater for a variety of motivations and each teams’ individual philosophy is influenced by the players and
What is consistent across all men’s and ladies teams is the importance of a cohesive, supportive and positive attitude by all players, coaches, volunteers and spectators.
South Perth United reserves the right to suspend players or exclude parents or spectators for breaches to the code of conduct, depending on the severity of the incident. Where possible and in minor breaches, we will first attempt to resolve incidents through the issue resolution process.
In severe cases, such as physical violence, discrimination, racism, drug use or on-going poor behaviour (including bullying), the person/s involved will be approached by a member of the committee and may be asked to leave South Perth United.
South Perth United will not refund any registration fees in the case of a breach to the code of conduct resulting in a player/parent being asked to leave the club.
If you would like to discuss a concern, or to report a breach of the code of conduct by a parent, spectator, player, coach, volunteer or committee member, please contact one of the following people:
● Your Coach or Team Manager
● Juniors Coordinator – Simone Hawke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
● Vice-President – Angelo Velho
● President – Sony Sindhe (email@example.com)
A positive, supportive and safe environment is at the forefront of South Perth United’s philosophy and we are committed to doing everything possible to uphold that standard.
In the event of a disagreement or conflict between two South Perth United members the following issue resolution shall be followed.
● Parents, players, coaches or volunteers may contact any committee member to raise a concern or difficulty.
● The committee will discuss potential options for a resolution, which may include holding a discussion between the two parties mediated by the Vice-President or President, or moving a player to a different team, among other options.
● The committee will suggest a resolution process to the two parties, to be discussed and decided upon.
● If agreement cannot be reached, the Committee reserves the right to make a decision that best suits the needs of the members and the club.
● In the case of major or on-going breach to the code of conduct, the committee reserves the right to ask individuals to leave the club (see “breaches to the code of conduct” below).
The committee will collectively make decisions to ensure a balanced outcome that prioritises the wellbeing of members and the club.
The committee is always open to having conversations about improvements around the club but please understand that we will not always be able to keep everyone happy. Please respect the decisions of the committee.