Spectators Code of Behaviour

Spectators of Heat Basketball players are expected to act in accordance with the following code of conduct. It includes expected behaviour detailed in the Gold Coast Region Code of Conduct.

  1. Remember that young people participate in sport for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.
  2. Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams. Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.
  3. Respect the decisions of officials and teach young people to do the same.
  4. Never ridicule or scold a young player for making a mistake.  Positive comments are motivational.
  5. Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  6. Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.
  7. Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.
  8. Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.
  9. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.