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Club Code of Conduct

As a club we aim to attract, retain and develop great people. Great people who are proud to belong to the club and who understand that every member is an ambassador representing the best cricket club in Wellington.

The club expects every member to adhere to our Code of Conduct detailed below. 

General Code of Conduct

  1. We are an inclusive, family club and we respect the rights, dignity and worth of others. Racist and sexist behaviour has no place at Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club.

  2. Act with integrity, honesty, fairness and consideration when dealing with others. 

  3. Accept responsibility for your actions and maintain a professional approach to all club participation.

  4. Operate within the rules of the sport including Cricket Wellington and New Zealand Cricket guidelines which govern the Regions and Affiliated Associations and Clubs.

  5. Demonstrate a high degree of individual responsibility, especially when dealing with persons under 18 years of age, as your words and actions are an example.

  6. Refrain from any behaviour that may bring the sport of cricket or Naenae Old Boys Cricket Club into disrepute.

  7. Act at all times to protect and promote the sport of cricket in accordance with the Spirit of Cricket.

Player Code of Conduct

  1. Play by the rules and abide by the Spirit of Cricket.

  2. Never argue with an umpire. If you disagree, have your captain, coach or manager approach the umpire during a break or after the game.

  3. Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in cricket.

  4. Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether made by your team or the opposition.

  5. Treat all participants in cricket as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

  6. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of fellow players, coaches, officials and spectators.

  7. Respect the talent, potential and development of fellow players and competitors.

  8. Care and respect the uniform and equipment provided to you.

  9. Be frank and honest with your coach/team concerning illness and injury and your ability to train and play fully.

  10. Maintain a high standard of personal behaviour at all times.

  11. Be honest in your attitude and preparation to training. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.

  12. Cooperate with coaches and captains in relation to programs that adequately prepare you for competition.

  13. Trainings are not optional. If you are unable to make a training for any reason your coach/captain should be contacted in advance so they may convey what you will need to work on in your own time and that they may adequately prepare their training sessions.

  14. Do not engage in practices that affect sporting performance such as the consumption of alcohol or drug use.

  15. In accordance with our ambition of creating an enjoyable club culture, it is strongly encouraged that players attend after match formalities and embrace the hospitality our clubrooms provide.

Team Selection

A balanced focus

  1. Future focus: looking to select players we can develop to be capable of winning Pearce Cup 2023-24

  2. Today focus: looking to select players capable of winning Hazlett Trophy 2020-21

  3. Historical focus: looking to select players who display qualities, values etc. of past successful NOBCC teams

The Primary objective of team selections is to optimise the performance of the Club and its players.
This policy will do so by:
1. Having a focus on winning by aiming to win every game of cricket that
a club team competes in.
2. Selecting the strongest possible XI for each match in each Grade to maximise the chance of winning each game in each round.
3. Focusing on present success by promoting and developing performances regardless of age/past experience.
4. Promoting the objective review of performances to allow a fair and consistent treatment of players.
5. Promoting the ideal that if you perform consistently, you will be rewarded with selection.
6. Recognising that NOBCC values play a critical role in team success, such as playing within the Spirit of the Game, attending trainings, general attitude and supporting the captain and teammates
7. Using the Club’s base to create Pathways by the way of promotion of talented young players for both the short term & long term success of the Club.

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