The Victorian Government’s Fair Play Code – a code of conduct for sport and recreation in Victoria, outlines the standards of behaviour expected for everyone involved in sport and recreation.

The Fair Play Code sends a loud and clear message – bad behaviour, violence, cheating and intimidation has no place in sport and recreation.

Valley Sport Executive Officer David Quinn threw his support behind the code stating that community sport should always be a welcoming and fair environment.

The Fair Play Code is a great example of the State Government’s commitment to the health and sustainability of Victorian sport. The code outlines the expectations of local clubs, leagues, associations and participants and supports them in the instance they encounter bad behaviour both on and off the sporting field”.

Mr Quinn said, “We believe that the more support we can provide local sport, the healthier it will be. Valley Sport, as the Goulburn Valley’s Regional Sports Assembly, are here to assist all clubs in the implementation of the code and the education of their members”.

The Fair Play Code further builds on the Victorian Government’s 2010 Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport which aimed to encourage appropriate standards of behaviour to enable every Victorian to be involved in sport that is safe, welcoming and inclusive.

The Fair Play Code also features new guidance on the responsibilities of those involved in sport and recreation, dealing with potential breaches and where to seek further information.  The Fair Play Code will apply from 1 July 2018.

Victoria’s sporting clubs and associations are encouraged to adhere to and enforce the Fair Play Code. To receive funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria, the Fair Play Code is now a minimum requirement in any funding application submitted.

For more information on the Fair Play Code you can contact Valley Sport HERE or visit the Sport and Recreation Victoria website HERE.

Download the Fair Play Code – Sport and Recreation Victoria HERE