The Preston Lions Football Club would like to advise all Club Associates and anyone else wishing to participate in or attend matches at B.T. Connor Reserve, as well as all other FFV sanctioned events, to read and familiarise themselves with the relevant Codes of Conduct/Behaviour and Conditions of Entry which can be viewed and downloaded below.

It is vital that everyone involved in Football, whether they are players, coaches, members, officials, volunteers, parents or spectators, understand their responsibilities to ensure that all participants enjoy the sport in a safe and family friendly environment. Through our affiliation with Football Federation Victoria (FFV), the Preston Lions Football Club has adopted and continues to promote the FFV’s specific Codes of Behaviour that must be strictly abided by.  Failure to comply with any of the Codes of Behaviour below, will be met with sanctions, as outlined in the FFV GDT By-Law.

 

FFV ‘Zero Tolerance’ Campaign

The Preston Lions Football Club continues to support and promote the FFV’s successful ‘zero tolerance campaign’. This campaign is designed to promote the principles of good sportsmanship and appropriate attitudes. The club encourages everyone to conduct themselves appropriately and respectfully, and to abide by the FFV Rules of Competition (RoC) and the Grievance, Disciplinary and Tribunal By-Law (GDT). Behaving inappropriately or any form of behavioral misconduct will not be tolerated and offenders will be dealt with decisively, which may include severe financial penalties, points deductions and even relegations for clubs.

 

Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport

The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport is a generic Code for community sport across the state.  The creation of welcoming and inclusive club environments is critical to the sustainability of football clubs. All football stakeholders need to take a proactive role in creating family friendly environments as well as promoting positive behaviour by players and spectators by showing respect towards all officials, players and spectators. By doing so it will make football environments more appealing, welcoming and inclusive.  The Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport outlines behaviours that are expected of every person involved in community sport and active recreation, as well as identifying the types of behaviours that will not be tolerated.

Every person: spectator, player, club member, official, participant, administrator, coach, parent or member of the community involved with the sport, should work to ensure:

  • inclusion of every person regardless of their age, gender or sexual orientation
  • inclusion of every person regardless of their race culture or religion
  • opportunities for people of all abilities to participate in the sport and develop to their full potential
  • respect is shown towards others, the club and the broader community
  • a safe and inclusive environment for all
  • elimination of violent and abusive behaviour
  • protection from sexual harassment or intimidation

The Code applies to community sport, training and club sanctioned activities. For more information on the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport please click on the following link:

Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport (PDF – 101KB)