EDENDERRY GOLF CLUB
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY
CODE OF CONDUCT
Edenderry and District Golf Club through its Youth Development Academy will strive to provide a safe space in which young people can participate in golf development activities.
We will do so in an environment which recognizes the individual talent levels of those young people, while always being mindful of both their rights and responsibilities. We will do so in a manner which underscores our key principle which is that the protection of the child is always of paramount importance. To help us achieve the above we will outline what….
Juvenile/Junior members are entitled to
Have fun and enjoy the golfing experience
Be safe and feel safe
Be listened to and believed
Be treated with dignity and respect
Participate in an equitable and fair manner
Participate at a level which matches their ability
Juvenile/Junior members should always
Treat the professional and support team with respect
Look out for themselves and the welfare of others
Play fairly at all times
Do their best in all activities
Be organised and on time
Tell someone if they are leaving the venue
Respect team/group members, particularly when things go wrong
Respect opponents, be gracious in defeat
Abide by rules as set down by the club
Behave in a manner that avoids bringing the club into disrepute
Talk to the lead officer in the club if they have any problems
Juvenile/Junior members should never
Use violence of engage in irresponsible or inappropriate behaviour
Argue with officials, team mates or opponents
Harm team members, opponents, or their property
Bully or use bullying tactics to isolate another player or member to gain advantage.
The above is not an extensive list of all do’s and don’ts but is an attempt to give strong boundaries which should create the correct environment and atmosphere in which our young members can feel safe. By putting in place the above support structure and by aligning this with a club ethos where fun filled activities are enshrined we believe that the total needs of the juvenile members are best served.