Rules and Regulations

Specific competition rules can be found on the page relevant to each sport.


Code of Conduct for Players

  • Regard it as an honour and privilege to represent a school team

  • Treat a match as a game that is fun but play by the rules

  • Take pride in your performance and that of your school

  • Encourage others in your team to do their best

  • Enjoy participating – it should be fun

  • Accept all decisions by match officials

  • Let the Captain speak to the officials on behalf of the team if decisions made by the match officials need to be clarified

  • Recognise outstanding performances by opponents

  • Demonstrate concern for an injured player, regardless of their team

  • Accept victory modestly

  • Learn to take defeat in the right manner and not to look for excuses as to why you may not have been successful on a particular occasion

  • Shake hands with your opponents at the end of each game, regardless of the outcome

  • Thank the officials for their efforts

Code of Conduct for Team Managers and Teachers

  • Put the well-being and safety of players above all other considerations

  • Display sportsmanship in all situations – sportsmanship should be contagious

  • Display high standards of behaviour and appearance

  • Be a good role model for all those in your care

  • Enjoy yourself and in so doing promote enjoyment for others

  • Be responsible for your actions

  • Encourage your supporters to display a sportsmanlike attitude

  • Guide and encourage players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance

  • Respect and uphold the Laws of the Game and discourage actions and behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game

  • Use acceptable and appropriate language at all times and in all situations

Code of Conduct for Parents, Peers and Supporters

  • Attendance at a game is a privilege

  • Respect decisions made by the match officials

  • Be a good role model by positively supporting teams in every way possible and be generous with praise

  • Become aware of the competition rules and keep winning in its proper place

  • Respect other spectators, coaches and participants

  • Be a fan not a fanatic

  • Recognise and respect the performances of players in both teams, not just the team that you are supporting

  • Accept victory modestly and defeat graciously, remembering that the team you are supporting will be judged by your reactions

  • Do not ‘boo’ anyone

  • Stand or sit in the place that you have been allocated for the match

  • Do not interfere with instructions given by the teacher/coach in charge of the team

  • Remember that nearly all those who control school sports matches are volunteers, giving of their time freely and without any financial reward in most cases – respect them for this