Essex Golf Union
Code of Conduct for Players Representing the County of Essex in U18 Teams and Coaching Squads
You have been selected as a member of the County Coaching Scheme or as a player to represent Essex . This is an honour and The Essex Golf Union and the County Coaches are committed to give you all the help and advice they can to help you to play well, make the most of your talent and to enjoy the game.
As a young golfer taking part in an Essex Golf Union activity, you should:
Help create and maintain an environment free of fear and harassment
Demonstrate fair play and apply golf’s standards both on and off the course
Understand that you have the right to be treated as an individual
Respect the advice that you receive
Treat others as you would wish to be treated yourself
Look out for yourself and for the welfare of others
Speak out (to your parents or a County representative) if you consider that you or others have been poorly treated
Be organised and on time
Tell someone in authority if you are leaving the venue
Accept that these guidelines are in place for the well-being of all concerned
Treat organisers and coaches with respect
Observe instructions or restrictions requested by the adults looking after you
You should not take part in any irresponsible, abusive, inappropriate or illegal behaviour which includes:
Using foul language
Publicly using critical or disrespectful descriptions of others either in person or through text, email or social network sites
Consuming alcohol, illegal performance-enhancing drugs or stimulants
The Essex Golf Union website and social media pages will often display images and video of golfing activities, including coaching days, county competitions and functions organised by the Essex Golf Union. The Essex Golf Union will take steps to ensure these images are used solely for the purposes for which they are intended i.e. the promotion and celebration of the activities of County Golf. If you become aware that these images are being used inappropriately you should inform the Golf Welfare Officer or The Essex Golf Union office immediately.
The photographs may be available on the website http://essexgolfunion.org as well as published on various forms of social media sites such as Facebook & Twitter. If at any time either the player, parent/guardian or the child wishes the data to be removed from the website and social media sites, 7 days’ notice must be given to the Golf Welfare Officer after which the data will be removed.
Golfing priorities after family and education should always be: FIRST COUNTRY - THEN COUNTY - THEN CLUB - THEN SELF!