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 To ensure that this club is following best practice we shall work closely with the Fermanagh County Board and Ulster GAA. We shall comply with the guidelines of the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Children’s Sport, and the GAA Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport.

We will follow recommendations made by our governing body of sport that stipulate our volunteers should under-go a recruitment process. The following procedures for recruitment of volunteers will assist in placing volunteers in a situation to which they are suited and help in the protection of children and volunteers alike.

  • List all tasks that volunteers need to perform and the skills needed for those tasks
  • Provide training for volunteers in their role by urging them to attend Ulster GAA Club Maith Officer Training Programme, and additional training where deemed necessary.
  • Make vacancies within the club openly available to interested and qualified applicants
  • An application from should be completed by each applicant
  • There is an onus on the Club Chairperson to ensure that all volunteers / coaches who have substantial access to children regardless of whether they are paid or not, to have their background checked.
  • References should be verified by the Club Executive Committee and should be kept on file for record
  • All recommendations for member appointment should be ratified by the club’s Executive Committee. The decision to appoint team managers is the responsibility for the club Committee and not any one individual within it.
  • Once recruited into the club, all volunteers should be adequately managed and supported.
  • Ulster GAA would recommend that volunteers should be given an induction period for two months, after which the Club Executive Committee have the power to remove a person from a role should they be deemed unsuitable.
  • Any statutory guidelines should be adhered to

This document has been approved by the Club Executive Committee and serves as the working recruitment policy document of Roslea Shamrocks GFC.

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Roslea Shamrocks GFC adapts a child centred approach and philosophy in the running of the club to ensure that those working with children and young people are at all times provided a quality sporting and social programme, by working to an agreed philosophy and set of standards. Enforcement of this conduct is the responsibility of every member and any queries about this code should be referred to the Children’s Officer or the Club Chairperson

All parents must:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all and treated everyone equably.
  • Not exert undue influence to obtain personal benefit or reward. 

Administrators within the club must:

  • Make your club environment more user friendly by providing equal opportunities for all to participate.
  • Create pathways for young people to participate in Gaelic Games not just as a player, e.g. as a referee coach administrator etc.
  • Ensure that the types of programmes, rules, equipment length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age ability and maturity level of young players.
  • Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players and ensure volunteers are adequately trained.
  • Direct coaches and officials to highlight behaviour and skill development.
  • Ensure that everyone emphasises fair play, not winning at all costs.
  • Give a code of behaviour sheet to spectators, parents and coaches and players and encourage them to follow it.
  • Remember you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
  • Maximise child safety by conducting volunteer screening and other child protection strategies.
  • Implement Policy and practices (and lead by example) in relation to responsible use of alcohols and in relation to recreational and performance enhancing drugs.
  • Adopt and implement relevant sports safety policies and practices.
  • Promote a culturally tolerant environment.
  • Listen to your players and involve them in the decision leadership and planning and evaluation relation to the club.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability and cultural background or religion. 

I understand and agree to abide by this Code of Conduct. I understand that failure to abide by this Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action by the Club Executive Committee.

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Roslea Shamrocks GFC adapts a child centred approach and philosophy in the running of the club to ensure that those working with children and young people are at all times provided a quality sporting and social programme, by working to an agreed philosophy and set of standards. Enforcement of this conduct is the responsibility of every member and any queries about the code should be referred to the Child Protection Officer or Coaching Coordinator

All Members must:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all and treat everyone equitably.
  • Not exert influence to obtain personal benefit or reward

Coaches and volunteers within the Club must:

  • Remember that young people participate for the pleasure and winning is only part of the fun. Place the well-being and safety of any juvenile above the development of performance and adhere to all guidelines laid down by the club and the GAA in general.
  • Give young people the chance to try out different playing positions.
  • Create opportunities for participants to learn appropriate sports behaviour as well as basic skills.
  • Give priority to free play activities, skill learning and small-sided games over highly structured competitions.
  • Ensure that activities are appropriate to the age, maturity and ability of the young player.
  • Keep up to date with the coaching practices and qualifications and the principles of physical growth and development. Take responsibility for ensuring training is kept up to date and keep abreast of any developments within the association.
  • Ensure that you are working at a level commensurate with your coaching qualifications
  • Promote a culturally tolerant environment.
  • Help young people understand that playing by the rules is their responsibly.
  • Always promote positive aspects of sport and never condone or participate in rules violation, bad sportsmanship, the use of foul and abusive language, the use of sectarian language and banter, the use of prohibited substances, the use of gestures or emblems which could be interpreted as provocative.
  • Encourage young people to participate in administration, coaching and referring as well as playing.
  • Operate within the rules and sport of the sports and teach your players to do the same.
  • Relate to officials in a courteous and polite way.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with a young person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s skill development.
  • Implement relevant sport safety policies and practices.
  • Arrive on time for all coaching sessions, competitions, social occasions and coaches must inform an appropriate person if they are unable to attend.
  • Encourage and guide young people to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance and encourage to young people to feel confident and comfortable in making person choices.
  • Ensure attendances records are kept of all recognised club sessions with the attendance of each participant noted appropriately. A club incident form must be used to record any accidents, injuries or untoward event.
  • Implement policy practices (and lead by example) in relation to responsible use of alcohol and in relations to recreational and performance enhancing drugs.
  • Listen to your players and ensure that the time they spend with you is a positive experience.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 

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Roslea Shamrocks GFC adapts a child centred approach and philosophy in the running of the club to ensure that those working with children and young people are at all times provided a quality sporting and social programme, by working to an agreed philosophy and set of standards. Enforcement of this conduct is the responsibility of every member and any queries about this code should be referred to the Children’s Officer, Designated Person, or the Club Chairperson

Parents/guardians have an influential role to play in assisting their offspring to adopt positive attitudes and encouraging them to maintain an involvement in sport. Parents should not attempt to meet their own needs for success and achievement through their children’s participation in Gaelic Games. The following guidelines will be assistance in their regard: 

Parents/Spectators within the Club must:

  • Attend games on a regular basis assist in their organisation of club activities.
  • Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment not yours.
  • Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.
  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or not winning.
  • Respect officials decisions and encourage children to do likewise.
  • Show appreciation for volunteer coaches officials and administrators.
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.
  • Congratulate all participations regardless of the game’s outcome
  • Condemn the use of violence, verbal abuse or vilification in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.
  • Support policy and practices (and lead by example) in relation to responsible use of alcohol, to child protection issues and to issues involving recreational and performance enhancing drugs.
  • Support involvement in modified rules games and other junior development programmes
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

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Club Complex, Shamrock Park,
2 Monaghan Road, Roslea,
Co.Fermanagh, BT92 7 QY