Clarification to Chairman’s Notice

Clarification to Chairman’s Notice

  • Please note that the 14 November 2018 Chairman’s Notice (Chairman’s Notice) published on this web-site titled “Removal of Coach from State Coaching Duties” refers to that coach being found guilty:
    “…under the PSL ‘Winter Ground Rules’ under the PSL Winter General Code of Conduct Section 3 and 4 and the PSL Winter Coaches Code of conduct section 7,9 and 11.”The PSL Winter Ground Rules as attached (click here), has its own Codes of Conduct including a Coach’s Code of Conduct.Relevantly, Rule 7 provides that a coach must:

“7. Be professional in your appearance and manner and accept responsibility for your actions.

  • Display high standards in language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation
  • Display control, respect, dignity and professionalism to all involved with softball, including opponents, coaches, umpires, scorers, administrators, the media, parents and spectators.
  • Encourage your players to demonstrate the same qualities”.

Further, Rule 9 provides:

“9. Operate within the rules and the spirit of the sport.

  • Abide by and respect the policies governing softball and sport generally and the organisations and individuals administering those policies.
  • Reject the use of performance enhancing drugs in sport and abide by the anti-drugs policies of the relevant national and international sporting organisations and government regulatory bodies.

We have have been informed that some readers of the Chairman’s Notice have been concerned that the findings relate to breaches of the Softball Australia Coach’s Code of Conduct (SACCA)

The SCCA sections 9 and 11 concern requirements that a coach refrain from inappropriate conduct, including sexual harassment.

If people reading the Chairman’s Notice have been misled as to which code of conduct applied in this matter that is highly regrettable. The impugned coach has NOT  been found guilty of any such behaviour.

Please take notice that SWA deeply regrets any such attribution and expects this clarification addresses those concerns.