Our policies

    Brunswick Netball Club is committed to providing a safe, fun and inclusive environment for all people. Our club has a zero tolerance of bullying, harassment or vilification and we celebrate diversity of culture, sex, gender identity, expression and sexual orientation. 

    Our policies contain important information on how Brunswick Netball Club safeguards children and young people and  outline our expectations for the behaviour of players, parents, spectators, as well as club officials. They also outline procedures to follow if you have any concerns regarding the safety of children, or would like to provide any feedback or make a complaint. The policies are aligned to Netball Australia and Netball Victoria expectations of participating clubs and our other obligations as a community sporting organisation.

    It is an expectation that everyone associated with Brunswick Netball Club understands and complies with our policies. We strongly encourage you to take the time to read these important documents and, if you are a parent of a player, discuss them with your child/ren.

    Brunswick Netball Club: Our commitment to child safety

    Our Club is committed to child safety.

    We want children to be safe, happy and empowered. 

    We support and respect all children, as well as our staff and volunteers.

    We are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children.

    We have zero tolerance of child abuse, and all allegations and safety concerns will be treated very seriously and consistently with our robust policies and procedures.

    We have legal and moral obligations to contact authorities when we are worried about a child’s safety, which we follow rigorously.

    Our Club is committed to preventing child abuse and identifying risks early, and removing and reducing these risks.

    Our Club has robust recruitment practices for all volunteers, including Coaches, Team managers and Umpires.

    We support and respect all children, as well as our members and volunteers. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

    We have specific policies, procedures and training in place that support our Committee, members and volunteers to achieve these commitments.

    If you believe a child is at immediate risk of abuse, phone 000.

    Brunswick Netball Club code of conduct

    Brunswick Netball Club operates according to the standard of the Fair Play Code by demonstrating five core values that lead to fair play for all:

    • Integrity
    • Respect
    • Responsibility
    • Fairness
    • Safety.

    You can download and read the BNC Code of conduct. This document  applies to all players, parents/guardians, spectators and Brunswick Netball Club officials (coaches, umpires, team managers, and committee members) and must be read and understood before play.


    Brunswick Netball Club child safe policy

    The Brunswick Netball Club Child Safe Policy outlines:

    • Brunswick Netball Club’s approach to safeguarding children and young people 
    • Responsibilities for child safety at Brunswick Netball Club
    • What constitutes child abuse
    • Procedures for dealing with allegations of child abuse.

    Our Child Safe policy is intended to empower children and young people, who are vital and active participants at Brunswick Netball Club.

    Click here to download a copy of the BNC Child safe policy.

    Brunswick Netball Club complaints policy

    Brunswick Netball Club is committed to providing an environment where all players, coaches, officials and parents can feel safe, are shown respect, be fairly treated and have a right to be heard. 

    While we endeavour to consult, collaborate and be overt in our decision making we respect the right of our members to lodge a complaint should they have issue with a decision or process undertaken by the Club. If a grievance does arise we recognise the importance of dealing with complaints in a confidential, professional and timely manner. 

    Any issue, regardless of who is involved, will be addressed promptly in a professional manner and contained to the relevant people involved, so not to affect other players or parties within club or any external parties. 

    Click here to download a copy of the BNC Complaints policy.