Minor breaches of discipline by players will whenever possible be dealt
with promptly by the Coach, employing sanctions such as benching or suspension
from a training session.
Undisciplined behaviour may also lead the Coach to consider that the offending
player is unfit for match selection.
More serious breaches will be referred to a Disciplinary Committee
comprising the player’s Team Coach and Manager, the Coordinator, and one other
member of the Executive Committee.
The Disciplinary Committee is empowered to suspend an offending player
from all Club activities for as long as it sees fit, and in extreme cases to
recommend to the full Executive Committee that the player be expelled from the
The Disciplinary Committee will hear verbal evidence and consider written
submissions if facts are in dispute or if required to determine the level of
punishment. The Committee may
consult informally as soon as an incident comes to light, and may decide to
impose an immediate suspension until such time as evidence can be fully heard.
The Executive Committee will decide on expulsion from the Club. It may also consider appeals against
decisions of the Disciplinary Committee, but in such cases may decide to
increase rather than reduce any punishment.
Unacceptable behaviour by a parent of a player will be dealt with along
the above lines.
Independent of these Disciplinary Procedures, the management of the
Spectrum has the right to refuse admission to any player or family member it
considers guilty of unacceptable behaviour.
Players and parents should seek initially to resolve problems through
their Team Manager. Any complaint
should be made verbally at first, but in writing if a satisfactory solution is
not found quickly.
If the Team Manager is unable to resolve the problem, the written
complaint will normally be passed on to the Executive Committee for
consideration. A complainant who is
not satisfied that this has occurred should write directly to the Coordinator
explaining the problem.
If the complaint is about an action of a team manager, it should be
brought to the attention of the Coordinator, first verbally and then in writing
4. Any complaint about an
action of the Coordinator should be communicated in writing to the Secretary.
All written complaints addressed to either the Coordinator or the
Secretary, or passed on by a Team Manager, will be discussed and possibly
investigated by the Executive Committee.
The Committee may seek the views of the management of the Guildford
Flames through the Flames’ representative on the Committee. A written response
will be given. Complaints about Club
matters should not be addressed directly to members of the Flames or to the
management of the Spectrum.