Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport

posted 14 Jan 2013, 04:31 by Unknown user

Our Games – Our Code is the new Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport agreed by the Gaelic Athletic Association, Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland. This Code will direct our members and all units of our Associations in our work with underage teams.

The Code contains many useful sections that will undoubtedly assist us in our work with underage teams. These include a Code of Behaviour for Coaches, Players and Parents, information on the best use of Club websites, Anti-Bullying guidance, directives for reporting allegations of abuse, how to prepare for away trips with underage teams, hosting of events, Inclusion and Integration guidance and many useful downloadable forms for our work with children.

All County Boards and Clubs are encouraged to place the Code on their own websites. To download a copy from the GAA website, please visit http://www.gaa.ie/clubzone/child-welfare-and-protection/.