Regulations and Club Policies
Table of Contents
Code of Conduct
Health and Safety Guidelines
Code of Conduct
North Wellington Football Club is a member of New Zealand and Capital Football. We are held to New Zealand Footballs Code of Conduct. A copy of which can be found at the bottom of this section.
Within that North Wellington has set out a basic Code of Conduct which we expect all North Wellington Players, Coaches and Supporters to follow:
Sport teaches kids much more about life than simply how to kick a ball. It’s nice to win games, but it’s not the be all and end all. We are trying to teach kids life lessons through the medium of sport, and supporters play an essential role in that. We ask that all supporters adhere to this sideline code of conduct:
- Be positive: players never intentionally play poorly. It is never appropriate or useful to berate a player during the game. You should supply enthusiastic support throughout each match.
- Support the whole team: not just your child. It is not appropriate for supporters to coach from the sideline. Often instructions given by parents to their players can conflict with the system the coach is trying to implement.
- Never criticise referees: they have a difficult job and are generally fair in their calls. If you think you can do better, step up and volunteer!
- Attend training: it is important for players to regularly attend training sessions and matches. Please have your child at the field on time for all activities and prepared to play, with the proper gear. If you cannot make a game or training for any reason, please try to give your coach/team manager as much notice as possible.
- Model respectful behavior: for your child by refusing to tolerate negative personal statements about other players, parents, coaches, or anyone else.
For more information, or for any concerns you may have about a coach, a referee or a spectator, please refer to the NZ Football Code of Conduct.
“The only team that needs to win trophies is the first team. The youth team don’t need to win, they just need to make their players better… so in the end you have not just a complete football player, but a person who is good for others”. Dennis Bergkamp
Health And Safety Guidlines
Please refer to attached document that has been generated to aid with Coaches/Managers in ensuring players are safe to play their match.
This document also provides guidelines on how to check and look after players who suffer a suspected Concussion or Soft Tissue Injury.
For The Complete Version of NZF's Concussion Policy and heading Position Statement please see below
Each Friday we receive information from the various Councils on what ground restrictions we have on the football fields in the region. Please don’t refer to various Council websites to see if grounds are open or closed for the weekend’s fixtures, they advise us which fields can be used.
We make every effort to make any changes to draws by 6:00pm on Friday. Occasionally, further changes are made on Friday night or Saturday/Sunday mornings (as close to 7:00am as possible) if conditions change.
We will post updates here on our website. A banner across the top of the website will take you to the latest changes. We will also post to Facebook advising that changes have been posted. Please check your fixture for changes. If it is transferred, postponed, cancelled, or defaulted, it will say it on your game.
MASS POSTPONEMENTS & CANCELLATIONS
Late (ie. game-day morning) or mass postponements/cancellations, will be communicated first on;
- The cancellations page
- The Capital Football Facebook page
- The Mobile App via Alerts
If you are unsure if your game will go ahead, check there first.
The decision on late cancellations will be made as close to 7:00am as possible on game day.
For junior games, in the event that you turn up to a game and the field is unsuitable for play (ie. it’s underwater) or the weather changes to make it unsafe for players (ie. a hail storm) please discuss with the opposition and make a decision as to whether to play on.
For in-house First Kicks or Fun Football (U7 & U8 games) please also check with your club coordinator as some clubs offer an indoor option.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I can’t see this week’s draw, is it up yet?
- If you can’t see your team’s game(s) for this weekend, make sure that the correct date is shown above the draw. Some browsers, particularly mobile, will revert to an earlier week.
The Council’s website says the ground is closed, but according to your website, our game is still on – which one is correct?
- Please use our website for information on your games and ground availability. Councils hand the grounds over to us on a Friday afternoon with any necessary restrictions and we adjust the draws accordingly. We will make another call at 7.00am on Saturday morning taking into account any overnight changes or weather conditions.
My game is still on according to the website, is this correct?
- See above the Cancellations Announcements or check our Facebook page at facebook.com/CapitalFootball to make sure we haven’t made any mass cancellations. We announce these on this page and Facebook first as it takes some time to update details for all the games we have scheduled. If there is nothing to this effect on either platform, and we’ve announced there are no further changes, then yes, your game is still on.
Our game is on turf, why has it been cancelled?
- There are a number of reasons why a game on turf may be cancelled, this includes: other games in the grade can’t be moved from grass to turf so the entire grade has been cancelled/postponed or it could have been cancelled/postponed in an attempt to ensure interruptions across the season are shared around teams or grades.
Your Website & Facebook announcement says all games in my grade are cancelled, does that mean games in all areas?
- Yes, if the announcement says, for example, all U9, U10 & U11 grade football is cancelled, then all games in those grades, regardless of which area (Hutt Valley, Wairarapa, Kapiti, etc), are cancelled.
There’s no draw for 7th and 8th grades this week, is First Kicks still on?
- We only do draws for Festival Days for these grades. First Kicks and Fun Football (7th and 8th grades) are run by clubs, please check with them directly if you’re unsure about games going ahead.
Junior leagues – My game says it is Now Cancelled, does that mean it won’t be played at all?
- This means the game will not go ahead as scheduled. Where possible, it will be played at the end of the current round.
Senior & U17 leagues – My game says it is Now Postponed, when will it be played?
- This means the game will not go ahead as scheduled. We will reschedule it for another date later in the season.