Coaches' Code of Conduct

The Golden Rule

The most important rule is a simple one. This is a family friendly tournament. If during the weekend, the organisers find you to be behaving in a manner not considered to be family friendly, you will be given a warning. If you persist in your behaviour, you will be ejected from the tournament and the campsite and no refund will be issued. 

Code of Conduct

Cardinal Rules

·         Always be polite and respectful to your opponent at all times

·         Always tell the truth and never cheat

·         Anyone exhibiting sexist, racist, or homophobic behaviours will be removed from the event and a refund will not be provided. For the avoidance of doubt this includes, but is not limited to:

o   Making inappropriate comments about appearance, ability or experience

o   Making jokes that sexualise or dehumanise people

o   Not listening when someone asks you to stop your behaviour

o   Putting your hands inappropriately on someone e.g. hips, waist, back etc.


Important Principles

·         Make a respectful gesture to your opponent before the game begins, such as wishing them good luck, offering a handshake, etc.

·         Avoid using language that your opponent or those around you may find offensive.

·         Arrive on time for your game with all of the things you need to play.

·         Offer your opponent the chance to examine your team roster before the game begins.

·         If your opponent has any questions or queries about your roster, you should answer them truthfully and ensure that your opponent understands your answer.

·         Ensure that your opponent is aware of any Inducements, or other special rules that your team has, and that they know what they do.

·         When counting out the number of squares a player is moving, do so carefully and accurately. You should also allow your opponent the opportunity to check any moves before you move any models if they wish.

·         When rolling dice, make sure that they are clearly visible to all players and allow your opponent to examine the rolls before picking up the dice.

·         Always ask your opponent’s permission before touching their models.

·         Remind your opponent about any rules that they may have forgotten to use, or that they have used incorrectly, especially when doing so is to your opponent’s benefit rather than your own.

·         Never deliberately manipulate the amount of time a game takes in order to gain an advantage, either by playing overly quickly, or by wasting time.

·         Try not to distract an opponent when they are trying to concentrate, and always ensure that you respect their personal space.

·         Never complain about your own bad luck or your opponent’s good luck.

·         Always be humble in victory and graceful in defeat.

·         Never fix the outcome of a game for any reason.

Be Excellent to Each Other