To All Member Associations

I am writing to you all to inform you of the recent introduction by the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs, James Merlino, of the new Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport.

A message from the Minister in part says:

Victorians love their community sport – whether as players, coaches, club volunteers, officials or spectators.

The Victorian Government wants to ensure that local sport remains fun and inclusive for all, so together with the state sporting bodies, we have developed a new Code of Conduct which outlines behaviours that will not be tolerated and the actions that will be taken for breaches of the Code.

State Sporting Associations and clubs are now responsible for adhering to and enforcing the Code through sport specific penalties.  Those who do not meet the Code’s requirements will not be eligible for funding from Sport and Recreation Victoria, and any existing funding will cease.

Bad behaviour, violence, abuse and vilification of any kind have no place in sport in our state and with the support of your club, we can stamp it out, ensuring community sport remains safe and inclusive for all.

Basketball Victoria is committed to working in partnership with the Victorian Government to ensure that the sport of basketball is played for the enjoyment of all participants. 

You will be receiving shortly in the mail, a copy of the new Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport.  I ask that you widely promote this resource throughout your association, clubs and members.

This Code of Conduct for Community Sport compliments the Basketball Victoria Codes of Conduct, ensuring that our great sport is at the forefront of fair play, inclusiveness and is welcoming for all participants.

I ask that this information is given the widest possible distribution.

Please find below a link to the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport DVD.

Please take the time to have a look at this as it is a major campaign by the State Government and one all sports must adhere to.

Basketball Victoria