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Western Sydney Volleyball By-Laws

OVERVEIW:

Western Sydney Volleyball conducts volleyball training and social competitions that cater for all abilities, genders, and standards.

FORMAT:

Our Junior Development program and competitions are played indoors at the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre, 30 Herbert Street Cambridge Park, using three (3) wooden floor courts depending on attendees. Contact number Joe Alnatour 0414 407 766

FEE STRUCTURE:

  • PLAYER REGISTRATION FEE: $25 (must be accompanied with completed registration form)
  • GAME NIGHT OR TRAINING FEE: $10 per player per session/game.

COMPETITION/ TRAINING REGULATIONS:

INSURANCE:Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre (PVRSC) shall insure all players that have completed a PVRSC individual registration form and are registered on their respective team’s nomination form (i.e. full name and signature).

INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION: Each player must complete an individual registration form accompanied by $25.

NUMBER OF PLAYERS: Each team must register a minimum of 6 players when nominating a team to enter the competition. New players must have their details added and register in full. A team must have minimum of 4 original players taking the court to commence a game. Failure to achieve this will result in a team forfeiting the game. Teams may make unlimited substitutions during each game.

GAME AND TRAINING FEE: A fee of $10 per person/ per session/game is required. This fee must be paid in full at Western Sydney Volleyball front desk, each week prior to the commencement of play/training.

FORFEITS: A game will be classified as a forfeit when: –

  • Less than 4 players are ready to take the court no later than 5 minutes after the scheduled game time. In this instance the opposing team will be awarded the win.
  • Playing a suspended player
  • Playing a player under false pretenses (i.e. person signing in as someone else)
  • Playing a player not listed on the game sheet prior to scheduled game time (unless approved prior by Western Sydney Volleyball).
  • Violation of any Western Sydney Volleyball regulations.

GAME TIMING: Games will consist of best of 3 sets.

JEWELLERY: All jewelry including watches, rings, and earrings MUST not be worn. Plain wedding band with no stones is permissible. All eyebrow rings and nose rings must be taped.

GAME BALL: These are to be supplied by Western Sydney Volleyball for each game.

PREGNANCY: Pregnant women should be treated with respect and any unreasonable barriers to their full participation in our sport should be removed. Western Sydney Volleyball will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment against pregnant women.  Western Sydney Volleyball will take reasonable care to ensure the continuing safety, health and wellbeing of pregnant women. We will advise pregnant women that there may be risks involved with their continuing participation in sport and will encourage them to obtain medical advice about those risks. Pregnant women should be aware that their own health and well-being, and that of their unborn children, is of utmost importance in their decision-making about the extent they choose to participate in our sport. We encourage all pregnant women to talk with their medical advisers, make themselves aware of the facts about pregnancy in sport and ensure that they make informed decisions about their participation in our sport. We will not require women to undertake a pregnancy test.

UMPIRES/DUTY: Each team will provide at least 1 umpire as part of their require duties for the competition. Duty will be indicated on the roster.

RECORDING OF INJURIES: All injuries incurred whilst playing must be recorded, giving the injured players name, brief description of how the injury occurred and the extent of the injury. The Stadium Co- Coordinator will have injury report paperwork and this must be signed.

PLAYER CONDUCT: Violations in unacceptable behaviour or breaches in code of conduct may result in a individuals or team(s) suspension and or expulsion from the Western Sydney Volleyball competitions and training sessions.

COMSUMPTION OF INTOXICATING SUBSTANCES: These are to be avoided prior to your games as consuming these may have a detrimental effect on your vision, balance and reaction times, therefore increasing the likelihood of injury to the individual and fellow players. Players found to be under the influence of intoxicating substances will be suspended from playing at Western Sydney Volleyball.

CODE OF CONDUCT:

  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your captain, approach the umpire during a break or after the game in an appropriate manner.
  • Never approach (or have someone approach on your behalf) any Western Sydney Volleyball member to join another Volleyball club (including social or non for profit) whilst you maintain an active membership with Western Sydney Volleyball or for a period of two (2) years after cessation of your membership.   
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately distracting or provoking other players is unacceptable and will not be tolerated or permitted at WESTERN SYDNEY VOLLEYBALL.
  • Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good plays.
  • Treat all players and officials with respect.
  • Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Co – operate with your team, coach and officials.
  • Never use derogatory language based on gender, race or impairment.
  • Offensive language will not be tolerated on any level.
  • Never arrive to play under the influence of any drugs and\or alcohol.
  •  Play for the FUN and ENJOYMENT of the sport.
  • Be prepared to lose sometimes.

NOTE: A PLAYER WHO BREACHES THE CODE OF CONDUCT CAN BE EXPECTED TO FACE A DISCIPLANARY REVIEW AS TO WHETHER THEY CAN CONTINUE TO PLAY AT WESTERN SYDNEY VOLLEYBALL.