• Winter Competition

    The Winter Club Season commences on the 25th March. Please contact a Club if you're interested in playing this season!

  • Online registration

    You must be registered online to play in all Toowoomba Touch competitions - if you aren't registered you aren't covered by insurance or eligible to play with your Club. Please make sure you fulfil your requirements to play...

  • 2017 Toowoomba Twisters

    Toowoomba Twisters will be playing their first tournament on Sunday 23rd April in Toowoomba. Payments for all players must be paid by 7th April

  • 2016/17 Summer Comp

    2017/18 Summer Comp - tapping off for Men's Mixed and Juniors October 2017

Zero Tolerance PolicyThe Toowoomba Touch Association reminds everyone of their responsibility in creating a safe and inclusive environment for all. We ask that you be familiar with the Touch Football Australia ‘Code of Conduct’ (below) – which covers the behaviour expected of players, coaches, referees, spectators, parents and administrators of all TTA competitions.

To show our commitment to the Code, the TTA has adopted a ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy, and will provide Match Officials during Junior fixtures. Match Officials will wear a fluorescent jacket and will be available to assist in resolving possible Code breaches (eg unsportmanlike and bulling behaviours).

Match Officials, while provided by Clubs, are acting on behalf of the TTA, please be respectful of this. The ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy, which includes possible consequences, is available for download here. Please contact us if you have any queries.

 

Touch Football Australia

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR FOR PARTICIPANTS

As a member of Touch Football Australia, a member association or an affiliated club, you must meet the following requirements in regard to your conduct during any activity held or sanctioned by Touch Football Australia, a member association or an affiliated club:

To:

  • Encourage honest and open competition
  • Respect individual differences of people within the TFA
  • Support innovation and creativity
  • Share failures and celebrate success
  • Share the responsibility and work loads
  • Participate as members of a team to achieve the Organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others
  • Be fair, considerate and honest in all dealing with others
  • Refrain from any form of harassment of others
  • Refrain from any behaviour that may bring Touch Football Australia, a member association or an affiliated club into disrepute.

 

Players Code of Conduct:

  • Play by the rules at all times
  • Play equally intensively for yourself and your team
  • Be equally loyal to yourself and your team
  • Exhibit exemplary sportsmanship at all times
  • Enjoy the game by giving your best at all times
  • Co-operate with your coach, manager, teammates and officials
  • Respect your opponents no matter how good or bad they are

 

Referees Code of Conduct:

  • Display fairness and uniformity in applying the rules
  • Be honest in your assessment of situations
  • Be consistent, courteous in calling all infractions
  • Condemn the deliberate foul as being unsporting, and promote fair play and appropriate sports behaviour
  • Use common sense to ensure the ‘spirit of the game’ for players is not lost by being too pedantic when applying the rules
  • Be conscious that you are seen as a ‘Role Model’
  • Ensure you remain up to date with any rule changes and / or interpretation of rules as laid down by the Touch Football Australia
  • Make a personal commitment to keep yourself informed of sound officiating principals
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else
  • Accept responsibility for all actions taken
  • Avoid any situation which may lead to a conflict in interest
  • Value the individual in sport
  • Refrain from any personal abuse towards athletes
  • Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards athletes
  • Show concern and caution towards sick and injured athletes

 

Coaches Code of Conduct:

  • Teach your players that the rules of the game are a mutual agreement which no one should try to evade or deliberately break
  • Be reasonable with your demands on players, their time, their energy and their enthusiasm
  • Avoid over playing and / or training your players
  • Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards of the age, sex and ability of your team
  • Demonstrate respect for all your players no matter what level of ability they possess.  Do not swear or abuse them
  • Develop respect for the ability of your opponents, referees and all officials
  • Make a personal commitment to keep informed on sound coaching principals and abreast of current trends
  • Be professional in, and accept responsibility for your actions
  • Refrain from any form of personal abuse towards your athletes, referees and others
  • Refrain from any form of sexual harassment towards your athletes
  • Show care and concern towards sick and injured athletes
  • Be a positive role model for your sport and athletes

 

Administrators Officials Code of Conduct:

  • Ensure that equal opportunity for participation in Touch is available to all regardless of ability, size, shape, set, age, ethnic origin or disability
  • Ensure equipment and facilities are safe and appropriate to the ability level of the participants
  • Establish that adequate supervision is provided by qualified and competent coaches and officials capable of developing appropriate sports behaviour and specific skill technique
  • Avoid allowing sports programs becoming primarily spectator entertainment.  Focus on the needs of the participant rather than the enjoyment of the spectator
  • Provide opportunity aimed at improving the standards of coaching and officiating, with an emphasis on appropriate sports behaviour and skill technique
  • Ensure all parents, coaches, sponsors administrators, officials, physicians understand their responsibilities regarding fair play in sport
  • Ensure on and off the field behaviour is consistent with the principles of good sportsmanship
  • Modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of the players
  • Publicly encourage rule changes, which will reinforce the principles of participation and safety
  • Distribute a code of behaviour to all participants

 

Spectators Code of Conduct:

  • Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour
  • Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.  Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the games outcome.
  • Respect the decisions of officials and teach junior players to do the same
  • Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake.  Positive comments are motivational.
  • Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it be by spectators, coaches, officials or players
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents.  Without them there would be no game
  • Encourage players to follow the rules and the decisions of officials
  • Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, spectators, coaches or officials
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

 

Parents Code of Conduct

  • Encourage participation by your children
  • Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy
  • Be courteous in your communication with players, team officials, game officials and sport administrators
  • Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty
  • Make any new parent feel welcome on all occasions
  • Do not interfere with the conduct of any events.

 

Media Code of Conduct

  • Place in proper perspective the isolated incidents of unsportsmanlike behaviour rather than make such incidents the ‘highlight’ of the event.
  • Provide coverage of young people’s competitive and non-competitive sport as well as reporting adult sport
  • Focus on a players fair play and honest effort
  • Identify and report on the benefits of children participating in sport
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of everyone regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

 

Anyone found to be in breach of the above conditions may be subject to a judicial hearing convened by the club, affiliate or other affiliated Touch body.

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