The following code of conduct applies to all Nelson Softball Association members and persons who are participating in or connected to Nelson Softball Association events and activities.
Nelson Softball Association expects all members, whether they are in a paid or unpaid voluntary capacity, to abide by the Code of Conduct as it upholds the values and principles of the organisation.

  • Respect the rights, dignity, and worth of others.
  • Be fair, honest, and considerate in your dealings with others.
  • Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.  Conduct yourself in a sportsman-like manner and respect fellow athletes, coaches, managers, officials, and the achievements of your opposition.
  • Never argue with or verbally abuse an official.  Always use the appropriate rules and guidelines to resolve a dispute.
  • Make a commitment to providing quality and committed performance in training and competition.  This includes seeking medical advice when required.
  • Be aware of, abide by, and operate within the rules, regulations, standards, and policies of Nelson Softball Association and Softball New Zealand.
  • Abide by the rules and regulations of Softball New Zealand’s (DFSNZ) Anti-doping policy.
  • Immediately report any breaches to the appropriate authority.
  • Understand the possible consequences of breaching the code of conduct.
  • Refrain from any form of abuse towards others.
  • Refrain from any form of harassment towards others.
  • Refrain from any form of discrimination towards others.
  • Refrain from any form of victimisation towards others.
  • Be a positive role model.
  • Do not provide comments to the media on behalf of the Nelson Softball Association.
  • Do not speak to the media in a negative way with respect to Nelson Softball Association.
  • Never act in a way that may bring disrepute or disgrace to Nelson Softball Association, its stakeholders, and/or its sponsors, potential sponsors, and partners.
  • Do not participate in, or receive benefit from assisting others involved, in sports betting or gambling activity associated with softball events and/or softball results in which they are participating or been directly involved.

An administrator will:

  • Agree to abide by the code of conduct.
  • Be fair and considerate of and others.
  • Be professional in all actions.  Ensure language, manner, presentation, and punctuality reflect high standards at all times.
  • Resolve conflicts fairly and in a timely manner through established procedures and governed by the laws of natural justice.
  • Maintain a safe environment.

Please follow the link for disciplinary procedures for use in the event of our code of conduct not being met.