Portpatrick Bowling Club                     



Being a Supportive Parent/Carer

Portpatrick Bowling Club is dedicated to nurturing the enjoyment and enthusiasm of every junior (under 18) within our sport, through a safe, fun and progressive environment. We aim to create a welcoming and vibrant environment, promoting inclusivity and diversity that caters for participant’s needs and aspirations.  It is important that juniors participate in the right spirit and in a supportive atmosphere; which allows them to perform to the best of their abilities; valuing and recognising effort as well as results.

In order to achieve this, we rely heavily on parents/carers to give their support in the right way, all activities both on and off the bowling green are covered by this code of conduct. Parents/carers are asked to abide by this Code of Conduct at all times.  Please return a signed copy to Portpatrick Bowling Club  Wellbeing Protection Officer.

Supporting your Child:

  • Ensure your child is properly prepared – clothing, kit, equipment, food, drink, etc
  • Encourage your child to have fun
  • Never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances
  • Encourage your child to respect the rules, and teach them that they can only do their best
  • Ensure that your child understands their code of conduct
  • Inspire your child to be the best they can be in both in the sport and in life
  • Help them understand the important life lessons to be gained from the sport, such as: leadership, handling adversity, teamwork, persistence and compassion
  • Establish a positive relationship with your child’s coach
  • Do not ridicule or shout at your child for making mistakes or losing at events/competitions
  • Complete and return all sections of the parent/carer permission form pertaining to your child’s participation, medical information and photographic permissions
  • Report any changes to the information in the parent/carer permission form to the Portpatrick Bowling Club staff/ volunteers as soon as possible BEFORE they next take part in a session
  • Deliver and collect your child punctually before and after training/events and inform the organiser prior to the activity starting if your child is to be collected early/late

 Supporting all players at Competitions and Events:

  • Encourage all players by applauding their effort
  • Show understanding when players make mistakes or if they don’t win
  • Be positive. Discuss performances in a constructive manner at an appropriate time, focus on things the player did well. Don’t dwell on mistakes
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities
  • Respect and applaud other players / teams for their efforts, not just your own
  • Behave responsibly and do not use inappropriate language whilst involved in or spectating and treat players, coaches, officials and other parents with due respect.

 s a Parent/Carer you have the right to:

  • Be assured that your child is safe and protected during their participation in all activities
  • Be informed of problems or concerns relating to your child
  • Be informed if your child is injured or unwell
  • Have your consent sought for issue such as trips or photography
  • Have any concerns about any aspect of your child’s welfare listened to and responded to

Policy Acceptance

By signing the code of conduct, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to abide by the following  Portpatrick Bowling Club policies 

  • Wellbeing and Protection Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Policy
  • Mobile Phone Policy
  • Social Media Policy

I have read and understood the above Code of Conduct and I agree to be bound by it: