In 2019 the GAA carried out a major update to the associations Code of Behaviour and we would like to take this opportunity to remind all of our members (and supporters) of their obligations to comply with these very important rules and guidelines.
The Code of Behaviour (Underage) highlights the levels of behaviour that the GAA, LGFA and Camogie associations seeks from those who are playing, coaching, officiating or attending our underage games. Packed with 10 different sections the Code of Behaviour (Underage) to reflect updated child safeguarding legislative requirements that are now enshrined in our Rules and in the day to day organising of our games.
Sections include guidance on maintaining appropriate levels of behaviour when working with children and young people, how to promote the Code and also deal with breaches of the Code, useful guidance on recruiting coaches and managers for underage teams, how to plan away trips, the Club child safeguarding statement, dealing with bullying of children and young people, social media guidance and how to report any concerns or allegations of abuse.
The Code of Behaviour (Underage) applies to all of the Gaelic Games Associations – GAA, Ladies Football, Camogie, Handball and Rounders – and may be downloaded at https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/child-welfare-and-protection/
All members of Clane GAA, LGFA and Camogie signed up for this code of behaviour when taking out club membership and we would request all members to reacquaint themselves with the document.