The Green Heart of Poringland


The following Codes of Practice have been introduced by the Kingfisher Club to ensure that parents, guardians, carers and juniors are fully aware of their respective responsibilities.

Code of Practice for Junior Members 

Kingfisher angling club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents associated with the club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others. Therefore, members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the club with the Club Coaches or Officials. 

As a member of Poringland Lakes Kingfisher club, you are expected to abide by the following junior code of practice: 

  • All members must play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions.
  • All members must respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of age, gender, ability, race, cultural background, religious beliefs or sexual identity.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training and competitions or inform their coach if they are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable clothing for training and match sessions, as agreed with the coach/team manager. 
  • Members must pay any fees for training or events promptly. 
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or ilst representing the club at competitions.Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.

Code of Practice for Parents & Carers

  • Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.
  • Discourage unfair play and arguing with coaches or officials.
  • Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results.
  • Never force your child to take part in sport.
  • Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding good performances of all.
  • Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes.
  • Publicly accept officials' judgements.
  • Support your child's involvement and help them to enjoy their sport.
  • Use correct and proper language at all times.
  • Encourage and guide performers to accept responsibility for their own performance and behaviour.
  • Ensure your child wears suitable clothing for outdoor activities.  Warm clothing in cool weather, a hat in sunny conditions, and a waterproof coat at anytime of the year.  Sun cream is advisable.
  • Endeavour to deliver and collect your child at the place and times published or arranged with the Head Coach