Fioretto Fencing Club



The Fioretto Fencing Club’s Code of Behaviour indicates the minimum standard of behaviour for all members, coaches and parents involved in the club.


General behaviour

·                Operate within the rules and spirit of fencing, promoting fair play over winning at any cost.

·                Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.

·                Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.

·                Treat each person as an individual.

·                Display control and courtesy at all times, to all people.

·                Respect the rights and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion (See club anti-discrimination policy).

·                Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators in the conduct of the fencing.

·                Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance will exist) with people under the age of 18 years.

·                Adopt appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.

·                Adopt responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs (see club policy).

·                Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.

·                Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.

·                Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment free environment (See club anti-Harassment policy).

·                Do not tolerate harmful or abusive behaviours.



·                Give your best at all times.

·                Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.

·                Treat everyone with respect, on and off the piste.

·                No one may refuse to bout another fencer, regardless of how ‘senior’ they are.

·                Always encourage new members to get involved.

·                Violence is not acceptable in any form, on or off the piste, in the sport of fencing.



·                Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.

·                Help each person (athlete, official etc) reach their potential - respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and compliment and encourage with positive and supportive feedback.

·                Any physical contact with a person should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

·                Be honest and do not allow your qualifications to be misrepresented.



·                Place the safety and welfare of the athletes above all else.

·                Be consistent and impartial when making decisions.

·                Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all people.



·                Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole.

·                Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.

·                Conduct your responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.

·                Do not allow prejudice, conflict of interest or bias to affect your objectivity.



·                Encourage children to participate and have fun.

·                Focus on the child’s effort and performance rather than winning or losing.

·                Encourage children to show good sportsmanship regardless of their results. We encourage children to avoid gloating when they win and avoid getting upset when they lose. 

·                Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a competition.



·                Respect the performances and efforts of all people.

·                Reject the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or athletes.