Think Act Play

Ryde Water Polo Club (RWPC) is committed to providing a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone involved in our sport. We do this by ensuring our core values, good reputation and  our positive behaviours are maintained and promoted at RWPC.  Players, coaches, referees, club officials, members and supporters of the club are encouraged to review  and familiarise themselves with the policies that enable a safe, fair and inclusive environment.

Think.Act.Play. is WPA’s awareness campaign designed to promote positive behaviours by players, coaches, managers, officials and spectators that uphold the values, reputation and spirit of Water Polo.

The target groups for Think.Act.Play. include players, coaches, officials, parents and spectators; essentially the entire Water Polo community.

There are three slogans that underpin the Think.Act.Play. program aimed at promoting positive behaviour and respect. Each slogan is relevant to everyone involved in the game.

The three slogans include:

Think before you speak: What yoThink before you speaku say and do shapes the culture of our sport. Your words can influence the way people are seen and treated by others, and the way in which people feel about themselves. It can also impact the way the community perceives our sport. Remember – what you say matters.

Act with respectAct with respect: Showing respect and treating everyone fairly is just as important as the game. No matter who you are or where you come from, treating each other with respect and dignity ensures everyone can enjoy the game. Whether you’re playing, coaching or cheering from the sidelines – respect the referee’s decision. Remember – to earn respect you must give it.

Play in the spirit of the gamePlay in the spirit of the game: The way you play, coach and support says a lot about your character. Playing in the spirit of the game is more than just the rules. Players that keep their cool under pressure, even when things are not going their way, have a better chance of winning the game. Coaches that encourage sportsmanship get the best from their players. Parents that set a good example help their children enjoy the game. Remember – take responsibility for your actions and play in the spirit of the game.

For more information on Think.Act.Play., visit the WPA website.

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