Policies & Guidelines

Handball NSW is committed to treating all people with respect, dignity and fairness, along with the basic right of all members to participate in an environment that is enjoyable, safe and healthy.

NSWHA endorses the ASC Integrity in Sport via its Play by the Rules initiative and the courses found at the AIS Online course portal.

NSW Handball Association adopts the policies of Handball Australia, of which we are a member. This includes the HA Member protection Policy, position statement on drug and alcohol, working with Children, Code of conduct. For further detail on these polices refer to HA Corporate Documents.

All registered members are covered by Handball Australia’s Insurance Policy. The insurance cover applies when members and other insured persons/entities are involved in activities that are sanctioned by Handball Australia. These activities include competitions, sanctioned training, meetings, fundraising activities and travel to and from these activities. The Summary of Insurance Cover attached provides insight into the policy and how to make a claim.

We respect and protect the privacy of our users. This privacy policy tells you how we collect and use information.

NSW Handball Athletes are required to abide by anti-dopy regulations. Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) promotes the concept of Pure Performance. ASADA’s role is to preserve and protect sport’s values for all Australians.

The Working with Children Check is only one small component of ensuring children are safe in your environment. While a criminal record check can be an important tool in an organisation’s approach to being ‘child safe’, they can’t identify people who have not previously been caught or are yet to offend. Good child safe policies and practices are the best way to reduce potential environmental risks and keep kids safer and implementing effective child safe policies and practices is the best way for an organisation to protect the children they are involved with.

A Child Safe organisation…
develops Child Safe Policies
has a Child Safe Code of Conduct.
ensures effective staff recruitment and training.
understands privacy considerations.
has a plan for managing risk.
encourages children and young people to participate.
effectively deals with concerns or complaints about behaviours towards a child
attends Child Safe Organisation training.