Code of Conduct


A Code of Conduct or Behaviour has been described as a set of consistent guidelines for an acceptable standard of professional conduct.

Codes address in a concise manner the broader issues of ethical responsibility and encourage greater transparency and accountability in an organisation.

Codes of Conduct provide a guide and basis of expectations for an organisation. They encourage commitment to ethical and professional behaviour and outline principles in which an organisation is based.

Member Safety.

  1. Present yourself for the event with correct clothing and equipment
  2. Always be aware of the Safety of yourself and others and comply with all safety requirements as laid down for the sport
  3. Never load a firearm for any reason except when it is to be intentionally fired.
  4. Breaches / actions must always be open when firearms are being carried or handled.
  5. Never point a loaded firearm anywhere except down range.
  6. Never point a loaded or unloaded firearm at anyone.
  7. Never handle a firearm unless you have personally ensured it is unloaded.
  8. Never leave firearms or ammunition where they can be accessed by others.
  9. Always identify your target before you shoot.
  10. Always ensure your barrel is clean and unrestricted prior to use.
  11. In the event of a malfunction wait at least 20 seconds before opening the firearm.

Members responsibilities.

  1. Abide by the rules of the competition in a sportsman like manner.
  2. Always treat members with respect, dignity and have proper regards for their rights.
  3. Never argue with an official. If you disagree, lodge a formal protest with the organising committee.
  4. Give consideration to other competitors by watching quietly and being still when they are concentrating and shooting.
  5. Control your temper and language. Verbal abuse of officials and other members, deliberately distracting or provoking anyone in childish acts or verbal abuse will not be tolerated.
  6. Do not abuse, harass, bully, ridicule, embarrass or discriminate against any person at all PMSC events or when representing PMSC outside of the club.
  7. Be a good sport. Applaud all good results whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  8. Treat all people in the sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  9. Cooperate with all members around you, without them there would be no event.
  10. Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  11. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all members regardless of their age, gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 

Parents of Juniors.

  1. Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment.
  2. Encourage children to participate.
  3. Focus on the child's efforts and performance.
  4. Encourage children always to play according to the rules.
  5. Never ridicule or yell at a child in front of others.
  6. Remember to lead by example.
  7. Appreciate good performances and skilful shots by all participants.
  8. Support all efforts from all sporting activities.
  9. Respect officials' decision.
  10. Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators.
  11. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their age, gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Coaches and Branch Officials.

  1. Remember that people participate for pleasure and winning is only a small part.
  2. Be reasonable in your demands on time commitment, energy and enthusiasm.
  3. Operate within the rules and spirit of the sport and encourage all members to do the same.
  4. Ensure that the time members spend with you is a positive experience. All members are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.
  5. Ensure that all equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all participant.
  6. Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. Always encourage others to do the same.
  7. Show concern and caution toward sick and injured members. Always follow the advice of a physician.
  8. Obtain and maintain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles for your growth and development.
  9. Any physical contact with any person particularly a young person should be kept to a minimum at all time. Always ask permission before touching anyone.
  10. Create opportunities to teach appropriate sports behaviour as well as basic skills.
  11. Give priority to free play activities, skill learning and modified sports psychology over highly structured competition.
  12. Help people understand that playing by the rules is their responsibility.
  13. Give all members including the young, equal opportunity to participate in administration, coaching and refereeing as well as shooting.
  14. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their age, gender, ability, cultural background or religion. 

Administrators and Club Delegates.

  1. Involve all members including young people in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to the sport.
  2. Give all people an equal opportunity to participate regardless of age or gender.
  3. Create pathways for all members to participate in the sport not just as a player but also a coach, referee, administrator etc.
  4. Ensure that rules, equipment, length of competitions and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability, maturity and gender.
  5. Provide quality supervision and instruction for all members.
  6. Remember that members participate for their enjoyment and benefit.
  7. Help coaches and officials highlight good behaviour and good skill development, always encourage improvement in coaching and officiating.
  8. Ensure that everyone involved plays fair and enjoyment always comes first.
  9. Give a code of conduct available for everyone and encourage them to follow it.
  10. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.
  11. Support the use of National Junior Sport Policy.
  12. Abusing young people in anyway is not acceptable and could result in disciplinary action.
  13. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  14. Be consistent, objective and courteous when decision making.
  15. Always promote respect for all members.
  16. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive to all members.
  17. Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  18. Give all members the respect regardless of their age, gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Any and all breaches in our code of conduct could be subject to disciplinary action, as laid out in PMSC Constitution (chapter 28).

By the committee of PMSC 2022.