Media Code of Conduct

  • Provide coverage of children’s sport as well as reporting adult sport.
  • Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.
  • Be aware of the differences between adult sport, professional sport and modified sports programs for young people.
  • Don’t highlight isolated incidents of inappropriate sporting behavior.
  • Focus upon a competitor’s fair play and honest effort.
  • Do not place unfair expectations on participants. They are not miniature professionals.
  • Focus on the abilities and not the disabilities of participants.
  • Avoid reinforcing stereotypical views on the involvement of boys/girls in particular sports.
  • Give equal time and space to reporting boys and girls sports.
  • Do not interfere with the conduct of any events.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every participant regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Smoking near competitors and racecourses is not acceptable.
  • Respect all the support people involved with Interschools events that enable the event to occur. These include but are not limited to: mountain, shop and lodge staff.
  • Show consideration for the mountain and other users. Respect the rules that resorts have put in place.
  • Your safety and those around you is at stake. Observe the Alpine Responsibility Code.