Respect in Sport Policy 

Policy No. PO-1-03-18
Effective Date: 03-14-2018
Last Revised: N/A
Policy Owner: Board of Directors of Golf Newfoundland Labrador

1. Reason for Policy

Golf NL is responsible to grow participation and product awareness through its programs, services and initiatives that encourages excellence in the game. Serving as the governing body for golf in the province, while respecting the history, traditions, and integrity of the game.

Golf NL is committed to creating a sport environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Coaches and parents have a responsibility to create a sporting environment that is free of harassment, abuse, bullying, and neglect.

2. Policy Statement

Golf NL will require that all coaches and parents involved in the Provincial Development team program and participating in amateur golf have completed the online Respect in Sport certification.

3. Scope

  • A. The policy applies to coaches registered or named on an official sport roster under the membership jurisdiction of Golf NL and players and parents involved on the Provincial Development Team.
  • B. Coaches, players and parents not holding valid certification will have until June 15th each year to complete the Respect in Sport certification training.
  • C. Any coach and/or player, parent not having Respect in Sport certification by the deadline established will be removed as a coach or player until such time that the course is completed.
  • D. Players not completing the Respect In Sport certification could be ineligible to compete in Provincial, Atlantic and/or National Championships.

4. Procedures

The Executive Director will have the administrative access to Golf Canada’s RIS database to oversee functions such as report generation and monitoring. 

5. Enforcement

Non-compliance with this policy may result in further discipline as determined by the Board of Directors or in accordance with the policy.

6. Policy History

Revision DateAuthorDescription
03-14-2018Board of Directors of Golf Newfoundland LabradorAdopted