The Auckland Huskies are committed to creating and maintaining a safe, enjoyable and family-friendly game-day environment for all club members and spectators. Accordingly, we have adopted the following code of conduct/behaviour for the benefit of members, spectators and the wider basketball community.
The Auckland Huskies work with the National Basketball League, stadium management, contracted security services and other external agencies to identify offenders, record incidents and take any potential action against offenders, members or spectators who threaten to disrupt, disrespect or otherwise breach this Code of Conduct.
The Auckland Huskies reserves the right to suspend or cancel memberships, hospitalities, agreements or any tickets without compensation should a member or ticket holder breach this Code of Conduct. Suspensions and cancellations are at the sole discretion of the Auckland Huskies. Should the offender be a guest of a member or utilising a member’s card, the Auckland Huskies reserve the right to take action against the member in relation to their membership.
The Code of Conduct applies to anyone that attends any of the Auckland Huskies games, official club functions and other non-game day events held, supported or endorsed by the Auckland Huskies. (Auckland Huskies Events).
Code of Conduct Requirements:
1. When attending Auckland Huskies Events:
(a) conduct themselves towards any other person in ways that are respectful to all, lawful and in the spirit of basketball specifically not to:
(i) use bad language;
(ii) harass or ridicule players, coaches, officials or other spectators;
(iii) engage in or endorse any form of threatening conduct, or vilification or abuse on the basis of race, gender, religion, disability or sexuality; and
(iv) have any acts of violence, disruptive behaviour or use of offensive or abusive language or gestures.
(b) not do anything or act in a manner which would distract, disrupt or hinder the natural flow the event;
(c) comply with the terms of entry to the event;
(d) conduct themselves in a manner that does not damage (or have the potential to damage) the reputation of the Auckland Huskies, its staff, members or supporters;
(e) comply with requests from venue staff regarding the operations and emergency procedures of the venue;
(f) sit in their allocated ticketed seat and present their tickets and entitlements when requested by the Auckland Huskies staff or venue staff; and
(g) any merchandise, paraphernalia and/or memorabilia (Memorabilia) provided by the Auckland Huskies to you are for you to keep, use and enjoy during the event. However, you must ensure that in using the memorabilia you do not interfere, disrupt, prohibit or injury any other person’s enjoyment of the event. You are also responsible for any loss or damage suffered by any other person as a result of you using the memorabilia.
2. Not promote, communicate, incite, initiate, and/or respond to any form of conversation, messages or posts that are aimed to:
(a) attack or be critical of anyone within Auckland Huskies including players, coaches, personnel and members;
(b) attack, critical or tarnish the name, brand or goodwill of the Auckland Huskies and/or National Basketball League; or
(c) bring the game into disrepute.
Breaching the Code of Conduct:
The Auckland Huskies reserve the right, at its absolute discretion, to restrict, prohibit, block, ban anyone from participating in:
1. Any social media controlled by the Auckland Huskies and/or National Basketball League; and
2. Any Auckland Huskies Events.
Where the Auckland Huskies determines that there has been a breach of the Code of Conduct.
If there is a serious, continual or frequent breach of the Code of Conduct, the Auckland Huskies may in its sole discretion terminate a person’s membership (without refund or compensation) or refuse to sell an Auckland Huskies membership.
In addition to contacting police, the Auckland Huskies encourages its members and spectators to report any illegal or anti-social behaviour through the following channels:
1. Alerting venue, security or Melbourne United staff on game day of any issues;
2. If after a match, please direct message our membership department on email @ firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. If attending an Auckland Huskies event, inform Auckland Huskies officials at the event.