Code of Conduct

This Code of Conduct outlines a set of guiding principles on expected standards of behaviour for every person involved with NABBA/WFF Australia.

It applies to every competitor, coach, support person, official, administrator, member, spectator, volunteer or member of the public involved with NABBA/WFF Australia’s activities. Everyone should demonstrate the principles of integrity, respect, responsibility, fairness and safety in relation to bodybuilding, fitness, training and sanctioned activities by:

Integrity

  • being honest, fair, respectful, trustworthy, reliable, open and transparent in dealings with others,
  • avoiding any real or perceived conflicts of interest,
  • striving to earn and sustain a high level of community trust and goodwill,
  • not engaging in or advocating the possession and use of banned performance enhancing substances or methods, or illicit drugs,
  • not participating in or encouraging action that may jeopardise the integrity of NABBA/WFF Australia, including illegal activities and other corruption.

Respect

  • treating everyone involved in a considerate, objective and courteous manner with proper regard for their rights, dignity and worth,
  • refraining from any form of discrimination, harassment, bullying, abuse, intimidation, victimisation or vilification of others, including on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexuality, gender identity or religion,
  • recognising and valuing the contribution of all to NABBA/WFF Australia, including volunteers, coaches, officials and administrators who give up their valuable time to make competitions happen.

Responsibility

  • considering and accepting the consequences of one’s actions and decisions,
  • being a positive role model by displaying self-control, respect, care and diligence towards all involved with NABBA/WFF Australia,
  • understanding the possible consequences of breaching the Code of Conduct and immediately reporting any potential breaches to NABBA/WFF Australia.

Fairness

  • understanding and abiding by the rules and spirit of NABBA/WFF Australia,
  • being informed, consistent, impartial, just and reasonable in dealings with others,
  • being a ‘good sport’ by encouraging and praising respect over winning at all costs,
  • providing a ‘fair go’ to people of all abilities to be involved in bodybuilding and fitness, and reach their full potential.

Safety

  • providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that places the health, welfare and well-being of participants above all else,
  • taking all reasonable steps to ensure equipment, facilities, events and programs meet health and safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of participants,
  • being aware of and supporting policies and practices in relation to injury management,
  • showing concern and caution towards others who may be sick or injured and immediately reporting any safety issues to appropriate authorities.