Parents & Spectators
Parents play a vital role in the Toowoomba Grammar School sporting program. Parents model attitude and behaviour for their children. We invite all parents to attend home and away games, support the various teams, and encourage their children to train and play hard. We are also appreciative of the assistance parents provide for their children in their sporting endeavours, whether driving them to fixtures, and sacrificing family time to accommodate their sons’ sporting schedules.
We also appreciate the support parents provide our coaches in their efforts to create a valuable sporting experience for all participants. It is important for parents to be mindful of and respect what the coaches are trying to do by avoiding interference or public criticism, especially in front of their children, other teammates, or community members. With regard to games, parents are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that will bring honour and respect to the School and its sporting program. At no time should a parent display inappropriate behaviour toward an official, coach, administrator or player. Any spectator/parent who acts in a disruptive manner can result in a game to be suspended until the situation is resolved or the spectator being removed.
In addition to the aforementioned expectations, the Parent/Spectator Parents need to keep the activity in perspective. TGS Sport is an extension of the School’s academic program and is designed to build the student’s character, values and ethics and is not designed to be the avenue for an athletic scholarship.
Parents and spectators must keep the game in perspective and support the coaches, players and officials in a positive manner and the School asks for parents and spectators to maintain the following:
- Respect the integrity and judgment of game officials.
- Be respectful of all players, coaches, officials and other spectators.
- Never target anyone for abuse whether it be physical, verbal or emotional.
- Never engage in name calling, taunting, harassment, obscenities, and any other disrespectful language or gestures.
- Always be a positive role model for other spectators and your son.
- Cheer for your team and not against the opposition.
- Make an effort to know and understand the rules of the game.
- Recognise that attending a sporting fixture is a privilege, not a license to verbally assault officials, coaches or opposing teams(s) and their spectators.
- Recognise and show appreciation for an outstanding play by either team.