Eligibility * All BSME member schools are invited to apply to participate in the BSME Games. * Participating students must be 13 or under on 31 August 2017. * Students must not, under any circumstances, participate in the Games if they are 'over age' irrespective of whether or not they are academically placed in participating age groups. * Schools must enter all competitions over the three days for any BSME Games event and must be able to submit teams of both boys and girls.
Competition Format * Squad sizes are limited to a total of 24; 12 boys and 12 girls. * Students will compete in five sports over three days: Girls: Netball, Athletics, Football Boys: Volleyball, Athletics, Football * The format of each individual event is outlined in the sport handbooks linked at the top of this page. * Each sport within the Games will have a winning school, and one school will be defined as the overall Games winner at the end of the weekend.
Codes of Conduct
Players * Be a good sport and play for enjoyment. * Strive for personal excellence. * Work hard for your team as well as yourself. * Treat all teammates and opponents as you enjoy being treated yourself. * Play by the rules. * Cooperate with team and game officials. * Control your behaviour on and off the field. * Learn to value honest effort, skilled performance and improvement.
Parents * Encourage participation by your children. * Provide a model of good sportsmanship for your child to copy. * Be courteous in your communication with players, teachers, game officials and sport administrators. * Encourage honest effort, skilled performance and team loyalty. * Make any new parents feel welcome on all occasions. * Do not interfere with the conduct of any events.
Spectators * Demonstrate appropriate social behaviour. * Remember children play for enjoyment. Don't let your behaviour detract from their enjoyment. * Let game officials conduct events without interference. * Support skilled performances and team play with generous applause. * Demonstrate respect for opposing players and their supporters.
Breach of the Codes
Team Members: A breach of this code of behaviour, in the opinion of team officials, may result in the player being banned from the remainder of the Games and may also result in the player being sent home by the first available transport. Parents and the student's school will be notified. Any additional expense incurred will be the responsibility of the parents. Further disciplinary action may be considered depending on the seriousness of the breach.
Parents and Spectators: A breach of this code of behaviour, in the opinion of Tournament Director and BSME Events Coordinator, may result in the individual being banned from the remainder of the Games. Any additional expense incurred will be the responsibility of the individual concerned. Further action may be considered against the school and by the school depending on the seriousness of the breach.
Changes to the programme or rules: BSME reserves the right to make changes to the programme, rules, or any aspect of the BSME Games as it deems fit and or necessary for clarity or safety.