Dandenong City FC

 

VALUES & BELIEFS

 

 

I represent a club which was created by legends that strived for a place where they could belong, a place where they could call home. Heroes which gave all their spare time to ensure that the club could survive, heroes which wanted to create a place where their children and friends could come together and enjoy! It is with honour and pride that I represent this badge and all that it stands for, it is a privilege to be able to have the opportunity to contribute my mark and legacy to the story of this great club.

 

OUR VALUES

Discipline

Professionalism

Competitiveness

Consistency

 

DISCIPLINE

  • Working to my maximum in all trainings, understand that by giving my best in each session, helps my team and myself
  • I will always be prepared, arriving on time will be a priority, ensuring I come to trainings and games switched on
  • I will make it my mission to complete my recoveries post trainings and games and every time without fail
  • I understand that the team is bigger than any I will remain disciplined by putting the team above my own needs

PROFESSIONALISM

  • I will always be respectful, helpful and approachable
  • If I say I will do something, I will make sure I DO
  • I won’t gossip about my teammates or bag my teammates to others
  • I will always look to chop wood and carry water regardless of my circumstances

“The little things are easy to do, easy to disregard, but to know that if I do them well and

do them without hesitation this will allow me to flourish”

COMPETITIVENESS

  • I will always fight to the very end and never give up
  • I will never If knocked down, I will get up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my teammates and to accomplish our mission
  • I won’t make excuses, I won’t pass blame – I’ll make sure we stick together always

CONSISTENCY

  • Realising every time, I must give my best effort on or off the field, in practice and in games, I make my team a better team. Every time I do less than my best, I hurt my team and myself through both my attitude and my actions
  • I will make sure the things I can control I will do to the best of my ability at all times – I will run for my teammates, I will forget about a bad pass received or made and concentrate on the next action I complete, to complete it to my best standard

 

RELATIONSHIPS

  • I will ALWAYS applaud our supporters – WIN, DRAW or LOSE
  • I will try to get to know the people behind the scenes which make the club so great
  • I will shake my teammates hand pre-trainings
  • I will respect each persons individuality and different cultures
  • I will be constructive in any feedback I give to my teammates
  • I won’t mock or bring my teammates down, instead I will try to lift him up

SOCIAL MEDIA

  • In any interviews I will focus on the process and not the end results
  • I won’t worry about others outside of the club, I will only focus on us
  • I won’t get caught up in posting things that may jeopardise the club, the team or an individual on social media
  • If people are bagging the club or players on social media, I will not get involved
  • I will not bad mouth the team or club to individuals within or outside of the club
  • I will be approachable and polite to fans who want to have a conversation

TRAINING

  • I will be disciplined toward training
  • I won’t let my poor session influence the team, control the controllable
  • I will be on time, ready to go physically and mentally
  • I will inspire my teammates and drive standards at all times
  • I will be coachable
  • I will do extras either before or after but only when I am physically ready to do so

CHANGEROOM & EQUIPMENT

  • I will make sure I ALWAYS bring a positive vibe inside the changeroom
  • I will encourage and be positive with my teammates
  • I will respect the room and equipment as if it were my own – cleaning up after myself, cleaning boots outside, placing bibs and tops on hooks or folded neatly etc
  • I will NEVER place our jersey on the floor
  • I will respect teammates pre-match routines within the changeroom
  • If I am the last person to use it, I am responsible for it

SPORTS SCIENCE

  • I will be proactive, my own injury prevention is my responsibility
  • I will be honest with the team in chats, surveys etc
  • I will take my recovery seriously, ice baths, nutrition etc
  • I will make sure I complete my surveys on time, every time
  • I will respect the sports science team and understand that we are all in this together

MATCH DAY PREPARATIONS

  • Make sure I have the right pre-match nutrition
  • I will wind down and try to get a good nights sleep
  • I will make sure my boots are tidy, my gear is packed
  • I will make sure I leave early enough to get to the ground on time
  • I will avoid distractions
  • I will try to visualise the things I want to make it happen during the game

THE MATCH

  • I will be positive – always giving 100%
  • I will know my roles and responsibilities – if I am unsure, I WILL ASK
  • I will stand up for my teammates no matter what
  • I will be ultra-competitive
  • I will understand that I am an important link in our chain, it is not about me but more about the collective
  • I will be humble in defeat and show humility when we win
  • I understand that every time I take to the pitch I represent the club and honour its I will protect the brand and be immense in what I can contribute for the betterment of the team and club
  • I know that it’s the team before the individual, I will play a pass if in a better position, I won’t make a scene if being subbed off or not starting