The only behaviour we truly control is our own. Therefore, to build a strong club culture, every individual must reflect the Gordon Spirit in their behaviour both on and off the field.

Excellence: Aim to achieve your best performance every day and be better the next. Have a strong work ethic with a professional approach to continuous improvement. To achieve this,

  • Be aware of your capabilities and set high standards to work on your current limitations in order to stretch your potential.
  • Enjoy your successes but don’t relax your efforts. Be passionate and committed to continue to improve. Perseverance and determination are the keys to success.

Respect: Without opponents, officials, volunteers and supporters, there would be no game. They have all given freely on their time to give you the opportunity to play.

  • Treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.
  • Never insult, disparage, or put people or their ideas down.
  • Truly listen to others.
  • Be aware of your body language, demeanour, and tone of voice in your interactions.

Enjoyment: Winning is important but having enjoyed ourselves with our club mates is even more so. Develop a strong spirit of camaraderie which will help to build a strong club.

  • A positive attitude leads to greater success and will spread to the other team members.
  • Celebrate even small wins and be quick to praise your team members. ‘Well done’ is quick to say but has an encouraging and lasting effect.

Team spirit: A team is always stronger than a collection of individuals. Work with your team mates to build a strong bond so that the team is united.

  • Leave your ego in the car park; focus on achieving team goals.
  • Be empathetic, learn to connect with others and understand how they operate.
  • Display integrity and be open and transparent in dealing with others.
  • Learn to give and receive constructive advice without resorting to personal criticism or taking offence.