Our Values

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.

Tim, Austyn, NIck

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.
Max Newman
Team Song

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.