Is winning and consistently trying at all cost to be a champion that important? Isn't sport supposed to be the catalyst in forging friendship and respect irrespective of age, colour, belief, nationality and social status? Isn't sport supposed to teach us to be team players?
Full commitment to participation (eg. showing up, work hard during all practices and games, acknowledging one's mistakes and trying to improve);
Respect & concern for rules & officials;
Respect & concern for social conventions (eg. shaking hands, recognising the good performance of an opponent)
Respect and concern for the opponent (eg. lending one's equipment to the opponent, agreeing to play even if the opponent is late, not taking advantage of injured opponents) and
Avoiding poor attitudes towards participation (eg. not adopting a win-at-all-cost approach, not showing temper after a mistakes, and not competing solely for individual prizes).
Hopefully 2009 will bring about more changes in people's attitude towards life and be more responsible in their conducts.