Sat 13 Jul 2019 20:51

CODES OF CONDUCT

Rugby has always been a game that prides itself on fair play and enjoyment for all, so please adhere to these guidelines to ensure everyone is given the opportunity to maximise their enjoyment of the game.

PLAYERS:

-Play for your own enjoyment and play by the laws of the game
-Never argue with the referee's decision. Let your captain/coach ask questions.
-Control your temper - no "mouthing off"
-Be a good sport. Applaud ALL THE good play. Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated.
-Co-operate with your coach, team mates, referee and opponents, for without them you do not have a game.
-Work equally hard for yourself and for your team. Your own team's performance will benefit and so will your own.
-Shake hands with all of the opposing team and clap them off in the spirit of good sportsmanship at the conclusion of each match. Thank the referee.
-Display high standards in language, behaviour, manner, dress, punctuality and preparation both on and off the pitch.

PARENTS/GUARDIANS

-Remember that young people are involved in rugby for thier enjoyment, not yours. Encourage your child to play by the laws
-Teach young people that honest effort is as important as victory so that the result of the game is accepted without undue disappointment
-Young people learn best by example. Applaud good play fromboth teams
-Do not publicly question the referee's judgement or his honesty, and make every effort to thank them for refereeing the game
-Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from the game
-Recognise the importance of volunteer coaches and referees
-Remember you are not permitted on the pitch, under any circumstances, during the course of a game, unless requested by the match official

COACHES/VOLUNTEERS

-Display high standards in language, behaviour,manner, dress,punctuality and preparation both on and off the pitch
-Insist on a disciplined approach by the players
-Be reasonable in your demands on the young players time, energy and enthusiasm
-Teach players the laws of the game, and to play within them
-Ensure that all players get a game
-Young people play for fun and enjoyment, and winning is only part of it. Never ridicule or admonish them for making errors or losing a game
-Develop team respect for the ability of opponents, as well as the judgement of referees and opposing coaches. Discourage excessive talk on the field, and encourage communication with the referee through the team captain
-Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions

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