Code of Conduct

 

 

Code of Conduct for Supporters

•Applaud good play by our team and by members of the opposing team.
•Be friendly to the opposition & their supporters .
•Do not publicly question the referee’s decisions.
•Support all efforts to remove verbal abuse and foul language from the side-lines.
•Recognise and value the importance of coaches.
•Do not criticise the coaches or management.
•Above all, do not use foul and abusive language or bad behaviour
•Give positive support and do not criticise or chastise any mistakes that the team makes.
•Do not coach from the side. Players play, Coaches Coach, Officials Officiate, Support Support.
•Stay off the pitch at all times. This includes both playing, warm up and post game time.
 

Code of Conduct for Players

•Players are expected to be properly dressed.
• Learn the laws of the game and abide by them.  

•Make a personal commitment to keep yourself fit at all times.

•Never argue with the referee’s decision.  Always be respectful to the referee and your coaches.

•Control your temper on the field of play.  

•Do not take unfair advantage of any player.  

•Hard work will benefit both yourself and the team’s performance.  

•Do not listen to comments from spectators.  

•Co-operate with your team-mates, coach, and referee, for without them you do not have a game.  

•If you are disciplined, accept it without question.  
•Above all, do not use abusive and foul language
 
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PARENTS :
•Do not force an unwilling child to participate in rugby.
•Encourage your child to play by the laws of the game.
•Teach your child the importance of effort and teamwork.
•Help your child to improve skills and to learn a positive attitude to the game.
•Set an example to your child.
•Applaud good play by our team and by members of the opposing team.
•Be friendly to parents of the opposition.
•Do not publicly question the referee’s decisions.
•Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse.
•Recognise and value the importance of coaches.
•Do not criticise the coaches or management.
•Above all, do not use foul and abusive language or bad behaviour
•Remember that the team and your child is learning the game and mistakes will happen.
•Give positive support and do not criticise or chastise any mistakes that the team or your child makes.
•Do not coach from the side. Players play, Coaches Coach, Officials Officiate, Parents Support.
•Stay off the pitch at all times. This includes both playing, warm up and post game time.
 
FAIR PLAY:
•Always be a good Sports-person
•Play hard but fair!
•Behave on and off the pitch at all times.
•Do not argue with the referee or coaches.
•Accept decisions and get on with the rest of the game
•Respect everyone and do not shout at your team mates. We all make mistakes and we must play as a team.
•No Swearing, Fighting or name calling.
•Do not whinge or moan.
•Win, Lose or Draw – We Shake Hands and say “Well done”
•Act as a team and respect and look after each other.
•Never Exclude anyone, make fun of anyone, or bully anyone.
•Be a Good Sport on and off the pitch and have respect for the club.
•Apply these rules and standards in the game, in training and when waiting to play.
•Respect our club and value our clubhouse – please do not run in the club house on enter it wearing dirty kit or boots.
•Encourage others to follow our codes
•Enjoy playing and learning the game and enjoy being with your team mates.
 
 
 
 
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR PLAYERS
A Player shall accept and observe the authority and decisions of referees, touch judges, match officials and all other rugby Disciplinary bodies, subject to IRB Regulation 17 and shall not use crude or abusive language or gestures towards referees, touch judges, other match officials or spectators.
•A player shall not abuse, threaten or intimidate a referee, touch judge or other match official, whether on or off the field of play.
•A Player shall not publish or cause to be published or make any public criticism of any match official or any other Team Manager, Club Official or any player, or employee of his or another Club, but he will have recourse to the complaints procedure of the Union and which procedure should be adhered to.  
•A player shall not publish or cause to be published criticism of the manner in which the Disciplinary Panel handled or resolved any dispute or disciplinary matter arising from a breach of the Bye Laws, Regulations or Laws of the Game.
•A player shall not do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of their religion, race, colour or national or ethnic origin.
•A Player shall conduct himself at all times in an ethical and professional manner and shall observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing and shall not engage in any conduct or activity on or off the field that may impair public confidence in the honest and orderly Conduct of a Match.
•A player shall not commit an anti doping rule violation as defined in IRB Regulation 21.
•A Player shall promote the reputation of the game of Rugby Union Football and take all possible steps to prevent it being brought into disrepute.
 
CODE OF CONDUCT FOR COACHES / TEAM MANAGERS AND OFFCIALS:
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall comply with the Laws of the Game, the Regulations of the IRB, the regulations of the WRU, the Rules of any Competition in which his club participates and his Club rules. The Coach/Team Manager/Club official shall not encourage or incite any person (including other employees of his Club) to act in breach of the same but shall take all possible steps to ensure that they comply with them.
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club official shall use best endeavours to ensure that there is in force at his Club a fair and effective disciplinary policy applicable to players and other employees under his control and that it is applied consistently.
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that Players and/or other employees under his control accept and observe the authority and decisions of match officials.
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall not publish or cause to be published or make any public criticism of any match official or any other Coach, Team Manager, Club Official or any Player, and/or employee of his or another Club but he will have recourse to the complaints procedure of the Union and which procedure should be adhered to.
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall conduct himself at all times in an ethical and professional manner and shall observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing.
•A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall take all possible steps to promote the reputation of the game of Rugby Union Football and to prevent it being brought into disrepute.

A Coach/Team Manager/Club Official shall not:

•Abuse, threaten or intimidate a referee, touch judge or other match official, whether on or off the field.
•Use crude or abusive language or gestures towards the referees, touch judges or other match officials or spectators.
•Do anything which is likely to intimidate, offend, insult, humiliate or discriminate against any other person on the ground of their religion, race, colour, sexuality, gender or national or ethnic origin.
 
Match Officials:
•A match official shall not make any public criticism of any other match official or any Team Manager, Club Official or player of any Club, but he will have recourse to the complaints procedure of the Union and which procedure should be adhered to.
•A match official shall conduct himself at all times in an ethical and professional manner and shall observe the highest standards of integrity and fair dealing.
•A match official shall take all possible steps to promote the reputation of the game of Rugby Union Football and to prevent it being brought into disrepute.
•A match official shall attain, and subsequently maintain, a level of fitness to the standards set by the WRU.
•Match officials will endeavour to apply the Laws of the Game fairly and to an agreed interpretation as specified by the WRU and to provide the style of play as determined by the WRU.
•Match officials must wear the agreed kit and adhere to any sponsorship agreement as determined by the WRU.
•Match officials are expected to attend disciplinary hearings involving them personally whenever possible. The reason for non attendance must be given to the WRU’s administration department in advance of the hearing.
•Match officials are expected, whenever practicable, to attend all training sessions arranged by the Manager of Match Officials. The same would apply should these training sessions be incorporated into monthly District Match Official meetings.