Discipline on the pitch and touchline
It bears repetition that what happens at any game, be it junior or senior, can affect the Club as a whole. We must recognise that everyone has a responsibility to uphold the good name of the club at all times.
Our club has codes of conduct covering the expected behaviour of players, spectators and coaches and built in to all these codes are respect for the referee at all times and support for decisions made on the field of play.
Our club will operate a zero tolerance approach to bad behaviour or abuse of any referee. We will endeavour to appoint a team manager for each team to whom the referee can refer an issue and who will be asked to implement this approach: anyone displaying such prohibited behaviour will be challenged and, if there is any repetition, will be asked to leave the pitch area.
Our team coaches and team managers are official representatives of the club and will carry out their duties responsibly and be seen as models of good practice.
Wherever possible there should be a barrier between the pitch and the spectators and a technical area for coaches, water carriers and substitutes.
It is not acceptable for any spectators (be they parents or otherwise) to enter the field of play unless invited on by the referee.
After the game, the protocols relating to approaching the referee and discussing the game must apply.
We have made great strides this season to improve matters throughout the club but we must remain vigilant and determined to ensure that it is a pleasurable experience to visit our club.
At the end of the day we are a sports club and sport should be fun and played and watched in a sportsmanlike fashion respecting the Core Values of Rugby: Respect, Sportsmanship, Teamwork, Enjoyment and Discipline
Castleford RUFC Committee