Code of Conduct - The Good Spectators Code
Newton Abbot Rugby Football Club
THE GOOD SPECTATOR’S CODE
(a) Act as positive role models to all players.
(b) Be familiar with, and abide by, the RFU Child Protection Guidance in relation to verbal and
(c) Respect guidance from the Club with regard to spectator behaviour.
(d) Remember children play sport primarily for their own enjoyment, not for that of the
(e)Acknowledge good individual and team performance from all players irrespective of the team
in which they play.
(f)Respect match officials’ decisions, even if they appear to make a mistake – remember,
they are volunteers providing an opportunity for players to play rugby.
(g)Never verbally abuse players, coaches, match officials or fellow spectators: such behaviour
can create a negative environment for players and their behaviour will often reflect this.
(h)Acknowledge effort and good performance rather than ‘to win at all costs’.
(i) Verbally encourage all players in a positive manner, shouting ‘for’, not ‘at’, the players.
(j) Encourage all players irrespective of their ability - never ridicule any individual players,
regardless of the team in which they play.