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Code of Conduct

This is Rugby

These are our values:

TEAMWORK - is essential for our sport
RESPECT - forms the basis of our sport
ENJOYMENT - is the reason we play and support rugby union
DISCIPLINE - strong discipline underpins our sport
SPORTSMANSHIP - is the foundation rugby union is built upon

Code of Conduct & Player Discipline
The committee of Saffron Walden RFC is committed to develop the 'spirit' of rugby along with playing the game. With this in mind, playing members of the club are expected to adhere to these guidelines.

Play to the laws of the game
Accept all the referee's decisions
Control your temper - you and your team will benefit
Co-operate with your coach, referee, team mates & opponents. For without them, there would be no game
Remember, the game is played for enjoyment
In addition, spectators, parents and all other visitors to the club are requested to adhere to the following guidelines.

Respect the referee and all of his decisions
Keep of the pitch during the game
Parents - encourage your children to have fun
Saffron Walden RFC, as required by the RFU and Eastern Counties RU has an internal Discipline Sub-Committee to deal with playing members who have been cautioned or dismissed whilst representing the club. The sub-committee is made up of The Chairman, The Honorary Secretary and the Director Of Rugby.
Equity Policy
Saffron Walden RFC is committed to ensuring that equity is incorporated across all aspects of its development. In doing so it acknowledges and adopts the following Sports England definition of sports equity.

Sports equity is about fairness in sport, equality of access, recognising inequalities and taking steps to address them. It is about changing the culture and structure of sport to ensure it becomes equally accessible to everyone in society. Saffron Walden RFC respects the rights, dignity and worth of every person and will treat everyone equally within the context of their sport, regardless of age, ability, gender, race, ethnicity, religious belief, sexuality or social/economic status.
Saffron Walden RFC is committed to everyone having the right to enjoy their sport in an environment free from threat of intimidation, harassment and abuse. All club members have a responsibility to oppose discriminatory behaviour and promote equality of opportunity. The club will deal with any incidence of discriminatory behaviour seriously, according to club disciplinary procedures.

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