AYLESBURY RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB - CODES OF CONDUCT
The club has adopted codes of conduct as recommended by the RFU. The codes reflect the club's intention to develop the club to the limit of its ability and ambition, without losing sight of the fact that the game is for fun and enjoyment. The codes have been designed as a road map for Players, Coaches, Spectators and Officials. The club expects that all its members will uphold the terms of these codes, either at Ostlers Field or at any other venue at which the club is being represented.
The Good Spectator Code
SPECTATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO:
• Act as positive role models to all young players.
• Be familiar with, and abide by, the RFU Guidance in relation to verbal and emotional abuse.
• Respect the rugby club with regard to spectator behaviour.
• Remember both teams play sport for their enjoyment not yours.
• Acknowledge good individual and team performance from both sides irrespective of the team for whom they play.
• Respect match officials' decisions. Remember - they are volunteers providing an opportunity for youngsters to play rugby.
• Never verbally abuse any players, match officials, fellow spectators or coaches. Such behaviour can create a negative environment for young players and their behaviour will often reflect this.
• Acknowledge effort and good performance rather than the "win at all costs' ethic.
• Verbally encourage all players in a positive way. If you do want to shout make sure it is "for', not "at' the players.
• Encourage all players irrespective of their ability - never ridicule any individual player, regardless of the team for whom they play.