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 Player Code
PLAYERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO:
• Recognise and appreciate the efforts made by coaches, parents, match officials and administrators in providing the opportunity for you to play the game and enjoy the rugby environment.
• Understand the values of loyalty and commitment to adults and team mates.
• Recognise that every player has a right to expect their involvement in rugby to be safe and free from all types of abuse.
• Understand that if an individual or group of players feel they are not being treated in a manner that is acceptable, then you have a right to communicate this to an official either at the rugby club or outside of the game.
• Play because you want to do so, not to please coaches or parents.
• Remember that skill development, fun and enjoyment are the most important parts of the game.
• Be attentive at all training and coaching sessions.
• Work equally hard for yourself and your team - both will then benefit.
• Recognise good play by all players on your team and by your opponents.
• Be a sportsman - win or lose.
• Play to the Laws of the Game and accept, without question, all referees' decisions.
• Control your emotions. Verbal or physical abuse of team mates, opponents, or match officials is not acceptable.
• Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take advantage of any player.