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Cill Dara RFC Code of Conduct for Parents & Spectators

Code of Conduct for Parents

1 Remember, young people play rugby for their enjoyment, not only yours.
2 Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
3 Teach young children that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment.
4 Help young people to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship.
5 Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides.
6 Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at young players for making a mistake or losing a match.
7 Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
8 Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of rugby. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement.
9 Support all efforts to remove verbal & physical abuse from rugby.
10 As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or players.
11 Do not publicly question the referee’s judgement and never their honesty.
12 Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
13 Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of the Game of Rugby and uphold these values.
14 Remember you and your child’s contribution to the Game of Rugby are very important to Cill Dara RFC and Irish rugby.
15 Understand the value of team sport and its importance.

Code of Conduct for Spectators

1 Remember that although young people play organised rugby they are not ‘miniature internationals.’
2 Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use profane language or harass referees, players or coaches.
3 Applaud good play by the visiting team as well as your own.
4 Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would not be a match.
5 Condemn the use of violence in all forms at every opportunity.
6 Verbal abuse of players or referees cannot be accepted in any shape of form.
7 Players or referees are not fair targets for ignorant behaviour.
8 Encourage young players to play by the Laws of the Game.
9 Spectators can contribute to the enjoyment of the event and all involved.
10 Be proud of your club and the Game of Rugby.