Code of Conduct

Club Officials Code of Conduct
The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All volunteers must:
Consider the wellbeing and safety of players (children) before the development of performance.
Develop an appropriate working relationship with players (children), based on mutual trust and respect.
Make sure all activities are appropriate to the age, ability and experience of the players (children) taking part.
Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play).
Display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance.
Follow all guidelines laid down by the National Governing Body and the club.
Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover.
Never exert undue influence over players to obtain personal benefit or reward.
Never condone rule violations, rough play or the use of prohibitive substances.
Encourage players (children) to value their performances and not just results.
Promote and encourage playing/training as "fun for all".
All adults involved with players, under the age of 18 years, must have a Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) form completed.
All adults are reminded never to put themselves in a position which may compromise the Child Protection Policy, e.g. being alone with players in changing rooms/toilets; and must report any incident or suspicion of child abuse (verbal, physical, sexual or neglect) to the Child Welfare Officer or Head Coach.

Players Code of Conduct
Recognise and appreciate the efforts of coaches, match officials, parents and other players.
Understand and value the loyalty and commitment of adults and teammates.
Encourage all players and do not enter into any type of abuse/ bullying either on the pitch or off the pitch.
Inform a coach, adult or club official of any unacceptable treatment/abuse.
Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of all.
Play rugby for enjoyment, and because you want to.
Publicly accept officials' judgements.
Be attentive and work hard at training and coaching sessions.
Use correct and proper language at all times; no swearing.
Ensure any injury pre-training/match is reported immediately to the coach.
Be a sportsman and win with dignity and lose with grace.
Follow and accept the rugby rules of the game do not question the referees decision discuss it later with the coach.
Control your emotions and do not verbally or physically abuse players, referees, parents or officials.
Do not bring the game of rugby into disrepute or disciplinary action may follow.