Players should be encouraged to:
- Recognise and appreciate the efforts made by coaches, parents, match officials and administration in providing the opportunity 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 they should access the Complaints Procedure
- Play because they want to do so, not to please coaches or parent.
- Remember that skill development, fun and enjoyment are the most important parts of the game.
- Train regularly to meet the demands of the game
- Take a responsibility for your own health and fitness
- Be attentive at all training and coaching sessions
- Be on time for all training events and games
- Work equally hard for themselves and their team – both will then benefit.
- Recognise good play by all players on their team and by their opponents.
- Be a sportsperson – win with dignity, lose with grace.
- Play to the IRB Laws of the game and accept, without question, all referees’ decision even if they appear to make a mistake.
- Control their emotions. Verbal or physical abuse of team mates, opponents, coaches, match officials or spectators is not acceptable.
- Treat all players, as they would like to be treated themselves. Do not interfere with, bully or take advantage of any player
- Promote the Club positively in all that you do
- Pay your Membership on time and in accordance with the requirements of the Club
Version 1 – October 2020