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