Codes of Conduct
1. PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
All rugby players:
- MUST play within the rules of the game related to their age group and respect officials and their decisions
- MUST respect opponents and all other members of their team whether they win or lose
- MUST be punctual arriving to training and games or inform their coach if they are going to be late
- MUST wear suitable clothing relevant to the activity and conditions at the time (see Club Rules)
- ARE ADVISED to wear a suitable mouth guard at all times, both in training and during matches
- U18s must not MUST NOT consume alcohol
Playing rugby is about enjoyment and repect. Observing the above will help you with both!
2. COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS CODE OF CONDUCT
At Middlesbrough RUFC we believe that all involved in supporting the development of the game should be guided by consideration of what is ethical and right for the players who fall under our duty of care. To this end all club officials and volunteers:
- MUST consider the well-being and safety of players before the development of performance
- MUST develop an appropriate working relationship with players based upon mutual trust and respect
- MUST make sure all training, development and playing activities are appropriate to age, ability and experience of those taking part
- MUST balance the desire to win with the concept of equality in team selection and time on the park
- MUST promote the positive aspects of the sport such as fair play
- MUST display consistently high standards of behaviour and appearance
- MUST follow all guidelines laid down by the RFU and the Club
- MUST hold appropriate valid qualifications and insurance cover
- MUST NOT exert undue influence over players to obtain personal benefit or reward
- MUST NOT enter the field of play except if invited to do so by the referee
- MUST NOT encourage or condone rule violations, violent conduct or the use of prohibited substances or the consumption of alcohol in under 18s
3. PARENTS/CARERS/SUPPORTERS CODE OF CONDUCT
The Good Parents/Carers Code
In Rugby Union Coaches and administrators fully acknowledge that parents are an integral part of the partnership, which ensures that young players enjoy their involvement in the sport and experience an environment in which they can flourish.
IN RUGBY UNION PARENTS, CARERS AND SUPPORTERS SHOULD:
- Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them
- Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials
- Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results; Never force your child to take part in sport
- Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performance of all
- Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes
- Publicly accept official’s judgments and decisions
- Support your child’s involvement and help them enjoy their sport
- Use correct and proper language at all times
- Provide adequate supervision for your child once the training session or match has finished. both inside and outside of the clubhouse
- DO NOT encourage or condone rule Violations, violent conduct, the use of prohibited substances or the consumption of alcohol
- DO NOT take photographs or make digital recordings during training sessions or matches without the express permission of bioth the Home and Away teams lead coach.
- DO NOT Enter the field of play. Discipline and order is the responsibility of the referee. You must not get involved; going on the pitch is a big NO NO.
- Be familiar with the coaching staff in order that they can ensure that their child is fully involved and the coaches are aware of their availability.
- Be aware that the RFUW has a duty of care and therefore, where appropriate, assist coaches and the young players, particularly where number are large and there is a need to transport youngsters to away games.
- Share concerns, if you have them, with the tournament/club officials only.
- Be familiar with the Good Coaches Code. In particular: Coaches should recognise the importance of fun and enjoyment when coaching young individuals; Coaches should keep winning and losing in perspective, encouraging young players to behave with dignity in all circumstances.
REMEMBER THAT PERSISTANT, NEGATIVE MESSAGES WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT THE PLAYERS AND REFEREES PERFORMANCE AND ATTITUDE AND YOU COULD BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE EVENT.
ALWAYS SUPPORT THE STAFF IN ERADICATING LOUD, COARSE AND ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR FROM THE GAME.
REMEMBER YOUNG PEOPLE LEARN MUCH BY EXAMPLE
Reporting a safeguarding incident : http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/middlesbroughrufcminis-juniors/a/safeguarding-2472.html&page=4