CODE OF CONDUCT

CODE FOR PLAYERS

– Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
– Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
– Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
– Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
– Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
– Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play, whether by your team or the opposition.
– Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
– Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
– Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
– At the end of the match, thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
– Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly. Do not intend to hurt your opponent.
– Winning and losing are part of sport: Win with humility–lose with dignity.
– As part of the team, it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
– As a team sport, it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
– Remember, you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

CODE FOR Parents

– Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
– Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
– Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
– Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
– Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
– Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
– Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
– Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
– Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
– At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
– Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
– Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
– As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
– As a team sport, it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
– Remember, you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

CODE FOR Coaches

– Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
– Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
– Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
– Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
– Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
– Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play, whether by your team or the opposition.
– Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
– Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
– Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
– At the end of the match, thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
– Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard, but fairly. Do not intend to hurt your opponent.
– Winning and losing are part of sport: Win with humility–lose with dignity.
– As part of the team, it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
– As a team sport, it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
– Remember, you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

CODE FOR SPECTATORS

– Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
– Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
– Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
– Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
– Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
– Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play, whether by your team or the opposition.
– Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
– Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
– Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
– At the end of the match, thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
– Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard, but fairly. Do not intend to hurt your opponent.
– Winning and losing are part of sport: Win with humility–lose with dignity.
– As part of the team, it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
– As a team sport, it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
– Remember, you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

IRFU SAFEGUARDING POLICY:

MESSAGE FROM PHILIP BROWNE, CEO, IRFU

The IRFU seeks to promote the welfare of all Age-Grade Players so that they develop to the best of their ability in a safe and fun rugby environment. We want to welcome young people to the game so that they thrive in our care. Young people are the lifeblood of our game and their welfare and protection is the primary concern for all adults involved in IRFU.

 

The IRFU Safeguarding Policy is designed to assist clubs to implement best practice in the area of safeguarding Age-Grade Players – one of our greatest assets of our game – and it is our responsibility to ensure that they remain active in rugby. They will do this when they feel our respect and where their dignity, health and welfare is prioritised.

IRFU ANTI-BULLYING STATEMENT

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