Players Code of Conduct

As part of our safeguarding policy, Barnes Rugby Club has adopted the standard RFU Codes of Conduct for Coaches, Parents, Match Officials and Players.

At Barnes Rugby Club, players are encouraged to:

Recognise and appreciate the efforts made by coaches, parents, match officials and administrators in providing the opportunity for you to play the game and enjoy the rugby environment.

Understand the values of loyalty and commitment to adults and team mates.

Recognise that every young 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 young players feel they are not being treated in a manner that is acceptable, then you have a right to tell an adult either at the rugby club or outside of the game.

At Barnes Rugby Club, players should:

Play because you want to do so, not to please coaches or parents.

Remember that skill development, fun and enjoyment are the most important parts of the game.

Be attentive at all training and coaching sessions.

Work equally hard for yourself and your team – both will then benefit.

Recognise good play by all players on your team and by your opponents.

Be a sportsman – win or lose.

Play to the Laws of the Game and accept, without question, all referees’ decisions.

Control your emotions. Verbal or physical abuse of team mates, opponents, or match officials is not acceptable.

Treat all players, as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take advantage of any player.

August 2017

My son loves it. Coaches are amazing on and off the pitch. Boys are a fun group forming good relationships. Would highly recommend
Under 9 parent
It’s a wonderful club and a privilege for my kids to be a part of it.
Under 7 Parent
Very professional, caring club. Has taught my son self-assurance, confidence and many personal skills.
Under 15 parent
Friendly, warm, welcoming and inclusive
Under 12 parent
It is a fantastic club thanks to a great team of parents who make it work and create a supportive and inclusive as well as organised club.
Under 9 parent
Fabulous family club, the kids love it and the community developing around Barnes goes way beyond the rugby itself!
Under 17 parent
Great club, very inclusive and encouraging. All boys and girls develop to their best standards in a positive and fun environment.
Under 11 parent
A terrific set up with top-level volunteer coaches.
Under 12 parent
Well organised, friendly people, kids love it!
Under 6 parent
Fantastic set up. Brilliant coach to child ratio and a really inclusive and encouraging ethos. We love it!
Under 9 parent
Knowledgeable, friendly coaches with the right balance of kindness and encouragement for the kids
Under 5 parent
Outstanding club. Wonderful family ethos. Love the one club culture and effort and enthusiasm across the coaching team is outstanding.
Under 5 parent
Very professional, caring club. Has taught my son self-assurance, confidence and many personal skills.
Under 15 parent

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