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.