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3. Code of Conduct 3

Dartfordians RFC

Code of Conduct for Parents/Carers/Spectators

1)Encourage your child to learn the rules and play within them.

2)Discourage unfair play and arguing with officials.

3)Help your child to recognise good performance, not just results. Honest effort is as important as winning. Teach your child to accept defeat graciously.

4)Never force your child to take part in sport.

5)Set a good example by recognising fair play and applauding the good performances of both teams.

6)Never punish or belittle a child for losing or making mistakes. Do not shout “at” young players shout encouragement “for” them.

7)Publicly accept officials’ judgements. Emphasise respect for the referee by not questioning his honesty or decision making. They give their time freely.

8)Support your child’s involvement and help them to enjoy their sport. Participation should be fun for them.

9)Always use correct and proper language and condemn bad behaviour and language.

10)If you are unhappy with any inappropriate actions by any volunteers at the club towards any player or players within a squad please report this to the Head Coach for that age group or to Jon Walters our Club Safeguarding Officer 0208 308 0665 who will handle your worries in strict confidence.

11)Always report any instances of bad behaviour by players to the Head Coach.

Dartfordians RFC

Code of Conduct for all players at Dartfordians RFC

As a member of Dartfordians you are expected to:-

1)Play within the rules and respect officials and their decisions. Do not argue with the referee.

2)Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of gender,
cultural background, religion or ability.

3)Respect your opponents at all times. Clap your opponents from the field at the end of each match.

4)Train and play regularly or inform your coach if you are not available. Listen and recognise the efforts made by your coaches at all times, they are doing this in their spare time for your benefit. Also make sure you are Punctual

5)Recognise that every player has the right to expect their involvement in the game is safe and free from all types of harassment and abuse. Remember treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated.

6)Wear suitable kit for training and games.

7)Always act responsibly and be safety conscious at all times.

8)Use correct and proper language at all times. Verbal or physical abuse of team mates, opposition, match officials or spectators is not acceptable.

9)Whether training or playing games adopt a good attitude, work hard for your self and the team.

10)Be positive and talk to your coach with suggestions on the matches and training. Listen to what your coaches or team managers are saying to you and act accordingly.

11)Always be a sportsman win or lose and recognise good play by your team mates and opposition alike.

12)Always respect the opposition’s and other people’s clubhouse, possessions and traditions.

13)Play for fun and enjoyment and because you want to play Rugby.

14)Members of the Youth Section of the club must not smoke, consume alcohol or illegal drugs of any kind whilst representing the club.

15)Players who misbehave contrary to the club’s ethos during training or matches will be subject to disciplinary action.

16)Any player sent off during a match whilst representing the club will be asked to appear before the club’s disciplinary committee to explain their dismissal and receive any punishment deemed appropriate by the committee

17)Understand the values of loyalty and commitment to Dartfordians RFC.

Any players who feel that they are not being treated in an acceptable or fair manner has the right to discuss this with the Director of Rugby or the club’s main committee.

If any member of the Youth section of the club is unhappy with something occurring within the squad or club then contact your Coach or Jon Walters Club Safeguarding Officer 0208-308-0665 who you can talk to in confidence.

Updated January 2010