Code of Conduct 1 of 3

1. Code of Conduct 1


In these days of competitive games and a culture of winning at all costs, it is important not to forget the reasons why young people participate and enjoy the game of Rugby Union.

The idea of “Fair Play” should be a constant thought for all those involved in the mini and junior game.

CREWE & NANTWICH RUFC is committed to protecting the welfare and safety of children and wants to encourage all children to have a safe, positive and fun experience in rugby union, whatever their level of involvement.

Rugby Union contributes to a healthy lifestyle as well as offering children many opportunities for positive growth, empowerment, achievement, fun and friendship.

Whatever their ability CREWE & NANTWICH RUFC is committed to giving all children the opportunity to enjoy playing rugby in a safe and protected environment.

The club therefore adopts the RFU Fair Play Codes so that the rugby offered at CREWE & NANTWICH RUFC provides a safe and stimulating environment for all the young people involved.

The Fair Play Codes remind all of us why we enjoy being part of the great game of rugby.

•The Partnership between Team Management and Parents
•The Good Coach’s code
•The Good Parent's code
•The Good Player's code
•The Good Spectator’s code
•The Good Match Official's code

The Partnership between Team Management and Parents

In Rugby Union, the partnership between team management and parents is positively encouraged through:
•Providing a seasonal diary of the times and dates of training, matches and competitions.
•Providing information on possible financial issues.
•Agreeing issues relating to duty of care (e.g. responsibility for travelling to and from games).
•Encouraging parents to attend coaching sessions and games and making them aware that the "win at all costs" ethos is not accepted in Rugby Union.
•Ensuring that parents have realistic aspirations for their child and are aware of his/her strengths and weaknesses.
•Informing parents about specialist equipment that is required (e.g. gum shields), and from where it can be purchased.
•Ensuring parents are aware of what is acceptable touchline behaviour.
And above all:
•Involving parents in peripheral activities that make them feel they 'belong', especially if it involves expertise which is not rugby related.