Please read the following parents code : 

  • Do not force an unwilling child to participate – Young people are involved for their enjoyment, not yours
  • Encourage your child to understand and play within the rules
  • Teach your child that taking part and trying their best is more important than winning
  • Focus your child on practising skills, sportsmanship and being part of a team. Winning isn’t everything and not everyone can score the winning try
  • Support and encourage your child – never criticise them for making mistakes. Console them for losing, but encourage them to try harder next time
  • Turn defeat into victory by helping your child work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship
  • Do not publicly question the referee’s judgement and never his/her honesty. There is no place for ‘touchline rage’ in Youth Rugby
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from Youth Rugby
  • Young people learn best by example. Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team
  • Recognise the value and importance of volunteer coaches, referees and administrators. They give of their time and resources to provide recreational activities for your child

Click HERE [PDF, 87KB] for Code of Conduct!