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Codes of Conduct.

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The Ardmore Marist Rugby & Sports Club distributes and promotes the New Zealand Rugby APPLAUD Codes of Conduct as an agreed standard of behaviour for everyone.  

APPLAUD CODE FOR ADMINISTRATORS

I will:

• ensure quality supervision and coaching for players

• remember that players participate for their enjoyment and benefit

• help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help improve the standards of coaching and officiating

• ensure that everyone involved in rugby emphasises fair play

• distribute a code of conduct to players, coaches, officials and parents and encourage them to follow it

• respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

• promote adherence to anti-doping policies.

• use appropriate language with players, coaches, officials and spectators.

• present myself in an appropriate way with all stakeholders.

APPLAUD CODE FOR COACHES

I will:

• remember that players participate for enjoyment and winning is only part of the fun

• never ridicule or yell at players for making a mistake or not winning

• be reasonable in my demands on players’ time, energy, and enthusiasm

• operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach my players to do the same

• ensure that the time players spend with me is a positive experience. All players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.

• ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players

• display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport including opponents, referees, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents, and spectators. I will encourage my players to do the same.

• show concern and caution toward sick and injured players and follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition

• obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices

• respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background

• promote adherence to anti-doping policies

• use appropriate language with players, coaches, officials and spectators.

• present myself in an appropriate way with all stakeholders

APPLAUD CODE FOR OFFICIALS

I will:

• place the safety and welfare of players above all else• show concern and caution towards sick and injured players

• be impartial, consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions

• accept responsibility for my actions and decisions

• condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for the individuality of players

• avoid any situations which may lead to or be construed as a conflict of interest

• be a positive role model in behaviour and personal appearance, and ensure my commentsare positive and supportive

• be a good sport as I understand that actions speak louder than words

• always respect, remain loyal to, and support other officials

• keep up to date with the latest ‘Laws of the Game’, trends, and principles of their application

• refrain from any form of personal abuse towards players or other officials

• respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

APPLAUD CODE FOR PARENTS/CAREGIVERS AND SPECTATORS

I will:

• respect officials’ and coaches’ decisions

• respect the efforts of their opponents

• applaud good plays and performances by both my team and their opponents

• give positive comments that motivate and encourage continued effort

• support my team’s efforts and performance

• thank the coaches, officials and other volunteers who give their time to conduct the event

• assist when asked by a coach or official

• respect the rights, dignity and worth of all people involved in the game, regardless of their gender, ability or cultural background.

• acknowledge that the game is the player’s game not mine.

• use appropriate language with players, coaches, officials and other spectators.

• present myself and act in an appropriate way at pre-game and after-match functions.

APPLAUD CODE FOR PLAYERS

I will:

• not argue with an official. If I disagree with a decision I will inform the captain, coach or manager during a break or after the competition.

• control my temper. I understand that verbal abuse of officials and other players, or deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in rugby.

• work equally hard for myself and my team

• treat all players in my sport as I like to be treated. I will not bully or take unfair advantage of another player.

• co-operate with my coach, team mates and opponents

• display modesty in victory and graciousness in defeat

• participate for my own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches

• respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion

• thank the opposition and officials at the end of the game

• comply with anti-doping policies.

• use appropriate language with players, coaches, officials and other spectators.

• present myself and act in an appropriate way at pre-game and after-match functions.