Code of Conduct   


Wairoa Rangers Rugby, Clevedon, New Zealand

The Wairoa Rangers supports fair play and we adhere strictly to the general Code of Conduct Rules which are observed by all rugby clubs throughout New Zealand. The rules are listed below and apply equally to Players, Parents, Spectators, Coaches and Managers involved with Junior Rugby.

Spectator / Parent Code of Conduct

  1. Applaud the performance of both teams.
  2. Be positive with the referee.
  3. Acknowledge the efforts of the referee.
  4. Let the players play their game, not your game.
  5. Praise efforts, not results.
  6. Set an example for the players.

Player Code of Conduct

  1. Play for enjoyment.
  2. Play hard but fair.
  3. Play by the laws of the game.
  4. Be committed to your team. Attend all practices and matches.
  5. Never argue with the referee. Control your temper at all times.
  6. Work equally hard for yourself and your team.
  7. Be a good sport. Applaud all good play whether by your own team or your opponent.
  8. The goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.

Coach / Manager Code of Conduct

  1. Positively reinforce the actions of the players.
  2. Lead by example.
  3. Be honest with yourself and your players.
  4. Create an enjoyable environment in which to play the game.
  5. Develop team respect for referees.
  6. Give all players the opportunity to participate in the game.
  7. Insist on fair play and discipline.
  8. Be reasonable on the demand of the player's time, energy and enthusiasm.
  9. Encourage sportsmanship.