Club Rules and Policies
The Reeds-Weybridge Rugby Football Club Seal of Approval accreditation programme forms an important part of Community Rugby’s drive towards supporting clubs to improve their provision of rugby for young people.
In association with Sport England and the “Clubmark” scheme, the RFU aim is to set policies and standards of quality control that will produce quality clubs across the country.
Players’ Disciplinary Procedure
A copy of the Club’s Disciplinary Procedure can be presented on request.
Parents, Coaches, Players’ Code of Conduct
Rugby is a game of long traditions which have developed over time into a number of value that guide the way the game is played and how players, coaches, officials and supporters conduct themselves.
At its core, rugby is a physical game and a fundamental value is one of respect – for opponents, teammates and officials. Rugby, for the vast majority, remains a sport played for enjoyment. As such, other core values we aspire to are firm and inclusive. You will find that values embedded in the codes of conduct and the terms and conditions below.
- Always be aware of the Club and RFU’s policy on child protection.
- Employ best practice at all times.
- Do not force an unwilling child to participate – it’s supposed to be for them, and you may put them off rugby forever.
- Encourage your child to understand and play within the rules.
- Teach your child that taking part and trying you best are more important than winning.
- Focus your child on practicing their 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.
- Set an example for sportsmanship – applaud good play by all.
- Never publicly criticise a referee or linesman – there is no place for “touchline rage” in rugby.
- Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from children’s sport.
- Report anything to the Child Protection Officer or Chairman.
- Help the Club function properly by turning up on time with the appropriate kit. Be prepared to help out if asked.
- Support your coaches – they are giving up their time to train your child. IF you have any issues with the way a coach is performing, talk to them first. Refer any issues to an Officer of the Club.
The codes of conduct above set out the values and behaviours we aspire to.