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Code of Conduct for Referes

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every child and treat everyone equally, regardless of gender,disability, ethnic origin, religion, etc.
  2. All referees (youth rugbyside) must be a member of their Branch Referees Association. Mini Rugby Referees to attend and complete mini rugby coaching course.
  3. Act as a role model and promote the positive aspects of rugby and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct.
  4. Be responsible for monitoring the boundaries between a working relationship and friendship with players.
  5. Avoid being alone with underage persons.
  6. Never deal with injuries unless qualified to do so.
  7. Encourage coaches/parents to act responsibly and to be responsible for the behaviour and performance of players.
  8. Ensure that safety is paramount in all games.
  9. Follow agreed protocols regarding shower arrangements after matches.
  10. Agree appropriate times for entry to changing rooms to deal with match preparation and ensure members of the team management are present.
  11. Be punctual, prepared and well presented.
  12. Ensure players and officials comply with the Laws of the Game.
  13. Never criticise individual players and or coaches or parents.