Code of Conduct



Player Code of Conduct

All Players Must:


  1. 1. Never use bad language or sledging against the opposition players, officials or referee
  2. Never become involved in foul play ..
  3. Be a good sport on and off the field.
  4. 4. Shake hands with and thank the opposition after the match, win, lose or draw.
  5. 5. Respect the referee’s decisio
  6. Play with the rules of the game.
  7. 7. Never abuse your own team mat


Parents/Guardians Code of Conduct

  1. 1. Realise that the most important part of playing Rugby League is development, both physical

and in the character of the child.

  1. 2. Always applaud the efforts of all players.
  2. Never use bad language or sledging against the opposition players, officials or referees.
  3. Encourage your children to avoid illegal and foul play and to always display good


  1. 5. Never allow match results to cause loss of self control.
  2. 6. Realise that we do not need to blame anyone for a defeat.
  3. 7. Be positive when they ask about their performance after the game, win, lose or draw.
  4. 8. Encourage your children to enjoy the game and have fun.



  • Actively discourage foul play and/or unsportsmanlike behaviour by players.
  • Seek to maximise the participation and enjoyment of all players regardless of ability; avoid the tendency to over-use a talented player; treat all players as equals, regardless of their talent.
  • Show concern and caution towards all sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician and/or sports trainer to the letter when determining when an injured player is ready to recommence training or playing.
  • Teach players that an honest effort and competing to the best of their ability is as important as victory.
  • Maintain appropriate, professional relationships with players at all times.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge of the Laws of the Game and keep abreast of current coaching methods; maintain or improve your current accreditation level.
  • Always consider the health, safety and welfare of the players.
  • Teach young players to realise that there is a big gap between their play and the professional game; do not coach them as if they are professionals.
  • Ensure that your coaching reflects the level of the competition being played; do not be a “winner-at-all-cost” coach.
  • As coach, conduct yourself at all times in a manner, and in all situations, that shows leadership, respect for the game of Rugby League and respect for all those that are involved in the game – the players, officials, the fans, the parents, the referees and the media