Code of Conduct for Parents

  1. Remember, Age-Grade Players play rugby for their enjoyment, not only yours
  2. Encourage your child always to play by the Laws of the Game.
  3. Teach Age-Grade Players that honest endeavour is as important as winning, so that the result of each game is accepted without disappointment
  4. Help Age-Grade Players to work towards skill improvement and good sportsmanship
  5. Set a good example by applauding good play on both sides
  6. Never ridicule, humiliate or shout at Age-Grade Players for making a mistake or losing a match.
  7. Do not place emphasis on winning at all costs.
  8. Do not force an unwilling child to participate in the playing of rugby. If the child is to play, he/she will do so in good time through your encouragement.
  9. Support all efforts to remove verbal & physical abuse from rugby
  10. As a spectator do not use profane language or harass referees, coaches or Age-Grade Players.
  11. Do not publicly question the referee’s judgement and never their honesty.
  12. Recognise the value and importance of volunteer referees and coaches.
  13. Identify and acknowledge the good qualities of the Game of Rugby and uphold these values.
  14. Remember you and your child’s contribution to the Game of Rugby is very importan to the IRFU and be proud of your contribution.
  15. Understand the value of team sport and its importance.