As the CBDJRL 1st Division and Sydney Combined Competition finals matches begin referees in both the CBDJRL and SCC will be enforcing the Tough Love In League (TLIL) policies throughout the finals.
Please be aware of all the Competition Rules, the Code of Conduct and the Finals Guidelines during the finals series to avoid any possible suspension or conflict.
This year the CBDJRL and SCC judiciary panels have been handing down lengthy suspensions for players, officials, parents and supporters breaching the Code of Conduct.
An attached document is available at the end of the article regarding the Finals Guidelines.
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TOUGH LOVE IN LEAGUE (Article - Download)
Tough Love is Automatic send off’s for punching, Zero tolerance of fighting, Abandoning games for Melee’s, Minimum suspensions for violence, Stamping out abuse of match officials. Be FAIR, Beware, Bewarned. The NSW Junior Leagues will crack down on violence in the Grassroots game. Leagues have agreed to the “Tough Love in League” regulations. The program has the endorsement of the NSW Rugby League, and is documented in this brochure. No longer will a minority ruin the Rugby League experience for the vast majority.
Rule 4.3 of the TLIL states: A 'time out' system will be introduced whenever a severe "melee" occurs. A melee is considered to be misconduct involving more than two players in the game at any one time. Should a melee occur, the referee will signal a "time out" period and call for the Ground Manager to bring both coaches onto the field. The two teams are to be taken to opposite ends of the field and spoken to by their respective coaches. The referee will then dismiss from the field offending players under the TLIL policy. The Ground Manager and referee will decide when play will resume. A repeat "melee" will result in the match automatically being abandoned. Should this happen, the respective coaches from the two teams will face a Code of Conduct panel hearing.