Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct
1. All persons attending matches controlled by the league do so with the permission and license of the Group and not otherwise

2. At the time of registration or at some other time, all carers of players, coaches, managers, trainers, runners and other persons are to be handed a copy of this Code,

3. All such carers, coaches, managers, trainers, runners and other persons must agree to be bound by this Code prior to acceptance of Registration of their child or themselves.

4. Any person attending a match controlled by the Group shall not
(a) Use offensive or obscene languague to any player,
referee, touch judge, official or another spectator
(b) Enter the field of play during the course of a match
without the prior approval of the Ground Manager
appointed by the Group.
(c) Dispute the decision of a referee or touch judge.
(d) Assault or Act with aggression to any other person.
(e) Behave in any way contrary to the spirit of the game.
(f) Behave in any way that disturbs the enjoyment of the
match by any person or brings discredit to the Group
(h) Act in such a way to exhibit racial intolerance by
language or conduct to any other person.
(h) Refuse to accept the reasonable direction of the Ground Manager or Official of the club, which that person is supporting.

5. Any person contravening Rule 4 of this Code may be reported by the Ground manager to the manager of the team, which that person is supporting.

6. Upon receiving a report from the Ground Manager, the Team Manager must draw the attention of the offending person to this code.

7. The Ground Manager must note on the incident report form the time of and nature of his report to the Team Manager.

8. In the event that the offending person does not desist from the offending conduct, such person will be asked by the Ground Manager to leave the ground immediately.

9. The request to leave the ground and the time thereof must be noted by the Ground Manager on the incident report form.

10. In the event that a person refuses to obey the direction of the Ground Manager, he may direct the Referee to terminate the match.

In the event that the match is so terminated, that fact will be reported to the League which it may at its absolute discretion, against which there is no appeal, award points for the match to
the other team rather than that which the offender is supporting or declare that neither side will receive any points for the match.

12. (a) If the Ground Manager cannot identify a particular person whom is contravening Rule 4
OR
(b) More than one person associated with a team is contravening or has contravened Rule 4 the Ground manager may report that behaviour to the Manager of the team which that person or persons are supporting.

13. Upon receiving a report from the Ground Manager, the Team Manager must draw the attention of this Code to the supporters of that team.

14. The Ground Manager must note on the Incident Report form the time of and nature of his report to the Group Secretary which he will send in each week.

15. In the event that the offending person or persons do not desist from the offending conduct and refuse to leave the ground. The Ground Manager may call the Police and have the offending person or persons removed from the ground.

16. The request to leave the ground and the request for Police must be noted by the Ground Manager on the Incident Report form.

17. If the offending person or persons do not leave the ground, or if the Team manager does not follow a direction made by the Ground Manager under clause 12, the Ground Manager may direct the Referee to terminate the match and rule 11 will apply.

18. Clubs are responsible for the conduct of their members, parents of players and the supporters who support the team.

19. Clubs, which do not exercise control over their members, parents of players or supporters may be called upon by the League to accept responsibility for such offence and the following penalties will apply:
(a) For the first offence a fine not exceeding $500.00
and or
(b) Loss of competition points and or
Ã,© The suspension of the offender from attending future matches.
(d) For the second offence, the temporary suspension of the Team or Club from the Competition.
(e) For the third offence,suspension of the team and or Club either from the remainder of the season or permanently.

20. Abuse to referees, touch judges or officials of the League may result in the registration of the child whose carer so offended be cancelled.

21. Where a team does not have a Team Manager at the ground, any request or direction made by the Ground manager to any official of that team or official of that team's Club shall be regarded as a direction to the Team Manager for the purpose of this code.

22. Abuse or assault of Referees, Touch Judges or Officials by a player, parent, guardian, spectator or another official may result in the players registration being cancelled or life suspension and
or legal action taken against the offender.

THE PLAYER
You are remindered that the purpose of this Code is to provide you with an enjoyable and safe sporting environment, where you are able to develop as a player, gaining fulfillment and satisfaction through friendly competition.
ALL PLAYERS SHOULD:
* PLAY within the rules
* Be a GOOD SPORT on and off the field
* NEVER become involved in foul play
* SHAKE HANDS with and thank the opposition players and officials after the match WIN, LOSE or DRAW
* RESPECT the Referee's decision. Leave any questions to your
CAPTAIN
* NEVER use BAD LANGUAGE or SLEDGING against opposition,
players, supporters or officials
* REMEMBER that winning should be strived for but only by using fair means. When the game is lost we must be GOOD SPORTS
* NEVER abuse your own team mates

TEAM OFFICIALS
Please remember the purpose of this Code is to provide your players with an enjoyable and safe sporting environment, where they are able to develop as players, gaining personal fulfillment and satisfaction through friendly competition.
ALL TEAM OFFICIALS SHOULD
* SET a good example for your players
* BE POSITIVE - Avoid criticism or ridicule of your players
* ACTIVELY DISCOURAGE foul play, sledging or any unsportman
like behaviour by your players
* REMOVE from the field any player whose behaviour is not acceptable
* DEVELOP players respect for the Rules and Authority
* NEVER let match disappointment cause a loss of control.
* REALISE that violent comments and sideline behaviour can
lead to violence on the field.
* TEACH your players that an honest effort is as important as a
win
* DEVELOP team respect for your opponents ability
* AVOID OVER USE of Talented Players
* KEEP your own knowledge of coaching and training methods up to date

THE PARENT / SPECTATOR

Your are reminded that the purpose of this Code is to provide an enjoyable and safe sporting environment, where your child is able to gain personal fulfillment and satisfaction through friendly competition

ALL PARENTS / SPECTATORS should:
* SUPPORT their child and team in a positive manner
* NEVER let match disappointment cause a loss of control
* NEVER use abusive language with your team, the opposition or supporters
* NEVER sledge the referee, players or supporters
* REALISE that we don't need to blame anyone for defeat
* REALISE that the most important part of playing Rugby League is for development, both physical and in character of your
child
* BE POSITIVE with your child to avoid illegal / foul play and display Good Sportsmanship
* REALISE that violent comments and sideline behaviour can lead to violence on the field

NO ALCOHOL IS PERMITTED TO BE SOLD OR CONSUMED AT ANY JUNIOR
LEAGUE FIXTURE COVERING UNDER 6'S TO UNDER 16'S UNDER THE CONTROL OF GROUP 6 JUNIOR RUGBY LEAGUE Inc.


NO GLASS BOTTLES PERMITTED AT JUNIOR LEAGUE GROUNDS