CLITHEROE RUFC– PLAYERS CODE OF CONDUCT
We play hard to win but play fair and as safe as possible
We respect our opponents: magnanimous in victory and generous and dignified in defeat
We respect and support referees on and off the pitch, acknowledging that they, like us, can make mistakes
We don’t intimidate, threaten, swear or make inappropriate gestures, even if provoked
Recognise and appreciate the efforts of coaches, match officials, parents and other players.
Do not bring your Club or game of rugby into disrepute or disciplinary action may follow.
We know that our contribution to sportsmanship and the club includes entertaining visiting teams
We willingly play our part in off-the-pitch activities such as cleaning up the clubhouse, working on social events and other projects
We respect the work that coaches and other volunteers do for us and your Club. We volunteer to help when asked.
We commit to attending at least two club social functions per season
We pay our subscriptions and match fees on time
We actively encourage parents of younger players to watch, take part in Club socials and to volunteer their assistance and expertise
We help your Club to recruit new players of all standards
We understand that your Club will act in the best interests of all its members. If we have any questions of concerns, we raise these with our captain or another committee member
We will play for the side for which we’re selected
We reply promptly to communications from Captains/Coach
We give our captain and coach maximum warning, via the Club website facility, of when we are not available in order to help them and so they can include us whenever we are available, including attendance in training
We are embarrassed if we give our captain less than a week’s notice that we are not available
We keep good timekeeping – arriving for matches/training at the allotted time
We can expect that our coach / Captain will explain in person or via a phone call (never Text Message, Email or Social Media) before the team lists are published, as to if/why we are not selected or selected for a higher/lower team
We respect others by not smoking around club premises and/or arriving smelling of alcohol
We moderate our language according to the situation i.e. not swearing in front of women and children
We accept that our selection for matches will be influenced by how often we go to training, how available we are, as well as our ability
A red card sending off may result in a Lancashire Disciplinary Hearing. A cost is involved. We reserve the right to recover costs from the player involved.