Code of Conduct - Coaches/Officials/Volunteers

The essence of good ethical conduct and practice is summarised below. All Club Coaches, Officials and Volunteers must:-

  • To develop in all players an appreciation of rugby
  • To develop each player’s maximum potential, including personal and social qualities
  • To encourage and deliberately boost the confidence of all players
  • DO NOT ridicule
  • Ensure each coaching session is well prepared with the coaching emphasis being placed on the development and acquisition of skill, decision making and an understanding of the game
  • Maintain the highest standards of personal discipline and courtesy during matches  irrespective of the result and be a perfect role model for the young people
  • Consider the well-being and safety of participants before the development of performance
  • Develop an appropriate working relationship with performers based on mutual trust and respect
  • Hold the appropriate, valid qualifications and insurance cover
  • Never consume alcohol immediately before or during training or events
  • Obtain prior agreement from the parent/guardian of performers before transporting them anywhere (training/competitions)
  • Never have performers stay overnight at your home
  • Never exert undue influence over performers to obtain personal benefit or reward
  • Always report any incidents, referrals or disclosures immediately, following the appropriate guidelines set out in the Welsh Rugby Union Safeguarding and Protecting Children Policy
  • Never condone rule violations or use of prohibited substances
  • Make sure that confidential information is not divulged unless with the express approval of the individual concerned
  • Promote the positive aspects of the sport (e.g. fair play)
  • Encourage performers to value their performances and not just results
  • Follow all guidelines laid down by the Welsh Rugby Union