GUIDELINES FOR PROBLEMS WITH COACHES AND TEAM VOLUNTEERS

If any parent has a problem with their child’s coach or other team volunteers they are to follow the below order of communication:

1. Approach and discuss problem with Team Manager or Coach.

2. Approach the Club Coaching Directors or Coaches and Managers Co-ordinator.

3. Written approach to the Club President or Club Committee Member.

 

ROLE OF PARENTS

The role of the parents at Wests JRLFC is to:

  • Support and encourage their child to participate in junior rugby league.

  • Allow their child to participate only if they are well and healthy.

  • Encourage their child to participate for the enjoyment of junior rugby league.

  • Promote and abide by the Wests Junior Rugby League Football Club’s Code of Conduct.

  • Be courteous when communicating with coaches, umpires and administrators.

  • Be a positive role model.

 

Please note that all teams are expected to provide two volunteers for canteen duties 1hr prior to your child’s home game.

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR – PARENTS & SPECTATORS

  • Remember, children participate in junior rugby league for their enjoyment not yours.

  • Organise to have your child at training/games on time.  Contact the Team Coach or Manager if you will be late or absent.

  • Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

  • Focus on the child’s efforts and performance, rather than winning or losing.

  • Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

  • Remember that children learn best by example. Applaud good performances by all participants.

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from rugby league.

  • Help out with routine tasks such as:  League Safe, Touch Judge, Duty Official, Canteen etc

  • Show your appreciation of Volunteer Coaches, Officials and Administrators.  Without them, your child could not participate.

  • Respect Referee’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.

  • All on field incidents are to be dealt with by the Referee. Under no circumstances must you enter the field of play.

  • The consumption of alcohol outside of licensed areas and smoking at the field is inappropriate at all Wests JRLFC games.

 

Action will be taken by Wests JRLFC Disciplinary Tribunal against anyone who is found to be in breach of the codes of behaviour.  Please note that signing the QRL Registration form implies understanding of, and agreement with the QRL and Club’s Code of Conduct.

Disciplinary action will be administered in a three-phase education process, designed to assist members with defining their role in junior rugby league.  The three phases dealing with breaches are designed to provide ample opportunity for correcting undesirable behaviour in a continual education process.

STAGE 1 – CLUB TO COUNSEL OFFENDER

Stage 1 applies to the first breach of a code of behaviour or ethics. The parent may to proceed to any stage at the discretion of Wests JRLFC if the breach of codes is deemed to be a serious nature (For example, obscene language, threatening behaviour, any form of racial vilification or physical acts, harassment of a Referee).

STAGE 2 – OFFENDER SUSPENDED FROM ATTENDING GAMES

Stage 2 applies to the second breach of the code of behaviour or ethics within a 12-month period of the current Wests JRLFC season.

STAGE 3 – MEMBERSHIP REMOVED

Stage 3 applies to the third breach of the code of behaviour or ethics within a 12-month period of the current Wests JRLFC season.

The Offender can apply to Wests JRLFC for membership at the start of the next junior rugby league season. Renewal will be at the discretion of Wests Junior Rugby League Football Club.

 

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR - PLAYER

  • Play by the rules.

  • Never argue with an official.  If you disagree, have your captain, approach the official during a break in play.

  • Control your temper.  Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other participants, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in junior rugby league.

  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team.  Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.

  • Be a good sport.  Applaud all good performances whether they are made by your team for the opposition.

  • Treat all participants in junior rugby league as you like to be treated.  Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.

  • Cooperate with your coach, team mates and opponents. Without them, there would be no competition.

  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants, regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

The Wests Junior Rugby League Football Club is supportive of the use of social media such as Facebook, Twitter and other internet forums to promote both the club and the game of rugby league in general.  In particular, Facebook has become a very useful way to share information amongst a closed group of people and a number of teams have used this medium for communications amongst team staff and team members.

Comments in social media are also part of the public domain and should be recognised as such.

Derogatory comments about junior players, club staff, club policy and the club in general fall under the “Code of Conduct” and anybody making such comments may be subject to sanctions as laid out in the “Code of Conduct”.

Please also note, that as per Rugby League Brisbane’s (RLB) Social Media policy, any member of a club/parent or volunteer can be called into the disciplinary committee at the BRL for social media breaches. 

“Saying it online is treated the same as saying it in real life”.

CODE OF BEHAVIOUR

Playing with Wests JRLFC in 2020

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