KEEP THE PLAYING FIELD LEVEL
One of the great things rugby teaches people is discipline. It's one of the qualities a coach can instil in players. Don't tolerate foul play – particularly anything like any dangerous tackles or thuggery. Referee abuse is unacceptable at any level of the sport.
FAIR PLAY MEANS:
- Maintaining your dignity whether or not you are winning.
- Respecting the opposition, the officials and the rules.
- Staying calm no matter what happens.
THE REFEREE IS IN CHARGE AT ALL TIMES
If the game gets out of control, play can become reckless and dangerous – increasing the potential for injury. Play your part – play fair. Support referees by respecting their decisions – remember many of them are volunteers.
Providing a positive environment for everyone to enjoy rugby is at the heart of APPLAUD.
APPLAUD is a New Zealand Rugby initiative to encourage supporters to be good sports at schools and clubs, while also seeking to stamp out anti-social side-line behaviour.
By committing to APPLAUD; all parents, care-givers and supporters in New Zealand are creating a great place for rugby.
Go to find out more about APPLAUD