CODE OF CONDUCT – PLAYERS

  • Be a good sport. Respect all good play whether from your team or the opposition and shake hands with, and thank, the opposition players and officials after the game – win, lose or draw.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  • Always respect the referee’s decision.
  • Never become involved in acts of foul play.
  • Honour both the spirit and letter of the competition rules and live up to the highest ideals of ethics and sportsmanship; avoid gamesmanship, and respect the traditions of the game.
  • Never engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, sledging, obscene gestures, offensive remarks, trash-talking, taunting or other actions that are demeaning to other players, officials or supporters.
  • Care for and respect the facilities and equipment made available to you during training and competition.
  • Safeguard your health; don’t use any illegal or unhealthy substances.
  • Recognise that many officials, coaches and referees are volunteers who give up their time to provide their services. Treat them with the utmost respect.
  • Do not bet or otherwise financially speculate, directly or indirectly, on the outcome or any other aspect of a Rugby League match or competition in which you are involved.