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Code for players

  • Pay your subs promptly
  • Play for enjoyment and become part of the rugby family.
  • Respect the “Game of Rugby” and play within the laws of the Game.
  • Accept the referee’s decision and let your captain or coach ask any relevant questions.
  • Play with control. Do not lose your temper.
  • Always do your best and be committed to the game, your team and your club.
  • Be a “good sport”. Applaud all good play whether by your team or the opposition.
  • Respect your opponent. Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not “bully” or take advantage of any player.
  • Rugby is a team sport and make sure you co-operate with your coach; team mates and members of your club.
  • Remember that the goals of the game are to have fun, improve your skills and feel good.
  • At the end of the match thank your opponents and the referee for the match.
  • Always remember that you owe a duty of care to your opponents. Tackle hard but fairly, do not intend to hurt your opponent.
  • Winning and losing is part of sport: Win with humility – lose with dignity.
  • As part of the team it is important that you attend training regularly and listen to your coach and help your team.
  • As a team sport it is important to understand that all members are important to the team!
  • Remember you are representing your team, club, family and the Game of Rugby.

Code for spectators

  • Remember that although young people play organised rugby they are not ”miniature internationals”.
  • Be on your best behaviour and lead by example. Do not use profane language or harass referees, players or coaches.
  • Applaud good play by the visiting team as well as your own.
  • Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would not be a match.
  • Condemn the use of violence in all forms at every opportunity.
  • Verbal abuse of players or referees cannot be accepted in any shape of form.
  • Players or referees are not fair targets for ignorant behaviour.
  • Encourage young players to play by the Laws of the Game.
  • Spectators can contribute to the enjoyment of the event and all involved.
  • Be proud of Grosvenor Rugby Club and the Game of Rugby.

Code of Conduct in Clubhouse


1.1    Good behaviour is expected from all members and their visitors at all times in the clubhouse, grounds or elsewhere.

1.2     Members are responsible for the conduct of their visitors.

1.3     Members must not act in a manner which would bring Grosvenor RFC or Malone RFC into disrepute.

1.4     The welfare, safety and protection of children is paramount.

2.       GUIDANCE

2.1     Children must always be properly supervised.

2.2     Loud or unruly conduct is not permitted.

2.3     Foul or abusive language is not permitted.

2.4     Drunkenness is not permitted.

2.5     Sectarian, racist or sexist behaviour is not permitted.

2.6     The use or threat of violence is not permitted.

2.7     Damage to property is not permitted.

2.8     Leaving litter is not permitted.

2.9     No machinery or equipment may be interfered with.

2.10   No property belonging to Grosvenor RFC or Malone RFC may be removed without the permission of the Secretary.

2.11   Sports bags and the like must not be brought into the Members’ Bar.

2.12   Members and visitors are encouraged to wear smart casual dress in the Members’ Bar.

2.13   No material may be affixed to a wall without the permission of the Secretary.


3.       GENERAL

3.1     Members and their visitors must act in accordance with the licensing rules.

3.2     Members must sign in any visitors in the visitor’s book.

3.3     Visitors may attend the club on a maximum of ten occasions in any calendar year.


Persons under the age of 18 years must not be in licensed areas after 7.00pm

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 July 2016 12:08

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