document has been compiled to provide
guidance and support with the implementation, development and
administration of good behavioural practices for all Coaches, Players,
Declared Officials and Voluntary Workers associated with Port Macquarie
Rugby Union Club.
is designed to encourage all persons
to act in a manner that is responsible, socially acceptable and
outlines the minimum standard of behaviour expected of ALL of the Clubs
maintain the integrity of the Game, to
protect the image of the Club,outlining the reasonable measures of
control permissible under Port Macquarie Rugby Union Clubs jurisdiction.
provide a mechanism that ensures fairness
and consistency in the application of disciplinary action by the
Committee when it maybe deemed necessary for dispersal.
within the Rules of the Game and when on
the field act in a manner that is fair and acceptable and in accordance
with the community's expectations as a sportsman, and
involvement in foul play or the
unnecessary use of foul language when representing Port Macquarie RUC,
participation in any actions such as
sledging of opposition players, officials, or supporters that may
implicate Port Macquarie RC in any adverse legal action or that would
contravene any sexual or racial discrimination legislation,
abuse your fellow players, officials,
sponsors or supporters.
knowingly take or supply illicit or
illegal drugs or participate in the use or distribution of banned
substances that would impair the performance of the individual or
others and that may implicate Port Macquarie Rugby Union Club in any
legal action being taken against it.
4.2 ALL Officials Should;
the aforementioned clauses as
outlined in 4.1 Behaviour for Players, and also all Officials should;
act in a
responsible manner that will earn
respect from your peers, players, sponsors and supporters of Port
Macquarie Rugby Club and also from those of opposition Clubs.
Declared Official or a person acting in
an official capacity, be willing to display guidance, support and
empathy to all persons associated with Port Macquarie Rugby Club and
extend the same to those of all opposition Clubs.
5. DISCIPLINARY ACTION
"The Game and The Club will
always be greater than the Individual!"
Declared Official, Coach, Player or Voluntary Worker who is found
guilty of :
and/or unruly behaviour both on and
off the field,
action that brings the Club into
disrepute such as incurring legal action against themselves or the Club,
conducting fraudulent activities and/or
misappropriating monies raised under the auspices of Port Macquarie
breaching any or all of the clauses
outlined in this document,will be required to answer for their actions,
to the Port Macquarie Rugby Club Committee and/or the host Group
Administration in relation to disciplinary measures.
appropriate investigation of the
incident, evaluation of the severity and determination of it's impact
upon the Club, the Committee may resolve to ignore, warn, fine, suspend
or dismiss the individual or individuals from the Club.
determination has found that the
application of a fine is the appropriate action to be taken against a
Player or Player/Coach, the Committee will formulate an appropriate
level of monetary fine consistent with the severity of the breach.
the breach be serious such that
dismissal from the Club is required and where the offender is found to
be a Coach or Player/Coach or Player, it may be deemed that any
contractual obligations between the person and PMRC be revoked.
COMMITMENT TO SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS
Macquarie Rugby Union Club Players
and Officials will endeavour, whenever practical and wherever possible,
to actively participate in any promotion and support any sponsor who
provides a financial commitment to the Club.
persons shall at all times whilst
participating in Club functions, wear any apparel provided by the
sponsors, conduct themselves in an orderly manner and portray to the
sponsors and supporters the best possible image of the Club to ensure
that the sponsors association with Port Macquarie Rugby Union Club is
one that they can be proud of.
important that the Players shall
acknowledge themselves to sponsors and supporters at every opportunity.
7. GAME DAY OBLIGATIONS
Players, Coaches and Officials are
required to attend post game award functions after each home game and
at the venue to be determined by the Port Macquarie Rugby Union Club.
anticipated that such functions would
extend no longer than one (1) hour after each home game.
to sufficient finances it is
anticipated that the Club will charter and cover part or all of the
costs for bus hire when travelling to
selected away game
venues throughout the
is the case it shall be a
requirement of the Club for all Players to board the bus and to assist
with charter costs a token contribution of maybe requested for payment
from each person to offset the hire costs.
7.4 Interaction with
possible and to encourage player
rapport and in the spirit of the Game, PMPRUFC encourages all Players
and Officials to return to the opposition's function centre after each
ALCOHOL ON CHARTERED BUSES
When Alcohol Consumption is
bus be chartered by the Club to
transport its Players and Officials to away game venues, NO alcohol
shall be consumed on the bus without the express permission of the bus
driver or the company.
the bus driver or the company allow the
consumption of alcohol on the bus, it shall only be arranged in
accordance with Port City's Policy Procedure.
Guidelines PCG 04 002: Alcohol
Consumption on Chartered
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY
with the establishment of regimented
training programs all Players are required to be ready to commence
training at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled training
.2 Training Venues
for training will be determined by
the respective coaching or designated training staff and will always be
dependent upon the condition of the venue, access to the playing
surface and availability.
It is the
Players responsibility to ensure he
is fully aware of the scheduled training days, start times and location
of the venues.
Player not available for training will be
required to contact the respective Coach, Team Manager or the Head
Trainer to advise of his non-attendance.
Form Contact Telephone
9.5 Game Day
Players, respective Team Managers and
Officials are required to report to the change rooms or designated
marshalling area at least one (1) hour prior to the scheduled
commencement of their game or as otherwise directed by their respective
Players of each Grade will be obliged to
assist the Club Committee with setting up and pulling down equipment
& conducting the game day raffle at home games, either prior to
immediately after their respective games.
10. INJURED PLAYERS
Players injured during the course of
training or playing the game are to follow the standard procedure
available to him for compensation or insurance cover for wages lost
during the time of his recuperation.
Player registered by Port City who is
injured during the course of a game or at training and who is not
incapacitated such that he cannot attend training or games shall be
required to support the Club and its Declared Officials with off field
duties at all times and to the best of his capability during the period
of his recovery.
the period of his recuperation the
Player shall report to the Coach, Team Manager or Club Secretary and
shall provide assistance and support to the Trainers, the Club's
Declared Officials and Voluntary Workers in activities such as;
and equipment erection and management
at both training and on game days.
Macquarie Rugby Union Club requires all
Players, Coaches, Trainers and Officials associated with Club to be
neatly dressed and to wear the standard Club attire or sponsor provided
apparel at all times as is expected of modern day Club members.
provided, ALL Players are expected to
wear the sponsors shirts or other training apparel when provided to
them for the entirety of the season, to every training session and at
all times throughout the session for the entirety of the season.
Macquarie Rugby Union Club Players
will be required to wear the applicable sponsors apparel or standard
Club shirt to every game day
- without exception!
standard apparel provided to Players that
are lost or mislaid must be replaced and at the Players own expense.
As a Club
that provides the opportunity to
play Rugby Union at the highest level available locally, it is expected
that all Players who have registered with the Club will accept the
honour to represent the Group, Division or the State if selected.
Macquarie Rugby Union Club actively
endorses and encourages the principle of representation by all of its
Players and will endeavour to assist with meeting or minimising the
costs attributed to ensuring the full compliment of selected Players
attends training and games at the designated venues.
COMMUNITY SERVICE COMMITMENT
As a Club
with a considerable human resource,
it is expected that its members should return to the community who
supports and sustains it, a commitment in the form of voluntary labour
and skills utilisation if and when required.
Committee will annually determine which
needy or worthy community/charity group, association, club or cause to
commit the Clubs voluntary resources.
Coaches, Players, Declared Officials and
Voluntary Workers where possible, is expected to participate in the
selected community or charitable task once determined.
remember you are a representative of
Port Macquarie Pirates Rugby Union Club and the Club discourages such
actions by ANY person acting in an illegal or unruly manner that may
bring the Club into disrepute.
discourages such acts that may have a
detrimental effect on the recruitment or retention of players, sponsors
and supporters and that may jeopardise the integrity of the Game and
the image of the Club.
Remember: "You don't get a
second chance to make a first impression"