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Codes of Conduct


Codes of Conduct adopted throughout Devon can be viewed by clicking on the Links below:

THE GOOD PLAYER’S Code of Conduct (Devon RFU)

THE GOOD COACH’S Code of Conduct (Devon RFU)


THE GOOD PARENT’S Code of Conduct (Devon RFU)

THE GOOD SPECTATOR’S Code of Conduct (Devon RFU)



Parents, Coaches and players at Exeter are also required to agree to abide by the following:

Players Code

  • Play by the laws of the game.
  • Do not argue with the referee.
  • Play disciplined rugby.
  • Be punctual for training and matches or advise your administrator if unavailable.
  • Behave appropriately as a representative of Exeter Rugby Club on and off the pitch.
  • Be smart. Be proud to play for Exeter Rugby Club.

Coaches Code

  • All rugby coaches must respect the rights ,dignity and worth of every young person with whom they work with and treat them equally within the context of Rugby Union
  • All rugby coaches must place the physical and emotional well being of all young players above all other considerations, including the development of performance
  • The relationship that a rugby coach develops with the players with whom they work must be based on mutual trust and respect
  • All rugby coaches must ensure that all activities undertaken are appropriate to the age, maturity, experience and ability of the young players
  • All rugby coaches must encourage young players to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and performance
  • All rugby coaches should clarify with the young players (and their parents/carers) what is expected of them both on and off the rugby field and also what they are entitled to expect from the coach
  • All rugby coaches should work in partnership with others within the game
  • (officials, doctors, physiotherapists, sports scientists) to ensure the wellbeing, safety and enjoyment of all young players
  • All rugby coaches must promote the positive aspects of the sport e.g. Fair Play etc. Violations of the Laws of the Game, behaviour contrary to the spirit of the Laws of the Game or relevant regulations or the use of prohibited techniques or substances must never be condoned

Parents / Spectators Code

  • Stay off the pitch
  • Do not abuse players or referees.
  • Teach your child that victory is not everything.
  • Encourage and applaud good play by both teams.
  • Remember that players play rugby for their own enjoyment, not that of their parents.
  • Encourage players to improve their skills by practice.
  • Keep your manager informed of your child’s availability.
  • Do not encourage under-age drinking.
  • Take an active part in the Club’s activities.

Parents/guardians are responsible for ensuring that their child has the necessary kit for training and matches, including mouth guards and correct studs. If there is any reason why a child should not wear a mouth guard, or if a parent/guardian does not wish a child to wear a mouth guard, the parent/guardian must inform the child’s team coach and administrator in writing.

Parents/guardians are responsible for informing their child’s coach and administrator of any illness or injury, however minor, that may affect their child’s ability to train or play in a match.C


Click here to see the “Rules of Exeter Youth Rugby Club”

Click here to read the Club’s Safeguarding Children Policy

Click here for the RFU Child Safeguarding web site (policies adopted by Exeter Chiefs Youth Rugby Club)

Click here for the RFU Equity Policy (adopted by Exeter Chiefs by Exeter Chiefs Youth Rugby Club)