Code of Conduct | Referees

Lurgan Rugby Football & Cricket Club

Code of Conduct for Referees

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every child and treat everyone equally, regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion, etc.
  • All referees must be a member of their Branch Referees Association.
  • Act as a role model and promote the positive aspects of rugby and maintain the highest standards of personal conduct.
  • Be responsible for monitoring the boundaries between a working relationship and friendship with players.
  • Avoid being alone with underage persons.
  • Never deal with injuries unless qualified to do so.
  • Encourage coaches/parents to act responsibly and to be responsible for the behaviour and performance of players.
  • Ensure that safety is paramount in all games.
  • Follow agreed protocols regarding shower arrangements after matches.
  • Agree appropriate times for entry to changing rooms to deal with match preparation and ensure members of the team management are present.
  • Be punctual, prepared and well presented.
  • Ensure players and officials comply with the Laws of the Game.
  • Never criticise individual players and or coaches or parents.
  • Adhere to all rules and procedures as agreed by the Branch Referees Association