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Referee Code of Conduct

As a referee of an age-grade team in Railway, I agree to:

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every child and young person and treat everyone equally, regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion, etc
  • Be a member of the Leinster Branch Referees Association (youth 15-a-side) or have attended mini rugby referees coaching courses
  • 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 and 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 Leinster Branch Referees Association