Jozi Cats Rugby Club: Values & Codes of Behaviour

Jozi Cats Rugby Club: Values & Codes of Behaviour

 

Jozi Cats Rugby Club stand for being a people association, not a sporting association. We endavor to live and breath our values at all times, both on and off the field. We believe that these values could become the sporting standard of what it means to live these values in action.

Our core values are alive and form the backbone of our club culture. We stand for:

  • The promotion of inclusivity and diversity in sport and equality for all.
  • Mutual- and self-respect.
  • Good sportsmanship.
  • Open and honest communication.
  • The promotion of a safe, welcoming and harassment-free environment for all to enjoy the beloved game of Rugby.
  • Having fun!jcr-team-culture

The Club Mandate – Code Of Conduct

  • Act within the rules and spirit of your sport.
  • Promote fair play over winning at any cost.
  • Encourage and support opportunities for people to learn appropriate behaviours and skills.
  • Support opportunities for participation in all aspects of the sport.
  • Treat each person as an individual.
  • Show respect and courtesy to all involved with the sport.
  • Respect the rights and worth of every person, regardless of their age, race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Respect the decisions of officials, coaches and administrators.
  • Wherever practical, avoid unaccompanied and unobserved one-on-one activity (when in a supervisory capacity or where a power imbalance exists) with people under the age of 18.
  • Display appropriate and responsible behaviour in all interactions.
  • Display responsible behaviour in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
  • Act with integrity and objectivity, and accept responsibility for your decisions and actions.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a safe environment.
  • Ensure your decisions and actions contribute to a harassment-free environment.
  • Do not tolerate abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour.

Players

  • Give your best at all times.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
  • Play by the rules and show respect for other players, coaches and officials.pillow

Coaches

  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Help each person (athlete, official, etc.) to reach their potential. Respect the talent, developmental stage and goals of each person and encourage them with positive and constructive feedback.
  • Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up-to-date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.
  • Ensure that any physical contact with another person is appropriate to the situation and necessary for the person’s skill development.

Officials

  • Place the safety and welfare of the players above all else.
  • Ensure all players are included and can participate, regardless of their race, gender, ability, cultural background, sexuality or religion.
  • Be consistent, impartial and objective when making decisions.
  • Address unsporting behaviour and promote respect for other players and officials.

Administrators

  • Ensure quality supervision and instruction for players.
  • Support coaches and officials to improve their skills and competencies.
  • Act honestly, in good faith and in the best interests of the sport as a whole.
  • Ensure that any information acquired or advantage gained from the position is not used improperly.
  • Conduct club responsibilities with due care, competence and diligence.

Spectators

  • Respect the effort and performances of players and officials.
  • Reject the use of harassment, bullying or violence in any form, whether by other spectators, coaches, officials or players.