Rugby and Viking juniors core values
Rugby is a game that builds character and are in reflected in the values of Rugby Australia.
In 2009 the World Rugby and Rugby Australia adopted the following values that underpin the sport and its people in the country.
Our core values enable participants immediately to understand the character of the game of Rugby in Australia and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.
The values of Rugby have made the sport unique. All those involved in our great game are expected and honour Rugby’s Values and the Code of Conduct.
Integrity is central to the fabric of the game and is created by honesty and fair play.
Rugby people are passionate for the game. Rugby generates excitement, emotional attachment and a sense of belonging to your team, Vikings, Brumbies and the global rugby family.
Rugby provides a unifying spirit that leads to life-long friendships, camaraderie, teamwork and loyalty standing higher than cultural, geographic, political and religious differences.
Discipline is an integral part of the game both on and off the field and is reflected through adherence to the laws, the regulations and rugby’s core values.
Respect for team-mates, opponents, match officials and those involved in the game is paramount.
The core values enable participants immediately to understand the character of the game and what makes it distinctive as a sport which is played by people of all shapes and sizes.
What does this mean for players? Here are some key points all players and supporters should agree to keep in mind at all time:
- Everyone in your team and in the team playing against you are playing for fun!
- Make sure you know the Laws of the game before you play and stick to them.
- Never argue, backchat or talk to the referee. Only your team Captain can talk to the referee.
- Encourage people who make mistakes – no one is perfect, not even you!
- A good team will have everyone pulling together – not just a couple of star players.
- Clap a good piece of play even if it is by the other team.
- Clap the other team off the field at the end of the game.
- Shake hands with the other team and the referee at the end of the game – you have shared a tough battle!