Code of Conduct, Participation Agreement & Registration Form

 

Clubs should take note of the wording of the Union’s Code of Conduct and Participation Agreement as it refers to the Union’s Amateur Status.

Clubs should also take note of the officials required to sign the Code and Agreement PRIOR to any club being graded in a NSWSRU competition.

Players should take note of the wording of the player registration form and the questions therein, as previous rugby experience may disqualify them from Suburban competitions. 

NSW SUBURBAN RUGBY UNION CODE OF CONDUCT

The Code of Conduct for clubs, members, players, coaches, officials, supporters and sponsors is to be read in conjunction with the Statement of Objects and Rules and the Competition Playing Rules of the New South Wales Suburban Rugby Union Inc (NSWSRU).

Your club and its prescribed officials must sign and return the Code of Conduct and the Competition Participation Agreement before it will be allowed to play in a NSW Suburban Rugby Union competition:

  1. A member, player, coach or official shall not at any time act in a manner detrimental towards the game of rugby union.
  2. The Club shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that members, players, coaches, officials or spectators do not act in a manner detrimental towards the game or spirit of rugby union.
  3. During the course of or after a match under the jurisdiction of the NSWSRU, a member, player, coach, official, supporter and any other person associated with a NSWSRU Club shall not abuse or address a referee or assistant referee in insulting terms, or act in a provocative manner towards a referee or assistant referee.
  4. All clubs, players, coaches, officials, supporters and sponsors shall adhere to the amateur status of NSWSRU, and will not accept, or entice others to accept, any remuneration or reward whatsoever in respect to participation as a player in the NSWSRU.

The following officials have read the above Code of Conduct and agree to be bound by this code:

Position

Name

Signature

Date

President

 

 

 

Secretary

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

Club Coach

 

 

 

1st Grade Coach

 

 

 

 

NSW SUBURBAN RUGBY UNION COMPETITION PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

A club participating in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union competition, in consideration of the NSW Suburban Rugby Union permitting it to participate in such a competition in the year 2015, hereby acknowledges and undertakes as follows:

  1. That it will at all times be bound by the provisions of the Statement of Objects and Rules, the Code of Conduct and by the Competition Playing Rules of the NSW Suburban Rugby Union, and this agreement made hereunder.
  2. That it will at all times accept, subject to the Appeals provision provided for in the Union’s Statement of Objects and Rules, the decisions of the Board of the NSW Suburban Rugby Union or any standing Committee or Sub-Committee thereof.      
  3. That it will not permit any player to play for it in the competition above referred to who is not registered with NSW Suburban Rugby Union as referred to in Article 14 of the Statement of Objects and in accordance with Rule 4 of the Union's Competition Playing Rules.
  4. That if any player, coach, member or official is suspended or expelled by NSW Suburban Rugby Union it will cease to utilize such person as the case may be during the period of suspension or expulsion from the date of such suspension or expulsion.   
  5. That it will at all times be bound by the Union’s Amateur Status and not permit any player to receive, either directly or indirectly, any remuneration or reward whatsoever (whether by match payments or expenses or otherwise) in respect to their participation as a player in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union.                      
  6. That its officials, coaches, supporters and sponsors will not entice any player to receive, either directly or indirectly, any remuneration or reward whatsoever (whether by match payments or expenses or otherwise) in respect to their participation as a player in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union.

The following officials have read the above Competition Participation Agreement and agree to be bound by this agreement:

Position

Name

Signature

Date

President

 

 

 

Secretary

 

 

 

Treasurer

 

 

 

Club Coach

 

 

 

1st Grade Coach

 

 

 

 

PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM

CLUB NAME: ........................                                                                                                                                                                         

LAST YEAR’S CLUB NAME (if different from above): .........................                                                                

PLAYER DETAILS

First Name ..................            Surname ....................                          Date of Birth ....................                 

CONTACT DETAILS - PROVIDE AT LEAST ONE PHONE NUMBER AND AN EMAIL ADDRESS

Mobile ....................                 Home ....................                              Work ....................                           

Email .....................                                                                                                                                        

Address .................                                                                                                                                    

Suburb ...................                                                                              Postcode ............                      

EMERGENCY CONTACT

First Name ............                  Surname ...................                           Phone ................                           

AMATEUR STATUS

NSW Suburban Rugby Union definition: An Amateur is one who does not receive or agree to receive, either directly or indirectly, any remuneration or reward whatsoever (whether by match payments or expenses or otherwise) in respect to their participation as a player in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union.

1. Will you play in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union strictly as an amateur?                  Yes / No            

PLAYING HISTORY

2. Have you held a professional Rugby Union contract in 2015 or 2016?                       Yes / No

If yes, you are ineligible to play in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union in 2016

3. Did you play in the Australian National Rugby Championship in 2015?                       Yes / No

If yes, you are ineligible to play in the NSW Suburban Rugby Union in 2016

4. Have you played in the Shute Shield (1st Grade) in 2015 or 2016?                            Yes / No

If yes, you must apply to NSW Suburban Rugby for permission to register

5. Were you last registered for Rugby overseas? (i.e. do you require a transfer?)          Yes / No

If yes, complete the form at the link: rugby.net.au/_uploads/res/132_8277.PDF

6. Do you have a judiciary record in Rugby? (i.e. have you ever been suspended?)       Yes / No

Players with an unsatisfactory judiciary record may be refused registration

PLAYER: I certify the information supplied above is true and correct and that I have read and agree to the Australian Rugby Union Registration Terms and Conditions listed overleaf.                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Player’s Signature                                                                                 Date

CLUB OFFICIAL: I have informed this player he may not play in NSW Suburban Rugby unless he maintains his amateur status in accordance with the definition above, or if he has answered yes to questions 2 - 6 above.                                                                                                                                                                                      

Club Official’s Signature            Club Official’s Name                              Date

 

REGISTRATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Unless otherwise stated, terms in this document shall have the same meaning as defined in the ARU Code of Conduct.  A copy of the ARU Code of Conduct is available at: www.rugby.com.au/runningrugby/PolicyRegister.aspx

  1. By completing this Registration Form, you (or if the participant is under 18 years of age, that participant’s parent or legal guardian on behalf of the participant) agree:
    1. The information you have provided is true, correct and accurate.
    2. The information you have provided will be used and disclosed for the purposes specified in the Privacy Policy, including being used by your club and Member Union to administer the Game and provide rugby activities and rugby-related services.  A copy of the ARU Privacy Policy is available at: www.rugby.com.au/runningrugby/PolicyRegister/MemberProtection.aspx
    3. To comply with and abide by the rules and regulations which govern the Game and its authorised variations, including, World Rugby Laws of the Game and Regulations (www.worldrugby.org) , the ARU Code of Conduct By-Law, the ARU Policies (including ARU Anti-Doping Code and ARU Member Protection Policy) (www.rugby.com.au/runningrugby/PolicyRegister.aspx) and the competition rules governing sanctioned competitions and events.
    4. You have fully disclosed any suspension you may be serving imposed by any sporting body, and will disclose any suspension imposed in the future.
    5. You must pay all fees, including but not limited to, registration fees.
    6. The ARU, your Member Union, Rugby Body or Club may use your name or image in any form or medium for marketing, promotional and research activities.
    7. The ARU may deregister you at any time by notice.

RISK AND LIABILITY

  1. The Game and its variations can be hazardous and incidents may happen.  To the extent permitted by law, by accepting these Terms of Registration, the participant and/or his/her parent or legal guardian assume the risks associated with participating in the Game and acknowledge this warning of the injury risks involved, and in doing so, waives all claims for liability against any participant and releases every participant from all liability, provided that such liability arises while the participant is participating in the Game.
  2. ARU will hold the benefit of this release and waiver on trust for all participants.  ARU makes no warranties regarding services associated with the Game or the fitness for purpose of materials provided.

INSURANCE

Registered participants of the Game are provided basic levels of cover under the ARU Insurance Plan for Sports Injury (Accident) cover, excluding cover for medical expenses where there is any Medicare Contribution (i.e. Medicare Gap).   It is recommended that all participants consider Private Health and other Insurances as required for their individual circumstances, over and above the coverage provided under this Plan.  A copy of the 2016 ARU insurance brochure can be accessed at www.rugby.com.au/runningrugby/Insurance.aspx

Further information is available at www.gowgatessport.com.au/rugby.

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