The object of the Game is
that two teams of players, observing fair play, according to the Laws
and in a sporting spirit should, by carrying, passing and grounding
the ball, scores as many points as possible.
Rugby is played by men and
women and by boys and girls world-wide. More than three million
people aged from 6-60 regularly participate in the playing of the
The wide variation of
skills and physical requirements needed for the Game mean that there
is an opportunity for individuals of every shape, size and ability to
participate at all levels.
With this spirit in mind we will give all
children equal opportunity to play and enjoy this great game
All are welcome on tour and all will be
eligible to play If your child is in year 1 you may wish to consider
joining in as next years under 7s will require a coaching team
Training starts at 10 am and runs until
12 when you will all be able to get some refreshments at the
Law 1 - Always listen to the whistle and
only the whistle
Law 2 - Only allowed to pass the ball
backwards or to the side
Law 3 - Always run forward
Law 4 – No kicking
Law 5 – Each player must clean their own
Any help from parents would be greatly
welcomed and would enable your children to enjoy their rugby. We will
have a number of jobs/roles that would enable us to provide your
child with the best possible training and games
Code of Conduct
In line with
the RFU, we aims to ensure that all people
irrespective of their age, gender, ability, race, religion, ethnic
origin, creed, colour, nationality, social status or sexual
orientation have a genuine and equal opportunity to participate in
the game of Rugby Union at all levels and in all roles. To ensure
that this can happen in as favourable environment as possible the
Club has developed the following Codes of Conduct which are intended
as guidance as to how the Club expects its members and volunteers to
behave towards each other in the various roles that they might have.
The Codes of Conduct cover the following roles within the Club:
Full details of our code of conduct can
be produced on request but this will include the following:
THE GOOD PARENT’S CODE
Biggleswade encourages parents and
concerns, if they have them, with Club officials.
coaches in installing these values.
that young people play rugby for their own enjoyment not that of
support the Club in its efforts to eradicate loud, coarse and abusive
behaviour from the game.
young people learn much by example.
THE GOOD SPECTATOR’S CODE
Biggleswade encourages spectators to:
children play sport primarily for their own enjoyment, not for that
good individual and team performance from all players irrespective of
the team in which they play.
effort and good performance rather than ‘to win at all costs’.
THE GOOD COACHES’ CODE
Coaches of players should:
the importance of fun and enjoyment when coaching players.
that most learning is achieved through doing.
the needs of the players before the needs of the sport.
positive role model – think what this implies.
winning and losing in perspective – encourage players to behave with
dignity in all circumstances.
all referees and the decisions they make, even if they appear to make
a mistake, (remember it could be you refereeing next week) and ensure
that the players recognise that they must do the same.
the overplaying of the best players by using a squad system which
gives everybody a satisfactory and equal amount of playing time.
THE GOOD MATCH OFFICIAL’S CODE
Match Officials should:
the importance of fun and enjoyment when officiating players.
positive role model. Set an example, and as such, comments should be
positive and supportive.
that the safety of players is paramount.
decisions – all players are still learning and parents will
understand the game better.
empathy for the age and ability of players.
to the rules laid down in the Rugby Continuum and keep themselves updated on rule changes.
THE GOOD PLAYER’S CODE
Biggleswade players are encouraged to:
that if an individual or group of players feel they are not being treated
in a manner that is acceptable, then they should tell an adult either
at the Club or outside of the game.
because they want to do so, not to please coaches or parents.
that skill development, fun and enjoyment are the most important parts
of the game.
attentive at all training and coaching sessions.
sportsman – win with dignity, lose with grace.
to the IRB Laws of the Game and accept, without question, all
referees’ decision even if they appear to make a mistake.
all players, as they would like to be treated themselves. Do not
interfere with, bully or take advantage of any player.