Behaviour & Social Media Policy

GIt is a condition of membership of Garstang Rugby Club that all Club members and any children that they may have who play in the Club’s youth sections agree to abide by and uphold the Club’s Good Behaviour Policy. This Policy is as follows:

  1. All Club members (and any children that they may have who play in the Club’s youth sections) must respect and take care of Club property and the property of other Club members or children who play in the youth sections. When playing against non-Club teams, touring with the Club, or representing the Club in any way, a similar regard must be paid to the property of other clubs/teams, other premises and other people.
  2. All Club members (and any children that they may have who play in the Club’s youth sections) must have respect for the Laws of the game of rugby, all the Club’s coaches, all other coaches of teams the Club plays and all persons refereeing games involving Club teams. Parents of youth players are expected to be particularly vigilant in this respect and actively encourage youth players to behave likewise.
  3. All Club members (and any children that they may have who play in the Club’s youth sections) are reminded that the good name of the Club is vital to the Club’s wellbeing and are required not to bring the Club’s name in to disrepute by words or deeds.
  4. All club members (and any children that they may have who play in the Club’s youth sections) are reminded that the Club’s social media platforms (be they closed or open) are a vital part of the good name of the club and any member using them to disseminate information or views negative to the Club’s good name could be deemed as bringing the Club’s name into disrepute.
  5. If any Club member (and any child that they may have who plays in one of the Club’s youth sections) does not comply with the Club’s Good Behaviour Policy, sanctions will be applied to that individual by the Club or by an officer or coach of the Club. The ultimate sanction will be withdrawal or refusal of Club membership.