Code of Conduct


  • Abide by the NSW Touch Code of Conduct.
  • Play by the rules
  • Never argue with an official. If you would like a point clarified ask your captain or coach to approach the referee at half time or after the game in an appropriate manner.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials or other players, deliberately sledging, distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s participation will benefit, so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Acknowledge all good plays, whether they are made by your team or the opposition.
  • Treat all players as you would like to be treated. Do not interfere with, bully or take unfair advantage of another player.
  • Cooperate with your coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Avoid the use of derogatory language, particularly language based on gender, race or impairment.
  • Be prepared to lose sometimes. Everyone wins and loses at some time. Be a gracious winner or loser.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please your parents and coach.
  • Respect the rights, dignity of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.



  • Abide by the NSW Touch Code of Conduct.
  • Encourage your child to learn and develop skills through full participation in playing and practice. Let the coach know as soon as possible if your child will not be able to attend a playing session.
  • Encourage your child to always play by the rules.
  • Do not criticise children in front of others, but reserve constructive feedback for more private moments.
  • Remember children are involved in sport for their enjoyment, not yours.
  • Remember children learn best by example. Applaud good play by all teams.
  • Accept decisions of all referees as being called to the best of their ability. Do not raise issues of disagreement publicly, and at all times remember that it is up to the team coach or captain to politely raise issues of disagreement with the referee in an appropriate manner at an appropriate time – not you.
  • Do not criticise opposing team members or supporters by word or gesture.
  • Set a good example by your own conduct, behaviour and appearance.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse. Avoid the use of foul language, particularly based on gender, race or impairment. Do not smoke or drink alcohol as a spectator on the sidelines.