The ARU Member Protection Policy reiterates Australian Rugby’s commitment to ensuring that every person involved in rugby is treated with respect and dignity, and is safe and protected from harassment, discrimination, bullying, abuse and other unfair or inappropriate conduct.
The Member Protection Policy is comprised of four sections:
Everyone involved in Rugby should familiarise themselves with the Member Protection Policy and the standards of behaviour expected of all participants.
This summary is not intended as a substitute for reading the ARU Member Protection Policy (pdf - 692kb).
Play by the Rules – Free Online Training Courses
Play by the Rules free online training is for coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators. The courses available include Child Protection, Harassment and Discrimination, Member Protection and Complaint Handling.
The ARU strongly encourages all coaches, administrators, officials, players, parents and spectators to visit the below website and complete the free online training course.
For more details about course visit the ASC Learning website https://learning.ausport.gov.au.
The IRB has announced its match officials list for the second stage of the 2014 IRB Junior World Championships overnight, with two Australians appointed to referee two of the games in New Zealand on Sunday.
We’re excited to announce that Australian Rugby will be moving to a new online system for national competition management and participant registration for the 2014 Rugby Sevens season and the 2015 club Rugby season.
We’re set for an exciting year with plenty to look forward to in 2014, including our Qantas Men’s Sevens team competing in the Commonwealth Games (July), the Women’s Rugby World Cup in France (August) and the launch of a new domestic competition – the National Rugby Championship (August).