The NRL Code of Conduct provides all participants – players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and officials – with some simple rules that assist in delivering a safe and positive environment to everyone involved in the game.
Within that safe environment, every Rugby League participant has the best chance to enjoy the game. By accepting the standards of behavior in the Code, we provide opportunities for young boys and girls to grow on the field - we build good players, good citizens and good communities in which Rugby League is a social asset. It is strongly recommended that everyone connected with Rugby League adopts these rules as an essential part of the way they contribute to our great game.
According to the general principles of the code, participants are encouraged and expected to:
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Each age group from 6 to 12 years sets out to create an environment that positively contributes to the personal development of everyone involved.
Understand the rules for competitions run for ages 13 to Opens under the International Laws of the Game.
Outside of the traditional laws of the game, Rugby League is also played under slightly different formats.
Developed to emphasise safety and good conduct within the game of Rugby League by creating the best possible on-field environment and actively controlling undesirable actions.
Providing players, parents, coaches, referees, spectators and officials with simple rules to assist in creating a safe and positive environment for all involved in the game.
The 11 initiatives associated with the Framework focus provide the optimal delivery of Rugby League to participants based on their age, stage of development, skill level and aspiration and is grounded in evidenced based research.