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HRLR: Code of conduct

Code of Conduct (adopted August 2008)





All local appointments will be published in the Hull Daily Mail in the Friday Evening edition. Fixtures will also be on the above Website by Thursday of each week.


It is the responsibility of individual members to fulfill any appointments given to them. Unless a member informs the fixture secretary to the contrary prior to 7pm Tuesday, it will be assumed that he/she is available for a local appointment on the following Saturday and/or Sunday. If a member becomes unavailable for weekend appointment/s after 7pm on Tuesday the Appointments Secretary must be contacted and advised of this.    


If the weekend fixtures (Saturday, Sunday or Both) are not published in the Hull daily Mail for any reason, then it is the duty of the members to contact the Appointments Secretary to find out what appointments, if any, they have been awarded.


Failure to fulfill any fixture may result in the following: 1st Offence £15 fine: 2nd Offence £30 fine: 3rd Offence suspension until further notice.





The Society sponsored kit must be worn where possible, this extends to Society shirts and ties / polo shirts being worn to a game. The sponsored kit is to be regarded as the principle strip and on every occasion possible.


It is the responsibility of all officials to collect any match fees on the day of the game. If the fees are not made available it is the responsibility of the individual to contact the appropriate League Secretary. The Society Secretary is also to be advised.


Team sheet to be completed, posted or handed in as required, this is dictated by the fixture. See Advisory notes.


Reports detailing any brawl, touch line abuse or the sending’s off must be submitted within five days following the conclusion of a game by, the appointed referee, the appointed touch judge or both. A signed ‘hard copy’ of any report should be sent to the appropriate Disciplinary Chairman with a further copy being sent to the Society Secretary.

Failure to comply may result in the following, offences to be kept on record for a 12 month rolling period.  


1st Offence£25 fine

           2nd Offence£50 fine



Any member assaulted by a player, official, or spectator & sustaining injury, is encouraged to follow the procedure recommended by BARLA , any member assaulted by the above but not sustaining injury must submit a report to the appropriate disciplinary chairman and a copy sent to the Society SecretaryFor information each club is responsible for their own spectators, the home club being responsible for those who claim to be neutral.





Any member who is unable to attend a monthly meeting must inform a committee member prior to the meeting if he/she wishes their apologies to read out.


Any member having occasion to telephone a committee member must do so before 9pm


All complaints must be in writing to the society secretary in the first instance.

Complaints will not be dealt with over the telephone.


Fines to be paid to the society treasurer within 14 days of being notified in writing. Failure to do so will result in fixtures being suspended. If a member is fined & still in arrears after 28 days his/her name will automatically be removed from the register, any action to be suspended until the result of an appeal, if made.





Any member deemed to have abused a colleague (this extends to open criticism at a Society meeting) any other match official, club official or player, or a member of the public will be summoned before the committee. The committee will take disciplinary action, not restricted to the sanctions above, should they believe that the abuse has or could be seen as bringing the society into disrepute. The society will not tolerate abuse of any kind be it verbal, written, a phone text, posted on the internet or via a social networking site.





In periods of poor or very dry weather you should arrive at matches in sufficient time to inspect the pitch. Remember, the safety of the player’s is paramount, other things to check include the pitch markings, post protectors and corner flags.


Where necessary, agreement should be reached with both sides when 10m can be taken as an alternative to kicking for touch at a penalty.


Sin binned players must be marked with an ‘X’ on the team sheets.




Code of Conduct Version 1 agreed by the Society 28th August 2012






Code of Conduct 2008 Version 1 23/07/08



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