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HRLR: Code of conduct

HULL RUGBY LEAGUE REFEREES SOCIETY CODE OF CONDUCT

1. FIXTURES AND AVAILABILITY

All local appointments will normally be shown on the Hull RLRS website, usually from Tuesday lunchtime onwards, and it is the responsibility of the respective member to confirm their appointment/s with the Appointments Secretary ASAP.

It is the responsibility of individual members to fulfill any appointments given to them. Unless a member informs the Appointments Secretary to the contrary prior to 7pm Monday, 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 a Monday then the Appointments Secretary must be contacted and advised of this.    

If the weekend fixtures (Saturday, Sunday or both) are not published on the society's website, for any reason, then it is the duty of the members to contact the Appointments Secretary to ascertain what appointments, if any, they have been allocated.

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

2. MATCH DAY ADMINISTRATION

The Society/RFL sponsored kit must be worn whenever possible, this extends to society shirts and ties/polo shirts being worn to a game. These sponsored kits are to be regarded as the principal 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 individual fixtures - See Advisory notes below.

Reports detailing any brawl, touch line abuse or dismissals MUST be submitted within 72 hours following the conclusion of a game by, the appointed referee, the appointed touch judge (if applicable) or both. A signed ‘hard copy’ or emailed 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

3rd Offence - POSSIBLE EXPULSION FROM THE SOCIETY

Any member assaulted by a player, official, or spectator and 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, with the home club being responsible for those who claim to be neutral.

3. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

Any member who is unable to attend a monthly meeting must inform the Society Secretary prior to the meeting if he/she wishes their apologies to read out. Any member who fails to attend two consecutive meetings, without tendering their apologies, will not receive any further match appointments until they attend the next society meeting.

Any complaints must be in writing to the Society Secretary in the first instance - Complaints will not be dealt with over the telephone.

Any fines must be paid to the Society Treasurer within 14 days of being notified in writing. Failure to do so will result in appointments 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.

4. PUBLIC VERBAL ABUSE / BRINGING THE SOCIETY INTO DISREPUTE.

The society will not tolerate abuse of any kind be it verbal, written, posted on the internet or via any other social networking site. 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 and if proved 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.

ADVISORY NOTES.

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 players is paramount. Other things to check include the pitch markings, post protectors and corner flags. Under no circumstances should a game commence, or continue, if there are no post protectors in place.

When/where necessary both sides should be advised prior to kick off  when 10 metres can be taken as an alternative to kicking for touch at a penalty on either side of the pitch, but please remember there must be a genuine reason for this to happen.

Sin binned and dismissed players must be marked accordingly on the team sheets.

 

Code of Conduct agreed by the society 13 May 2019.

 

 

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