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Millwall's Good Spectator Policy

THE GOOD SPECTATORS CODE

SPECTATORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO:

• Act as positive role models to all young players.

• Be familiar with, and abide by, the RFU Child Protection Guidance in relation to verbal and emotional abuse.

• Respect the rugby club with regard to spectator behaviour.

SPECTATORS SHOULD:

· Remember children play sport for their enjoyment not yours.

· Acknowledge good individual and team performance from all youngsters irrespective of the team for whom they play.

· Respect match officials' decisions. Remember - they are volunteers providing an opportunity for youngsters to play rugby.

· Never verbally abuse young players, match officials, fellow spectators or coaches. Such behaviour can create a negative environment for young players and their behaviour will often reflect this.

· Verbally encourage all youngsters in a positive way. If you do want to shout make sure it is 'for', not 'at' the players.

· Encourage all youngsters irrespective of their ability - never ridicule any individual player, regardless of the team for whom they play.

· Acknowledge effort and good performance rather than the 'win at all costs' ethic.