All involved in this great game need to demonstrate the highest levels of respect for those around them. The NSWRL Junior League Respect Round involves all coaches, referees and players demonstrating actions of “Respect” by wearing armbands and shaking hands before the start of matches. The first Respect Round was held on 4-5 June, with a second held on 18-19 June.

During the NSWRL Junior League Respect Round, all coaches of a team were required to meet on the field, with the players and shake hands with the referee prior to kick off. In addition to this all coaches were to wear a “Respect” armband identifying them as the leader, demonstrating they believe in and display the core values as a coach.

Coaches Pledge

I pledge to put the well-being of the players in my care first and refuse to use fear or intimidation to “motivate” them

I pledge to do my best to teach not only the skills of the game but also teamwork, sportsmanship and respect for others

I will coach all players to play fair, always within the games rules, and respect the decisions of all Match Officials

I pledge to always respect the rich history, traditions and spirt of rugby league

I will encourage the parents and supporters of my players to exhibit positive behaviours and appreciate the efforts of both team

 

Players across Sydney during the NSWRL Junior League Respect Round were required to meet on the field, line up opposite to each other and shake hands prior to kick-off. By doing this the players not only demonstrated their desire to adhere to and respect the game but display the following values:

Players Pledge

I pledge to always display leadership, integrity, balance, respect and true sense of sportsmanship

I pledge that I will always play within the rules and encourage my fellow players to do the same

I pledge to respect the rich history, traditions and spirt of Rugby League

I pledge to always respect the decision made by the match officials

I pledge to display control and to respect opponents, coaches, officials and spectators

 

During the NSWRL Junior League Respect Round, all match officials and referees were required to meet on the field, alongside the players and shake hands with the coach prior to kick-off. By doing this the referees and match officials not only demonstrate their desire to adhere to and respect the game but display the following values: 

Referees Pledge

I pledge to always display leadership, integrity, balance, respect and true sense of sportsmanship

I pledge that I will always referee within the rules and not display any bias

I pledge to respect the rich history, traditions and spirt of Rugby League

I pledge to always respect the opinion of the captains and coaches

I pledge to display control and to respect the players, coaches and spectators