Welcome to the Warringah Rep squads for the 2020 season. Please take the time to go through the below information so you understand the process regarding selection, the commitment and the code of conduct required to be a member of the WJRU squads.
Please understand that this is the Warringah Junior Representative team and that not all kids can be selected. Some kids will miss out. This is not the end of their career nor does it mean that they will not be selected in future years.
As a selector, we are looking for a number of skills that will be needed to build a good team.
Players will be marked on their:
Open training sessions will be used as an opportunity for all players and coaches in the selected age groups to train and improve their skills while learning the base of how their (potential) team will play at the 2020 State Championships. These sessions are for everyone and will give coaches the chance to watch all players and assist in their development.
PLEASE NOTE: Attending these sessions does not guarantee selection nor is it a pre-requisite. The development you will receive will give each player a better chance of being picked and the opportunity to be consistently seen, but it will not be used as a point score for final selection.
Coaches will use the below opportunities to select players:
Club Coach's feedback
School games - must be registered to WRC Junior Club
The coaches will select the nominated number of players plus three shadow players that will be invited to all trainings but will not travel to the State Championships unless needed.
The depth of the commitment of team members to work together effectively to accomplish the goals of the team is a critical factor in team success. The relationships team members develop out of this commitment are key to team building and team success.
By taking your place in the Warringah Junior Representative team you will be required to commit to the certain trainings, games, and travel.
Once the team is selected it will compulsory to attend all set sessions and games. You will be a part of a team and required to attend and be present to learn and help the team prepare for the State Championships.
If a player is to be late or unable to make a set training session, the player will personally need to contact the coach no later than 1 hour before the allocated session.
Training commitments – The Junior Rats will train at least one day per week leading up to the State Titles. Training days, times and location will be at the Coach's discretion and based on field availability.
Financial Commitment – There is a levy to cover the costs of uniforms, insurance, and travel. Each player will be required to pay a certain amount and we will advise once this has been confirmed.
Your accommodation costs for your family at the tournaments will be at your own expense. It is your responsibility to your organise that accommodation.
Payments can be made online by CLICKING HERE (link will be live after the squad is announced)
All payments are to be made by TBC
Payments can be made by online credit card payment or by cash to the team manager.
CODE OF CONDUCT – SPECTATOR/GUARDIAN
Our Code of Conduct provides a set of principles and actions that all participants can follow, to assist in creating a safe and positive environment for all.
Whether you are a player, parent, guardian, coach, match official, spectator or official, you have the ability to set the standards of behaviour that will assist in creating better people and communities through our teams and allow our great game to grow.
By adopting this and ensuring your actions reflect the code, you will ensure we continue to be a positive experience for all participants. All participants are required to abide by the Code of Conduct. By doing so, we will ensure that everyone has a wonderful experience with our great game.
Show positive acts of sportsmanship, discouraging all instances of foul or illegal play, or acts of violence, both on and off the field.
Demonstrate the greatest levels of respect, protecting the rights, dignity and worth of every person regardless of their gender, ability / disability, sexual orientation, cultural background or religion.
Lead by positive example, and condemn the use of recreational and performance enhancing drugs and doping practices; their use endangers the health of players and is contrary to the concept of fair play.
Celebrate the “good news” stories, and understand that cyber-bullying, which includes negative or demeaning comments, status posts, personal messages or emails, is deemed as a serious form of harassment.
Accept that the integrity of the sport is of paramount importance, therefore, no coach, player, Club official or match official is allowed to participate, or be directly or indirectly involved in any way, in gambling in relation to the matches/competitions in which they are involved or directly linked.
On the Field
Be a good sport. Respect all good play whether from your team or the opposition and shake hands with, and thank, the opposition players and officials after the game – win, lose or draw.
Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit.
Always respect the Referee’s decision.
Never become involved in acts of foul play.
Honour both the spirit and letter of the competition rules and live up to the highest ideals of ethics and sportsmanship; avoid gamesmanship, and respect the traditions of the game.
Never engage in disrespectful conduct of any sort including profanity, sledging, obscene gestures, offensive remarks, trash-talking, taunting or other actions that are demeaning to other players, officials or supporters.
Care for and respect the facilities and equipment made available to you during training and competition.
Recognise that many Officials, Coaches and Referees are Volunteers who give up their time to provide their services. Treat them with the utmost respect.
Condemn all violent or illegal acts, whether they are by players, coaches, officials, parents, guardians or spectators.
Respect the Referee’s decisions – don’t complain or argue about decisions during or after a game.
Behave! Unsportsmanlike language, harassment or aggressive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Encourage players to play by the rules and to respect opposition players and officials.
Never ridicule or scorn a player for making a mistake – respect their efforts.
Understand that sport is part of a total life experience, and the benefits of involvement go far beyond the final score of a game.
Participate in positive cheering that encourages the players in the team you are supporting; do not engage in any cheering that taunts or intimidates opponents, their fans or officials.
Remember that all participants are involved in the game of Rugby Union for their own enjoyment, not yours!
At all times, follow the directions of the Ground Manager and/or other duty officials.
Never arrive at a Junior Rugby game under the influence of alcohol, never bring alcohol to a Junior Rugby game and only drink alcohol, if it is available, in a responsible manner in the designated licensed area.
As a team we will be signing a contract that will bind us to this commitment.