Coaches, Parents & Volunteers
Our Parent Community is a vital part of keeping the Royals Juniors Rugby Union Club and the sport of Rugby Union alive. Parents, Coaches and Volunteers are the lifeblood of our club and important role models for the kids in leading them towards success both on and off the field.
The wider Rugby Community has established guidelines and rules for play and conduct that keep the players, referees and support staff happy and create a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment for all Rugby Union participants.
Royals Juniors is proud of our culture of inclusivity and has zero tolerance on sideline and referee abuse . As parents and club members, it is our responsibility to ensure our players can role model inclusive and agreed behaviours . We want everyone to feel comfortable both on and off the field so please familiarise yourself and your children with the expectations of behaviours and rules of competition below. There are also strict guidelines around concussion management, member protection policies and judiciary appearances which can all be found on the ACTJRU website. All Royals families are expected to enjoy the game within the agreed rules and regulations and participate as representatives of the club in the spirit of sportsmanship and fun.
Coaches & Managers
At Royals we have a participation ethos – giving everyone a go and building skills and enjoyment along the way.
As a coach, assistant or manager, we need you to do two things:
take out a Working with vulnerable people check through an ACT Government shopfront (free for volunteers); and
Make sure you meet the Australian Junior Rugby minimum coaching qualification requirements. We encourage all coaches to register via Smart Rugby to access Rugby Australia resources that will assist to update their skills, drills and qualifications
Coaching crew are co-ordinated by the Director of Rugby and the Rugby Ops team. All expressions of interest can be made to: email@example.com
Each team requires one manager to help organise and mobilise throughout the season. It’s probably one hour per week of keeping the parents and players organised, ensuring there is a field marshall and first aid officer and communicating any changes with the crew. If you would like to assist by managing a team, please let us know. We’d love to have you on board!
Field Marshalls & First Aid
Each team requires a Field Marshall and First Aid Officer for the games. These positions are ‘qualified’ and need to be registered via Rugby Explorer. Royals Juniors is happy to provide support to parents to gain these qualifications - please reach out to the coaches or committee if you'd like to help! Please also see the resources on this page relating to concussion management and Injury reporting. Very important for keeping the kids healthy and safe.
Member Protection Officer
Royals Juniors seeks to provide a fair and transparent process for club complaints, founded on the principles of fairness, inclusivity and respect. Any complaints regarding club members and players should be directed initially to the Club President for review.
All members will have access to the Member Protection Officer. All members will be expected to participate in Club Complaints process, under direction from the Club Committee with the view to de-escalate and reconcile all disputes with discretion, fairness and in the spirit of inclusion within the Club framework.
Canteen & BBQ Crew
Another fun activity we do throughout the year is fundraising. This helps the club to operate throughout the season and provides valuable support to a variety of kids activities. We always appreciate a hand at the Bunning BBQ’s or at a game day canteen so please contact the secretary if you would like more information on how to get involved.
Any Non-playing volunteer MUST be self-registered and a person record exits in Rugby Link for every club official or volunteer with an active role qualifications.