The aim of this charter is to make us better as a club both on and off the pitch. Please be aware of it at all times.
(i) RESPECT YOUR KIT
We play as a club and that means looking the part. We wear club shorts, socks and training tops when we warm up and collared club shirts after the game at the social. We are a club so let's look like a club.
(ii) RESPECT YOUR GAME
You play with your club-mates and want your best foot forward. This includes attending training, attending the game and being prepared 60 minutes before kick-off. This means being taped, kitted and ready to go. Your club-mates will expect you at training and games. If you cannot make it to training or are unable to make it on time the responsibility rests with you to make your coaches and captains aware.
(iii) RESPECT YOUR COACHES AND YOUR CAPTAINS
The Coach is the only voice at training. The Captain is the only voice on the field. If you have cause for concern bring it up with the appropriate person at the appropriate time. To get the most out of our club on the pitch we need to respect the chain of command. Stay calm and composed if you want your voice to be heard.
(iv) RESPECT MATCH OFFICIALS AND THE OPPOSITION
Always remember that without the opposition, or those officiating the match, there would be no game for you to take part in. Be competitive, but treat opposing players and match officials as you expect to be treated. If someone forgets, a good club-mate will be there to help them remember, just like you would support them in any other fashion on the pitch.
(v) RESPECT THE GAME'S NEXT GENERATION
Rugby is a game played by gentlemen. It is important to note that whatever happens on the field we comport ourselves with decorum when off the pitch. As the club grows we are attracting younger players and their families. Please always observe propriety and be welcoming in your words and deeds when in the presence of our next generation of Dragons’ and their families.
(vi) RESPECT YOUR CLUB
Part of being a good club-mate is supporting your club-mates. That includes but is not limited to being there to cheer people on. Attending club social functions. Being present at the pub after the game. This is not meant to be onerous but rather to foster an atmosphere of camaraderie and to further cement your on-field relationships.