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Winter Rugby - all enquiries to registrar@duralrugbyclub.com.au

Welcome to the 2018 Winter Rugby Season

We are looking forward to another great year of rugby at Dural Rugby Club.

This year, as you may know, the Government has introduced a new incentive to encourage kids to play sport.  The Government will reimburse parents $100 per child to help with registration costs.

As a result of this initiative we have delayed our online registration going live until 31st January to align with the "Active Kids Rebate Voucher" role out.

We would like to encourage all returning parents to redeem their Active Kids Voucher via Services NSW on 31 January 2018 and once in possession of their unique code / voucher number, register with Dural Rugby online.  See below for instructions

*** ACTIVE KIDS REBATE VOUCHER ***

You are now able to log in to ServicesNSW and register for your voucher to be emailed through to you. Seems it’s opened up early.

Steps involved:
Register to have a ServicesNSW account or Log In if you are an existing member
Then once you are registered
Go down to the box called Services then click on Office of Sports
Then apply for voucher for each child individually

Keep your codes in a safe place for when registrations open

We understand from the NSW Government that should families register with our club (or any club) before redeeming their voucher, they will be unable to receive the $100 rebate (the club is also unable to claim that amount from the NSW Government).  In circumstances where families register before receiving their voucher, the full registration fees will be payable.  Please do not register until you have a voucher!

Registrations are still open online.

For season information including the calendar please visit our new website – www.duralrugbyclub.com.au.  Please check it regularly throughout the season for updates. The calendar is subject to change and does change fairly regularly throughout the year.  There is also a calendar available at www.sjru.com.au.  We are also on Facebook, so please like us and regularly check our page.

The season information attachment includes details regarding the appropriate age group for your child, registration costs, registration dates and club information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the registrar at registrar@duralrugbyclub.com.au.

We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Walla Tag

Walla Tag Season 2017 has completed.  Thank you to everyone who participated.  

Winter Rugby Latest News

The NSW Government ‘Active Kids’ $100 Voucher

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Many of you will have read in the newspapers that the NSW Government via Active Kids is providing a voucher to the value of $100 for use against registration costs, in order to encourage school-aged children to participate in sport.

The details of the scheme are being worked out, but it will available through the MyGov network.  Parents will therefore need to set up a MyGov account, if they haven’t already done so, to obtain this voucher.  They will also need to register and pay online via Rugby Link when signing their child up for the season.

The voucher can only be used once and it should be available from 31 January 2018.

We will keep you updated with more details as we receive them.

For additional information about the scheme, please visit https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids .

SJRU Social Media Policy – please be aware

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SYDNEY JUNIOR RUGBY UNION (SJRU) SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and Blogs provide important community building and communication tools for Rugby Union administrators, Clubs, Districts, players and fans.

This Policy aims to establish a culture of openness, trust and integrity and promote positive use of social media while maintaining appropriate management and control. Negative comments and images, bullying, criticism, racist or sexist remarks can be harmful to both people and the image of Rugby. Our guiding values of Integrity, Passion, Solidarity, Discipline, Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Principles and Sportsmanship apply on the field, on the sidelines and equally off the field in our social media channels.

All persons involved with SJRU including administrators, players, parents, coaches, Club and District officials or volunteers are covered by this policy and are also required to adhere to the ARU Member Protection Policy as it relates to Social Media. Refer to http://www.aru.com.au/runningrugby/PolicyRegister.aspx

All players, parents, Clubs, Districts, officials and administrators should ensure that:

SRJU’s name and logo are never used in a way that would have a negative impact on the competition, Clubs, Districts and/or its members, affiliates or sponsors;

They respect the rights and confidentiality of others;

They treat all social media postings, blogs, status updates and tweets as public “comment”;

No personal information is disclosed;

No comments which are critical of team mates, coaches, officials, administrators, volunteers, spectators, Clubs, Districts, affiliates or sponsors are made via social media platforms;

No bullying, intimidating, racist, sexist or humiliating comments are posted;

No defamatory, offensive or threatening language is used.

Clubs, Districts and administrators should ensure that the electronic communication:

Is restricted to Club and District matters;

Does not bring the Club District, SJRU or affiliates into disrepute;

Respects the privacy of members;

Is not misleading, false or injurious of other persons;

Must not offend, intimidate, humiliate or bully another person.

Non Compliance

Content which breaches this Policy should be immediately removed and individuals who post or share content which breaches the Policy more than once should be blocked from all platforms. Members may face disciplinary action for sending inappropriate electronic communication or posting online content or comments that harass, offend, intimidate or humiliate another member. Cyber bullying is a criminal offence that may be reported to the police. In addition, members who publish false or misleading comments about another person in the public domain may be liable for defamation.

Respect Rugby

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Any incidents of off field bad behaviour MUST be reported via the Respect Rugby form. There have already been reports of referee abuse form parents/spectators and the season has not yet begun!!!

 

All Clubs are urged to remind parents that any form of abuse or bad behaviour will NOT be tolerated and will result in a judicial appearance!

 

The link below explains Respect rugby and has a link for the submission of a report.

http://www.nswrugby.com.au/Community/RespectRugby.aspx

Concussion Guidelines

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The ARU has put together a very informative information page on Concussion.
Go to http://www.rugby.com.au/tryrugby/Administration/ConcussionGuidelines.aspx for the up to date information.

Using this link you will be able to access the pocket Concussion Recognition Tool, Concussion Guidelines, along with the resources listed. Please ensure that you download the Pocket Concussion Recognition Tool.

It must be noted by all that any Junior player (ie under 18s years of age) who suffers concussion is unable to return to contact training or matches until a minimum of 14 days has elapsed since they were symptom free.  A Dr MUST clear a child to play or training before they will be permitted to resume.

Smoking at Sporting Fields

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Please be reminded that in accordance with Section 6A of the Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 –  Smoking is banned in spectator areas at public sports grounds and other recreational areas in NSW. However, smoking is only banned when an organised sporting event is being held (this includes training).

 

Major sporting facilities are included under the definition of a public sports ground and are required to comply with the law. Other outdoor sporting facilities, such as Local Council playing fields, are also covered by the law.

 

No Smoking Information – childrens playgrounds
No Smoking Information – Sports Grounds

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