Rugby Football Club


Core Values Codes of Conduct


The aim of this page is to ensure that all members of Blandford Rugby Football Club are informed of the Rugby Union Core Values and the standards which are expected of them as a club member.

Each member will as part of their membership application commit to complying with the Core Values and the Codes of Conduct set out in these pages. As a club we look to each member to comply with these codes.

Please take time to read these contents and we respectfully ask that parents of our younger members take time to explain to them how important these codes are to ensure that the rugby experience for them is enjoyable. The club is proud of the ethos which players and supporters display both on and off the pitch.


Rugby Union’s five core values of Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship, commonly known as TREADS clearly define the Blandford RFC ethos and provides guidance on how all our members should behave with each other, both on and off the field. TREADS represents the very qualities which forge the fellowship and sense of fair play that is so essential to the spirit of the game and our Club’s ongoing success.

Blandford RFC believes that Rugby Union is far more than a game and that the enjoyment derived from taking part or being a member of the club is far more than winning (particularly at all costs).

As a club we look to all our members to uphold the Core Values both on and off the pitch. Members are encouraged to actively demonstrate these values and encourage others to do the same.

To assist in this Blandford RFC have produced a booklet (which can be downloaded here) for all members detailing how to meet the expectations of the Core Values.

Players Code

All Club Coaches, Administrative Staff and Parents of Mini & Youth players should encourage all players to:

Coaches Code

All Coaches involved with the club are to comply with the Coaches Code set out below:

Spectators Code

Spectators will be encouraged to:

All spectators should:

Parents Code

Blandford RFC encourages Parents/Guardians/Carers to:

Good Practice Guidance for Match Officials

Any member of Blandford RFC who undertakes the role of a match official or a match official appointed by the county RFU is to abide by the Good Practice Guidance for Match Officials set out in the RFU/RFUW Welfare of Young People in Rugby Union.

When refereeing young players all match officials must:

All officials will not:

Blandford RFC are proud to be sponsored by the following local businesses,
please click on individual logos to visit Sponsor websites:

Thank you to our Principal Sponsors:

J & G Environmental
Waste Management Specialists
TK Joinery Ltd
Bespoke High Quality Joinery
Drinks Wholesaler
Vivien Horder
Estate Agents
Ward Goodman
Accountancy & Financial Services

Thank you to our Team Sponsors:

Chaffers Estate Agents
Costello Lettings
Dexil Ltd
Friendly Dog Collars
Electric Center
Sunrise Business Park
JDG Structural Steel
(07860 570258)

Blandford RFC would also like to thank our Club Sponsors: