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Club Policies

View Blackrock College RFC club policies below:

Conduct Policy


This Conduct Policy (“Policy”) has been devised to provide guidance to all involved in Blackrock College RFC (“BCRFC”) as to the standards of conduct that are expected of them in accordance with the values and mission of BCRFC. By complying with this Policy, participants will contribute to a positive, inclusive, and respectful environment that fosters teamwork, personal growth, and the enjoyment of the game.

BCRFC is fully committed to safeguarding the wellbeing of, and demonstrating dignity and respect for, all involved in BCRFC activities, including members, players (past and present), players’ families, coaches, officials, executive and other committee members, staff, volunteers, spectators, guests of a visiting sports club, and other users of, and visitors to, BCRFC from time to time (“BCRFC Participants”).  All BCRFC Participants are expected to comply and encourage the compliance of others with this Policy in all circumstances, at all times, and throughout each form of sport and physical recreational activity with which they are associated. 


General Conduct 


BCRFC Participants are required to: 

  1. Conduct themselves, both on and off the field, in a manner that reflects positively on BCRFC. 

  2. Respect all BCRFC Participants and treat others with dignity and fairness, regardless of their background, race, gender, or ability.

  3. Respect international conventions on protecting human rights insofar as they apply to BCRFC’s sporting activities, including in particular;

    1. rejection of discrimination of any kind on whatever grounds, be it race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

    2. rejection of all forms of harassment and abuse, be it physical, professional or sexual.

    3. promotion of equality of opportunity to access and participate in BCRFC.

  4. Respect all property, facilities, and equipment of BCRFC and other sports clubs visited while representing BCRFC.

  5. Adhere to the rules and regulations of BCRFC, as well as local, national, and international rugby governing bodies.

  6. Adhere to all applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations, including during BCRFC activities, events, and tours.

  7. Act with integrity and not engage in fraudulent or dishonest activity at any time.


Sportsmanship and Fair Play


BCRFC Participants are required to:

  1. Emphasise sportsmanship, fair play, and integrity and avoid any behaviour that may bring BCRFC into disrepute or compromise the spirit of the game.

  2. Accept decisions made by match officials with grace, regardless of personal opinions, and not argue with officials, incite violence, or engage in disrespectful behaviour towards them.

  3. Show respect for opponents and their supporters, both during and after matches and avoid any form of taunting, trash-talking, or aggressive behaviour that may incite conflict.

  4. Refrain from, by any manner whatsoever, manipulating the course or result of a competition, or any part thereof, in a manner contrary to sporting ethics or otherwise interfere in the running of sports competitions.

  5. Respect the sporting values of the game and the spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play.

  6. Respect the principle of the universality and political neutrality of sporting relations.

  7. Maintain harmonious relations with sports authorities, while respecting the principle of autonomy and seeking to promote the best interests of BCRFC.


BCRFC officials and committee members


All BCRFC officials and committee members must use due care and diligence in fulfilling their mission. At all times, they must act with the highest degree of integrity, and particularly when taking decisions, they must act with impartiality, objectivity, independence and professionalism. They must not act in a manner likely to tarnish the reputation of BCRFC. In particular, they must; 

  1. Be conscious of the fact that they are representing BCRFC and consistently display the appropriate high standards of behaviour and appearance. 

  2. Always act in the best interests of the club and the welfare of the members of the club. 

  3. Always act in a financially responsible manner and report any financial irregularities or risk. 

  4. Avoid the use of their position as a BCRFC official or committee member to seek any undue advantage for themselves, family members or associates.

  5. Keep and store securely all documentation with respect to meetings, correspondence, minutes of committee meetings, databases and financial reports. These documents should be stored in a manner that complies with the GDPR and other applicable privacy and data protection laws. 

  6. Communicate effectively and accessibly with other BCRFC members through e-mail, noticeboards or the club’s website.

  7. Keep confidential all information, which is confidential to BCRFC and acquired in the course of their activities as BCRFC officials and committee members.

  8. Ensure that the necessary processes are followed, and approvals obtained when incurring costs on behalf of BCRFC


Dignity and Respect


BCRFC Participants are required to:

  1. Respect the rights, dignity and worth of others in their right to self- determination. Specifically, BCRFC Participants must ensure to treat everyone equitably and sensitively within the context of their activity and ability, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, cultural background, sexual orientation, religion, family status, political beliefs, age, disability, socio-economic status, or role within any sports club.

  2. Act in a professional and courteous manner and ensure their actions, words or gestures do not breach the protected areas covered under Equality Acts (protected areas covered are gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, membership of the Traveller community).

  3. Foster a culture of dignity and respect and not participate or encourage participation in mandatory or undignified initiation and/or hazing ceremonies.


Alcohol, Drugs, and Substance Abuse

The use of illegal drugs or abuse of alcohol is strictly prohibited at all club-related events and activities, and at all times on the BCRFC premises. 

  1. BCRFC players must not participate in training or matches under the influence of drugs or alcohol that may impair their judgment, coordination, or ability to play safely.



Social Media and Online Conduct 


BCRFC Participants are required to: 

  1. Exercise caution and responsibility when using social media platforms or any form of online communication, ensuring that posts and comments align with BCRFC's values. 

  2. Refrain from engaging in cyberbullying, harassment, or the spreading of offensive or defamatory content that may damage BCRFC’s reputation or harm others.


Breaches of the Code


  1. BCRFC encourages its members to report any breaches of this Policy promptly and confidentially to BCRFC officials or staff, or confidentially to

  2. Alleged breaches of this Policy will be investigated by a disciplinary sub-committee of the BCRFC executive committee (“Disciplinary Sub-Committee") in a fair and unbiased manner, ensuring, to the extent practicable, the privacy and wellbeing of all parties involved. 

  3. Where it is decided that a breach of this Policy has taken place, the Disciplinary Sub-Committee may, at its absolute discretion, impose any of the following sanctions: warning; suspension or permanent expulsion from BCRFC; or a request for payment to cover the cost of repair or replacement of damaged property.

  4. Additional awareness training or training and resources around changing in cultural attitudes may also be part of any sanction where an investigation has found a breach of this Policy. 

  5.  Serious offences such as physical violence, bullying, harassment, discrimination, or cheating may result in suspension from BCRFC pending an investigation.




This Policy will be reviewed on annual basis by the BCRFC executive committee. Observations and comments can be sent to

Privacy Policy

At Blackrock College Rugby Football Club, accessible from, one of our main priorities is the privacy of our visitors. This Privacy Policy document contains the types of information that are collected and recorded by, and how we use it.

If you have additional questions or require more information about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies only to our online activities and is valid for visitors to our website with regards to the information that they share and/or is collected by Blackrock College RFC. This policy is not applicable to any information collected offline or via channels other than this website.


By using our website, you hereby consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.


The personal information that you are asked to provide, and the reasons why you are asked to provide it, will be made clear to you at the point we ask you to provide your personal information.

If you contact us directly, we may receive additional information about you such as your name, email address, phone number, the contents of the message and/or attachments you may send us, and any other information you may choose to provide.

When you register for an Account, we may ask for your contact information, including items such as name, company name, address, email address, and telephone number.


We use the information we collect in various ways, including:

  • Provide, operate, and maintain our website

  • Improve, personalize, and expand our website

  • Understand and analyze how you use our website

  • Develop new products, services, features, and functionality

  • Communicate with you, either directly or through one of our partners, including for customer service, to provide you with updates and other information relating to the website, and for marketing and promotional purposes

  • Send you emails

  • Find and prevent fraud

LOG FILES follows a standard procedure of using log files. These files log visitors when they visit websites. All hosting companies do this and are a part of hosting services’ analytics. The information collected by log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date and time stamp, referring/exit pages, and possibly the number of clicks. These are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable. The purpose of the information is to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movement on the website, and gather demographic information.


Like any other website, uses “cookies”. These cookies are used to store information including visitors’ preferences, and the pages on the website that the visitor accessed or visited. The information is used to optimize the users’ experience by customizing our web page content based on visitors’ browser type and/or other information.


Blackrock College RFC does not share data with advertisers, sponsors, or any other third-party entities.

THIRD PARTY PRIVACY POLICIES's Privacy Policy does not apply to other advertisers or websites. Thus, we are advising you to consult the respective Privacy Policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information. It may include their practices and instructions about how to opt out of certain options.

You can choose to disable cookies through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found on the browsers’ respective websites.


We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.


Blackrock College RFC only collects information on children to facilitate Minis and Youth sports programs. Data is only shared with internal stakeholders, and never shared with advertisers, sponsors, or third-party entities.


If you are concerned about the use of your child(ren)'s information within the club, please contact us.


We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately after they are posted on this page.


If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.

Photo Policy

This policy is in relation to the use of these images of players. Image: refers to all photographic and film/video footage. The use of these images on all social media, websites and publications is subject to this policy. 

By registering to play for Blackrock College RFC, as a player or event participant, adults and parent/guardians agree to:

  • The use of images/ photographs of players on social media or for internal analysis of play or training

  • Consent/approval is not required prior to each event but instead is granted for the duration of the registration / membership of the player

  • Approve that images/photographs of players training or playing on the grounds of the club or on away games are within this policy. 


The Club and Players/Participants jointly agree to:

  • Be diligent on assuring limited information accompanies these photographs/ images, i.e. players are not identified by name

  • Use group photographs, identifying the club rather than the individual.

  • Use only images/photographs that are suitable


Use of Images on social media:

  • Personal details of a young person should not be included

  • Captions should be in keeping with the sport represented

  • The posting and any purpose should not breach the codes of conduct of the club

  • The type of image should not breach guidance in this policy

Cancelation Policy

We understand that plans change. That's why if you give us more than 24 hours notice of your need to cancel, we'll refund your original form of payment. Cancelations sent less than 24 hours before the event are non-refundable.

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