IRFU Silent Sidelines Initiative

The IRFU has recently launched an initiative to promote positive sideline behavior. This is aimed at every parent who supports his or her child by developing a pitch-side behavioral code and for the positive development of age-grade rugby.

Please take a few moments to familarise yourself with the guide here.

Irish Rugby | Parents & Guardians

Parents are hugely influential when it comes to young people’s participation in sport. In most cases they are the reason their child starts playing and young people often state how their parents watching them play is a source of enjoyment to them.

The positive encouragement and support of your child can’t be over emphasised. How you behave and what you say will have huge impact on how your child experiences the game.

Applaud Trailer

Applaud is NZ Rugby’s Positive Sideline Behaviour programme.