While Enjoy the Game continues to stress the importance of behaving with Respect at all levels of the game, there is a fresh emphasis on promoting positive environments throughout all levels of Rugby League.
Whether it’s playing a junior or amateur league game, or watching on the terraces at a Super League or Challenge Cup fixture, we want to make the whole of Rugby League a positive and enjoyable game, in which we can all enjoy our role and our sport.
In 2018 we carried out a review in the 12-18 Age Group and conducted online surveys of the Open Age game. We wanted to listen and understand which areas have the biggest impact on participation in Rugby League. The feedback highlighted touchline behaviour as an area which requires attention.
As a result, we want to sustain positive surroundings to create fun, safe and inclusive environments for all players, spectators, match officials, volunteers and coaches involved in Rugby League. We want you all to Enjoy The Game.
We are continuing to roll out ‘Enjoy the Game’ education packages and workshops to community and professional clubs, coaches, parents, and volunteers (including Touchline Managers). These promote and show how positive behaviour can improve performance and enjoyment both on and off the field.
Clubs have also been provided with new marketing materials for 2020 to emphasise the campaign to their players, staff, and all visitors to their club.
If you are a club, coach or parent who would like to learn more about the Enjoy The Game campaign, or would like additional bespoke marketing content for your club, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.