Welfare policy

It’s important that Tri Tag Rugby games are played not only within its laws, but also in a manner that reflects our ethics, morals and beliefs regarding the experience a participant should expect through participation in Tri Tag Rugby. The principles of fun, inclusiveness, fairness, respect, responsibility and safety should be taken seriously. At Tri Tag Rugby we aim to ensure our core values, positive behaviours and attitudes are maintained and that everyone involved in our sport is aware of his or her legal and ethical rights and responsibilities.

The positive virtues of playing sport are well documented and Tri Tag Rugby is a strong advocate of the value of regular exercise and the health and fitness benefits derived from playing Tri Tag Rugby. Equally important is the enjoyment, education and social interaction that the game provides for all involved.

Tri Tag Rugby is committed to the health, safety and well-being of all participants by providing a safe, inclusive and fun environment for playing the game of Tri Tag Rugby. To that end, Tri Tag Rugby have developed appropriate risk management, participation agreement, codes of conduct and emergency response guidelines. Participants are required to act in accordance with these guidelines.

As above, Tri Tag Rugby is committed to maintaining the well-being of our players and encourage anyone going through a difficult time to speak up. The links below are a list of useful resources to assist anyone who may be suffering from anxiety, depression and other problems that may affect people’s lives.


Beyondblue – www.beyondblue.org.au | Information on anxiety and depression, online forums and specific advice for men, women, older people, youth, multicultural, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI and pregnancy/postnatal issues.

Headspace – www.headspace.org.au | Aimed at younger people – includes information on mental health and well-being, alcohol and drugs, work and study. Online resources and links to local centres.

Sane – www.sane.org | information on mental health, assistance for families and carers, links to getting help and online forums.

The Line – www.theline.org.au | Information on domestic violence and how to get help.

Your Room – www.yourroom.com.au | Information on drug and alcohol services, where to get help and how to help family members

Gambler’s help – www.gamblershelp.com.au | For assistance with problem gambling, youth services and assistance for family members.

1800RETROSPECT – This is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault. Individuals can also access local support services and search the internet using Daisy, a free app developed by 1800RESPECT that protects user privacy.


Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicideline: 1300 651 251

Mensline: 1300 789 978

Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636

Kid’s Helpline: 1800 551 800

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