The West Coast rugby union club seeks better sportsmanship after a fierce match ends with assault.
A 38-year-old man was charged with assault after encountering the pitch of a rugby match under the age of 15 between Breaktown and Marist in Carolo, Greymouth on August 1.
West Coast Rugby Union Chairman Mike Meehan said it was a heated match.
The referee dealt with the abuse, and later parents rushed to the pitch and were involved in a conflict between players.
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“We do not tolerate any kind of physical violence, inside or outside the field,” Mihan said.
“There is no place for anyone to run up to the field, whether an observer, parents or other player. There is no place for referee abuse.
“We want people to enjoy the game and we want rugby to be a safe place for people.”
Meehan said both clubs addressed the issue and spoke to athletes and volunteers about staying calm.
“They took it seriously, actually owned it, and both accepted their role in what happened. I’m sure it won’t be repeated.”
thing I learned that my coach was disciplined while a man rushing to the field was allowed to divert police.
The 38-year-old boy was initially charged with assault and pleaded not guilty.
He said thing The claim that he hit one of the young players was “absolutely wrong.”
“It was what it was and the case was rejected,” he said.
The man abandoned his innocent petition in the Greymouth District Court on Tuesday and the indictment was dismissed.
Police prosecutor Stewart Sluis told the court that the man had completed what he needed.
Diversion can be used when it is the first breach, the breach is not serious and the defendant is solely responsible.
Conditions include apologizing to the victim, paying compensation, completing a job in the community, or taking a course to help the defendant deal with a personal problem.
July 2020: Two junior rugby league teams were found to have lost the game’s reputation after alleged assaults during a match between Beiroskill under the age of 13 and Papakura under the age of 13. The coach is allegedly assaulting a junior player.
July 2019: Players in the Otago Club Rugby Final hit an opposition player near the end of the game and then the referee who sent him for the first violent attack.
July 2019: The 15-year-old referee was severely attacked by spectators in a match under the age of 12 in Auckland after sending out a player who refused to hear the warning.
July 2018: The Oamaru man was charged with assault after a senior club match in town and was banished from the game for five years.
West Coast Rugby Club Learn Sportsmanship Lessons After Audiences Are Indicted
SourceWest Coast Rugby Club Learn Sportsmanship Lessons After Audiences Are Indicted