Celebrating its 200th year since the game began in 1823 when Sir William Webb Ellis gathered the ball and ran, the ethos of rugby has shaped a code of behaviour that has transcended generations since it commenced.
Rugby Union is known globally as a game that is played for enjoyment and develops leadership, team spirit, courage, sportsmanship, and friendships on and off the field through a shared interest in the Game. The long-standing tradition of players and supporters from competing teams enjoying each other’s company away from the pitch and in a social context remains at the very core of the Game. Rugby is proud of its ability to retain high standards of sportsmanship, ethical behaviour and fair play (Source: World Rugby Values)
The Harlequin Rugby Club was founded in 1928. Many great players started their rugby careers with Quins as children – many have represented their state and some their country. Others have gone on to become officials, administrators, Quins parents and supporters.
Our clubhouse was built by the members of our club and embodies commitment, one of our key values. Our members’ contributions over the years have shaped and modelled the club into what it is today. The culture and values are ones that all current and new members have a duty to protect and build.
Our Values, together with the Rugby Australia Code of Conduct, govern and guide expectations of the behaviours expected by all those involved in our Club – players, supporters, coaches and volunteers. We have shaped these into four key values, drawing on input from our members.