Behaviours Charter

Rugby Union Behaviours Charter

Throughout the 2022-23 season, there were a number of incidents that occurred within our rugby union programme that has led to accelerated conversations between BUCS and our associated NGBs as to how we best approach the issue of behaviour in the 2023-24 season.

The outcome has been to provide a collective stance on addressing the issues we are facing in the game, alongside creating practical solutions, education and resources to both enable and promote positive game day experiences for all stakeholders associated to BUCS rugby union.

Below you will find relevant information, documents, and links to important resources around the Higher Education Behaviours Charter - Protect our Game initiative.

As the season unfolds, we will add more resources to this page to assist with creating more positive and inclusive environments for our BUCS rugby union communities and a safer place to report incidents that contravene the principles of our charter.

Behaviours Charter resources 

Behaviours Charter webinars

The two behaviours webinars that took place on Thursday 14 September and Thursday 21 September can be viewed below. The presentation from the webinars can also be downloaded below.

Key contacts

Name | Organisation | Project Role

Dan Roberts | BUCS | Project Lead and Information Holder

Charlie Mucklow | BUCS | Project Support

Nick Burley | BUCS | Disciplinary Lead

David Barnes | RFU | Disciplinary Lead

Josh Pieterse | RFU | Disciplinary Lead

Mark Saltmarsh | RFU | Information Holder

Katy Young | RFU | Project Support

Vicky Cox | SRU | Project Lead

Richard McGhee | SRU | Disciplinary Lead

Leah Thomas | WRU | Disciplinary Lead

Chris Ower | WRU | Information Holder

Patrick Craig | SRFU | Project Lead

Mark Hyndman | SRFU | Information Holder

Discipline reporting mechanisms


Email: [email protected]  


Complaints form - click here 

Email: [email protected] 

Confidential telephone: 02088317883 

General information:  


General information:  

Code of conduct:  

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 0131 346 5029 


General information: Welsh Rugby Union | Club & Community | Discipline (  

Game locker resources:  

Code of conduct form - click here 

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