Team Selection Policy
Old Collegians Rugby Football Club Inc.
PO Box 164 Glenside 5065 SA 5065, Tel (08) 8379 4770
First and Second Grade
To be eligible for selection for First or Second grade players are required to attend two (2) training sessions per week. Third, Fourth and Women's Grade Players are encouraged to train twice per week to improve their fitness and their chances for promotion, but to be eligible for selection players are required to attend at least one (1) training session per week, preferably the Thursday night.
There are two (2) main training sessions per week, currently Tuesday and Thursday nights. Occasionally, particularly leading up to the finals, extra training sessions may be scheduled at the discretion of the coaches. Prior notice will be given to the players if extra sessions are planned.
Training Attendance Record
The Selection Committee will keep a record of all training attendances. If a player cannot attend training the player is required to call/SMS - Graham Raymond (Head Coach) 0414647768 - Danny McCarten (Rugby Director) 0412849004 - Club phone (after 6pm) 83794770 - Kath Cherry (Women's team) 0413561321 and provide a reason for non-attendance i.e. injury, illness or work commitments etc. Apologies via team mates will not be accepted. The Training Attendance Record is an important part of the selection process with priority given to players that train over those who don't. There will be a chart in the change rooms that will show every players training attendance throughout the season, this will be updated after each training session.
Players injured during games or training will only be eligible for selection once they have been cleared to play by our medical team and passed fit by the coaches. Injured players are expected to attend the club to receive treatment. Players who miss more than two (2) consecutive games will be selected in a lower grade than what they were playing in prior to injury. NB This will be subject to the discretion of the Selection Committee taking into account the individuals prior form, current fitness and team balance issues.
Players who have been absent due to State Team commitments will be eligible for automatic selection wherever the Selection Committee deem fit.
Players found guilty of an offence by the SARU Judiciary will not necessarily follow the above process once their suspension has been served. The Selection Committee can impose its own further penalties depending on the seriousness of the original offence.
Director of Rugby - O.C.R.F.C. - 2008
We expect all Collegians to behave in the best traditions of sportsmanship at all times.
- Be professional and accept responsibility for your actions.
- Display respect for the ability of opponents, as well as the judgement of referees and opposing coaches.
- Display high standards in language and behaviour