Positive Sideline Behaviour

Providing a positive environment for everyone to enjoy rugby is at the heart of APPLAUD.

APPLAUD is a New Zealand Rugby initiative to encourage supporters to be good sports at schools and clubs, while also seeking to stamp out anti-social sideline behaviour.

Supporters have a big role to play in encouraging players, referees, coaches and volunteers to have good experiences whether they win, lose or draw.

APPLAUD provides guidelines for schools and clubs to manage situations where supporters become over-enthusiastic and risk spoiling the experience of others involved in rugby/taking part or watching.