Rugby culture is unique, with players, coaches, parents, officials, and fans sharing a collective respect for the game. This culture does not automatically happen - it needs to be taught, nurtured, and modeled.
Character means demonstrating on a consistent basis positive values that best define us. Trust, honesty, integrity, commitment, discipline, respect, honor, humility, persevering through adversity, a willingness to keep grinding it out when you feel you can’t, and putting the success of the team ahead of individual success are some core values expected from age-grade rugby players. A player of character wears more than a jersey; he or she must embody values every day through good and bad times.
Rugby is one of the largest team sports in the world. It takes collaboration, trust, hard work, commitment, and faith to buy into and make a team function at its best. It is about an unwavering commitment to the team and each other. A group of individuals come together in the spirit of team to achieve success, and sometimes to suffer defeat—but all in the name of teamwork.
Talent alone is not a formula for success. It takes talent and a commitment to hard work and excellence to get the most out of an individual or team.
Mutual respect forms the basis of rugby. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions, earning the respect of others in the way we behave. We respect match officials and accept their decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs, and treat clubhouses with consideration.
We play sports for fun, but to fully develop skills and understanding requires a greater commitment. Athletes must be coachable and become students of the game, learning the intricacies and gaining a greater understanding for the complexities of the sport. When an athlete evolves into a true student of the game the experience is enriched, and he or she can appreciate the true essence of sport.
Rugby, the EIRA way.
Rugby culture is unique, with players, coaches, parents, officials, and fans sharing a collective respect for the game.
This culture does not automatically happen - it needs to be taught, nurtured, and modeled.
Eagle Impact Rugby Academy emphasizes the importance of values on and off the field. Values are vital in fostering trusting
relationships and achieving goals. Click on the value to read a story or to add one of your own.