Codes and Policies

Rugby AU

Serious Injury Coordinator (SIC)

The SIC will contact all relevant parties in the first 48 hours of receiving a serious incident notification from the Rugby AU Hotline (1800 036 156). The SIC will offer and coordinate delivery of trauma care as required, in partnership with Sports Chaplaincy Australia.

Contact details: Mr Barry Porter - barry.porter@rugby.com.au

Serious Injury Peer Support

The Serious Injury Peer Support Officer provides mentoring, support and assistance for individuals and their families following serious injuries.

Contact details: Mr Rocky Mileto - rocky.mileto@rugby.com.au

Sports Chaplaincy Australia (SCA)

SCA has been working in the Rugby community for many years and are proud to have a formal partnership with each Member Union. SCA provide pastoral care to local sporting communities through their sports chaplains and are available to everyone of any faith and cultural background.

Sports Chaplains provide a range of services in addition to pastoral care, these include:

  • Personal support/mentoring
  • Suicide awareness
  • Stress management support
  • Crisis management and recovery services
  • Life skills support
  • Referral support

Through their ClubCare Access Program they are able to provide critical response support to any rugby participant (coach, referee, player, administrator) affected by a serious incident in the rugby community.

If you wish to appoint a dedicated Sports Chaplain to your rugby club you can discuss this with your state/territory manager.

SCA only appoint accredited and trained Sports Chaplains who are bound by a Professional Code of Conduct as well as Rugby Australia's policies and procedures.

Please visit the Sports Chaplaincy Australia website for more information.