CLUBS should be held accountable for ugly behaviour on the sidelines of our junior and senior rugby league games, the chairman of the Mackay District Rugby League, Troy Rovelli, says.
The issue is back in the spotlight after a tribunal meeting last night reviewed the behaviour of a junior player who was reported to have been abusing people, swearing and yelling at them in a car park after a game.
"The most frustrating aspect for me is the club representative defended this behaviour, I can't believe that," Mr Rovelli said.
He said the ongoing "unwanted" behaviour on the sidelines and after games from spectators, players and their parents is severely harming the sport in the region.
"Part of my role as that I conduct weekly match reviews from games, the issues we deal with and behaviour is ridiculous," he said.
Mr Rovelli said there were serious issues that need to be resolved in the sport and he was focused on ensuring that happened.
"I took the role to ensure we develop and promote the sport in positive way and to attract people to rugby league," he said.
"Basically for that to happen, people need to understand we have a no d*ckhead policy."
Mr Rovelli is also the CEO of the Absolute Enterprises Mackay Cutters.
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