The runner must be appropriately identified in a yellow official runner's top.
The runner has the responsibility of taking messages from the coach to the players. It is expected that the runner will deliver any message in the spirit of junior football.
If the coach has been frustrated or angry in his/her choice of words, the runner should find a more positive method of phrasing the message.
- The runner may deliver 2 messages and then must return to the Coaching area.
- Under no circumstances may the runner touch or comment to an opposition player, official or umpire.
- The runner should be aware that players on the interchange bench can hear all comments made by officials.
- If the runner reaches an injured player who is on the ground, under no circumstances is the runner to move the player or assist him/her to their feet. Summon the trainer or stop the game. If the player regains their feet, it is Club policy to err on the side of caution and remove the player from the field to be assessed.