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RFU Club Accreditation

4 months ago By Peter May

On Sunday at our Mini/Junior Presentation we were presented with our certificate and plaque announcing that we had become a ‘RFU Re-Accredited Club’.

We are pleased to say, that after much hard work, in particular by our Honorary Secretary, Peter May, on Sunday at our Mini/Junior Presentation we were presented with our certificate and plaque announcing that we had become a ‘RFU Re-Accredited Club’.

This is another huge step forward in the development of the club and we would like to thank our regional RFU Rugby Development Officer, Ian Renard, for taking the time out of his weekend to come and present the award.

About Accreditation

The RFU recognises that Club rugby lies at the heart of rugby in England. It is where the game is played in huge numbers and it is the environment that the RFU Development Department is committed to supporting by ‘strengthening clubs and growing the game in the communities around them’. Part of this commitment is to introduce a new Club Accreditation scheme that will help all club sections to become stronger, more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable places in which to play rugby. Unlike other accreditation schemes, this one provides a framework for a club to show what it is doing, how it does it, and where it can improve.

The Club Accreditation scheme is based upon the six Key Drivers identified as crucial to a strong club:

Retaining & Developing Players
Recruiting New Players
Recruiting & Retaining High Quality Coaches, Volunteers & Referees
Effective & Efficient Facilities
Effective & Efficient Management and Governance
Integration with the Local Community

Each of these Key Drivers, together with the Core Values of the game, is represented within the Club Accreditation scheme and together they represent the component parts of a strong, sustainable club.

To continue to retain our Accredited Club status we will be expected to undertake an annual self-review, with a more formal review with the RDO every two years. This process will form part of the club’s annual development planning process.

Updated 21:55 - 23 May 2017 by Peter May

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