Safeguarding in Berkshire’s Rugby Clubs
Berkshire RFU acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children involved in rugby at our member clubs, and confirms that it adheres to all the RFU’s Safeguarding Policies and procedures, recommended practices and guidelines and furthermore endorse and adopt the statements contained in those documents
Constituent Body Safeguarding Manager (CBSM) – Jason McMahon
Maidenhead RFC Safeguarding
The welfare of young people in Rugby Union is a major priority and as such, RFU clubs have each been asked to appoint a Safeguarding Officer. As a club we have been given the Seal of Approval status and therefore we have an increasing responsibility within the community which includes.
All club members must adhere to the relevant RFU Codes of Conduct:
These codes of conduct can be found here or the RFU websites. They will also be displayed on the safeguarding notice board within the clubhouse.
In Rugby Union, players are impressionable and their behaviour will often reflect that of the adults around them. At Maidenhead we welcome spectators on our touchlines who embrace the ethos of the game as one of FUN, ENJOYMENT and SKILL DEVELOPMENT.
In Rugby Union the following behaviours are encouraged:
Finally please remember these young people play for FUN and the Love of the Game. Let us all encourage them to achieve that by adopting a positive attitude at all times.
MRFC Safeguarding Officer