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) – Laura Lewis
Maidenhead RFC Safeguarding
All club members must adhere to the relevant RFU Codes of Conduct:
Coaches Codes – Players Code of Conduct – Spectators Code of Conduct – Parents Code of Conduct – Officials Code of Conduct
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:
Act as positive role models to all young players – be familiar with, and abide by, the RFU Codes of Conduct in relation to verbal and emotional abuse – Respect the Rugby Club policy with regard to spectator behaviour.
Finally please remember all 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.
Karl Roberts, MRFC Safeguarding Officer – ([email protected])
Date 12th July 2023