Club Management & Governance
Running Your Club Effectively
Getting the administrative side of your community rugby club right is an important part of ensuring success on the pitch. If the 'behind-the-scenes' requirements are managed effectively, attention and energy can rightly be focussed on the field of play.
If your club is not incorporated, your club officers and their assets can be put at risk. The RFU strongly recommends that all clubs incorporate and provide guidance and information regarding this process. Please speak with your local RDO, who can advise in first instance along with further support from GRFU volunteers & RFU staff specialising in this area. You may wish to read more by clicking here.
Further details on Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASC) can also be found here.
Health & Safety
A range of resources are offered to help clubs understand and implement health and safety requirements, including online materials which include videos and templates and awareness workshops. What's more further health and safety support is available from the RFU Legal Helpline: call 0844 561 8177 quoting scheme reference number 81066 available 24 hours a day.
Club Insurance Cover
Insurance for affiliated RFU Clubs level 3 and below is provided by the RFU for those participating in rugby union in the following areas; public/products liability insurance, employers liability insurance, referees and coaches liability insurance, directors and officers insurance. The RFU also arranges personal accident insurance for certain injuries suffered whilst playing rugby union. The cover is for catestrophic injuries and permanent total disablement. Further details click here
Our bespoke online resource allows you to move through an interactive 3D clubhouse and discover tips on making yours more energy efficient. There is a range of suggestions for small, medium and large sized clubs. Further details click here.
SSE, Providing a Better Deal for Clubs - SSE is the Official Energy Partner of English Rugby and a National Community Partner of the RFU. SSE Rugby Energy is an initiative developed in partnership with the RFU and Utility Aid. SSE understands that you have a lot on your plate running your rugby club and don't necessarily have the resources to research the best energy supply contracts. This is why we have teamed up with Utility Aid who can do all this for you. Utility Aid is an energy consultancy whose staff have years of industry experience and work in partnership with major energy suppliers like SSE. Click here for further details on how to benefit from this offer.
Club Financial Management & Business Solutions
A range of resources are available to help clubs implement sound financial management. These online resources include; cash flow forecast, tax and case studies; online modules on financial management; development of business solutions such as direct debit and electronic management systems. For further information click here or for initial support and advice speak with your local RDO or the GRFU County Treasurer.
Commercial & Residential Property
The RFU can offer you Chartered Surveryors support on commercial and residential property related to matters including; leasehold and freehold, commercial and residential property matters, rates advice, property planning and development. Further details contact Fiona Evans.
Commercial Revenues Resources & Workshops
Guidance and information on developing commercial revenues for your club is readily available and includes guides, case studies and online tutorials covering: maximising bar revenue and catering opportunities, effectively packaging and presenting your prices and effective market research and marketing. For further details click here, or speak to your RDO about club leaders training that may also help.
The RFU provides resources to help clubs to understand tax questions, with advice on a wide range of issues including: grants, sponsorship, fundraising & taxation, expenses, benefits and minimum wage, business rates and sale of land. Click here for further information or contact the Legal helpline 24/7 on 0844 561 8177 and quote scheme number 81066