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NORTHWICH Rugby Club

The committee of Northwich RUFC, commissioned an independent strategic review, with the objective of identifying issues within the club and assessing how to address those issues and move the club forward. Completion of the review, is intended before the end of the 2016/2017 season in April 2017, it will initially be presented to the executive committee of Northwich RUFC, as the five year strategic plan for the club and will then provide the framework for future success. A summary of the findings and actions proposed to be advised and discussed at the AGM.

MISSION STATEMENT: (What is the purpose of the club or for what reason does it exist?)

To be an ambitious, self-sustaining community focused rugby club; providing a high quality of match and coaching experience to players of all ages, together with a thriving and convivial member based social facility.

VALUES: (By what fundamental principles does the club operate?)

• Inclusiveness – We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
• Participation – We recognize and value the contribution of our members and volunteers and those of other sporting clubs that we encounter.
• Quality – We strive for excellence through continuous improvement in all that we do.
• Openness – We are committed to transparency and openness with our members in all affairs of the club.
• Togetherness – We promote a strong culture of teamwork and collaboration.

VISION: (What should success look like for the club in five years?)

• New changing facilities.
• New or significantly renovated and extended clubhouse, either owned by club or held on a long lease.
• Thriving M & J section, with teams regularly playing at all age groups from U6 upwards.
• Minimum of three senior teams and occasional veterans’ fixtures.
• Majority (60% at least) of 1st XV and other senior sides to have come through M & J section.
• Minimum of 100 non-playing fully paid-up club members.
• All senior and M & J players registered and promptly paying the requisite amount in subscription.
• Large volunteer base, leading to numerous active sub committees operating under a dynamic main executive committee.
• Financially robust, with a proactive and aggressive fundraising policy in place, working within means and having a significant contingency fund for emergencies or special events.
• Playing at level five in the RFU league structure, assuming that the fundraising policy has been successful and finances allow, but certainly no lower than level six.


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