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RFU Seal of Approval

Towcestrians RFC regains RFU Seal of Approval

Towcestrians RFC successfully gained the RFU’s Seal of Approval for the first time during the 2004/05 season and was the first rugby club in the area to do so. It has now been reassessed and has successfully been granted the ‘Seal of Approval’ for the second time after showing that the club continues to provide a safe and child friendly place to play rugby and that we play a valuable and developing role within our local community.

The Active Sports ‘Seal of Approval’ accreditation programme forms an important part of Community Rugby’s drive towards supporting clubs to improve their provision of rugby for young people. In association with Sport England and the ‘Clubmark’ scheme, the RFU aim is to set standards of quality control that will produce quality clubs across the country.

Community Rugby has introduced the Active Sports ‘Seal of Approval’ accreditation programme as a method of examining, maintaining and improving the provision of rugby in the junior section of an Active Sports rugby club. The accreditation recognises the effort and achievement of Towcestrians’ volunteers in reaching the required standards of a club committed to the Active Sports programme.

The accreditation also shows all those with an interest in rugby and sports development that Towcestrians RFC is providing its young people with a safe, well organized and enjoyable environment in which to learn and play rugby.

We are very proud of this achievement, most of the ground work has been done over a number of years, but a lot of hard work has gone in over the past few months. The next stage is to keep developing and to live up to the standards that the Seal of Approval sets

Why has Towcestrians RFC gained Seal of Approval?

• To secure recognition for all the work done by the volunteers in the mini & youth section

• To demonstrate to RFU that the sections are being run to the highest possible standard

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