Market Rasen and Louth Rugby Club were recently presented with their RFU accreditation.
The accreditation replaces the old seal of approval and provides a framework for a club to show what it is doing, how it does it, and where it can improve.
The Club Accreditation scheme is based upon the six Key Drivers identified as crucial to a strong club:
Retaining and developing players; Recruiting new players; Recruiting and retaining high quality coaches, volunteers and referees; Effective and efficient facilities; Effective and efficient management and governance; Integration with the local community.
The scheme is designed to both recognise and assist a club to continually improve, while demonstrating a real commitment to providing all that’s best in rugby union.
As Market Rasen and Louth Rugby Club has a mini and junior section there were additional criteria which needed to be addressed alongside the main criteria, mostly relating to safeguarding.
The club will be expected to undertake an annual self review as part of the accreditation process with a more formal review with the Rugby Development Officer every two years. This process will form part of the club’s annual development planning process.