Wirral RUFC - N1W Champions 2013/14

Wirral RUFC - N1W Champions 2013/14

Message from Jill Barr – WRFU Safeguarding Officer

The welfare of young people in Rugby Union is a major priority and as such, RFU clubs have each been asked to appoint a Safeguarding Officer, the role of which includes:

1. Appoint a Safeguarding Officer who will act as the first point of conduct for concerns about the welfare of young people.
2. Publish a Child Protection Policy within the Club.
3. Ensure that all officers and committee members are aware of practice or abuse in line with RFU/W Policy
4. Implement a policy of Best Practice for all adults working with young people.
5. Ensure that all relevant members who have regular supervisory contact with children or a management responsibility for those working with young people undertake an Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure.
6. Identify a disciplinary panel which, where necessary, is able to manage cases of poor practice as identified by the RFU Child Protection Officer.

All club members must adhere to the relevant RFU Codes of Conduct:
• Coaches Codes
• Players Code of Conduct
• Spectators Code of Conduct
• Officials Code of Conduct
These codes of conduct can be found on the RFU website.

General Behaviour
In Rugby Union, players are impressionable and their behaviour will often reflect that of the adults around them. At Wirral 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 these 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.

League Tables

Northern Division » North 1 West

1 Wirral 26 113
2 Birkenhead Park 26 112
3 Widnes 26 86
4 Kendal 26 78
5 Kirkby Lonsdale 26 72
6 Broughton Park 26 70
7 Warrington 26 70
8 Vale of Lune 26 64
9 Wilmslow 26 60
10 Wigton 26 58
11 Carlisle 26 52
12 Liverpool St Helens 26 45
13 Leigh 26 37
14 Altrincham Kersal 26 16

Last updated Friday 18th April, 22:41