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Weymouth get RFU accreditation

12 December 2011

  • Dorset club presented with RFU award
  • Weymouth RFC meet all the standards
Officials from Weymouth Rugby Club with their RFU Whole Club Seal of Approval certification

Photo: RFU Archive

Weymouth RFC have been awarded the Rugby Football Union’s prestigious Whole Club Seal of Approval award.

The Dorset club were presented with their award by RFU Dorset Rugby Development Officer Hamish Morton and Community Rugby Coach Chris Burton.

Weymouth RFC, who have had held the Mini and Junior Seal of Approval for several years, have been working hard to achieve all the organisational standards to meet the rigorous RFU award.

Club Chairman Glyn Arnold said: "I would like to thank all of our volunteers for their dedication and hard work which has enabled the club to gain this award."

The RFU Seal of Approval accreditation recognises the effort and achievement of volunteers in reaching the standard required in the development of rugby across the whole club, and to plan for the long term sustainability of the club and rugby union.

The Whole Club Seal of Approval accreditation was introduced in 2009 as a method of ensuring high quality provision of rugby in clubs. It builds on the established procedures of Mini and Youth Seal of Approval.

Clubs are assessed by the RFU and must demonstrate evidence of good practice in areas such as club management, player development and recruitment, child protection, sports equity, coaching, refereeing and volunteering.