- First Leicestershire club to attain Club Accreditation status
- RFU chairman presents award
Ashby have become the first club in Leicestershire to be awarded the prestigious new Rugby Football Union Club Accreditation.
The RFU 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.
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.
The Rugby Football Union Club Accreditation scheme aims to help all rugby clubs in England become stronger, more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable places to play rugby.
Accreditation earns advantages like the Sport England Clubmark recognising the excellence of the club’s mini and youth section together with increased status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and potential sponsors.
Ashby were presented with their RFU Club Accreditation award by Paul Murphy, the chairman of the RFU board of directors, during a recent visit to Twickenham Stadium.