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Nuneaton awarded RFU Club Accreditation

28 June 2012

  • RFU recognises Nuneaton
  • Fifth Warwickshire club to attain Club Accreditation status
Nuneaton receive their RFU Accreditation award

Photo: RFU Archive

Nuneaton have become the latest Warwickshire club 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.

Nuneaton have emulated Warwickshire rivals Barkers’ Butts, Shipston-on-Stour, Harbury and Leamington in attaining RFU Club Accreditation status.