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Derby get RFU Club Accreditation

26 September 2012

  • Derby RFC rewarded by RFU for continued progress
  • RDO Matt Jefferson praises the club
Derby RFC receive RFU club accreditation

Photo: RFU Archive

Derby have been presented with their RFU Club Accreditation by Matt Jefferson, the RFU Rugby Development Officer for Derbyshire.

The accreditation recognises the work that Tracy Edmundson, Paul Fish, Colin Cornfield and Lizzy Mason from the National Three Midlands club have done in association with Jefferson in identifying areas for improvement to continue Derby’s development.

“The club have worked very hard for the Accreditation and set some really good goals for the coming year,” Jefferson said.

“In working towards the award they made some significant steps forward in areas where more urgent development was needed.

“The challenge now is to continue with those high standards and build on the development plan as we work through the season.

“It has, and will continue to be, a pleasure to work with the volunteers involved at the club.”

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 mini and youth section together with increased status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and potential sponsors.

Other Derbyshire clubs wanting to know more about RFU Club Accreditation should contact Matt on mattjefferson@RFU.com or 07894783342.