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Malton & Norton earn Accreditation status

21 February 2013

  • Malton & Norton RFC maintain highest standards
  • Accreditation confirms high-quality operation
Malton & Norton Rugby Club receive RFU accreditation

Photo: RFU Archive

Malton & Norton Rugby Club has gained a prestigious award by achieving the Rugby Football Union (RFU) Club Accreditation standard having previously been registered with the scheme’s forerunner “Seal of Approval” status since 2005.

The RFU Development Department is committed to supporting local community rugby by strengthening clubs and growing the game in the communities around them and this award underlines the club’s place among the best-run organisations in the game.

The new Club Accreditation scheme, which was introduced to help all club sections to become stronger, more effective, efficient and enjoyable places in which to play rugby, provides a framework for a club to show what it is doing, how it does it and where it can improve.

The Club Accreditation scheme ensures that clubs manage themselves properly and adhere to the six key drivers identified as being crucial to a strong club – retention and development of players, recruitment of new players, recruitment and retention of coaches, volunteers and referees, effective and efficient facilities, management and governance and integration with the local community.

Malton & Norton runs three open age senior teams and mini and junior teams from Under 7 to Under 19. It is also working with the East Yorkshire RFU to re-launch girls rugby at Under 13 level in the district.

The Club Accreditation covers all this activity and in doing so demonstrates that Malton & Norton provides rugby to all ages and members of the community in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Recent major investment supported by the RFU, Sport England and Ryedale District Council has seen the club facilities benefit from greatly enhanced changing room and kitchen facilities, thereby helping the club to further improve both its provision for players and the community organisations who use the club.

The Club Accreditation certificate was presented by the Yorkshire RFU President Steve Watson, who is pictured signing the certificate with Club President John Tate-Smith and with members of the club committee who have been instrumental in achieving the award.