RFU Club Accreditation Status achieved by Canvey Island RUFC... and we couldnt be happier!

Club rugby lies at the heart of rugby in England. It is where the game is played in huge numbers and it is the environment that the RFU Development Department is committed to supporting by ‘strengthening clubs and growing the game in the communities around them’.

As a club we have shown our commitment and completed the RFU Club Accreditation process. The process has helped us to become stronger, more effective, more efficient and is making Canvey Rugby Club a more enjoyable place in which to play rugby. The framework the scheme provides helps us review what we are doing, how we do it, and where we can improve.

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Although a challenging process it has allowed our club to exhibit all that is good about rugby in our adult sections, mini and youth, women and girls and touch rugby, while demonstrating that this is all achieved in a friendly, welcoming environment.
The Club Accreditation scheme is based upon Six Key Drivers identified as crucial to a strong club:

  1. Retaining & Developing Players
  2. Recruiting New Players
  3. Recruiting & Retaining High Quality Coaches, Volunteers & Referees
  4. Effective & Efficient Facilities
  5. Effective & Efficient Management and Governance
  6. Integration with the Local Community

Each of these Key Drivers, together with the Core Values of the game, is represented within the Club Accreditation scheme and together they represent the component parts of our club.

RFU Club Accreditation
RFU Club Accreditation will bring many advantages for us. Including the Sport England Clubmark for your mini and youth section. It gives us credibility with local authorities and educational establishments and confer the status of the RFU brand to attract potential sponsors.