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Safeguarding

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk

Safeguarding

About Us

Rugby is a sport that can have a positive influence on children and assist in developing valuable qualities such as leadership, confidence and self-esteem. Rugby clubs across Wales have a key role in providing opportunities for children to be empowered so that they develop these qualities. Coaching is a key aspect of this development and clubs need to understand their responsibility for promoting and delivering good coaching practice, which will ultimately provide a positive rugby experience.

Safeguarding is a key component of the Welsh Rugby Union's drive to support the work of our volunteers in our communities and clubs across Wales. We understand how important it is to constantly evolve our policies, procedures and practice to ensure the safety of the most vulnerable people in our game.

The WRU are committed to working hard alongside our clubs to strengthen all aspects of our safeguarding activities so that children, young people and vulnerable adults involved in rugby union continue to enjoy the sport within a safe and positive environment.

The WRU have been awarded Level Three of the NSPCC National Safeguarding Standards for safeguarding children in sport.

Click here to download the "Don't Tackle it alone" PDF

WRU Safeguarding Unit

Jeremy Rogers Club Operations Advisor - Safeguarding jrogers@wru.wales 029 2082 2442

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Minis to Millennium

Minis to Millennium

The development of the game in Wales starts at U7 level and follows talent development through to senior representative and community rugby

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Club Development

Club Development

Learn more about the changing face of clubs in Wales, the funding options available, and the methods of developing the hubs of the community game

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Leisure Rugby

Leisure Rugby

Rugby Camps, Touch Rugby and Rugby Tots are all covered in this section covering wider aspects of the community game and development

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Coaching Development

Coaching Development

The WRU Coach Education Programme aims to develop the right coach for every player at every stage of their development in the game

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Referee Development

Referee Development

The varying levels of refereeing courses enable prospective referees and touch judges to start or build on the skills necessary to become a bona fide, qualified match official

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Find a Club

Club Contacts

Interested in joining a rugby club in Wales? Find contact information for all WRU Member Clubs

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Safeguarding

Safeguarding

The welfare of children within Rugby Union is paramount and the WRU are committed to ensuring the correct policies are adhered to within the game.

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Volunteers

Volunteers

The WRU recognises how important volunteers are and wants to be as proactive as possible in supporting, recruiting and developing them as well as providing recognition for their contribution
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