Safe Sport is a sports club's way of demonstrating that they practice within the guidelines of the National Governing Body and Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. Safe Sport is a recommended set of standards that all sports providers operate within to ensure they are appropriately safeguarding their members.
Claire Thomas, Club Support Advisor- Volunteering for the WRU, said: "The WRU welcomed the opportunity to work with a local authority to promote an accreditation process which built on information clubs in the area had already submitted.
"It's essential to the WRU that all volunteers in rugby are supported and recognised for their contribution to the game."
Cllr Robert Bevan, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, Leisure and Tourism, said: "I am delighted that so many of our local sports clubs and organisations have now been officially recognised with Safe Sport status.
"Safe Sport was first launched by the Council's Sport RCT in November 2012 as part of the Council's successful Leisure for Life campaign. We now have 42 clubs and organisations which have achieved Safe Sport accreditation and more than 20 clubs working towards this award.
"The Council is working in partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union and we are delighted with the success of this scheme.
"On behalf of the Council, I would like to congratulate all the club officials and volunteers for their hard work in providing safe rugby opportunities for thousands of children across Rhondda Cynon Taf."
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's Leisure Services has a dedicated Sport RCT Team to help you get involved. Regardless of age, interest or ability, the team can help you find a sport or activity that is perfect for you.
Simply make contact and tell them where you live and what you are interested in - and they can do the rest by making recommendations for clubs and classes, finding your nearest team and supporting you to get involved. Contact them via www.rctcbc.gov.uk/leisure.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and its Sport RCT department are thankful of the support from Sport Wales in helping them to grow sporting opportunities across the County Borough. Both organisations share an aspiration of getting every child hooked on sport for life.