As a parent you will no doubt want your son/daughter to enjoy their involvement in rugby union in a safe enjoyable environment where there are opportunities to learn and develop rugby skills and also have ‘fun’.
This guide will hopefully answer any questions you might have before choosing to join Chiswick RFC
What are the qualifications and experience of the coaches?
All coaches hold an England Rugby (RFU) qualification.
What is the ratio of adults to young people?
The ratio for Under 8s is a maximum of 1:8, for Under 12s 1:12 and older age groups 1:15.
Does the club have a health and safety policy?
The club has clear codes of conduct stating expected behaviour of members, player and coaches.
What happens if there is an accident?
We have documented procedures, and full liability insurance.
Does the club have a Welfare Officer and/or Deputy who is in attendance at the club on Sunday mornings?
We strictly follow the requirement of England Rugby (RFU) Child Protection Policy that all clubs have an identified welfare officer for each training session and/or match
Are the adults helping with the teams DBS checked and trained?
We strictly follow the requirement of England Rugby (RFU) that all adults who have regular supervisory contact with young people undertake CRB/DBS clearance.
Does my son/daughter have to share changing facilities with adult players?
No, not under any circumstances.
Does the club hold social events?
We organise a very large range of social activities both during and outside of the season for both young people and adults – this includes BBQs, Fireworks Night, Awards Dinners, plus many many more. Check our Events page
How much does it cost to be a member of the club?
Current fees are listed in our Membership page
How are away matches/tournaments organised?
We strictly organise all our fixtures in line with the requirements of England Rugby (RFU)
In terms of transport to away fixtures the club is usually dependant on parental help.
Is there a first aider on site?
We always ensure that there is a qualified first aider present at all games and training.
Is the club affiliated to England Rugby (RFU)?
Yes, we are very proud to be fully affiliated with England Rugby (RFU) for both Senior and Junior club sections.
My son/daughter has never played rugby before; can they come along and try out a session?
During the first month of the season (September), you can bring your child along for a free taster session – no commitment.
When are the matches?
These are normally on Sunday mornings.
Times of the matches/tournaments will vary – but as a guide they’re normally between 9am – 2pm
What kit do we need to buy?
We have a “Kit shop” where you will be able to buy the necessary kit. This will include shirt, shorts, socks and cold weather clothing. Purchase your kit here
CHISWICK RFC AND ENGLAND RUGBY (RFU) STRONGLY RECOMMENDS THAT WHEN YOUNG PLAYERS ARE PLAYING CONTACT GAMES OR ARE PARTICIPATING IN CONTACT TRAINING SESSIONS THAT THEY WEAR A MOUTHGUARD.
Does the club have a Child Protection Policy?
We strictly follow England Rugby (RFU) regulations on this front, and have a detailed Child Protection Policy in place.
How does the club manage any issues, which may arise – i.e. bullying?
There are identified procedures laid down by England Rugby (RFU) which we strictly follow. England Rugby (RFU) will always support clubs to manage any issues which arise.
What does the club expect from me?
We will expect you to:
What would the Club like me to do?
We would like you to:
What does the club expect from my child?
The club’s expectations include:
What can we expect from the club?
It is part of the rugby philosophy that you are involved in your child’s rugby development. Please ensure that you build a relationship with the coach and support the club by completing all paperwork required. If you have a concern relating to the welfare of your son/ daughter always contact the club welfare officer.