A significant milestone in the development of our club has been achieved as we’ve now successfully gained accreditation from the RFU
In the words of the RFU, accreditation is summarised as follows:
“The RFU Accreditation recognises the effort and achievement
of volunteers in reaching the standard required in the development of rugby
across the whole club, and to plan for the long term sustainability of the club
and rugby union.
Clubs are assessed by the RFU and must demonstrate evidence of good practice in areas such as club management, player development and recruitment, child protection, sports equity, coaching, refereeing and volunteering.
The Rugby Football Union Club Accreditation scheme aims to help all rugby clubs in England become stronger, more effective, more efficient and more enjoyable places to play rugby.
Accreditation earns advantages like the Sport England Clubmark recognising the excellence of the club’s mini and youth section together with increased status and credibility with local authorities, educational establishments and potential sponsors.”
As a club, Harrogate Pythons is proud of the effort put in by all volunteers across the whole club who have made this achievement possible. Player safety and a strong supportive club ethos are at the core of our club!