The Rugby Football Union’s Commitment to Player Welfare
Values & Culture
Education & Development
RugbySafe Advice Line
The RFU health advice line provides information on player health and welfare where related to rugby and is suitable for coaches, players and parents. Enquires can be made online or by telephone:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: 0870 143 2421
The advice line is not a substitute for one-to-one advice from a healthcare professional, and with regards to a player's match fitness, the advice of the player's general practitioner (or a medical specialist) should always be sought in the first instance.
Relevant RFU regulations, such as those concerning concussion, should also be followed. The RFU also provides information through this website regarding specific drugs and anti-doping issues.
Any advice provided in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor.
Six new Age Grade Codes of Practice Videos
The RFU Education Department team have put together six new Age Grade Codes of Practice Videos to support our work – please share them with our schools & clubs
The can now be found as part of the playlist below.
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 1 – Codes of Practice https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o43TN38nHfg&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325&index=13
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 2 – Player centred approach https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRsA4AvkbIE&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325&index=14
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 3 - Overplaying https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNAdF2GPG4w&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325&index=15
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 4 - Grouping of players https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGKRH2OFsj4&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325&index=16
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 5 – Min standards for coaches https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuFzqfueejI&index=17&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325
RFU new Age Grade Codes of Practice Video 6: Combining age groups https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODOorTeTUo0&index=18&list=PLcSP18b0KfWPGW-pGiFb6_ACHud2wO325
Grants are available to improve the standard of first aid cover
Using the RFU Training Programme, D&W is offering a grant of 75% towards the cost of your first aid award subject to the D&W Terms and Conditions. Clubs will be reimbursed against the data spreadsheet supplied by the RFU Training Officer - less any VAT element
Courses are to booked via
Name Chris Burton (Dorset)
Telephone 07739 583536
Visit the following websites for more details
Name Alan Low (Wiltshire)
Telephone 07568 127789