The D&WRFU have pledged that it is committed to providing inclusion for all within rugby, both on and off the pitch.

Which means that we must endeavour to recruit players and volunteers from all ages, gender, sexuality, believes and backgrounds.

The D&WRFU except the need to recruit a younger and or more diverse range of society, but there are several issues which contribute to making this challenging.

  • Location.
  • The demographics of the population structure.
  • Work – Life balance.
  • Family commitments.
  • Those willing to volunteer are typically people who are retired.

The D&WRFU will encourage its member clubs to follow their lead, with their own commitment to provide inclusion for all within rugby.

The D&WRFU will adopt the RFU policy on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion once this policy is published.

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 All appointments relating to the D&WRFU Council and Executive Committee will be as per the AGM First Calling Notice.

Subgroup Chairs will be appointed by a Selection Panel (maximum of 3 members) consisting of both the D&WRFU Council and Executive Committee members.

Each Subgroup will be responsible for the selection and interview process for replacement members of their group.

Each Subgroup will be responsible for the management of the following during the selection process.

  • Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Gender Equality

The Succession Committee will oversee the recruitment of suitable candidates, to fill all unelected vacancies which may arise in an open and transparent manner and will report directly to the Council via the Succession Manager.

The Succession Committee will consist of the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead and two other Council, Executive Committee or Subgroup members.

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead will take charge during the assessment and interview stage of the recruitment process.

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Lead can relinquish their role on the Succession Committee to others if they so wish.

All applications are to be made via the RFU Volunteer Application and Self-declaration Form.

Which can be located here