COMMUNITY RUGBY - TERMS OF REFERENCE

Community Rugby Committee Composition: Elected Chair, Senior Rugby Development Chair; Senior Competitions Co-ordinator; Youth Competitions Co-ordinator; League Secretaries; Youth Rugby Development Chair; Army Liaison; Schools Liaison; RFU Council Representative and RDO/CRC’s

Terms of Reference for the Community Rugby Chair

• Chair all Community Rugby meetings. • To ensure that the instructions given by the Board and resolutions duly passed by the Committee (Council) are implemented.

• Report directly to the Management Board. • In association with appropriate Management Board members, be part of the decision-making process.

• Developing strategies and plans to deliver the Community Rugby objectives set by the D&W Management Board.

• Liaison with the RFU on operational aspects of the Community Rugby programme. • Budget Management for Community Rugby:

• Delivering the agreed Community Rugby programme within allocated funds. o Providing feedback to the Treasurer on planned and actual expenditure.

• Maintaining a succession plan for Officials and managing their selection and appointment in liaison with the Chair of the Succession Committee where applicable.

• Ensuring that all Officials have Terms of Reference which reflect current D&W RFU and RFU policies and have in date DBS and Rugby Safe accreditation where required.

• Maintaining a data base in liaison with the Secretary for costs of facilities charged to Community Rugby events at D&W RFU clubs.

The general Terms of Reference of the Community Rugby Committee are to:

• The overarching purpose is to drive recruitment and retention activities across Dorset and Wiltshire.

• Share best practice among clubs.

• To develop all forms of rugby within Dorset and Wiltshire. Men’s – Veterans and Social – Youth – Sevens – Tens – Fifteens – Tag X Rugby – Walking – Touch – Beach – Disability Rugby (Deaf – Blind Wheelchair).

• To work in partnership with the Woman’s and Girls section to develop all forms of Community Rugby. • Make recommendations on policies for Competitions and Leagues.

• Administer knock-out competitions, leagues and merit tables (including deregulated leagues and budgets).

• Liaise with South West Rugby Competitions Committee.

• Provide a league secretariat and promulgate CB league de-regulation.

• Manage and administer D&WRFU Club Senior knock-out competitions.

• Manage and administer all Club Under 12’s to Under 18’s competitions.

• Promulgate Dorset & Wilts RFU structured season (Youth Age Grade Calendar).

• The Community Rugby Committee are to have overall responsibility for links to the Army.

• The Community Rugby Committee are to have overall responsibility for Club and education links.

• Work in partnership with the Dorset & Wilts Rugby Football Schools Union to encourage and promote Club-School links.

• Communicate effectively and efficiently with all relevant stakeholders regarding club and the Bath Academy player development and playing programmes for players aged 6 to 18.

• Work in partnership with the Dorset & Wilts Rugby Football Schools Union to encourage and promote Club-School links.

• Work in conjunction with the Youth Forums to provide RFU policy guidance, share good practice and encourage co-operation between member clubs and to develop, organise and promote playing opportunities targeted to recruit and retain players aged 6 to 18 at all levels of ability and experience.

• Communicate effectively and efficiently with all relevant stakeholders regarding club and Bath Academy player development and playing programmes for players aged 6 to 18.

• Provide feedback on Age Grade Rugby issues to the RFU and other CB sub-committees.

• To monitor and promote the player development programmes run by Bath Academy by representing Dorset and Wilts at the Regional Player Pathway Group and assist in stakeholder briefing and communication.

• Make recommendations to the Representative Rugby Chair on possible suitable players. This will be carried out by the creation of two Sub-working groups

• Senior Rugby Development Sub Group; Manage and developing both the Senior Competitions and Senior Leagues and the Structured season.

• Young Rugby Development Sub Group; Manage and developing both the Dorset and Wiltshire Youth Forums, the Youth and Schools rugby calendar (including the monitoring of the DDP programme), co-ordination of the Age Grade calendar for D&W and coordination of Junior competitions.

 

 

 

Community Rugby Contacts

CHAIR

Chris Jones

07770 641721

community@dwrugby.co.uk 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

SENIOR PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE

TBA

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE

Nick Elbourne

07795 513795