The welfare of young people under the age of 18 playing rugby is paramount therefore, like the game of rugby, we like to take safeguarding seriously within the club, we are constantly working hard towards generating an environment for the players to feel safe and of course always have fun.

At all times we are always looking into ways of improving our Best Practice and this includes safeguarding. Therefore, raising awareness to players, club members and the supporting community is fundamental to achieving this. We have a duty to ensure that safeguarding children is prioritised and that each child’s rugby experience is as good as we can possibly make it .

The Club has its own Safeguarding Policy, Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults Policy and we follow guidance and procedures adopted from the Rugby Football Union.

DBS checks are a requirement for all our coaches, club staff and parent volunteers and to be in compliance with the club’s code of conduct. All players, coaches and volunteers are expected to follow the guidelines as set by the club’s Safeguarding Policy and the RFU Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.

The great facilities we have at Newlands Park enables the Club to offer its home to the RFU to host Rugby courses and training.  Safeguarding, In touch and Rugby Ready courses attract many Coaches, Safeguarding Officers/Assistants and parent volunteers from numerous clubs in the county and neighbouring counties to Newlands Park. If you wish to get involved and take an active role in the club please contact us by email or speak with your Team Manager, Coach.

Cheltenham Tigers Rugby Football Club (RFC) acknowledges its responsibility to safeguard the welfare of all children and vulnerable adults involved in Cheltenham Tigers RFC from harm.


Deb Tierney
Safeguarding Officer
Cheltenham RFC

CRFC Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults Policy

Policies, Documents and Parent Volunteer Information

Safeguarding Children and  Vulnerable Adults Policy

Code of Conduct:

  • Participate for the ‘fun’ of it, not just to please your parents or coach.
  • Play to the Laws of the Game.
  • Accept all the referee’s decisions.
  • Control your temper – you and your team will benefit.
  • Recognise all good play, whether by your team or by your opponents’ team – adopt a good sporting attitude.
  • Treat all players as you yourself would like to be treated. Don’t interfere with, bully, or take unfair advantage of any player.
  • Remember, as well as enjoyment the aims of the game are to improve your skills and feel good. Do not be a show-off.
  • Co-operate with your coach, referee, team mates, and opponents, for without them you do not have a game.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will your own.

RFU Tour Guidance and Policy (adopted from the RFU link HERE )

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