Criteria

RFL Club Accreditation Criteria

In order to achieve RFL Club Accreditation the club must be able to meet certain criteria laid out by the RFL and agreed by Sport England.

The evidence the RFL will check is listed below, together with the way in which the RFL will check against the evidence.

The RFL club database is populated through league entry forms, attendance on courses, and other information supplied by clubs or volunteers at clubs.

Information may be missing from the database and if so, the RFL will request any missing information required from the club.

CLUB EVIDENCE REQUIRED

HOW THE RFL WILL CHECK THE EVIDENCE

Playing Programme

Regular weekly training sessions are advertised on the club website for each playing group

Visiting the club website

Club participates in member or affiliated league competition structures

Visiting the league website

A minimum RFL Level 1 qualified coach per team at U7 to U11. Supervised by a minimum RFL qualified Level 2 coach

Checking the RFL Community Database
Self-Declaration Question

A minimum RFL qualified Level 2 coach per team at U12 upwards

Checking the RFL Community Database

A minimum qualified coach to player ratio of 1:16

Checking the RFL Community Database

Player Welfare

Club carries out annual risk assessments and has an accident reporting process

Self-Declaration Question

Club has adopted the RFL Safeguarding policy uploaded and published on club website

Visiting the club website

Club has a qualified and active CWO with contact details on the club website

Visiting the club website and checking the RFL CWO Database

All coaches and team managers are Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checked

Checking the RFL Community Database

Every team has a qualified 1st Aider

Self-Declaration Question

Each team to have a Team Manager and a Touchline Manager

Checking the RFL Community Database

The club adopts and signs up to the RFL policies: - Anti-Bullying Policy & Anti-Doping Policy (100% ME)

Visiting the club website

Club collates contact data for parents/carers, emergency contacts and medical info

Self-Declaration Question

Knowing Your Club & Community

Live club website and social media feed

Visiting the club website

The club adopts and signs up to the RFL policies: - Equal Opportunities Policy - Tackle It! - Anti-Racism Policy - RESPECT Code

Visiting the club website

Club Management

Full Public Liability and Personal Accident Insurance held by the club

Checking the RFL Community Database

Constitution on club website

Visiting the club website

Parent, Player, Volunteer and Coach Code of Conducts on the Club Website

Visiting the club website

Club committee introductions with brief description of the role on the Club Website

Visiting the club website

Membership categories and pricing policy shown on website

Visiting the club website

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