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Rugby Club Administration and Legal Processes

A passing move during a women's rugby match

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Getting the administrative side of your community rugby club right is an important part of ensuring success on the pitch.  If the behind-the-scenes requirements are managed effectively, attention and energy can rightly be focussed on the field of play.

This section aims to advise community clubs on taking the correct administrative and legal decisions, and how to come to those decisions. An appropriately sized and properly functioning club committee is a key element of making thorough and representative decisions which benefit all sections of the club.

The RFU wants to ensure clubs comply with all necessary obligations, such as data protection and employment law; and protect their committee members and volunteers by incorporating the club either as a Company Ltd By Guarantee or Industrial Provident Society; and look to maximise their income potential by becoming a community amateur sports club.

RFU Legal Helpline

Call the RFU Legal Helpline number on 0844 56 18177 for free legal advice to help manage your rugby club. 

To access the service rugby administrators can simply call up and quote the scheme number 81066. The service is available 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday to Friday (excluding Public Holidays).

Qualified advisors will provide immediate, independent advice on all aspects of rugby operations including: Tax, VAT, PAYE, payroll, employment & personnel, health & safety and commercial legal. 

Croner Consulting Ltd, a leading specialist company which supports 400,000 businesses in the UK have been appointed as providers of the service. Advice is free and calls are charged at 5p per minute when calling from a BT landline, mobile phone charges may vary.


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