RFL Club Accreditation

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Introduction to RFL Club Accreditation

Accreditation

Community clubs sit at the heart of Rugby League.

Many provide fantastic opportunities to play the sport to a wide cross-section of their local community, in particular to children and young people.

As such, it is critical that clubs maintain minimum standards in management, quality, safety and accessibility for children and young people.

In order to support and recognise clubs who meet minimum standards, the RFL has re-launched Clubmark under the new name RFL Club Accreditation.  In achieving RFL Club Accreditation, clubs will continue to be recognised as having Clubmark status by Sport England. 

RFL Club Accreditation has been designed to maintain minimum standards in clubs with children and young people. Clubs with only adult teams can still receive RFL Club Accreditation, as many will have young people under the age of 18 at the club.

The standards set out in RFL Club Accreditation are also designed to encourage good practice from clubs, by becoming more open, welcoming and accessible to the local community.