Welcome to ERFC Juniors Rugby Club. It is my pleasure and privilege to be Chairman of what I believe to be a fantastic club at the heart of the local community. We are a grass-roots, community-focused, RFU club, providing rugby coaching for children from the ages of 4 to 18. We have a large number of registered players who play in various leagues and are affiliated with Harlequins. Our aim this year is to follow the mantra "evolution and not revolution". As a new committee, it is about taking the club forward by building on the past, to create a larger rugby community.
As a club, the health, safety, and welfare of every child is our first and most important priority. This is closely followed by our commitment to providing a happy and inclusive environment for children to learn and develop their rugby skills under the supervision of our coaches, who are RFU qualified and have the appropriate DBS child safety checks and first aid qualifications. I strongly believe that rugby is a game to be played and enjoyed by everyone and that success at grassroots should not be measured by the trophies we win but by the number of children who choose to play for ERFC and continue to play for us throughout their childhood, with a sense of belonging and always with a smile, whatever the result. However, rugby is also a competitive sport and so we will help our players reach the best that their ability allows as an individual and as part of a team.
As Chairman, I feel it is vital that we follow an ethos that ensures the welfare of our children is paramount, and that the club is open to all players regardless of gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation, or perceived ability as a rugby player. That all players, coaches, and parents follow the club code of conduct and also the RFU Codes of Conduct and that we do not follow a win by breaking these codes.
Thank you to all our club sponsors, without who we couldn’t function properly.
This is a game
The coaches are volunteers
The referee is human
THIS IS NOT THE SIX NATIONS!