RFU issues guidelines on summer camps and out-of-season activities
WITH the school holidays approaching the RFU have issued guidelines about out-of-season activities and summer camps for youngsters.
The type of approved out-of-season activity, including summer camps, can be found here, while a practical checklist for those running summer camp activity can be found on section 6.2 in the Age Grade Codes of Practice here.
All clubs, schools and third party providers wishing to run a summer camp need to obtain the approval of the CB as in regulation 15 (15.8.d). CBs may only approve summer camps if the camp organiser can demonstrate:
1. That they have followed the checklist within the Age Grade Codes of Practice (which include safeguarding and medical considerations).
2. That the camp programme activity is in line with the Out of Season Activity Guide
3. That the activity will be compliant with Regulation 15 (with grouping of players, maximum training times, rules of play etc).
We have been in contact with a number of third party providers to detail this information. If you are aware of any providers who are not in line with the regulations please do get in contact. For more information, please contact Chris Sigsworth, RFU Schools Operations Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).