Club Development Planning

To help support our people and develop our game in Scotland, the Scottish Rugby Development team will support clubs of all sizes to establish where they are performing well and how they can develop further. This section is designed to advise and provide resources on best practice across various areas of Club Development.

Best Practice

Below are important documents for all of those involved in rugby in Scotland.

Scottish Rugby Code of Conduct for the Game 2022-23

Club Roles

Great clubs attract and retain excellent people in a range of roles and are committed to developing them. This section provides job descriptions for a wide range of on and off field roles which greatly benefit clubs.

Business Development Manager

Club Coach Coordinator

Club Volunteer Coordinator

Transition Officer

Marketing and Communications

Legal Guidance

Many different legal areas need to be considered in the day-to-day management of rugby clubs. The resources below are designed to help clubs navigate some of these areas.

Club Legal and Charity Structure Guidance

Human Resource Employment Guidance

Club Alcohol Licensing Information

GDPR Guidance

Health and Safety and Event Planning

The documents below provide suggested templates to use when planning regular and one-off events. Guidance is also provided for every day health and safety good practice.

Health and Safety Volunteer Guidance

Health and Safety Premises Checklist

Health and Safety Pre-Event Checklist

Fire Risk Assessment

Health and Safety Accident Reporting

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Template

Health and Safety Touring Teams Risk Assessment Template

Scottish Rugby Club Conferences Videos

Videos displayed at our Scottish Rugby Club Conferences in 2016 and 2017 are available on YouTube.

The videos provide key learnings on the following topics: volunteer recruitment, making the most of your assets, promoting your club, being a community club, player retention and attracting volunteers.

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