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Facilities

Facilities

Despite the current economic climate people are becoming more demanding with regards to the standard of leisure and recreation facilities they frequent. To ensure our rugby clubs remain at the forefront of this provision in Wales the WRU is committed to supporting viable and sustainable community clubs as they strive to raise the standard of their facilities not just for rugby but for wider sport and community use.

To assist clubs in facility development we have provided, in association with the RFU, a range of guidance notes on the following topics:.

Useful Documents

Club Houses & Changing Rooms 1 - a brief overview of facility requirements for the modern game.
Club Houses & Changing Rooms 2 - provides detailed advice on design, compliance & construction.
Planning Permission - for new buildings, change of usage, floodlighting etc.
Accessible Facilities & Compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act - for new builds and refurbishment projects.
Grass Pitches for Rugby - information on how to develop the grass playing surface.
Maintenance of Grass Pitches for Rugby - how to look after your grass pitch and season by season maintenance programme.
Artificial Grass Pitches for Rugby & Football - iRB guidelines for artificial turf for rugby & football.
Artifical Turf - Update October 2011
Floodlighting - Guidelines for floodlighting of rugby pitches and training areas
Weight Training Gyms - Guidelines for setting up a gym.
Medical Room - recommened facilities and equipment for first aid and qualified doctor/paramedic.

Useful Links

There are also a number of useful websites in relation to facilities development:

- Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG)
- iRB Regulation 22
- Sport England: Better Places for Sport: a client guide to achieving design
- Sport England: Accessible Sports facilities
- Sport England: Car Park & landscape Design
- Sport England: Environmental Sustainability
- Sport England: Fitness & Exercise Spaces

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