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Club Operations

Club Operations

The WRU Club Operations department is dedicated to providing advice and guidance to rugby clubs across Wales to ensure "off the pitch" viability and sustainability.

"We want to help clubs to improve in all aspects of the game including Facilities, Club Management, Funding, Volunteers and Safeguarding"

This section of the website will provide you, over time, with all the information and guidance required to run your club more effectively & efficiently, but if you can't find what you are looking for or need further advice please email:

Julie Paterson

Head of Rugby Operations

Julie Paterson

Natasha Morgan

(T): 02920 822215
cluboperations@wru.wales

Safeguarding

Natasha Morgan

Compliance and Operations Co-Ordinator

Responsibilities:

Role The WRU Compliance Administrator has responsibility for a number of areas of business relating to safeguarding children and adults at risk.

  • Co-ordinating volunteer and staff vetting through the WRU Safeguarding Referral Group
  • Engaging with clubs and providing advice and guidance regarding the Disclosure and Barring checks
  • Co-ordinating training and education for Club Safeguarding Officers, Coaches and other volunteers in relation to safeguarding
  • Manage the administration of the DBS Tracker System, Case Management, Safeguarding Referral Group and general safeguarding matters

The role aims to provide ongoing support and assistance to clubs in relation to both online and paper Disclosure and Barring service checks, along with any other queries.

Jeremy Rogers

(T): 02920 822442
(M): 07738 311366
jrogers@wru.wales

Safeguarding

Jeremy Rogers

WRU Club Operations Advisor - Safeguarding

Responsibilities:

The WRU Club Operations - Safeguarding Advisor is responsible for the recruitment of new volunteers throughout Wales. Focusing on off-field volunteering, the agenda is to increase the availability, accessibility and opportunities for all who wish to volunteer within Rugby Clubs. Some of responsibilities include:

  • Designing youth engagement schemes
  • Supporting clubs with volunteer recruitment
  • Updating the Join the Beat initiative
  • Creating a large resource pool available for clubs and potential volunteers to use
  • Reinforcing good volunteer practice across clubs

Working with many other volunteering organisations across Wales, including The Duke of Edinburgh Award and the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, the principle that everyone should have the opportunity to volunteer and receive the benefits associated with it leads the way.

Chris Munro

(T): 02920 822418
(M): 07736185844
cmunro@wru.wales

Funding

Chris Munro

Facilities & Investment Manager

Responsibilities:

The Project Development & Funding Advisor has responsibility for supporting Clubs in the following areas:-

  • Advising on funding opportunities and grant applications
  • Project Management
  • Facilities Development & Technical Guidance
  • Facilities Development & Technical Guidance
    Group
  • Delivery of Club Funding Workshops
  • Advice on statutory requirements including land ownership and planning consents

The role includes working with key strategic partners such as Local Authorities, external funding organisations and Governing Bodies of Sport to develop priority facility development projects that support the ongoing sustainability of clubs in Wales.

Eleri Owen

(T): 02920 822424
eowen@wru.wales

Funding

Eleri Owen

Club Operations Funding Co-ordinator

Responsibilities:

The Club Operations Funding Co-ordinator can provide the following support to clubs:-

  • Guidance on the WRU Facilities Grant
  • Ongoing support for Facilities Grant Projects, including Project Completion and undertaking Project Monitoring
  • Co-ordinating Funding Workshops for clubs
  • Provide assistance with Projects which require applications to Small/Local Grant Funding Bodies

The role aims to provide ongoing support to clubs who wish to develop their facilities further through the Facilities Grant or through other Funding opportunities, and to provide assistance to clubs who are in already in the process of upgrading their facilities.

Claire Coleman

(T): 02920 822438
(M): 07764922852
ccoleman@wru.wales

Volunteer & Recruitment

Claire Coleman

WRU Club Operations Advisor (Volunteer Training & Retention)

Responsibilities:

The WRU Club Operations Advisor (Volunteer Training & Retention) has responsibility for a number of areas of business relating to volunteer training & retention:

  • Advise clubs on proactive volunteer engagement and retention
  • Provide training to volunteers on systems such as MyWRU
  • Support clubs to access training opportunities for volunteers such as first aid
  • Deliver workshops aimed at up skilling volunteers in different areas of club management
  • Support clubs to activate succession planning
  • Increase communication with volunteers
  • Actively raise the profile of volunteering in rugby

The WRU Club Operations Advisor - Training & Retention also works closely with volunteers to establish ongoing training needs based on club requirements.

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