Welcome Pack 2019-20 season

 

                                                           Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Ltd / Clwb Rygbi Pentyrch Cyf

                                                                                      Season 2019/20

                                                              Welcome Pack

For all Players, Parents, Coaches, Volunteers and anybody else involved or interested in becoming involved with

Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Ltd / Clwb Rygbi Pentyrch Cyf

"A Club for all Reasons"   Founded 1882

 

Parc y Dwrlyn                         (Amendments/additions to this document will only be made)

Penuel Road                           (to the online version – www.pentyrchrugby.co.uk)

Pentyrch

Cardiff

CF15 9QJ

Tel: 029 2089 0483

 

 

 

Index

 

1: Welcome Message from The Chairman.

2: Community Link Article (Pentyrch Community Council Publication), Summer     2017 Edition.

3: Seniors Contacts/Fixtures.

4: Youth Contacts/Fixtures.

5: Mini & Juniors Contacts.

6: Mini & Juniors.

7: WRU Code of Conduct.

8: Coaching Policy

9: Club Chaplain.

10: Policies for Anti-Doping, Safeguarding and Concussion.

11: Club Membership / Volunteer Recruitment Policy.

12: Vice Presidents Group / Commercial Activities

13: Local Schools

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.

WELCOME TO PENTYRCH RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Ltd

CROESO I GLWB RYGBI PENTYRCH Cyf

 

 

Welcome to Pentyrch RFC based here at Parc y Dwrlyn which we share, as part of the Pentyrch Sports Association, with the Cricket, Bowls, Football and Tennis clubs. Pentyrch RFC has been playing rugby since 1882 and currently fields 1st and 2nd Senior Teams, a Youth Team and a flourishing Mini and Juniors section with teams in all age groups from 7 through to 16 years old.

We pride ourselves on our bilingual, friendly and welcoming atmosphere, both on and off the playing field. Our clubhouse offers excellent hospitality and is open throughout the week for members and guests to enjoy a relaxing drink in comfortable surroundings, the facility is also available for hire for meetings and training courses as well as christenings, children’s parties and other social events.

There is an open invitation to anyone who wishes to become part of this long established and successful rugby club, as a player, as a social member or as a volunteer, just come along and join us.

I look forward to welcoming you to Pentyrch Rugby Football Club soon.

 

 

Bob Hannah - Chairman

 

 

 

 

 

 

2.

Community Link Article (Pentyrch Community Council)

Pentyrch Rugby Club. A Club For All Reasons. The wonderful Centenary Celebration Book penned by dear friend and lifetime patron Don Llewellyn, and his brother Arthur “traces the development of rugby in this small South Wales community.” Tales and anecdotes focus on rugby and a sense of warmth and community spirit. This has always been a cherished part of the club atmosphere and culture extending beyond the playing field.

Since 1882 we have continued to move forward with the same principles. Today’s title could be “A Club for All Sports’’. Development of links with ‘Pentyrch Sports Association’ has led to Parc y Dwrlyn being home for many sporting activities. The grounds sing with the happy sound of children playing rugby on Friday evenings and Sunday mornings. Many of the same children play football on other weekdays and cricket in the summer. There is a vibrant Bowls Club and flourishing Tennis Club enjoying facilities that many envy. Others promote groups for Zumba, Pilates and Yoga in the clubhouse which also provides a meeting place for social and cultural gatherings from the Welsh Society to Mother and Toddlers. We offer a high-class venue for Meetings, Training Courses, Weddings, Christenings and Parties at reasonable cost. Our aim is to make a valuable contribution to the Community Life of Pentyrch.

We have aspirations for the future seeking to serve the community. There are plans to relocate and refurbish the current Gym Facility, to add a Fitness Trail, using the perimeter of the fields for villagers who wish to keep fit without the need to travel, or pay exorbitant prices. We plan to establish an all weather, all purpose, 4G playing surface on the First Team Pitch. This, with other initiatives both sporting and social, seek to make PRFC a hub for all community activities. So, if you just fancy a drink on a sunny afternoon, come and sit on the patio of the pub with the biggest garden in South Wales.

To get involved, or use any of the facilities, please contact the Club directly – 02920890483.

 Let’s make it “A Club For All.” – full stop!

 

 

3.

Seniors Contacts

 

President: Huw Llywelyn Davies                     president@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

Chairman: Bob Hannah                                    bob.hannah@btopenworld.com

 

Vice Chairman/Volunteer Co-ordinator:       rees.pentyrch@hotmail.co.uk              

Harry Rees

Treasurer: Bob Gilchrist                                                           bobggilchrist@hotmail.com

 

Secretary: Gareth Williams                                                garethew@hotmail.com

 

Coaching Co-Ordinator: Mal Jones                 maljones18@me.com

 

1st Team Head Coach: Chris Moss                  mossy7@hotmail.com

 

1st XV Team Manager: Geoff Williams          geoffreylwilliams@hotmail.co.uk

 

2nd Team Manager: Alun Davidson                alun.davidson@me.com

The 1st XV play in the WRU Division 3A East Central league and the 2nd XV play in the East District Division 1 league. Please refer to the club website, pentyrchrugby.co.uk for the fixture lists.

 

 

4.

     Youth Contacts

 

Youth Team Manager:

 

 Phil Angell                                                                        youthrugby@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

Youth Team Coaches:

 

Rory Lynch                                                          youthrugby@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

Mike Thomas                                                     youthrugby@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

 

Robert Ladd                                                        youthrugby@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

Rhys Tyler                                                            youthrugby@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

 

The Youth XV play in the Blues Championship South league. Please refer to the club website, pentyrchrugby.co.uk for the fixture list.

 

 

 

 

5.

Mini & Junior Contacts

 

Committee

 

President:                             Harry Rees               m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Chairman:                            Joe Wilson               mandjchairman@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Vice Chairman Junior:       Mark Laskey           m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Vice Chairman Minis:        Neil Hill                      m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Treasurer:                            Gareth Jones           m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Secretary:                             Jacqui Jones             m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Fixture Secretary:              Mark Laskey             m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Registration Secretary:     Julie Williams           m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Policy & Procedures:         Peter O’Keefe          m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Child Safeguarding:           Kieran Dunne          childprotection@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Coaching Co-ordinator:    Mal Jones                 m&jcommittee@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Age Group                    Team Manager

                                   

 Under 7s:                           Jane Drinkwater-Evans     Under7s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 8s:                              Becky Williams                    Under8s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 9s:                              Rhian Arwel                         Under9s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 10s:                           Nia Williams                        Under10s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 11s:                           Joe Wilson                           Under11s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 12s:                           Jacqui Phillips-Jones          Under12s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 13s:                           Lindsey Jones                      Under13s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 14s:                           Rhian Davies                       Under14s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 15s:                           Richard Brice                       Under15s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

Under 16s:                           Hayley Dunne                     Under16s@pentyrchrugby.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Mini & Juniors

 

In the beginning in 1984...

...there was a rugby pitch, a rugby ball and six young boys aged between eight and eleven!

The section started meeting on typical Pentyrch Autumn nights (cold and wet) on Friday evenings between 6 and 7pm, practising basic rugby skills and these sessions began following a rugby tournament held at Parc y Dwrlyn when Pentyrch Primary School entered a competition day with nobody to supervise them on the day.  It turned out that none of the boys had ever played rugby and they had enough players to enter a team in the under 9s and a seven-a-side team in the under 11s competition.  The teams were chosen according to size – with the tallest in the forwards and the shortest in the backs, consequently, every game was lost by huge scores. 

Back to Friday night training.  A shortage of players meant that the squads weren’t able to play other teams, this situation remained for about a year during which time the playing membership increased, and more rugby coaches became involved.  These coaches included Gareth Gardner, Gareth Williams, Martyn Moss, John Lewis, Meirion Morgan and Keith Davies. 

From these early days the mini rugby grew from an acorn to an oak tree and now we have the excellent contribution to rugby that the club was aiming for thanks to many volunteers. 

Today we have the largest Mini & Juniors section in the Cardiff & Vale District with teams throughout the age groups, from under 7s to under 16s.  We have had many players go on to have successful rugby careers at the highest levels and earn international caps, the latest and current welsh international being Seb Davies. Retired Internationals include Harry Robinson and Robin Sowden-Taylor

Training Times

All teams train at the main clubhouse – Parc y Dwrlyn, Penuel Rd, Pentyrch, Cardiff. CF15 9QJ. During some winter months some training takes place on G3/4 pitches nearby. Parents will be informed accordingly at the relevant time.

Training is held on a Friday evening between 6-7pm for under 7s to under 12s and on other evenings for under 13s to under 16s.

 

 

 

 

 

Pentyrch Mini & Juniors Section – Parental guide

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Pentyrch Mini & Juniors (‘PM&J’) is a section within Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Limited (‘Pentyrch RFC’) responsible for the administration of rugby played at under 7 to under 16 age levels (Minis are under 7 to 12 and Juniors under 13 to 16). PM&J is subject to the rules and regulations applicable to Pentyrch RFC. This document sets out PM&J policies and procedures. By registering with PM&J parents, guardians and players agree to adhere to these policies and procedures.

If you have any questions about this document or suggestions on how we might improve matters, then please contact us by email at m&jchairman@pentyrchrugby.co.uk.

PM&J fully embraces the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) Rugby Pathway 'Minis to Millennium' ('The Pathway') a copy of which can be downloaded from the WRU website at www.wru.co.uk/downloads. The Pathway is an important document, it sets out the WRU Policy on Fair Play, the responsibilities of coaches, parents and players and the rules and laws applicable to the playing of the game at each age level. We ask that all coaches, parents and players take time to read the current version of The Pathway prior to the start of every season.  The Pathway sets out the following responsibilities;

Parent responsibilities are to:

  • Set a good example to your child.
  • Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team.
  • Be friendly to parents of the opposition.
  • Not question publicly the referee’s decision.
  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from mini and junior rugby.
  • Recognise and value the importance of coaches.
  • Not force an unwilling child to participate in rugby, their enjoyment is paramount.
  • Encourage your child to play by the Laws/Rules.
  • Teach your child the importance of effort and teamwork.
  • Help your child to improve skills and to learn a positive attitude to the game.

Player Responsibilities are to:

  • Play rugby within the Laws and the Sporting Spirit of the Game.
  • Support and cooperate with fellow team members to ensure the team plays to its maximum capability.
  • Respect the opposition without whom the match would not take place.
  • Respect the referee and accept all decisions without dissension.

Player registration

All players must be registered with the WRU. It is also mandatory that at least one individual with parental responsibility joins Pentyrch RFC as either a full or social member. Players must be aged 6 by 1st September in the relevant year in order to register at U7 level. In line with WRU rules. PM&J will generally register a maximum of 25 players per age group.

Players registered in the preceding year have priority to re-register with their age group subject to the player, parent or guardian informing the Team Manager by email of the wish to re-register by 30 June in the relevant year. If any age group is over subscribed a player may ask the relevant Team Manager or Registration Secretary to join the player waiting list at any stage. Priority will be given to players living in the immediate catchment area subject to the overall discretion of the relevant Team Manager.

PM&J has a policy that any player who has not attended training on 4 consecutive weeks without the Team Manager’s agreement may be de-registered without notice in order to allow players on the player waiting list to join.

All registered players are covered by a basic policy of insurance arranged by the WRU. No representation is made as to the extent of or adequacy of cover provided by the policy and participants are free to arrange additional or alternative cover if they wish.

When registering a player you will be asked to provide contact details of the person or persons with parental responsibility. It is vital that you ensure that this information is kept up to date so that we can contact you in an emergency if we need to. Please therefore ensure that you inform your Team Manager of any changes. Please note that we will only communicate with the person or persons with parental responsibility whose details have been provided.

Electronic messaging and e-mail

Team Managers and Coaches will utilise messaging and e-mail systems to help with communications.

By registering you agree that your email address and/or mobile number may be shared with others registered with PM&J e.g. listed in group email recipients. If you do not wish your email address to be shared please speak to your Team Manager.

All communications with players will be sent to the registering Parent or Guardian unless specific written consent in hard copy with a ‘wet ink signature’ is provided to the Club Safeguarding Officer

Text messages and emails sent via group messages will be in standard form. Text messaging and email systems should never be used to send messages on an individual basis.

If you have any concerns about the content of any electronic message your should contact the Club Safeguarding Officer.

Player discipline & behaviour

PM&J is committed to helping improve disciplinary standards at Mini and Junior levels of the game. Please note that the WRU Disciplinary Regulations and Codes of Conduct apply, a copy of which are available on the WRU website. Please note that these regulations include provisions relating to the reporting of certain disciplinary matters to the WRU Disciplinary Officer. The Codes of Conduct apply to all participants including spectators.

Players are expected to behave appropriately at all times. It is the responsibility of parents and guardians to ensure players behave appropriately and follow instructions from Team Managers and Coaches. PM&J will take all appropriate steps to ensure that all participants adhere to the Code of Conduct and that players behave appropriately.

'It is the responsibility of players, parents and guardians to ensure appropriate behaviour at all times. Team Managers and Coaches are not responsible for supervision / childcare generally. This includes, for the avoidance of doubt, during intervals between matches.'

PM&J reserves the absolute right to; exclude players from training and or playing matches, request that Pentyrch RFC terminate the membership of any member that fails to adhere to the Code of Conduct or otherwise acts in a manner likely to bring PM&J or Pentyrch RFC into disrepute and keep records of all disciplinary matters including details of incidents and action taken and to supply that information to third parties including but not limited to the WRU.

It is not the role of the Team Manager or Coaches to report aspects of all player behaviour to parents / person/s with parental responsibility, but the Team Manager or Coach will, where he or she feels appropriate, report or discuss any matters giving rise to concern to any person in so far as is reasonably practicable in all the circumstances.

New Team Managers, Coaches and Volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering either as a Team Manager, Coach or Committee member then please contact the Chairman. We require that all new Team Managers at PM&J attend an induction with the Chairman before undertaking the role of Team Manager.

We require that all new Coaches at PM&J attend an induction with the Coaching Coordinator before undertaking any coaching. Further, Coaches will be required to attend appropriate WRU Coaching Courses for the age group they coach.

Training & Matches

At Minis level it is mandatory that someone with parental responsibility remains present at training and matches at all times. At junior level PM&J would prefer someone with parental responsibility to remain in attendance but it is not mandatory. Training is held on Friday evenings for under 7s to under 12s and on other evenings for under 13s to under 16s (please consult your team manager for exact days and timings). Matches are played on Sunday mornings.  All players must register with their team manager as soon as they arrive at training or a match venue.

Please ensure that your child dresses appropriately for training and matches. Please note that often games are played in rotation and therefore players may be stood on the touch line for extended periods in wet, cold and windy conditions. For advice, please speak directly to your team manager. Players need their own black rugby shorts and black & white hooped club rugby socks.  Generally, team shirts will be handed to players on the morning of the match and collected back in at the end of play.  Team shirts remain the property of PM&J.

A copy of the seasons’ fixtures will be posted on our website www.pentyrchrugby.co.uk. Please note this is subject to change. If there is a change or cancellation in relation to training or a match a coach or team manager will contact you as soon as he or she is able to do so.  Please note that the permission of the PM&J Committee is required prior to any matches or fixtures being arranged to take place on a day other than a Sunday.

Coaches will be responsible for determining game time for individual players during matches. The Pathway recommends that for development and participation purposes all players should play at least one half of every game. The Pathway states that coaches of young players should encourage and concentrate on enjoyment and development of skills - results are of secondary importance.

Home matches and the Clubhouse

Spectators must not stand on any part of either of the two rugby pitches at the club during training or matches but stand behind the roped off area or barriers.

Players must not wear their rugby boots on the patio area in front of the Clubhouse.  Please have a pair of trainers in a boot bag to hand.  After training and matches, players are allowed into the Clubhouse provided they are clean – bring a change of clothing/towel/clean trainers if you intend to go inside. The Clubhouse is available for use by members and invited guests in accordance with Club Rules.

 

Tournaments

Team managers may enter teams into a number of tournaments and will aim to give all players the opportunity to participate in tournaments. As we recognise that young players value an element of competition it is likely that the Team Managers / Coaches will select players based on performance and ability for specific tournaments including, but not limited to, the Blues Cup and District Tournaments and at the knockout stages of tournaments generally.

Tours

Team Managers may arrange for players in their age group to go on tours. A person with parental responsibility will be required to give prior written consent for any player to go on a tour. All players going on tour will be required to adhere to WRU Disciplinary Regulations and Codes of Conduct and to behave appropriately at all times. Any Team Manager or Coach travelling on tour may at his or her absolute discretion exclude a player from further participation on tour and or require a player be collected from the tour by the appropriate person with parental responsibility.

Safeguarding policy

PM&J and Pentyrch RFC are committed to ensuring the welfare of children within rugby and adhere to the WRU Safeguarding and Protection of Children Policy which can be found at http://www.wru.co.uk/eng/development/safeguarding/policies_and_procedures.php

Any concerns should be reported to our Child Protection Officer who is Kieran Dunne (Email: childprotection@pentyrchrugby.co.uk / Telephone: 07534 959562)

Photograph and use of imagery

Children and their parents/guardians have a right to decide whether their images are taken and how these may be used. When registering, at the start of every season, parents or guardians will be asked to complete a photographic / video consent form to indicate whether they consent to photographs or video imagery being taken.

PM&J believe it is important that parents and guardians are able to celebrate the achievements of their children through the taking of photographs or filming.  However, photographs and imagery can be used as a means of identifying children, particularly when accompanied with personal information. This information can make a child vulnerable to an individual who may wish to ‘groom’ the child. They can also be used by estranged parents (e.g. in adoption or domestic violence circumstances) to identify, trace and cause significant difficulties for children. The content of photographs and imagery can also be adapted for inappropriate use.

We ask that parents and guardians report to the Child Protection Officer any abuses of the photographs or imagery.

Social Media Policy

PM&J understands the benefits of using social media but aware of the inherent risks involved.

Please ensure in particular that you;

  • ‘think before you post’ when uploading content
  • Avoid using social media when you are tired, emotional or have been drinking alcohol
  • Avoid taking or publishing personal details of children and young people
  • Promote your club in a positive way
  • Do not promote poor sportsmanship
  • Do not incite violence on or off the field
  • Do not harass other people including through your peers
  • Do not post inappropriate photographs
  • Ensure that your privacy settings are in place either restricting or allowing access to photos, personal information, comments about others, friends and followers to closed groups.
  • Block users who harass, cause offence or bully others

 

 Online or Cyberbullying

Players and other participants must respect the feelings of others online. They should never post personal information, including pictures, about others without consent. They should not forward online content to others where it might be upsetting, hurtful or embarrassing. If they are asked to remove information that they have posted, they should do so immediately.

PM&J Committee

The PM&J Committee generally meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month between September and April.  A list of the current PM&J Committee members is available on request.

The PM&J Committee may request that any coach, team manager, parent, guardian or player attend a PM&J Committee meeting or a separate meeting at any time with Committee members to discuss any matters of concern.  The Committee will give such notice as is reasonable in all the circumstances. If a participant fails to attend a meeting at the reasonable request of the PM&J Committee then that person may, at the discretion of the Committee, be prevented for further participation in PM&J rugby.

 

 

Complaints Procedure

We want to address any issues that might arise quickly and in a co-operative and friendly manner. We hope that, in the majority of cases, any issues or concerns can be addressed by the appropriate Committee Member, Team Coach or Team Manager. We certainly welcome comments and / or suggestions that could help us to improve what we do. If you do wish to make a formal complaint please let us know by emailing details to m&jchairman@pentyrchrugby.co.uk or writing to the PM&J Chairman and we will send you a copy of our complaints procedure.

 

                                                                   7.

WRU CODE OF CONDUCT

Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Ltd / Clwb Rygbi Pentyrch Cyf

abides by the following:

 

PLAYER RESPONSIBILITIES: • Play Rugby within the Laws and the Sporting Spirit of the Game, respecting the decision of coaches and officials. • Support and co-operate with fellow team members to ensure your team plays to its maximum capability. • Respect the opposition without whom the match would not take place. • Respect the referee and accept all decisions without question. 

COACH RESPONSIBILITIES: • Encourage and deliberately boost the confidence of players. • DO NOT ridicule or over criticise. • Maintain the highest standards of personal discipline and courtesy during matches irrespective of the result. 

PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES: • Do encourage your child to play by the Laws/Rules and respect the decisions of coaches and officials • Teach your child the importance of effort and teamwork. • Applaud good play by your team and by members of the opposing team. • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse. • Do not criticise your child or other players publicly. • Do not question or criticise publicly the judgement of officials • Do recognise and acknowledge the value and importance of volunteers, coaches and administrators in so far as they give their time and energy to organise and provide activities for your child. • Do encourage your child to cooperate and work as a team with fellow players, managers and coaches. 

Young players only enjoy competition on their terms and when it becomes too serious or intense, the outcomes can diminish their enthusiasm for the game.

 

                  8.

Coaching Policy

Coaching is one of the most crucial factors in developing, sustaining and increasing participation in rugby union, securing the future and quality of the game. To be an effective coach, you will need to fulfil a number of different roles, covering the technical, tactical, physical and mental aspects demanded by our game.

We at Pentyrch Rugby Football Club fully support the WRU policy in relation to coaching and respectfully request that all our coaches are appropriately qualified to the appropriate level they coach.

It is therefore expected that ALL coaches at the club are fully qualified under the WRU guidelines. These can be found at https://www.wrugamelocker.wales. A six-month grace period is permitted to allow you time to complete an appropriate course. However, if you have not become qualified at the appropriate level by this time, you may be asked to step down from your role. You are not expected to pay for the course, the club will reimburse you once you have completed the course.

All coaches are required to register with the Welsh Rugby Union that they are coaches at Pentyrch Rugby Football Club.

Also, in line with the Welsh Rugby Union safeguarding policy, It is also imperative that any coach that is coaching children (under 18), completes the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) forms to follow the WRU and clubs safe guarding policy.

You need to make contact with our child protection officer Mr. Kieran Dunne on childprotection@pentyrchrugby.co.uk. It is imperative that before you start coaching that these forms are completed.

Finally, should you coach any player at the club, without having qualified under the WRU coaching guidelines within the six month probation period from the time you commenced coaching, you are NOT insured should a serious incident take place. You could therefore be held personally responsible for any negligence action that may be taken.

 

 

 

 

 

       9.

Club Chaplain

Gerrit Banjes, a former player & coach for Pentyrch RFC, was appointed Club Chaplain in 2016.

 

Introduction to Chaplaincy.

Who can people talk to about fears, hopes, dreams and disappointments in life? Is there someone that will listen with a sympathetic ear who is impartial and will keep it all confidential? With whom can they let off steam without fear of reprisal? Can someone help with big life decisions? Who can they turn to when things go wrong, a nasty injury occurs, a loved one dies, a relationship breaks down or depression strikes.

A Club Chaplain offers vital welfare support. But of course, it is not just about support in tough times, a chaplain also seeks to pour strength into relationships during the good times. Research shows that people who have a good balance in the 3 key areas of life - physical, mental and spiritual - are far more rounded and grounded in life, more content and are not only more resilient to the knocks and setbacks of life but also tend to outperform their peers.

"The sports chaplain is expected to provide ongoing pastoral and spiritual care, by permission, to those of faith or no faith, for the holistic wellbeing of all involved in the community of sport"

Contact details for Gerrit are:-

gerrit.bantjes@cff.org.uk

07967658197

 

 

 

 

 

 

10.

Policies for Anti – Doping, Safeguarding and Concussion

 

Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Ltd / Clwb Rygbi Pentyrch Cyf

Abides by the WRU policies for:-

Anti Doping, Safeguarding and Concussion

For further details on these please see below for relevant pages on WRU website.

 

Anti-Doping: - http://www.wru.wales/eng/development/antidoping/introduction.php

 

Safeguarding:-

Clive Chard Safeguarding Co-ordinator 02920822330

http://www.wru.wales/eng/development/safeguarding/index.php

 

Concussion:-

http://www.wru.wales/eng/development/medical/concussion.php

 

Please visit the download area for a comprehensive copy of the WRU Concussion guidance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.

Club Membership

Membership Secretary John Harrison (jefharrisonjef1@gmail.com)

Membership forms available from John or from behind the Bar.

Annual Membership starts from 1st September every year.

2019/2020  Membership Fees

Full Membership                                                                           £32.00

Family Membership (2 adults residing at the same address)       £42.00

Social Membership                                                                       £18.00

OAP Membership                                                                          £12.00

Senior & Youth Registered Player                                               £11.00

Coaches/Team Managers/Committee Members                         £11.00

Gym (Registered Player)                                                                £25.00 +£11.00 as above

Gym (Non Registered Player)                                                        £50.00+£32.00 as above

 

 

           

                                                Volunteer  Recruitment

We are always looking for people to join us. Can you assist Pentyrch Rugby Football Club Ltd / Clwb Rygbi Pentyrch Cyf in any way? If so, please contact our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Harry Rees.

Phone: 02920891038 / 07904974996.    E-mail: rees.pentyrch@hotmail.co.uk

Alternatively please contact the Team Manager for your age group.

 

 

12.          

Pentyrch RFC Vice Presidents Group

Originally the Vice Presidents were a small number of ‘Patrons’ of the Rugby Club who paid extra in club membership fees to support the development of Pentyrch RFC.

In the 1980s, under the Presidency of Don Llewellyn, a more organised and focused group emerged, with a management committee, together with active members, who see it as their mission to help the Rugby Club in important aspects of its development.

Today a hardworking and dynamic Vice Presidents Group, under the leadership of Huw Llywelyn Davies, raises money throughout the year via the promotion and running of various sporting and social functions for club members as well as the local community

The funds raised are held by the VP Treasurer and released, when appropriate, to any faction of the rugby club deemed worthy according to our mission.

The special areas of focus for the VPs are; assisting with the development and success of the playing of rugby at Pentyrch RFC; and the improvement and maintenance of facilities, including the clubhouse, equipment and grounds, that will further promote this development as well as the enjoyment of rugby at Pentyrch RFC for players, club members, and members of the local community. The VPG consist of:-

Huw Ll Davies (President)        Duncan Dawson         Cath Evans           Gareth Lewis

Alan Mould (Chairman)            Colin Williams           Chris Morris         Steve Cooke

John Harrison (Secretary)         Nigel Churcher           Paul Marley

Brian Rosser (Treasurer)          John Richardson         Richard Brice.  

 

 

Commercial Activities.

Contacts

Bob Hannah                                                                     bob.hannah@btopenworld.com

John Berry                                                                           berryjoo8@uwclub.net

For all Commercial Activities apart from Sponsorship for Match Day & Programme.

Colin Williams                                                    colin.williams@talktalk.net

For Match Day and Programme Sponsorship

 

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Local Schools

 

Pentyrch RFC School / Club Network

 

Formal links between sports clubs and schools can be a great way to encourage children to continue playing sport after school, and also assist in creating a pathway towards competitive and performance opportunities.

Pentyrch RFC Mini and Juniors has formed numerous school/club links between itself and a number of community schools in the nearby area. The purpose of these links is to provide a safe pathway for children from school sport to community sport, which will enable children and parents to actively engage in both environments as participants, volunteers, coaches and officials.

Pentyrch RFC School Network is:-

Primary Schools Within Network are:

  • Pentyrch
  • Creigiau (English & Welsh Sections)
  • Gwaelod y Garth (English & Welsh Sections)
  • Tongwynlais
  • Danescourt
  • Radyr
  • Bryn Deri
  • Peterson Super Ely

Secondary Schools within the Network are:

  • Plasmawr (Welsh)
  • Radyr
  • Bishop of Llandaff
  • Cathedral School

*Although these are the schools within Pentyrch RFCs geographical catchment, the club does have players from other schools, if circumstances allow.

There are a large number of mutual benefits for having such a network. Benefits for the club include:

  • More young people in the club
  • Increased participation within the club
  • Opportunity to develop and retain talent for the future
  • Potential access for the club to use school facilities
  • Raised profile within the community through school communication platforms
  • Opening up club access to the wider community
  • Increases the potential to identify and recruit new club volunteers
  • New financial opportunities
  • Pooling of resources
  • Raises the profile of the sport

Benefits for the schools Include:

  • More active and healthier pupils
  • Raised profile within the community
  • Increased funding opportunities
  • Social benefits from wider community links
  • Pathways for sport – safe and controlled exit routes for child participation
  • Improved standard of schools sport teams
  • Recognition as an institution that supports development beyond the school
  • Support and assistance with extra-curricular activities.

Benefits for the Participants include:

  • Improved opportunities to access sport in their local community
  • Opportunity for their talent to be identified and nurtured
  • Wider range of sporting opportunities
  • Move confidently between school and club. Opportunity to develop coaching and leadership skills
  • Understand how their experiences in school and at the club compliment each other
  • Recognise how PE prepares them for their involvement in clubs at junior age and beyond
  • Introduction to healthy living
  • Feel comfortable with a range of people from different backgrounds and of different  ages
  • Choose club programmes that are suited to them

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

        

 

 

 

 

 

 

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