Welcome to Moortown Rugby Football Club, where we are rightly proud of the achievements and the excellent attitude of our young players. It’s great to be back after what seems to be an age since the last rugby match was played.
Moortown as a club, aims to give our mini and junior players the opportunity to enjoy playing rugby in a safe, friendly environment where they can develop their skills and have fun at the same time. We therefore work closely with the RFU to ensure that this happens within the ethical guidelines, codes of conduct and best practice as advised by the RFU. On our club website you can find details of our Child Protection, Equity, and Health & Safety Policies along with a copy the RFU’s Guidance for Parents booklet which contains useful information regarding what you can expect of our coaches and volunteers here at the club, and, what we ask of you as parents and spectators. Please take some time to have read these, and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask your child's coach, or any member of the mini junior committee, whose contact details are also on the website.
This year we have had many changes, not only on the pitch but off the pitch. Thanks to a lot of hard work from our departing Chairman Chris Armistead he managed to secure a 2 year sponsorship deal with Help-link, supply full kits for all age groups junior and senior. The club house has been put through a makeover and is looking fantastic, with further improvements on going through the year. The club has also been very successful over the last 18months securing over £100,000 in grants thanks to Sport England and the RFU. The grants are to improve our overworked playing surfaces with the first grant being used on our front pitch in May and we have been advised this should be available to use again late September.
Please also remember that all teams need more players – please keep your ears to the ground at school, youth clubs etc and let the team coaches know of any potential recruits!
We are also proud of our RFU Seal of Approval, status, which recognises our achievement in reaching and maintaining the standard of a club committed to providing a quality rugby union experiences for young players. This season we will be working towards our re-accreditation of this.
A very warm welcome to the 2013/14 season at Moortown RUFC and we hope that you all enjoy the rugby!