Governance has become an increasingly important issue that rugby union clubs have to address. This is due to examples of compliance requirements (legal & insurance), poor management, financial failure, and to maximise the opportunity of public funding resulting in a need for better sports administrative structures.

Guidance and information on good club governance for your club is readily available at and includes health checks, guides, and templates.

A good starting point is to complete the RFU Good Club Governance Health Check.

Click on the link below for access to the latest Club Management guide

ClubManagementReferenceGuide_English August 2018