Rugby Club Administration and Legal Process

Getting the administrative side of your community rugby club right is an important part of ensuring success on the pitch.

If the behind-the-scenes requirements are managed effectively, attention and energy can rightly be focussed on the field of play.

An appropriately sized and properly functioning club committee is a key element of making thorough and representative decisions which benefit all sections of the club.

The RFU wants to ensure clubs comply with all necessary obligations, such as data protection and employment law; and protect their committee members and volunteers by incorporating the club either as a Company Ltd By Guarantee or Co-operative; and look to maximise their income potential by becoming a community amateur sports club.

Legal and tax helpline

The RFU has arranged helplines through its partner Irwin Mitchell for clubs to obtain free advice on any legal or tax related matter, as well as online support for the creation of standard employment agreements and legal documents.

Legal & Tax Helpline: 0333 0100337


RFU clubs are provided with an online legal documents service with Irwin Mitchell.

Legal documents are available free of charge, and include such things as:

  • Employment agreements
  • Consultancy agreement
  • Website privacy policy
  • Health and safety checklist

Access online legal documents here.