Rugby Safe

RugbySafe, supported by Simplyhealth, is the RFU’s overarching player safety and wellbeing programme, putting player welfare at the heart of the game and covering how the game should be organised and managed to ensure that rugby is played in a safe and enjoyable environment.

We know that prevention is better than cure. RugbySafe provides guidance and resources for all rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place. Together with Simplyhealth, we recognise that mental and physical wellbeing go hand in hand with developing a positive player welfare culture and keeping the rugby community healthy.

Clubs and all organisers of rugby activities have a responsibility towards the health and safety of players, staff and volunteers. Appropriate measures for training, first aid provision and equipment should be in place to ensure that rugby union is delivered to the highest standards in a safe and enjoyable environment.

The RugbySafe Toolkit is a series of online and downloadable resources designed to provide information and guidance on various player welfare topics and provides information and guidance to support clubs and other rugby activity organisers in delivering best practice.

  • Being RugbySafe
  • RugbySafe Essential Guides & Resources
  • Community Rugby Pitch-side First Aid & Immediate Care Provision Guidelines
  • Emergency First Aid and Immediate Care Training
  • Activate
  • Mental Wellbeing Guidance
  • Research

To access resources and guidance please visit  RFU RugbySafe Player Welfare

Cheshire RFU RugbySafe Manager: David Orme

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