BUXTON Rugby Union Football Club has been awarded the prestigious RFU Seal of Approval for its mini/junior rugby section.
The RFU Seal of Approval, and with it the Sport England Clubmark, recognises the club’s hard work in ensuring safe, effective and child-friendly standards have been met.
It means that anyone wishing to join the club can be certain that they will be coached to the highest standards, in a safe environment.
At an awards ceremony held at the club on Sunday, Sean Wright, the RFU Youth Development Officer for the East Midlands, presented the award to Buxton Rugby Club President Patrick Leahy.
Patrick said: “This award recognises the effort and achievement of the club to reach, maintain and improve on the required standards.
“As a club we are committed to the provision of quality rugby for young players.”
The president praised the work of the club coaching coordinator Colin Alcock and the volunteer coordinator Paula Bentley for their hard work in helping achieve the award.
He also thanked the coaches, managers and helpers within the section who freely give up their time to coach the young players.
He added that, without the help of all the hard-working and dedicated individuals, the award would not have been achieved.
Anybody wishing to join the club can obtain details from the club’s website at www.buxtonrugbyclub.com.