Warwickshire RFU

Overview of RugbySafe

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 played and managed to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible.

The RFU provides guidance and resources for all rugby activity organisers on what needs to be in place to create a fun and safe playing environment.

RFU training courses and development opportunities for coaches, match officials, teachers and other volunteers, increase awareness of the game’s key safety elements.

The RFU also engages in key safety research, with findings used to inform the game.

Coronavirus Guidance

Because of the ever-changing position in respect of the Pandemic Warwickshire CB recommend that at all times you follow Government and RFU Guidance.

Coronavirus Guidance from HM Government
Coronavirus Guidance from the RFU


The advice on the recognition and treatment of concussion is drawn directly from the RFU website.

It is recommended that all participants in the game of rugby are familiar with the guidance below.

CONCUSSION GUIDANCE -HEADCASE Concussion Prevention -Concussion prevention

Are you Rugby Ready?

The following are all key information and template documents that can be used by clubs, schools, colleges and universities when putting plans and provisions in place to ensure a safe playing environment.

Essential Guides – Player Clothing

Here we have guidance on what players can wear while playing. There is an emphasis on safety for both the wearer and other players.

Medical Condition Guides

Any advice provided by the Warwickshire CB in relation to specific injuries, illnesses or disabilities is only general advice and it should not be used as a substitute for the individual advice patients receive when they consult their own doctor. Individuals are advised to consult their own General Practitioner or Hospital Consultant for specific advice on their condition and/or fitness to train for or play rugby.

Mental Health and wellbeing. It’s good to talk

It is estimated that one in four people will experience a mental health illness each year in the UK. For these people, the pressures and strains of life and work can act as a catalyst to mental health problems, with the most common being depression and anxiety.

The links between good physical health and mental health are well recognised. Physical activity such as playing rugby can be very beneficial for mental health and wellbeing as well as bringing physical benefits.

WRFU RugbySafe contact

Ricky Rees Tel 07963611715 – [email protected]

RFU Contacts

The foundation provides support and information to rugby players in England who sustain catastrophic injuries. They also help prevent future injuries through research and education. For more information visit https://www.rfuipf.org.uk/

RFU IPF Welfare Officer: Dave Bently
Tel: 07894 489 716
[email protected]