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Here at Avonvale RFC we take the welfare of young people very seriously.

The Club operates strictly within the all the English Rugby Football Union (RFU) Rules and Guidelines.


This is reflected in the Club’s Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed here:







If you have any questions about safeguarding and child welfare at the club, or if you as a junior section player or as an adult have a safeguarding concern, please contact me by telephone or email.


Concerns about safeguarding can sometimes just be a gut-feeling. If something makes you feel uncomfortable, that is the time to raise it.

All information will be treated according to the confidentiality protocols required by safeguarding principles.

Additionally, the RFU Safeguarding Department can be contacted on:


Tel. 0208 831 6655 or Email:

If you are concerned that a child is at risk of immediate serious harm, dial 999.

The Club Safeguarding Officer for Avonvale RFC is

Steve Cook.















Contact Information:

Tel: 07578 796069


 The Club Assistant Safeguarding Officer for Avonvale RFC is

Julia Hughes.



Contact Information:

Tel: 07769 692590


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