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Welcome Information and Policies

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Percy Park Mini/Midi and Junior Rugby
Welcome Information and Policies

Table of Contents

1. Introduction - Welcome to Percy Park Rugby Club.
2. Contact Details
3. List of Key Officials and contact numbers
4. List of Lead Coaches and contact numbers
5. Training Nights
6. CRB Forms
7. Escalation routes
8. Shop Information
9. Parents, Coaches and Players Behaviour
10. Kit Sponsorship and strips
11. First Aid
12. Club Membership
13. Policies
14. Codes of Conduct
15. Feedback Forms

1. Introduction - Welcome to Percy Park Rugby Club.

Welcome to Percy Park Rugby Club. The club is very family orientated and works hard to ensure it is inclusive to all members. There are five pitches available, three with floodlights and two pitches belonging to Kings school Tynemouth. The club also has a shop and two function rooms which are available for hire.
The structure at the club is broken into four areas:- Mini / Midi rugby, Junior Rugby, Colts Rugby and Senior Rugby. Additional to this there is a touch rugby team, the Percy Park Pirates.
All coaches are at least level 1 qualified and are in possession of current CRB certificates.
Mini / Midi rugby covers ages from Under 7’s through to Under 12’s with a team at each age group. These ages train and play on Sunday mornings and are part of a structured fixture with all the other clubs in Northumberland.
The rules governing the playing of rugby at Mini / Midi level are governed by a set of rules called the continuum. The continuum covers the introduction, teaching, playing and coaching in three incremental stages of Under 7-8, Under 9-10, and Under 11-12. To view the continuum the web address is:
Junior Rugby covers Under 13’s through to Under 16’s and train during the week at the club. Their games, both home and away, are played on a Sunday morning and are organised and managed by the respective age group coaches. The rules governing the playing of rugby at Junior level are also governed by the continuum.
Academy/Colts Rugby which covers the Under 17’s and Under 18’s train twice a week, Monday night and Wednesday night and play their games on Saturdays and Sundays dependant on the league.
The Senior Rugby teams train on a Monday and Wednesday night and play on a Saturday afternoon.

2. Contact Details

The address of the club is:
Percy Park RFC
Preston Avenue
North Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE30 2BE
Telephone – 0191 2575710
Senior Web address -
Junior Web address –
Mini Web address –
Touch Rugby address -

3. List of Key Officials and contact numbers

Chair of Mini / Midi - Al Macdonald – 0191 2913611  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Chair of Youth - Kevin Dale - 0191 2516595 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Child Welfare Officer – Pam Dale- 0191 2516595 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Club Steward – Brian Scorer - 0191 2575710 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

4. List of Lead Coaches

First Team Coach – James Pontin
Academy/Colts Coach – Malcolm Cairns
Under 16’s Lead Coach – Tim Smith
Under 15’s Lead Coach – Chris Wrigley
Under 14’s Lead Coach – Jim Foster
Under 13’s Lead Coach – Lee Weatherley
Under 12’s Lead Coach – Joh Turner
Under 11’s Lead Coach – Mark Jackson
Under 10’s Lead Coach – Wayne Dobson
Under 9’s Lead Coach – Dave Watson
Under 8’s Lead Coach – Graham Robertson
Under 7’s Lead Coach – Martin Howe
Touch Rugby – Seamus McCallion

The club follows the RFU directive regards child protection and all coaches involved in junior rugby has a current CRB clearance and is an fully paid member of the club.

To contact any of the above coaches please contact one of the officials in section 3 above.

5. Training Nights

The training night for the junior age groups are:
Under 13’s – Thursday Night
Under 14’s – Tuesday Night
Under 15’s – Monday and Wednesday Night
Under 16’s – Thursday Night
Colts – Monday and Wednesday Night
The Senior teams train on Monday and Wednesday Nights.
The Touch Rugby train on a Thursday Night
Timings for the training may vary so you should confirm this with the respective lead coach
Mini / Midi training and games takes place on Sunday mornings at the club.

6. CRB Forms

All adults who are in regular contact with any of the mini / midi and junior age groups must have an up to date CRB certificate. The CRB process is done electronically therefore you need to arrange an appointment with the Child Wefare Officer. Once completed the clearance takes on average 7-10 days.

7. Escalation routes

Should you be dissatisfied with any aspect of the club then your first point of contact should be with the Lead Coach for that age group. More serious issues should be raised with the appropriate chair (7-12’s Chair of Mini / Midi) and (13 to Colts – Chair of Youth). Any issues you have with regards child safety and protection will be flagged to the club’s child protection officer. If the club deems the severity of the incident to be serious then the matter will be raised with the relevant parties within Northumberland RFU.

8. Catering Information

The club kitchen are ran by volunteers and are open most Sunday mornings form 10:30 onwards during the season.  The kitchen provides hot food and drinks for both parents and players: a light meal is available for all players after a game.

9. Parents, Coaches and Players Behaviour

The whole ethos of Percy Park is to create a friendly and welcoming environment. The rules for behaviour of coaches, parents and players are clearly set out by the RFU and are adhered to by the club.

10. Kit Sponsorship and Strips

The majority of playing kit is funded by the kind support and generosity of sponsors that often carries the sponsors name or logo. We are grateful for the continued support we receive in this area and always welcome new interested parties. The club has an agreement with Zoo Sports for all our branded kit therefore all kit must be ordered through the club.The club does stock the basics such as shorts, socks gumshields etc. Generally training clothing is self funded and Percy Park is keen to ensure that players are suitably attired for the weather conditions in line with RFU policies. All training equipment such as ball, cones, tackle shields etc are provided by the club

11. First Aid

All coaches have basic introductory first aid knowledge which is often supported by parent volunteer health professionals. The club is always keen for anyone with a medical background who is willing to be included in this role to make themselves known to the respective Chairs. Any serious accidents must be reported in the accident book which is held in the clubhouse.

12. Club Membership

An annual membership fee is required to enrol players and coaches with the RFU. On top of this all players pay an annual subscription which is used to pay for the facilities and training equipment. This also funds refreshments after games and the general maintenance of the playing areas. There is an option to take out individual membership or family membership which covers all immediate family. The annual membership fee covers a basic 3rd party insurance for the players. Should parents wish to they can take out additional insurance for their children but this is an individual choice and is not provided by the club.

13. Policies

Child Protection and Safeguarding
Equity Policy
Photographic Policy

14. Codes of Conduct

Code of Conduct for Officials and Volunteers
Code of Conduct for Parents / Guardians
Junior Club Rules

15. Feedback forms

Parent / Guardian Feedback Form
Coaches Feedback Form
Photographic Permission Form


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