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Old Mutual Kids First

Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Rugby is our new approach to rugby at U7-U13 at clubs and schools across the country. It’s all about helping children develop and learn the game at their own pace, and making sure they have plenty of fun while playing

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Start small, think big – Old Mutual Wealth and Kids First. We couldn’t be more proud to partner with Kids First. We’re in the business of investments, pensions and life protection, which might seem a world away from rugby, but we’re totally on the ball when it comes to the value of achievement through expert guidance.

Kids First coaching is all about understanding what motivates individuals, and encouraging them to give their all for themselves and their team mates.

In our world we believe that people who take professional financial advice have the best chance of reaching their goals. When an adviser recommends us, it allows us to play our part in making a difference to the prosperity of future generations.

That’s why Kids First and Old Mutual Wealth make such a good team. Both of us pride ourselves on understanding individual motivations and setting small targets to achieve big ambitions.

So congratulations on becoming a part of such a worthwhile sporting initiative, and here’s to helping the next generation to fulfil their dreams.

Clubs and schools take the Kids First pledge

Put children at the heart of everything we do and all decisions we make.

Encourage fun on the pitch, through equal opportunity and realistic expectations of our children.

Develop children’s confidence and character as players and as people, challenging any behaviour that conflicts with this.

Build the skills of our adults to provide a safe, healthy, respectful and enjoyable environment for children.

Champion rugby’s Core Values, inspiring a lifelong bond between children, adults and our sport.

See who else has already committed

Minehead Barbarians, TA24 6TR

Weymouth, DT5 2DS

Exmouth, EX8 3AF

Gordano, BS2 0JJ

Grasshoppers, TW8 0NG

Hitchin, SG5 3NZ

New Milton, BH25 7BL

Didcot, OX11 8QX

Hungerford, RG4 6ST

Westombe Park, TN15 7HH

Upminster, RM14 1JZ

Camberley, KT22 9AD

Harlow, CM17 0AH

Richmond, TW9 2SF

Coalville, LE67 8QT

Thorney, PE4 5AA

Nottingham Casuals, NG90 1BS

Leamington, CV8 2UH

Broughton Park, DY5 1LW 

Barton Under Needwood, DY5 1LW 

Manchester, DY5 1LW 

Stafford, DY5 1LW 

Luctonian, DY5 1LW 

Cannock, DY5 1LW 

Scarborough, BD16 4NJ

Carlisle, BD16 4NJ

Walcott, BA1 3RT

FAQs
What is Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Rugby?
Old Mutual Wealth Kids First is our new approach to rugby at U7-U13 at clubs and schools across the county. It’s all about helping children develop and learn the game at their own pace, and making sure they have plenty of fun while playing. We’re asking rugby centres across the country to take the pledge to commit to a range of high quality standards. We are asking clubs and schools to commit to;

· Put children at the heart of everything we do and all decisions we make.
· Encourage fun on the pitch, through equal opportunity and realistic expectations of our children.
· Develop children’s confidence and character as players and as people, challenging any behaviour that conflicts with this.
· Build the skills of our adults to provide a safe, healthy, respectful and enjoyable environment for children.
· Champion rugby’s Core Values, inspiring a lifelong bond between children, adults and our sport.
How do I register my club or school for Old Mutual Wealth Kids First?
All clubs and schools can sign up; ask your Club Chairman or Head Teacher to take the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First pledge.

As part of the registration process all clubs and schools will pass through a safeguarding filtering. Shortly after, they will be contacted directly by the Rugby Football Union.
Can Old Mutual Wealth Kids First status be removed?

Yes, but we hope it won’t get to that. Use the resources that are available to you to deliver Old Mutual Wealth Kids First in the best way possible. Those resources include; the physical resources, the suite of coach and referee education that is available to you, your local CRC and RDO, the Constituent Body/County Schools Union; our online community; other deliverers within your club or school, other clubs and schools… the list really is endless. Keep visiting this page for things that you could implement to help our young players enjoy their rugby.

By signing up you have made a commitment to deliver rugby in certain way, to champion the core values and to invest in educating those who deliver and support rugby in your club or school, not adhering to the pledge you have made could lead to removal of your status.
What resources are available?
As part of your welcome pack you will receive information and resources to enhance your current rugby offer. You will gain access to our online toolkit where you can personalise and download promotional material to advertise your involvement in Old Mutual Wealth Kids First.

Want to find out what you can do to be the best you can be? We have designed a feedback form that you can send to your recent visitors inviting them to comment on what they liked about their recent visit and what would have made it even better. This is downloadable on the resources section of the brand centre.
I’m at a Kids First club or school but I’ve seen behaviour that conflicts with the pledge, what should I do?
If you see behaviour that conflicts with the pledge and impacts on children’s enjoyment it must be challenged. How we do that is dependent on the severity of what we see: 
· Core Values – is what you see in coaching practice or touchline behaviour supporting our core values (teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, sportsmanship)? If it doesn’t we have a duty to the game and to the children to challenge.

· Poor practice – engage in conversation with them and look to influence what they are doing through conversation or by demonstrating good practice. An example of this could be long lines of children standing still, can we suggest an alternative activity that creates activity for all. Check it against the ‘APES’ principle – is it Active, Purposeful, Enjoyable and Safe?

· Dangerous practice / Safeguarding related – Intervene. We need to do all we can to prevent injury and to protect the welfare of our young people. Report the matter to other coaches, Safeguarding Manager or the Club Coaching Coordinator, they are there to help. Don’t assume someone else will.
How does Old Mutual Wealth Kids First relate to the New Rules of Play and the Age Grade Review?
Kids First is the player centred philosophy of putting our kids first in the way we coach, enjoy and play our game. 
· The New Rules of Play are the development driven game rules that are played on the pitch.

· The Age Grade Review includes the new structure of competition; this supports the Kid First philosophy and gives opportunities for children in our clubs and schools to play competitive rugby using the New Rules of Play.

Our Age Grade principals will drive the future of Age Grade rugby. We will ensure rugby remains; player-centred, development driven and competition supported. Adopting these principals will create a consistent offer for players, providing clarity and removing conflicts between clubs, schools and representative rugby.

For additional information, please visit: www.englandrugby.com/agegraderugby
I am a parent, why is Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Rugby important to me?
Rugby Union is a great game to be involved in as a player, teacher, coach, parent, spectator, referee or volunteer and enjoyment is the key to keeping people in the game longer. The aim of Old Mutual Wealth Kids First is to give children an experience that helps them flourish and enhances their enjoyment of rugby for life.

If we fully commit to the pledge in our coaching and on the touchline, we will provide our players with the best possible chance of developing a lifelong affiliation with our sport.
Who is Old Mutual Wealth?

As the largest* wealth management business in the UK, Old Mutual Wealth aims to help people secure their financial futures. If you haven’t heard of them before, it’s probably because most of their products are sold via financial advisers. Old Mutual Wealth is a strong believer in the value of financial advice as the best way to help people achieve their financial goals.

The company oversees £98.6bn** in customer investments and is part of Old Mutual plc, a FTSE 100 group. As well as offering a range of financial products (such as pensions, investments and protection) in the UK and overseas (via Old Mutual International), its services include:

·        financial advice (via the Intrinsic network)

·        investment management solutions via Old Mutual Global Investors

·        discretionary investment management via Quilter Cheviot.

Find out more at www.oldmutualwealth.co.uk/about-us.

*by assets under management

**as at 30 September 2015

What is Old Mutual Wealth’s role?

Old Mutual Wealth is a proud partner of Kids First. That’s because, as with finances, they’re a big supporter when it comes to the value of achievement through expert guidance.

Kids First is all about understanding what motivates children and encouraging them, with the support of their coach, to give their all for themselves and their team mates.

Old Mutual Wealth is passionate about playing their part in making a difference to the prosperity of future generations and believes that people who take professional financial advice have the best chance of reaching their goals.

That’s why Kids First and Old Mutual Wealth make such a good team. Both pride themselves on understanding individual motivations and setting small targets to achieve big ambitions.

 
Got a question?
Got a question that isn’t answered in the FAQ’s? Please contact kidsfirst@rfu.com