Rugby union is frequently described as a game for all, and good governance is the key to ensuring that all involved in the sport are appropriately and fairly represented.

The Rugby Football Union, as the governing body of rugby union in England, believes that the need for good governance within sport has seldom been more clear. 

Governance encompasses the areas of discipline, safeguarding, club support, regulations, insurance and anti-doping amongst other things and good governance at every level is crucial in ensuring that the sport of rugby union is run openly, fairly, and safely for the good of all and that the sport’s integrity and standing is protected.

So whether your interest lies with the conventional 15 a-side game, Sevens, Tag or Beach rugby, putting good governance at its heart will ensure a better game for all.

Good Club Governance Health Check

Governance has become an increasingly important issue that clubs have to address.  From addressing issues of finance and compliance, review your club’s governance by taking the RFU Good Club Governance Health Check.

To review certain governance areas in more depth please access the below health checks:

Further details about what the RFU means by good governance are outlined in the Good Governance Model

Good Governance Toolkit