Well organised clubs are well run and supported by local communities and members using appropriate and current policies, procedures and practices.

This section provides useful information that will help with the efficient and sustainable running of clubs.

Club Legal & Charity Structure

Club Legal & Charity Structure Guidance (PDF)

Sources of Affordable Legal Advice (PDF)

Role Descriptors

Policy Guidance

Club Alcohol Licensing Information (PDF)

Data Protection Guidance (PDF)

Health & Safety Policy Guidance (PDF)

Health & Safety Volunteer Guidance (PDF)

Health & Safety Accident & Incident Reporting Guidance (PDF)

Health & Safety Risk Assessment Template (DOC)

Health & Safety Fire Risk Assessment Template (DOC)

Health & Safety Pre-event Checklist Template (DOC)

Health & Safety Premises Checklist Template (DOC)

Health & Safety Touring Teams Risk Assessment Template (DOC)

Injury Management

Social Media Guidance (PDF)

Child Protection 

Human Resource Employment Guidance (PDF)

Code of Conduct

Scottish Rugby Code of Conduct (PDF)




Values & Ethos

Positive Coaching Scotland

VIDEO | Newton Stewart | Scottish Rugby Club Conference 2017

Key learnings from Newton Stewart on creating a club culture is to keep it fun, focus on the clubs culture and values and engage with the players families and the local community. The club is about more than just rugby as it’s important to provide a good service in a competitive market. Newton Stewart also launched a 4th XV that has given transitioning players somewhere to play. 

Club Insurance

Club Insurance Guidance (PDF)