The Principles of the CB

The role of a CB is defined as ‘facilitating the administration of the game

These activities are wide ranging and can be categorised within the three roles below:

• Secure the representation of clubs and schools on Council
• Discipline
• Safeguarding
• Local competition administration
• Annual review of club accounts
• Provide CB accounts to RFU
• Match approvals (age grade, tours and Sevens)

  • There are a number of tasks that a CB is best placed to deliver, supported by RFU staff, for example, but not restricted to

• Promote the Core Values of the game
• Planning, funding and reporting
• Arrange and deliver CB and Club development meetings
• Local volunteer reward and recognition programme
• Work with Referee Societies, Premiership and Championship clubs, Legacy
  Groups, other county NGBs and voluntary bodies
• CB Representative teams
• CB Development Squads
• Assist clubs to comply with any statutory obligations (e.g. incorporated status)

  • There are a number of tasks in which CBs play a part and which are usuallydelivered or supported by RFU staff and other specialists, for example but not, restricted to

• Development of rugby in clubs, schools, colleges & universities
• Player Safety information and support
• Development of club and CB volunteers for leadership roles
• Investment in Club Facilities
• Refereeing courses with Referee Societies
• Delivery of coaching courses
• Developing Player Programme (DPP)
• Delivery of technical information from RFU specialists
• Delivery of national programmes 

Assistance to perform these tasks is provided at a local level through the RFU CB Relationship Manager, Area Training Manager, Area Facilities Manager and at national level, where technical expertise is required or national programmes are targeted locally (Targetted Delivery Funding, Leadership Academy, Volunteer recognition etc).


Additional information: 

Structure & Management of GRFU