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Rules of Membership

Bedford Junior Blues Rugby Club is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of all its members. The Club believes that it is important that members, coaches, administrators and parents/carers associated with the Club should, at all times, show respect and understanding for the safety and welfare of others.

  • Bedford Junior Blues club policy requires all players to be paid up “Members” in order to participate in training/matches. Our membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August each year. Membership is defined as having:
    1. Completed online registration via club website
    2. Made appropriate payments on or after 1st August (exception: Welfare or Give Rugby A Try)
  • Club members are encouraged to be open at all times and to share any concerns or complaints that they may have about any aspect of the Club with the Chairman.
  • Members of the club are players, coaches, administrators and parent/carers and the following rules apply to all such members. A breach of the rules may lead to disciplinary action in accordance with the Disciplinary Procedures of the Club.
  • All members must play within the Laws of the Game and respect officials and their decisions. Any member sent off in a Junior match is liable to disciplinary action.
  • All members must respect their opponents, playing colleagues, coaches, parents/carers and the administrators of the Club. Abusive, bullying or threatening behaviour will not be tolerated.
  • Members should keep to agreed timings for training or matches and inform their Coach if they are unavailable or are going to be late.
  • Members must wear suitable kit. Mouthguards are recommended for age groups U9 to U17. Shoulder pads etc and studs must comply with the current regulations in force at the time.
  • Membership fees are due immediately a player joins the club, and at the beginning of each season thereafter.
  • Junior members are not allowed to smoke on club premises or whilst representing the club at matches or competitions.
  • Junior members are not allowed to consume alcohol or drugs of any kind on the club premises or whilst representing the club.
  • Coaches are solely responsible for the providing a safe playing and training environment. Members aged 16 years or under are the responsibility of the parent/carer and, as such, an adult should be present at training and matches who can take responsibility for the member in the event of injury or illness.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/carer to inform the Coach of any specific medical needs and of any treatment that may be required.
  • Any kit that purchased is to bear any reference to Bedford RUFC or Bedford Junior Blues RFC is to be purchased through the Junior Blues Kit Stall.
  • Sponsorship can be sourced by individual age groups. Any financial sponsorship should be reflected in the age group accounts. Sponsors logos may be placed on kit purchased for the age group, subject to the following criteria: The generic club sponsors logo will be placed on the front centre of the shirt. No other logos should be placed there. Individual age group sponsorship,logos can be placed on either sleeve or on the nape of the neck of the shirt.
  • Sponsorship logos can be placed on any other Junior Blues clothing or equipment subject to prior approval by the Committee.

Player Registration:

All Members are required to complete online registration form which can be found by visiting: Registration

The Registration Fee for the 2018 - 2019 season is £100 per player (sibling £60)

The appropriate annual payment and submission of this Registration Form entitles your child to train and play with the club. For Youth age groups, this includes mid-week training and Sunday sessions. The Club endeavours to provide food for both Mini and Youth squads after home fixtures. There will be a discount of £20 off the full membership fee for any additional siblings. The club Equity Policy caters for reduced membership fees on a case by case basis, contact the Membership Secretary for full details.

For new player membership please provide two passport size photographs, named on the back and forward to your age group Parent Rep.

Medical Consent: Where a player is Under 18 application for membership implies that parents/guardians agree that if a child requires medical treatment during a club activity and it is not possible to contact said parent/guardian, the person in charge of the activity is authorised to give consent.

Photography: Where a player is Under 18 application for membership implies that parents/guardians understand that images of players/teams may be reproduced to promote an event or publicise the club in electronic or printed form. Any parent/guardian not wishing for images to appear should notify the club in writing.

Data Protection: Information supplied will be held on-line for use of the club only. All members are free to view personal information upon request.