Retaining Members:
Retaining members is easier and cheaper than finding new ones.  Where can you start?

  • Contact via email/newsletter pre-season
  • Promote first training & sign on
  • Follow up on anyone who hasn’t renewed their membership**
  • Sample Retention letter email
  • Provide quality coaches and offer development for promising players
  • Foster a positive team culture
  • Promote club values & keeping rugby ’safe, fair and inclusive’
  • Promote your club social events
  • Update all your social media sites with accurate club information & dates
  • Facebook, website, twitter etc
  • Recognise & reward your players throughout the year
  • Ensure coaches, managers & administration staff get to know players (not just on field)

Recruitment Opportunities:
Recruitment is the responsibility of all club members.  Make sure that everyone is promoting the recruitment message.  What message do you want to get out there? “XX Rugby Club is a social, family friendly & competitive club”? Who is going to lead the recruitment drive at your club?

  • Friends of Players
  • Parents of Juniors
  • Sign on day
  • Advertise & Signage
  • Involve local media (see club coordinator for submitting media release) & Sponsors
  • Sample Media Release Recruitment
  • Fundraise & recruit volunteers
  • Letter box drop
  • Up-date media – facebook, website,twitter
  • Follow up on all leads
  • Collect details of leads including phone & email

Click here for a basic Retention & Recruitment Plan Sample Player Recruitment Plan

Documentation & Resources

All documentation & Resources can be found > HERE

Safe, Fair & Inclusive

Please note if you are using the ARU provided website, these sites will automatically update, however if manage your own site you will need to add these.

  • Code of Conduct
  • Expectations of Behaviour Guidelines
  • Member Protection Policy
  • Concussion Guidelines
  • Serious Injury Report Protocol
  • Laws of the Game CLICK HERE

Additional Sites

The ARU provides clubs with access to administer their own free website.
For more information visit RUGBY.COM.AU

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