Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Wimborne RFC


Wimborne's Core Values Action Plan is approved by Dorset & Wilts RFU

2 years ago By WRFC Web Admin

Mike Moysey receives The Core Values Award at the 2015 D&W RFU AGM

(Article first published July 2015)
Well done, and many thanks to all those who contributed to the process, particularly:
Bob Fountain, Nick Elborne, Richard Parry and Gil May

TEAMWORK, RESPECT, ENJOYMENT, DISCIPLINE and SPORTSMANSHIP are Rugby Union's five Core Values. They define the social ethos of a Club and how people behave with each other on and off the field. They ensure that the true spirit of the game will continue to flourish in these modern times. They represent the very qualities which forge the fellowship and sense of fair play that is so essential to the game's appeal and ongoing success. Rugby is far more than a game; its players join with the opposing side for fun and fellowship after the match because without them we have no game.

Dorset & Wilts Rugby Football Union recognised that if their Clubs are to continue to grow the game they required a plan and process in place to retain the CORE VALUES of the game.

A document outlining the Core Values Awards Scheme was produced and sent to all Dorset & Wilts Clubs together with an invitation to attend local meetings of Clubs (Huddles).

The first round of Huddles were held in March. Discussions took place using some actual examples that demonstrated the importance of the five Core Values. These discussions highlighted the dangers of allowing coaches to create a "Winning at all Costs Culture" as well as the importance of "Enjoyment" as the key Core Value. A second round of Huddles were held in May to share best practice and discuss the framework of a simple Core Values Action Plan that would demonstrate that a Club had implemented a process to promote, communicate and embed the five Core Values throughout its structure.

Clubs were then asked to submit their individual Core Values Action Plans for approval.

CONCLUSION The Core Values Award Scheme has been very successful with 29 eligible Clubs (80%) participating. In particular, it was well received by those Clubs who had already begun to focus on the importance of the ethos and culture created by the five Core Values and they welcomed the opportunity to develop a simple process to embed them permanently within their structure.

Updated 13:43 - 23 Jul 2017 by WRFC Web Admin

Where next?

Saturday 13th February 2nds match is off!! But the bar is OPEN.


Loading comments

Host Your OPRO Dental Visit!

Sat 21 Apr
1st XV Bicester
League 57 – 20
Sun 15 Apr
Colts Crusaders Yeovil RFC
League 7 – 7
Colts Pilgrims SwanMinster RFC
League 26 – 29
Sat 14 Apr
1st XV Banbury
League 57 – 31
League 22 – 33
Sat 7 Apr
1st XV Witney
League 32 – 5
League 44 – 45


Club sponsors