Model Club

Model Club

The Model Club has been developed as a representation of what we believe the ideal club would look like, combining various areas of best practice from clubs across the province.

Within this webpage, you’ll find a range of case studies and resources to guide club development across 4 headline areas, namely: Running Your Club, People, Community Engagement, and Game.

The Model may also be used a self-reflection tool for clubs to consider where they could make some enhancements, or to develop new ideas and practices. Find out more by watching our short video:

For further information on anything linked to the Model Club please contact Matthew Holmes (Club Services Officer) on matthew.holmes@ulsterrugby.com

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Download a PDF version of the Model Club diagram.

Click on the drop-down menus below for more information on each section.

Development (Planning)

Facilities

Rugby Operations

  • City of Armagh RFC: Building sustainable success

Sustainability Planning

Succession Planning

FINANCE

  • Sport NI Financial Planning Session

Funding

CLUB WELFARE

Compliance

Player Welfare

Safeguarding

Health and Wellbeing

PROMOTION & PR

Tir Chonaill RFC: Internal Club Communications

External Communications

  • Promoting your club in local community / Effective use of social media

Social Media Channels

INTEGRATED PARTICIPATION PATHWAY (MALE & FEMALE)

Age Grade

  • Play Model
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  • Guiding Principles
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Adult

Gateway Opportunities

Post-Playing Opportunities

RUGBY ACTIVITIES

Core – Competitive

Core – Recreational

  • Try Time

Modified – Recreational

  • Ulster Rugby X7s
  • Ulster Rugby – Walking Rugby

ACTIVITIES (COMPLIMENTARY)

Family

Physical Activity

Social

Facilities

Events

  • Malone RFC: Women’s Rugby World Cup 10s Festival

Facility Usage

Community & Multi-sport Partnerships

COLLABORATION + PARTNERSHIP

Schools, Council

Other local clubs

  • Lurgan RFC / GAA

Sponsors

Supply chains

MARKET RESEARCH (EVIDENCE OF NEED)

Internal (Club membership)

  • Engaging your members

External (Wider Community)

  • UR Prog

Club partners