Player Welfare

Player Welfare is taken very seriously at Woking RFC. We believe that anyone who wants to play should be offered safe facilities and an enjoyable experience regardless of age, race or religion. We also understand that accidents and injuries do happen and that the club works very closely with injured players to ensure they return back to rugby in a sensible timeframe, as well as making them feel welcome while unable to play.


Here at Woking RFC, we treat concussion extremely seriously. All members have a responsibility to each other to act if they feel a player is showing symptoms of concussion. For more details on concussion and guidelines from World Rugby, please see the below document.

Rugby Safe

RugbySafe is an overarching programme that encapsulates all the RFU’s player safety and wellbeing projects to support clubs, schools, colleges, universities and participants at all levels of the game. More information can be found in the document below.

The RFU health advice line provides information on player health and welfare where related to rugby and is suitable for coaches, players and parents. Enquiries can be made online or by telephone:

Tel: 0870 143 2421

The advice line is not a substitute for one-to-one advice from a healthcare professional, and with regards to a player’s match fitness, the advice of the player’s general practitioner (or a medical specialist) should always be sought in the first instance.

Safeguarding adults at risk in Rugby Union

As a club we follow the policies and procedures set out by the RFU a copy of this document is available below.

In the first instance any possible abuse should be immediately reported to Mr Mick O'Shea or in his absence any officer or committee member.