What is it?
The Touchline Managers course has been designed in line with the RFL's RESPECT campaign and will give you the skills needed to look after your teams supporters on match-day. As a touchline manager you are responsible for stopping negative behaviour of your fellow rugby league spectators. A touchline manager is not there to act as a steward or police officer, but will be able to ‘nip issues in the bud' early.
How much does it cost?
The Touchline Managers Course is free of charge, and will be delivered by a trained member of RFL staff.
Who can go on it?
The Touchline managers workshop is open to anyone from a Midlands based club. An ideal candidate is someone who is well-respected within the team and club they are representing - for example a team manager. Please note you will need to have an RFL CRB check*.
How many does one club need?
The more the better! An ideal scenario would see each Team at each Club having an attached Touchline Manager.
Will this help my club?
YES! In certain leagues across the country it is mandatory for each team to have a touchline manager present at every game. Although this is not the case in the midlands, it is best to be prepared in case our region follows suit.
Additionally, Touchline Managers are a compulsory part of the Clubmark Award, so becoming a Touchline Manager will greatly enhance your club's chances of becoming accredited.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
Please bring with you a Passport Photo (for your Touchline Manager's Card). You will also need an RFL CRB check*.
*Those people without an RFL CRB check can still attend the course, however they will not become officially qualified as a Touchline Manager until they have a CRB check completed.