21st October 2019, 14:02 | rlwc2021
Throughout this week, the RFL and RLWC2021 will share information about support and opportunities for existing and new volunteers. This comes as the RFL prepare to launch a new Action Plan for Volunteering later this Autumn. The plan is shaped by direct feedback from volunteers in all parts of the sport – from professional club Foundations to League administrators, those involved in community clubs of all sizes and volunteers involved in organising social forms of the sport like Touch, Tag or Masters, as well as younger volunteers.
As part of the Action Plan the RFL along with partners in the sport and the wider voluntary sector is undertaking a refresh of all the practical support and digital resources available to volunteers. And working with the RLWC2021 team the focus is on ensuring that volunteering in Rugby League is diverse and inclusive.
The week of activity and information kicked off at the England Knights v Jamaica friendly at Headingley where The RFL Coaching team took Coaches and Coach Developers (who provide mentoring and Continuing Professional Development opportunities to Coaches) through ‘Our Learning Zone’ - a new digital learning community for volunteering in a range of coaching, administrative and welfare roles.
Coaches and other volunteers also shared their experiences of Player Development Leagues – flexible playing offers led by volunteers and supported by the RFL to grow the game.
Look out for further updates from both the RFL and RLWC2021 throughout this week.