Longton Rugby Club – Mini/Junior Section


Photographic images – including those taken by mobile telephone

Longton Rugby Club recognises that publicity and pictures of young people enjoying rugby are essential to promote the sport and a healthy lifestyle. To facilitate this, it is therefore essential that the following principles and rules should be observed.

Longton Rugby Club will take all steps to ensure all images are used solely for the purposes they are intended which is the promotion and celebration of the activities of Longton Rugby Club

The eight golden rules that will ensure compliance with the RFU policy on photographic images are as follows:

  1. Ensure parents/guardian/young person have granted their consent for the taking and publication of photographic images (this is incorporated into the annual club registration form) and have signed and returned the Parent/ Guardian and Young Person Permission
  2. All young people must be appropriately dressed for the activity taking place
  3. Photography or recording should focus on the activity rather than a particular young person and personal details which might make a young person vulnerable, such as their exact address, must never be revealed
  4. Where an individual has achieved success in the game (e.g. when selected for representative side or showing triumph over adversity) permission must be gained from parent/guardian and young person to use photographs/recordings and relevant details
  5. Where possible, to reflect the RFU Equity Policy, photographs/recordings should represent the diverse range of young people participating in rugby
  6. Anyone taking photographs or recording at any rugby event must have a valid reason for doing so and seek the permission of the organisers/persons in charge
  7. Anyone taking photographs or recording should make themselves known to the event organisers/persons in charge and be able to identify themselves if requested during the course of the event
  8. All concerns regarding inappropriate or intrusive photography should be reported in confidence to the clubs Child Safeguarding Officer

The images may be published on the website www.longtonrugby.co.uk

If at anytime either the parent/carer or the young person wishes the data to be removed from the website, the club safeguarding officer should be informed


June 2017