The project will examine the resistance of local rugby union clubs in Wales to take effective steps to protect against personal liability. The data from the project will inform the development of effective information packages to protect the local rugby clubs at the heart of Welsh communities.
There are just over 300 amateur local rugby union clubs in Wales. The majority are run as unincorporated associations with all legal liability remaining with the volunteer trustees of the club. This personal liability has seen individuals and communities hit by tribunal and other claims. A legal analysis will therefore be carried out, identifying the current legal position and the best vehicle for protection of clubs based on size, membership and other relevant factors.