Policies

Social Media Policy

Richmond United FC recognizes that social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram, SnapChat, TikTok, and more have become important and influential communication channels for our community and our club.

To assist in posting content and managing these sites, Richmond United FC follows the guidelines in the BC Soccer Social Media Policy.

The Policy and guidelines apply to Richmond United FC Board of Directors, staff, coaches, managers, assistants and membership (parents and players).

Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM)

The goal of the RCM is to promote a safe sport environment and support Sport Organizations to proactively and voluntarily take measures to ensure the safety of their sport. By taking the pledge, organizations are making a commitment to ensuring that they have policies and procedures in place that protect athletes and coaches in their organization and sport.

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Richmond United FC has taken the pledge!

Our sport organization pledges to align our practices with Phase 1 of the Responsible Coaching Movement and is committed to ensuring that our athletes and coaches are protected.

THREE STEPS TO RESPONSIBLE COACHING
1. Implement the Rule of Two Policy
2. Background Screening for all Coaches
3. Ethics Training for all Coaches

Discipline

Richmond United FC follows BC Soccer Discipline Policies and Procedures.

CLICK HERE for BC Soccer Conduct & Ethics Policy

CLICK HERE or BC Soccer Discipline, Complaints & Appeals Policy

Complaints

Program Complaints

Queries about registration, schedules, refunds, programs, academies, assessments, etc. please contact the Club Administrators at info@rufc.ca.

 

Operational/Governance Complaints

For complaints about club operations or governance, please contact complaints@rufc.ca. Correspondence to this email address is routed in confidence to the Judicial Committee, which is comprised of individuals independent from the Board of Directors and any staff member.

The receipt of your complaint will be acknowledged and the committee will provide an estimated response time and the name of a primary contact person.

This complaint procedure does not apply to incidents that occur during the course of a soccer game and which result in yellow cards, red cards, ejections, warnings, etc. Such incidents will be reviewed by the relevant League’s Discipline Committee. Richmond United FC does not get involved in discipline taking place during official league matches.

Member Safety

Reporting Concerns Regarding Player Safety/Child Protection

Richmond United FC is committed to ensuring all children are protected and in a safe playing environment. Any concerns regarding violations of the RUFC's Code of Conduct to Protect Children should follow the protocol detailed HERE.

 

This includes concerns regarding potentially illegal behaviour and inappropriate behaviour.

 

CHILD PROTECTION/DUTY TO REPORT

Sport offers incredible experiences and opportunities for children, which are integral to enhancing child development. Positive experiences are tied to healthy relationships between athletes and coaches, officials, and other sport leaders, as well as to safe environments where adults are accountable for their actions and behaviours.” – Commit to Kids

You have an independent duty to report all suspicions of potentially illegal behaviour directly to police and/or child welfare.

 

Guidelines for Adults Interacting with Children in Sport

Steps to Reporting Inappropriate Behaviour (for Sports Organizations)

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse and Misconduct (for Parents)

Steps to Reporting Child Abuse (for Sports Organizations)

BC Handbook for Action on Child Abuse and Neglect

Constitution & Bylaws