Club Handbook ~ Season 2020 - 21






A copy of the Club rules/constitution is available in the clubhouse and may also be delivered to any member upon application to the Club Secretary.


Ilkley Rugby Club is affiliated to the Rugby Football Union and the Yorkshire Rugby Union.


Ilkley Rugby Club has a Whole Club Development plan for successive seasons which will be reviewed annually and is in constant review by the committee. This forms the basis of an annual action plan to be implemented at the start of each season.
The Junior and Youth section have a Development Plan which is reviewed and updated annually.


The Clubhouse and bar are open on match days, during junior rugby on a Sunday morning and for individual publicised events. They are also available to hire for functions (members receive a significant discount). Catering facilities are also available. Please use them whenever possible and do what you can to publicise and promote the facilities as this is a substantial source of revenue for the club.

For hiring the clubhouse please contact JasmineThomson (contact details on page Club Committee and key personnel).


The Club has a Premises Licence for the sale of alcohol and regulated entertainment. Details of this licence including the opening hours are displayed in the Club.

The Club fully supports the four fundamental licensing objectives listed below:

  • The prevention of crime and disorder
  • Public safety
  • The prevention of a public nuisance
  • The protection of children from harm.

It is illegal for:

  • Staff to sell or supply alcohol to anyone under 18yrs
  • Anyone under 18 to buy or attempt to buy alcohol
  • Anyone over 18 to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under the age of 18
  • Children under 18 to consume alcohol in the Club, or for a member of staff to allow them to do so.

The Club operates a "Check 21" policy. If a customer looks under 21yrs of age the Bar staff have instructions to ask for ID and proof of age before serving alcohol. A passport or photo driving licence is regarded as proof of age as are official "proof of age" cards which include the PASS hologram. Please do not be offended if you are asked to prove your age.


Be aware that there are parking restrictions on Denton Road. Please ensure that you observe them.


Please remember that the Club is situated in a residential area and we wish to continue to enjoy good relations with our neighbours.


The Club website is Website design and management is by Ken Wardropper.


Photographs are courtesy of Peter Clark Ruggerpix.

SOCIAL MEDIA (Rugby Playing)

For Social Media contact:- Joe Lowes (07809 154311;
Kim Ferris (07970 075224;
Andy Dobson (07904 605616;


Ilkley Rugby Club's Health & Safety Coordinator is: John Coen.

The Club takes the Health and Safety of all its members seriously.
The Club is committed to encourage the playing members to train and compete, but the health and safety of each and every member is always our paramount concern.

Ilkley Rugby Club, as far as is reasonably practical, will:

  • Make proper provision for the Health, Safety and Welfare of its members, employees, and others who may be affected by the Club's activities.
  • Maintain the Playing Areas, Clubhouse, and its environs in a safe and risk free condition.
  • Undertake risk assessments on all existing and new activities with the objective of reducing or eliminating risk, and put in place measures identified by them.
  • Provide and maintain equipment and practices that are safe and without risk to health.
  • Respond to any Health and Safety issues raised by employees or members.
  • Provide access to adequate first aid facilities, telephone and qualified medical/first personnel on site at all training and match times.
  • Responsibility for implementation, supervision and compliance on a day-by-day basis lies with the
  • Management Committee or appointed members of staff, and they are held accountable for the operations within their control.

As a Club member, employee or volunteer you have a duty to:

  • report any accident/incident sustained during any Club activity.
  • report any unsafe condition that you observe on the Playing areas in the Clubhouse or its environs.
  • act safely, and generally to contribute to the maintenance of safe and healthy conditions.


Ilkley Rugby Club complies with the RFU guidelines on data protection. Information on club membership forms will be recorded as set out in the club's Privacy Policy.

The club's data protection officer is David Adam.


Junior players' kit and a full range of regalia for both children
and adults is available from:
Dobson & Robinson - 46 The Grove, Ilkley
Members enjoy a 10% discount on all sportswear purchases.


The Life Members and Patrons luncheon:


The 2020 Golf Day is on Thursday 25th June at Ilkley Golf Club.

Ilkley Rugby Club has appropriate personal indemnity, public liability, buildings, contents, employer, player, coach, official and medical insurance. Details are available from the Hon Secretary



Jasmine Thompson