A FLINTSHIRE rugby club has achieved a five-star rating in a crime prevention assessment.

Mold Rugby Club was officially presented with its Licensing Security and Vulnerability Initiative (SAVI) award this week. 

A Licensing SAVI is a police crime prevention initiative where a licensed premises undertakes an assessment in relation to their management of security and vulnerability at their venue.

The initiative is aimed at any on-licence venues, from bars and nightclubs, through to theatres and in this case - sports clubs.

The assessment tests the measures in place to reduce vulnerability including how to identify vulnerability, bystander information, female safety, drug misuse through to physical security.

Ex-Wales and Lions rugby union star, Roy Bergiers was in attendance to present the club with the award, which the entire Mold Rugby Club community worked hard to achieve.


A spokesperson for Mold Rugby Club said: "We’re absolutely delighted that Mold RFC recently achieved a 5-star rating in their assessment, and we took the opportunity to have Roy Bergiers present the award whilst he was at the club with Carmarthen and District Schools U15s rugby team when they played v RGC East – it’s not often that we find a former Wales and British Lion player in North Wales rugby clubs.

"We’re proud of our achievement - having a Licensing SAVI accreditation is a great way for us to show our members, staff and visitors that we’ve gone above and beyond to make sure they’re as safe as possible whilst at the venue.

"We’re proud that beyond our core offer as a rugby club, others that use our facility include disability groups, yoga classes, family gatherings, functions and other events, so it’s really important to us that we’ve done all we can so that they have as positive an experience as possible whilst here”.