We recognise the importance of providing a website that is accessible to everyone, including people with disabilities.

We seek to be forward compliant in accessibility. This means we make every effort to ensure that everything we have created and published online since 1st September 2011 complies with current accessibility standards.

We will also follow forward best-practice. This means we will try to go beyond current standards to make sure we anticipate new guidelines as they emerge.

However, it is not possible to guarantee that older material previously published by our predecessor bodies and held in our archives will meet accessibility criteria. Much of that legacy material was created without following accessibility standards. It is very difficult to update this material; however, if people with disabilities need access to older documents we will do all we can to help them. For more information on this please contact the webmaster.

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Access keys

If you have difficulty in controlling a mouse to access hyperlinks on a web page you can use keyboard shortcuts, known as access keys, to jump to common areas on our website.

On this website the following keys are assigned as access keys:

Key Location
1 Jump to the first item of content on each particular given page.
2 Jump to the page menu on each particular given page.
3 Jump to the site menu on each particular given page.

The majority of browsers support access-keys.

  • If you are using Windows , you can jump to an area of the website by typing ALT + Access key.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, you may also have to press 'Enter' to activate the link.
  • If you are using Firefox, you will have to hold down ALT + SHIFT and then press the relevant key.
  • If you are using a Mac, you can jump to an area of the website by typing CONTROL + Access key.

Refer to your browser's Help feature for more instructions.

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Technical Details

This site uses web standards (including Cascading Style Sheets) to control page layouts and other design details. We aim to ensure that the mark-up language we use to structure the content of these pages follows transitional Extensible Hypertext Mark-up Language (XHTML) rules. The site is compatible with past and present Web browsers, and is prepared for future compatibility.

If you would like further assistance please contact the Webmaster.


To view some content on our site you will need to use a relevant software plug-in or stand-alone application. A plug-in allows you to view a document inside your browser window without having to save the file first.

Below is a list of file formats used on this website which may require you to install a plug-in or stand-alone application.

Portable Document Format (PDF)

The most popular PDF viewer is Adobe Acrobat Reader, available as a free download from Adobe's website. Adobe Acrobat Reader version 9 has enhanced accessibility features.

Adobe Systems provides a free translation service through its Access web pages which will translate PDF files to web pages (HTML documents).

This can be used in one of three ways:
  1. The user's browser can be configured to use this service as a helper application, so that every time they click on a link to a PDF document, this document is automatically sent to the Access server and returned as a web page.
  2. The user can go to the server and fill out a form. When this form is submitted, the server will retrieve the PDF document, translate it, and return it to the user.
  3. The user can send an e-mail message to the Access server, giving the address of the document to be translated. The server will then get this document and translate it to either a web page or a text (ASCII) document. Note that this is the only one of the three options that also gives the ability to produce a text document from the PDF file.

For systems that are not connected to the Internet, Adobe Access is a free downloadable accessibility plug-in for use with the latest versions of the Adobe Acrobat Reader for Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT. This plug-in helps to overcome some of the problems of reading PDF documents with screen readers, but for systems with Internet access, Adobe recommends using the forms-based Access translation service instead.

If you would like further assistance please contact the Webmaster.

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Accessibility resources

Here is a selection of useful resources for implementing accessibility:

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Contact Us

Contact Method Contact Result
Phone Number 01707 327135
Welwyn Rugby Club, Hobbs Way, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, AL8 6HX

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