View Full Version : Licence to tog kids sports?
How would I go about this?
Phoned up a local rubgy club to do pictures for them, the only restriction is of youngsters etc
if I wanted to shoot youngsters playing, as I know parents who would like pictures etc, how would I go about this?
Permission from the club? Parent? Or is there a law I need to go by?
No law, although several people think there is. Suggest you approach the club and explain what you would like to see what reaction you get. I would perhaps look at attending a couple of matches without your camera and speak to a few parents have book or something in the car (if you have it with you you look pushy)to show what you sort of shots you would like to do. The big thing is to get the parents buy in.
Right, You think best to maybe stick a sports picture portfolio together first and take with?then I wouldn't look like I just wantto take random pictures etc lol
I know a coach in the club also but haven't had time to talk to him yet, I think he is a good bet as he deals with the mini teams
I shoot for our local rugby club. In general the RFL and RFU believe that recording images of children’s involvement in Rugby League whether as photographs or DVDs can be beneficial.
The RFL and RFU have guideline documents (can't remember the link but I have them downloaded if you'd like a copy), but generally the clubs will have formed signed every year by the parents/guardian saying they have granted their consent for the taking and publication of photographic images.
So there really shouldn't be any problems provided you follow their guidelines.
Hurrah - google came up trumps:
RFL guidelines: http://www.therfl.co.uk/~therflc/clientdocs/RFL_A10%20Recording%20Images.pdf
RFU guidelines: http://www.rfu.com/ManagingRugby/SafeguardingChildren/~/media/Files/2009/Safeguarding/Photographic%20Policy.ashx
RFL child protection policy : http://www.therfl.co.uk/~therflc/clientdocs/RFL%20Child%20Protection%20Policy.pdf
vBulletin® v3.8.7, Copyright ©2000-2013, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.