Update from the CRFU Management Board. We continue to meet via Zoom on a fortnightly basis to discuss all things rugby and how we can push on in these unsettling times.
As previously stated the RFU have reduced our budget by 70%, we however feel we must still continue to support our clubs with both assistance and finance.
To that aim we have match funded 50% of the RFU budget making £12k available to our clubs for capital projects. This is to a maximum of £500 per club matched by the club themselves, normal process to be followed and David Martin is the first point of contact.
Finally, and most importantly, to qualify for this all Golden roles on GMS must be populated by your club and be up to date.
We have appointed our Diversity and Inclusion lead, and welcome Steve Murley to post. He has already hit the ground running and has been in touch with all club secretaries.
We are currently STILL at stage D on the road map back to playing, and lots of our clubs are playing ready for rugby. I have spoken to Steve Avenall, and as always our Referee Society are keen to be part of this. Contact Steve and where possible he will appoint a local ref to oversee proceedings.
As far as contact rugby is concerned I’m sure we are all waiting with baited breath for a return. The RFU have stated that no league structure will come in place before January, if however we get the go ahead and leagues are not started, the CRFU are happy to take the mantle and arrange in county leagues as a one off for this season. Hopefully it will not come to this but I think it’s important for you to know we have a contingency plan in place.
We are all in this together and hopefully contact rugby is not far away, as always feel free to contact us to discuss anything rugby either through your Project Trelawny Cluster rep or I’m always available on 07554010480.