As previously communicated, Player Registration (including Age-Grade Registration) will open for the 2023/24 season on 3 July when the season switches over on GMS.
Registered players from the 2022/23 season will automatically be de-registered at this time. Following feedback from the game last season, the switch-over is again happening early in the summer, providing clubs with the opportunity to begin their registration renewal process early if they wish.
From Monday next week, parents/guardians who have registered young players to play rugby during the 2022/23 season will receive an email asking them to renew the registration of their dependents. We’d recommend encouraging parents/guardians to verify their email address to ensure they receive the communication.
The communications will be sent to parents/guardians across the country in a staggered format as below:
3 July: North
4 July: Midlands
5 July: London & South-East
6 July: South-West
Renewal of an Age-Grade registration will be a quick three-click process:
• Click on the child you want to register
• Click renew registration once the child’s profile is open
• Finally, click save at the top of the page
If you cannot see your child, the below guide may help.
| A reminder that Regulation 15 requires that all Age-Grade players must be registered. Registration needs to be completed, at the latest, 45 days after an Age-Grade player starts their season. This, along with the July registration kick-off, gives plenty of time for the process to be completed.
Following the success of Cockermouth RUFC’s session with Lewis Moody, the 2023/24 season will also see the opportunity for clubs who register more Age-Grade players than in the 2022/23 season to win a training session with an England Rugby legend. There will also be Umbro kit packages for four clubs. More details will be provided in a Community Game Update at the start of the season.
| Help and Support If you have any issues, you can find additional guidance here or visit our Community Rugby Help centre if you need to contact our support team.
Our Age Grade (AG) Registration Webinar in May was attended by over 100 Clubs and provided some great support, reminders and tips for registering players. Registration helps reduce volunteer workload, gives players control over their data and helps the RFU understand the health of the game.
If, having viewed the self-help information available, clubs are still struggling with GMS, support around key identified topics from our small network of GMS Support Trainers is now available.
Many thanks for your support of Age Grade Rugby. We appreciate the great job that club volunteers do to help get our young players registered each season. Community Help Centre