|Community Game Update Read Online|
| 1. ACTION REQUIRED|
While there are no immediate actions in this edition if you have Age Grade sections in your clubs please take note of the Age Grade changes document and Girls resources below.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Age Grade Rugby Update & 2022-23 Regulations
As we move into July and the next stage on the Summer Activity Guide, we have a shareable image for clubs to use when communicating this to their coaches and players. Also in this article is a document regarding the Age Grade changes for 2022/2023 which we would advise clubs to read ahead of 1 August.
Girls Age Banding and Growing the Girls’ Game Resource
The new girls’ age banding comes into effect from 1 August and we have some updates and support materials to make the transition as smooth as possible. There are also two webinars on coaching the new age bands and bursaries for girls’ rugby training. You can find all the information ahead of 2022/2023 within this communication.
Sport England Governance and Business Transformation support for rugby clubs
The RFU is working with Sport England to develop a programme of governance and business transformation which will be supported by the Government Winter Survival Programme. The main focus of the programme will be for levels 1-6 (Gallagher Premiership, Championship, National, Regional 1 and 2) and Allianz Premier 15s clubs to help them develop their governance activities and business operations. It is hoped that the learning and tools developed as part of the programme will have wider benefits for all clubs moving forward.
3. FOR AWARENESS
1 July Game Management System (GMS) Season Switchover and additional support
On 1 July, clubs and age grade parents will receive information around the season switch over in GMS. Parents will receive information on how to reaffiliate age grade players, while club administrators will receive information on enhancements and useful guides related to their role. We will be increasing support around GMS in peak times and you can read what this support looks like here.