|Community Game Update
| 1.ACTION REQUIRED
Community Rugby Support Fund 2023/24
The Community Rugby Support Fund for 2023/24 is now live! The purpose of this fund is to support voting member clubs, CBs and referee societies who are in greatest financial need and the window to make a claim closes on 7 November.
Love Rugby – our new campaign for girls rugby
Love Rugby is a new campaign to give girls a voice and raise visibility that rugby union is a game where girls belong. Find out more about the campaign.
#PlayTogetherStayTogether – 2023/24 Season
Play Together, Stay Together is back for the new season and we want you to get involved! Remind yourself of the campaign goals and find out how to get involved in this section.
135K and counting! Keep registering your Age Grade players
Over 135,000 Age Grade players are now registered for 2023/24 – an increase of 35,000 since the last Community Game Update! Check out the support on offer to help get your players registered!
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Have your say on the next steps of Adult Registration
Ahead of the start of Adult Registration next season, the RFU is seeking the views of players and those involved in player/team selection on the proposed next steps in the implementation of Adult Registration.
Inclusion & Diversity Survey, Toolkit & Policy Guidance
Check out the latest Inclusion & Diversity updates, including taking part in a survey, a new I&D toolkit to help the community game and more guidance on the Gender Participation Policy.
Reduce your club’s running costs with the RFU Buying Group
The RFU Buying Group is a service to support RFU Clubs in significantly reducing their running costs and helping your club to access the best value services from a broad range of approved suppliers. Find out more in this piece.
Upcoming Club Support Webinars
The RFU Club Support team have a number of upcoming webinars to support clubs across a huge range of topics. Find out more information about each webinar and sign up!
Have you used the Club Health Check yet?
As part of our wider ‘Flourishing Rugby Communities’ strategy to help clubs ensure they are healthy both now and in the future, we have created an online self-assessment health check tool. Discover more and access the tool.
3. FOR AWARENESS
RFU Pregnancy and Match Official Guidance
This guidance document outlines points to consider in relation to match officials who are pregnant or have recently given birth. Removing barriers to match officiating benefits the whole game – check out the guidance now.
GMS – Email verification & inputting fixtures
With the season underway, it’s a great time to make sure that individuals have a unique, verified email address on GMS and that your fixtures are being inputted on the system.
Player Welfare resources
Read the latest updates from the RugbySafe programme, from the updated HEADCASE toolkit to the case studies recently covered in the media.
DBS Update Service
All staff and volunteers that require a DBS check will now be prompted to join the DBS Update Service. Find out more about the process and how it works in this section.
Community News – monthly round up
In case you missed them, check out some of the top community rugby stories over the last month from the England Rugby website.