|Community Game Update Read Online
| 1. ACTION REQUIRED
RFU 2023 Hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM)
The RFU will hold its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Friday 16 June 2023 at 18:00. Find out how to attend and vote in this piece.
GMS Updates: Changes, Support & More
Find out about updates to GMS, the season switch-over, support trainers, the GMS pre-season checklist and upcoming GMS webinars.
Age Grade Registration 2023/24 – Opens 3rd July
From Monday 3 July, parents, players and clubs will be able to start registering age grade players for the new season. Find out more information and support available in this section.
Age Grade Regulations 2023/24 & Summer Framework 2023
View the permitted activity for June 2023, as per the Summer Activity Guide, as well as the new Age Grade Regulation 15.
Have you visited the RFU’s Tackle Height Hub yet?
To support players, coaches, referees, volunteers and CBs with tackle height changes ahead of the 2023/24 season, a comprehensive range of resources are being produced. Find out about the latest updates on the Tackle Height Hub in this section.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Honda Volunteer Hospitality registrations for Summer Series
As part of the Honda Volunteer Recognition Programme, club volunteers who have match tickets to one of England Men’s Summer Series home fixtures can register for up to four tickets each for pre-match hospitality.
Review your waste collection costs
One particular area that has seen price hikes in recent months is waste collection. To support clubs in keeping their costs as low as possible, we’ve teamed up with a procurement group to help combat financial pressures. Find out more in this piece.
3. FOR AWARENESS
2023/24 League Structures and fixtures update
The Men’s RFU Leagues have been finalised and the Women’s RFU Leagues are going through the final checks and will be published soon. The fixtures for the Men’s leagues for 2023/24 have now been published and can be viewed on the England Rugby website and on GMS.
2023 GMS Club Safeguarding Audit will go live on 3rd July
The Safeguarding Audit is an annual, mandatory requirement for all clubs who offer Age Grade activities, or who wish to have 17-year olds playing up into the adult game (Reg 21.1.6). Find out more in this section.
Community club recipes for success
As part of our #PlayTogetherStayTogether campaign, we’ve created a number of resources to help clubs who may be thinking about providing some form of Touch Rugby, from one-off events to regular sessions, over the summer.
There have been some brilliant efforts submitted for the #GrassrootsBeauts segment on ITV’s Premiership Highlights show this season, check out some of the best in this compilation.