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National Participation Campaign & Adult Male Recovery Plan
Click read online to learn about additional RFU investment and resourcing to address participation challenges in the adult men’s game. As part of a 9-point recovery plan, we will launch a national participation campaign – ‘Play Together, Stay Together’. A further communication is scheduled for 22 July, which will detail how to get involved and contain a range of resources and promotional assets. Also included below is how to capitalise on the anticipated interest around Rugby Sevens at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games later this month.
1. ACTION REQUIRED
New Regulations From 1 August
August will see changes to both adult and age grade regulations. Read on for the headline changes.
First Aid & Immediate Care Pitch-side Provision 2022-23 Overview
Changes to Regulation 9 will come into place in the 2022-23 season, demonstrating the importance placed on player welfare. All age grade contact matches and training sessions will require a level of pitch-side first aid that aligns with the RFU’s Pitch-side First Aid & Immediate Care Standards, or a club’s specific risk assessment.
Age Grade Affiliation & Summer Activity
Age Grade Affiliation went live on 1 July and has seen over 15,000 players affiliate with clubs across the county. We have included the email sent to parents/guardians with verified email addresses alongside the club guide around the switch-over. July also brings the next stage of the summer activity guide, which you can access from this article.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Red Roses Open Training Session 11 August
The RFU and O2 are collaborating on a Red Roses open training session, to be held at Twickenham on 11 August, and you are invited! Read on to find out how to attend and how to wish the Red Roses luck before they fly to New Zealand for the Rugby World Cup.
Girls’ Age Banding Update
As we approach the start of the season, a ‘growing the girls’ game’ resource is available, outlining how best to support and build an inclusive experience for new and existing players.
3. FOR AWARENESS
Red Roses: The Next Generation
August 2022 will see the launch of the new U16 Girls England Rugby Developing Player Programme (ERDPP). The programme is designed to be a coach and player development programme and will focus on raising the standards of coaching as well as playing to support raising standards across the game. The programme, delivered by CB’s, will provide the first step in the England Rugby Player Pathway and give thousands of girls the same opportunity as the boys’ pathway.
Reminder of Needs Based Travel Funding
Last week clubs should have received an email regarding the needs based travel funding for the 2022/2023 season. Like last year, clubs will need to apply for funding; you can find the application form in this section.
International Ticket Allocation
20 July will see clubs’ international ticket contacts receive an email regarding the indicative ticket allocation. Clubs now have until Friday 30 December to upload any missing fixtures for season 2021-22. After this date, you will be unable to add any further matches.