Rugby community unites to pay respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Rugby came together over the weekend to show its respect to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. You can see some of the moving tributes captured in this section.
In line with the Government’s National Mourning Period guidance, there is no obligation to cancel or postpone sporting fixtures or events this week or weekend.
However, as a mark of respect to Her Majesty The Queen, organisers may wish to hold a period of silence and/or play the National Anthem at the start of events or fixtures. Players may wish to wear black armbands.
The RFU would strongly encourage rugby clubs to postpone or cancel events/training and close venues on Monday 19 September, the day of the State Funeral.
1. ACTION REQUIRED
Clubs facing escalating costs
As clubs begin to see escalating costs, we would be grateful if you could complete the form in this article to help us further understand the impact price rises are having, or will have, on your club. You can also find a helpful energy saving checklist including 60 low-cost tips.
22/23 Community Rugby Inclusion & Diversity survey
Later next week we will release the Community Rugby Inclusion & Diversity Survey. We would appreciate you sharing this with your rugby network to help shape the future of the game.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Staying in touch with university students
It is important to keep connected with players while they are at university. The Student Pass allows students to be registered at two different clubs while they are studying, meaning they can play at university, a club local to university and their home club during term breaks.