|Tuesday 14 February
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| 1. ACTION REQUIRED
Update on end of season scheduling
Exceptional weather conditions and unique circumstances have led to a considerable number of teams in RFU Leagues not playing as many matches as they usually would have at this stage of the season. The effect of this is that some teams need to play matches beyond the scheduled league completion date, ultimately also affecting the Papa John’s Community Cup and County Championships. Find out more information in this piece.
Transfer Deadline Reminder for RFU Leagues
With the end of the league season approaching, clubs are reminded about the registration transfer deadline. For men’s clubs playing in the National Leagues and below and women’s clubs at Championship 1 and below it falls on the 17 February 2023. For those playing above those levels it is 31 March 2023.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Honda Volunteer of the Year 2023 nominations closing soon!
The Honda Volunteer of The Year Awards 2023 nominations are open for the three categories: Game For All, Unsung Hero and Challenging Spirit. Nominate your amazing volunteers before Friday 24 February.
Final call for claims: Community Rugby Support Fund 2022/23
The Community Rugby Support Fund for 2022/23 claim window closes on 19th February. As with last year, the purpose of this fund is to support voting member clubs, CBs and referee societies who are in greatest financial need.
Energy saving tips for your clubhouse
The RFU teamed up with Shaunagh Brown and Medway RFC to help your club reduce their energy bills. Watch the video in this piece and find more information online.
England Rugby Advanced Coaching Workshop webinar 2023-24
The England Rugby Advanced Coaching Workshop webinar is now available to book until midday on Sunday 5 March. The webinar is a pre-requisite for those looking to book onto Part 1 of the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award – Developing Advanced Coaching Practice. Find out more in this piece.
Artificial Grass Pitches (AGP’s) – How to book
Rugby 365 Artificial Grass Pitches (AGPs) are available for hire in many areas of the country all year round and available to rugby clubs at heavily subsidised rates. Find out more about them and where they are located in this article.
Opportunity to join our new Women’s Competitions Advisory Group (WCAG)
With the 2025 Rugby World Cup due to be held in England, there couldn’t be a better time to help shape the future of RFU Women’s Competitions. This is your opportunity to join a new group of volunteers involved in the women’s community game, who will act as an advisory body and will support game-led development of the competitions landscape.
3. FOR AWARENESS
Every Game Matters For A Chance To Play At Twickenham
As part of the RFU’s #PlayTogetherStayTogether campaign, every team participating in a men’s merit table/league or women’s national challenge league (including the Allianz Inner Warrior Series) now has the chance to play at Twickenham Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday, 1 May, 2023. More details can be found in this piece.
Inclusion and Diversity Community Game Survey
Last autumn, the third RFU Inclusion and Diversity Community Game survey took place. It remains an RFU strategic objective to drive rugby union in England to reflect the diversity of society, to improve diversity of all facets of our game and to continue to create an inclusive environment for all. Find out the results of the survey and the next steps in this piece.
The County Championships 2023
The return of the Bill Beaumont, Gill Burns and Jason Leonard Men’s National U20 County Championships in the 2022/23 season will feature improved competition structures to enhance player experience. Find out more here.
Thank you from the Safeguarding Team!
We are really pleased to be able to report that all clubs to whom the Safeguarding Audit applied, submitted on time. We really appreciate the time and effort that clubs and volunteers have taken to get this done. Read Online