|Community Game Update Read Online
| 1. ACTION REQUIRED
Age Grade – Regulations 2022-23, Rugby Camps and Summer Activity
A planning note including updates on regulations to be aware of ahead of 2022/23 season. Reminder of the June Activity Guidance and the need for approval for festivals and rugby camps, as per Regulation 15.9.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
RFU 2022 Hybrid Annual General Meeting
A reminder the RFU will hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 17 June 2022 at 18:00. Members are encouraged to record their votes prior to the AGM. More information contained within.
Deadline 1st July – Entries for National Boys and Girls Cup Competition
Read on for full entry process information. The primary club contact should complete the entry form by 1st July 2022.
Player Panel call to 17 & 18-year-olds
Please share this opportunity with players you think would be interested. The panel will run from the 22nd June to 28th June and will involve short daily activities lasting 10-15mins. Prizes available.
Pro-active Reporting for Rugby
The incident report smartphone app is already used by many rugby clubs across the country. The Proactive app allows for quick pre-session checks, as well as on and off-field incident and injury reporting. Read online to find out more about the app, including details of a limited period subsidised offer.
GMS 1 July Switch Over, Update and Checklist ahead of 2022/2023 season
In response to club requests to have more time to prepare ahead of the new season, players will become de-affiliated on 1 July 2022 and players will be able to be re-affiliated from this date. This is in GMS only; 1st August remains when the age grade game, regulations and age bands all move over to 2022-23. All new affiliations will also be able to be submitted for club approval from 1 July 2022. Included is also a checklist for clubs to support key tasks in GMS. More details included on webinar to support this process as well as GMS enhancements responding to Platform for Rugby feedback.
3. FOR AWARENESS
Community Game Fixture Release
Yesterday, in line with previous years, the fixtures for men’s and women’s community rugby were released to clubs by National League Rugby and Regional Organising Committees. Read online for more information and the full fixture list.
Getting Ready for Girls Age Bandings 2022-23
Information included on new girls’ age banding, Girls CB U16 England Rugby Developing Player Programme.
Honda Rugby Grounds Connected Roadshow
From 22 to 29 June, RFU Head Groundsperson Jim Buttar will be visiting clubs around the country to share pitch advice as part of the Honda Rugby Grounds Connected roadshow. Read on to find your nearest event and how to attend for free.
The Touch Union
The Touch Union is the RFU endorsed and promoted format of non-contact rugby, perfect for summer rugby and pre-season prep. Find out more about how clubs can use The Touch Union either to transition players in and out of contact rugby, or as a stand-alone format for those who prefer to play non-contact rugby.