|Community Game Update Read Online
| 1. ACTION REQUIRED
Deadline to upload fixtures is fast approaching
The deadline for uploading fixtures via the Team Management module is approaching fast. For all matches to be included, data must be entered by 26 May 2023. Find out more information in this piece.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Sport England Governance and Business Transformation support for rugby clubs
Following the success of the initial phase of the Club Health Check, the programme is now being widened to include all voting member clubs. Find out more about the programme and how to get involved.
Honda volunteer hospitality at Red Roses v France, 29 April
As part of the Honda Volunteer Recognition Programme, club volunteers who have match tickets to the Red Roses match on 29th April can register for up to four tickets each for pre-match hospitality.
Women coaches and referees wanted!
The Rugby World Cup 2025 Impact programme will provide training and development opportunities for female coaches and match officials, which may include bursaries, kit, equipment and mentoring – find out more and sign up in this piece.
GMS technical support drop in sessions
Having received feedback about how useful the recently trialled GMS Technical Support Session was in answering users’ questions about the Game Management System, we will now run these sessions on a monthly basis. Check out the dates and register in this article.
Know someone who would like to join the National Youth Council?
The RFU’s National Youth Council is helping to grow rugby and is currently recruiting new volunteers. This is an opportunity for someone between 18-24 to influence the future development of rugby and to gain valuable skills by becoming part of the National Youth Council.
Get involved in the world’s longest try!
Rugby union clubs nationwide will be able to take part in a charity relay in support of the MND Association, Gloucester Rugby Foundation in the club’s support of Ed Slater, and Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation in their support of former England and Wasps FC player Paul Rendall.
Submit your community stories
We’re keen to share your amazing community rugby stories with media, on the England Rugby website and social media channels. Find out how to submit them in this section.
3. FOR AWARENESS
Draw for next round of the Papa Johns Men’s Community Cup
After another great weekend of closely fought encounters in the Papa Johns Community Cup, check out the draw for the next round in this piece. Good luck to all teams competing in knockout rounds this weekend.
New and improved Community Rugby help centre
Following an in-depth review from leading customer service experts, a number of recommendations were identified to enhance our online support, giving the community game a single place to find the information they need in a convenient and intuitive way, whilst also being able to ask questions and receive answers direct from a qualified agent. Find out more about the improvements in this section.
Team entry to leagues in 2023/24 season
Using data from electronic matchcards in RFU leagues, we have produced guidance that shows the average number of players used and the average number of matches per player at various levels in the men’s and women’s game. This data may help clubs decide their league entries for next season. Find it in this piece.
Congratulations to the 5 winners of our age grade affiliation prize draw
We are really pleased to announce the winners of our prize draw to thank clubs for their efforts around Age Grade Affiliation. Find out the winners in this piece.