|COMMUNITY GAME UPDATE
TUESDAY 12 DECEMBER
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| 1. ACTION REQUIRED
Age Grade Registration – Beat the 45 day deadline!
With over 160,000 Age Grade players registered, it’s been a great start to the season. However, with the season starting in September, most unregistered Age-Grade players are now beyond the 45 day deadline and their club is now operating outside of the regulations. Access help with registration and discover incentives in this piece.
Your chance to play at Twickenham with Play Together, Stay Together
The Twickenham Takeover Day is returning in 2024! Once again eight community teams will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to play at the home of England Rugby. Find out how to enter in this section.
| 2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Want to be a part of the Governance and Representation Review Group?
Earlier this year, the RFU Council agreed to form a Governance and Representation Review group to review the RFU’s Governance structure. We are now inviting expressions of interest from the wider community to be a part of the group.
Have you accessed our Grant Search Tool yet?
Our free to use grant search facility allows you to search through the thousands of grants and loans that could help your club.
Honda Volunteer Hospitality registrations for Guinness Six Nations
As part of the Honda Volunteer Recognition Programme, club volunteers who already have match tickets to one of England’s Six Nations home fixtures can register for up to four tickets each for pre-match hospitality. Find out more in this section.
Represent your Premiership Club at the Gallagher Premiership Final 2024
Premiership Rugby are giving sixteen young fans the chance to become part of the match day build-up as flag-bearers when the two finalists run out centre-stage. Register your interest in this section.
| 3. FOR AWARENESS
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2024 Prohibited List
The WADA 2024 Prohibited List comes into effect on 1 January 2024. The Prohibited List details what substances and methods are banned in sport and applies to all players regardless of the level at which they play.
RFU Annual Report 2022/23
Last week the RFU published its Annual Report for 2022/23. Read the key summary and highlights in this piece.
DCMS Evaluation of Sport Survival Package
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published an independent evaluation report into the Sport Survival Package initiated during the pandemic. The report highlights the significant investment that Rugby Union secured from this fund.
December’s Safeguarding Bulletin includes details of how the Safeguarding Team is following up with clubs following the club safeguarding audit, the DBS Update Service going live, a reminder on how to share concerns, and what’s to come in 2024.
Coming Soon – England Rugby Advanced Coaching Workshop 2024/25
The England Rugby Advanced Coaching Workshop webinar will be going live for booking from 19 January. The completion of this webinar is essential to be able to book onto Part 1 of the England Rugby Advanced Coaching Award – Developing Advanced Coaching Practice.
Thank you for joining our Adult Player Registration engagement sessions
We would like to thank everyone who signed up to take part in the Adult Player Registration online engagement sessions held throughout October. Find out more about what happened at the sessions in this section.
Heartfelt thanks from the Injured Players Foundation
The IPF team have been reflecting on the year and want to say a massive THANK YOU for all the support you, your clubs and players have given us throughout 2023.
Community News – monthly round up
In case you missed them, check out some of the top community rugby stories over the last month from the England Rugby website.
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