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Community Game Update - 21 October
Welcome to the fifth Rugby World Cup edition of the Community Game Update, which we hope you find of interest. Please feel free to send any feedback, queries or content that you’d like featured to Vee Montebello, RFU Senior Communications Manager (veemontebello@rfu.com).

Our communications to you are based on the data that is held in the Game Management System (GMS) so please check the information held is up to date and active.

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Message from Owen Farrell
With England’s emphatic 40-16 victory over Australia, the entire game in England is preparing for the semi-final against New Zealand in Yokohama next Saturday.

After the victory over Australia, captain Owen Farrell had a message for the fans: “The support has been brilliant. It’s a massive privilege to play for England and we are so excited to now play in the semi-finals and to have the fans behind us.” 

Get out the England shirts and get together for the 9am kick-off in clubhouses nationwide.

Don’t forget to promote your events on your club’s website, social media channels and in your local media.
   
 
 
Make Sure You Shine on Saturday
New ‘Rise and Shine’ marketing resources, which clubs can download and edit, will be available on the resources section of the England Rugby website here later this week to help everyone promote their Rugby World Cup semi-final events.

 
 
Rise and Shine
This week’s rise and shine photograph comes from Preston Grasshoppers’ Rugby World Cup All Schools XPitch Festival on Tuesday 15 October. Over 180 Year 7 pupils from 12 local schools entered the event, many playing their first games of rugby.

We continue to post loads of interesting posts on England Rugby’s social media channels and it’s great that the nation continue to be behind the squad. #CarryThemHome 

 
 
Mitsubishi's Journey to Japan winner
Thank you to all the clubs who entered their volunteers into the Mitsubishi Motors Journey to Japan competition.

The three lucky winners were announced last week. These are Andy Trueman of Erdington RFC, Nicholas Winwood of Letchworth Garden City RUFC and Daryl Gray of Broughton RUFC. Well done and thank you for your valuable contribution to rugby.

Click below to watch a video of the winners being told they're going to Japan. 
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National Rugby Survey
Don’t miss the November deadline to take part in the National Rugby Survey. Please remind all club members and players to complete it so that England Rugby can best meet the needs of the entire game. There’s the chance to win either one of five £100 England Rugby Store vouchers, or one of five pairs of tickets to an England Men’s XV match at Twickenham in 2020.

The views of everyone in rugby matter to us because your individual experience of the game will be invaluable in the biggest community rugby survey of its kind.
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Level 3 Coaching Award
The 2020/21 Level 3 Coaching Award is now open for bookings. Coaches wishing to apply should log on to the online booking system and have their GMS login details available.

Full details of the course are available below.

There are two main changes from last year to be aware of:

1. There is a two-part mandatory 'Towards Level 3' process. This includes a webinar and a face to face workshop. This is to help applicants prepare for the course, understand the requirements and make a more informed judgement about taking part.
2. Applicants must meet all the prerequisites, including having completed their Level 2 coaching award before September 1st 2017. This is to ensure they have been operating as a Level 2 coach for at least 3 years, which we believe will have helped them to develop their coaching craft to a level that should prepare them for Level 3.
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RFU Grand Prize Draw
The RFU Grand Draw has been paused for the 19/20 season. While we look at options to help clubs fundraise in the longer term, we have created a short ‘how to’ guide for clubs, schools and colleges to run their own raffles or lotteries. Click below for more details.
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Community Sport and Recreation Awards
Entries for the 2020 Community Sport and Recreation Awards are now open until Sunday 10 November 2019. This is a great opportunity to shine a light on the incredible work of clubs and volunteers. There are five nomination award categories and a £1,000 prize from HRH The Earl of Wessex presented at the awards ceremony in March. The categories are:

• The Community Engagement Award sponsored by the Professional Footballers' Association
• The Mental Health and Wellbeing Award sponsored by ActiveIQ
• The Partnerships Award
• The Volunteering Award sponsored by EduCare
• The Youth Development Award

Click below for more information and to nominate today.
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Online legal documents
RFU clubs are provided with online support for the creation of legal documents, aloowing clubs to draft ttheir own legal documents, simply by answering a series of easy-to-answer questions.
Many documents are available free of charge, and include such things as:

• Employment agreement
• Website privacy policy
• Health and safety policy creator
• Agreement for the supply of goods

Click here to access the documents - clubs will need to register by entering the RFU clubs' voucher code - ARAG751BIZ.
   
 
 
Upcoming England & Twickenham fixtures
October:
26 – Rugby World Cup semi-final – England v New Zealand (9am)

November:
09 - France Women v England Women (Stade Marcel Michelin) (1pm)
16 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v France Women (Sandy Park, Exeter) (1.10pm)
16 – Killik Cup 2019 - Barbarians v Fiji (Twickenham Stadium) (2.30pm)
23 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v Italy Women (Goldington Road, Bedford Blues) (3pm)

December:
12 - Varsity Match – Oxford v Cambridge
Women's match (11:30am)
Men's match (3pm)

If you are interested in attending any of the Red Roses’ Quilter Internationals, the Killik Cup or the Varsity match, please click below to purchase.
Please see the below for the current Club Hampshire Manager for the
15 GIRLS team...
The15 Girls County Season runs from Feb 2020  to end of March 2020
County GIRLS U15 Manager - 2019-20 Season required

The Girls U15 manager responsibilities will be:-

- Manage and over see the Head Coach, coaches and players of the Girls U15 County team - that is in place.

- Managing the Girls U15 Budget in conjunction with the County Office

- Arranging trials and training

- Liaising with other Counties to play matches

- Sorting and cleaning kit

- Attending Club Hampshire meetings and training

- Producing an irls U15 report for Club Hampshire meetings

The position is Voluntary but mileage expenses to matches out of County can be claimed.

Please apply by sending your Rugby CV to Tim Allen (Manager of Club Hampshire) at Hampshirerugby@yahoo.co.uk

Huge congratulations to Alicia Maude - Ex Ellingham and Ringwood player on being selected for Englands U20 squad.

 

 

England Women U20s squad announced for 2019/20 season

 

 

The England Women U20s squad for the 2019/20 season has been named.



The core 24-player group, as well as those invited to join on a camp-by-camp basis, will take part in three-day training camps each month. 



Given the 2019/20 season focus for this age group is to develop players as individuals, the competition phase has been moved to the summer of 2020 to allow maximum development within and outside of international training camps.



Players will be able to gain experience of regular domestic competitive rugby through the Tyrrells Premier 15s and BUCS [university] leagues.



Former England international and RFU Performance Pathway Officer Amy Turner will lead the programme with support from James Cooper.



Turner said: “We’ve selected a squad with the intent of player development over the course of the season.



“All players are aged between 17 and 20 so we have a real range, depth and breadth of talent.



“The majority of the group are linked to Tyrrells Premier 15s clubs which allows us to continue working together with those in the domestic game.



“The camps will allow us to focus on the detail over the next seven months and we’re all looking forward to getting started.”



2019/20 squad
Iona Antwis [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough University]
Delaney Burns [Bristol Bears Women]
Cara Clarke [Worcester Warriors Women/University of Birmingham]
Kelsey Clifford [Saracens Women]
Jessica Cooksey [Darlington Mowden Park Sharks/Durham University]
Tabitha Copson [Gloucester-Hartpury Women/Hartpury University]
Eleanor Febrey [Gloucester-Hartpury Women]
Bryony Field [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough University]
Emma Hardy [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough University]
Amelia Harper [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough University]
Sadia Kabeya [Richmond FC]
Florence Long [Bristol Bears Women/SGS Filton College]
Alicia Maude [Gloucester-Hartpury Women/Hartpury College]
Fiona McIntosh [Richmond FC/St Georges, University of London] 
Maud Muir [Wasps FC Ladies/Brunel University]
Sophie Phillips [Bristol Bears Women]
Connie Powell [Gloucester-Hartpury Women/Hartpury College]
Ellen Ramsbotton [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough College]
Anya Richmond [Loughborough Lightning/Loughborough College]
Flo Robinson [Pulborough]
Caitlin Simpson [Darlington Mowden Park Sharks/Northumbria University]
Emma Sing [Gloucester-Hartpury Women/Hartpury College]
Lucie Skuse [Bristol Bears Women]
Mia Venner [Gloucester-Hartpury Women/Hartpury College]

 
We are saddened to announce that former Hampshire RFU Honorary Treasurer (2000 to 2015) and Portsmouth RFC Treasurer George Cook died on Friday 4th October. 
This will take place at The Oaks Crematorium, Havant
at 1000 on Friday 1st November. 
This is on Bartons Road which is a right turn off the B2149 heading north out of Havant.
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Community Game Update - 14 October
Welcome to the fourth Rugby World Cup edition of the Community Game Update, which we hope you find of interest. Please feel free to send any feedback, queries or content that you’d like featured to Vee Montebello, RFU Senior Communications Manager (veemontebello@rfu.com).

Our communications to you are based on the data that is held in the Game Management System (GMS) so please check the information held is up to date and active.

To share this with others, please click below.
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Message from Eddie Jones
With England’s Pool C match having been called off due to Typhoon Hagibis, England now face Australia in Oita in the quarter-finals on Saturday 19 October (KO 8:15am BST, live on ITV) having finished top of the pool.

Eddie Jones:

“The Japanese have a saying ‘Shouganai’ – we can’t control it. Although we all like to think we’ve got power above and beyond what’s going on in the world, we don’t. These things happen and you just ride with it.

So, after a three-day camp in Miyazaki we are in Oita to prepare for the quarter-final.

This is a wonderful Rugby World Cup and we are all excited. We have been given an opportunity. Who would have thought we’d have two relatively easy games, one tough game and then two weeks to prepare for a quarter-final.

We do really feel for the thousands of England fans in Tokyo for the game because it would have been a special occasion. We are lucky to have such great supporters and I’m sure they, and all our fans back home, are all very disappointed.”
   
 
 
Rise and Shine
Great activities continue to take place nationwide. These include the event held for students from five schools at Stourbridge RFC to coincide with the England v USA game.

In addition, this week’s featured photo was taken at the third annual RAF Girls Festival of Rugby which was held on 6th October at RAF Halton, and celebrates the RAFRU centenary year. More than 1,000 U13s, U15s and U18s girls from local rugby clubs enjoyed a fantastic event supported by the RAF Rugby Union Women’s team.

We continue to post loads of interesting posts on England Rugby’s social media channels and it’s great that the nation continue to be behind the squad. #CarryThemHome

 
 
National Rugby Survey
The National Rugby Survey is open until the end of October. We’ve already had a positive response, with match officials, current adult players and club officials being the most proactive.

So far, respondents have ranked a sociable and friendly atmosphere after the game as the number one factor in creating an enjoyable rugby experience, do you agree?

Share your thoughts with us.
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RFU Leadership Academy for future Leaders
This National Leadership Academy is a unique opportunity for leaders and future leaders of the women’s and girls’ game to come together through a leadership and management programme driving the game forwards. Commencing in November, the course takes place through webinars and conference calls and includes a two-day residential workshop on 15-16 February 2020. Please see further details here.

Candidates can apply for a heavily subsided place by sending the following to LeadershipAcademy@rfu.com by Sunday 3 November 2019: a) their CV (including work, rugby & life experiences, b) a 500 word statement on why they should be selected. Please note: candidates will be required to make a £100 inclusive of VAT contribution to the course.

For further details about the programme please contact Alex Thompson, Club Services Manager on 07894 489756 or email alexthompson@rfu.com.
   
 
 
Nominate for BBC Sports Personality of the Year
Clubs need to act quickly if they want to enter rugby volunteers for this prestigious BBC award. Entries close on Sunday 20 October 2019. Click below to find out more.
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Grantfinder
Looking to boost funds? You can find the Grantfinder online tool below, which is a free to use search facility allowing you to search through the thousands of grants and loans that could help your club.
Grantfinder
 
 
AGP means rain doesn’t stop play
With autumn’s adverse weather conditions, you could avoid cancellations if you plan events on one of our 26 AGPs nationwide. Currently, for a nominal fee of £1 clubs or groups of players can book a slot for a full pitch, at any time of day, on any AGP up to Saturday 9 November 2019. Simply email rugby365@rfu.com to obtain a code. This offer is subject to T&Cs and availability.
   
 
 
Upcoming England & Twickenham fixtures
October:
19 – Rugby World Cup Quarter Finals – England v Australia (8.15am)

November:
09 - England Women v France Women (Stade Marcel Michelin) (1pm)
16 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v France Women (Sandy Park, Exeter) (1.10pm)
16 – Killik Cup 2019 - Barbarians v Fiji (Twickenham Stadium) (2.30pm)
23 – Quilter Internationals 2019 - England Women v Italy Women (Goldington Road, Bedford Blues) (3pm)

December:
12 - Varsity Match – Oxford v Cambridge
Women's match (11:30am)
Men's match (3pm)

If you are interested in attending any of the Red Roses’ Quilter Internationals, the Killik Cup or the Varsity match, please click below to purchase.
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