HRFU - New season reminders 2018-1

                      (*6 items)


  1. Player Registration

Registration of players is only required at Hampshire Premiership, 1 and 2, it is not needed for Hampshire 3 & 4.

In addition to the 100 Club players you can register at the RFU, you can additionally register a list of players that play in the Hampshire leagues Premiership, 1 and 2 with the Hampshire Competitions secretary

Geoff PAICE     email: geoff.paice100@gmail.com

 Remember to include your club name and a contact from your club on the list – just a list of players no form required.


2. Concussions – Adult and Youth

Please ensure you report all confirmed or suspected concussions to Julie / Georgia on hampshirerugby@yahoo.co.uk

using this seasons forms on the website...


Ensure the player follows correct GRTP starting once all symptoms have gone.

HRFU GRTP forms on above link as well.

There are also some new flowcharts to help explain the HRFU Concussion Protocol on the above link.

Please also read the Hampshire RFU V8 Headcase document ... http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/media/PDFLibrary/Forms-Minutes/Headcase%20-%20V8.pdf


  1. Discipline Reports – Adult and Youth

Please ensure you report all Discipline cases WITHIN 48 HOURS to the

Discipline Committee Chairman

Nigel Morgan - nigel.morgan30@ntlworld.com


Discipline Committee Secretary

David Creal - davidcreal@yahoo.com

For Youth Cases also report to Youth Sub Committee Chairman

Gary Self - garypself@aol.com

The Disciplinary Committee have noticed an increase in red card offences for last season with new laws be implemented, especially for tip tackle.

  • As usual punching had the most red card offences with 17.
  • Second to this was referee abuse with 10, a big increase from previous season.

This is without a doubt one of the major problems our game is facing at the moment!

Problems with abuse have come mostly from players but also coaches and spectators

  • It is also not acceptable for coaches to walk the touchline and shout out to try and influence      

         referees decisions.

  • Touchline officials must stay in their technical areas or stand behind the posts off the pitch –

           see Reg 15 http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/info/admin/admin-regulations.html

  • No technical areas marked out – use cones!

         Technical Area should be no larger than 10 metres and at least 1 metre from the touch line.

  • Sanctions imposed this season by the Disciplinary Panel will take into account the current trend

         to try and eradicate this problem

  • Give samples of Southern League C.C. discipline sanctions – doubled.


We would ask all Club Chairman and Discipline Chairman to hold a meeting with all players/coaches/managers and get the message out that...

ABUSE of OFFICIALS will NOT be tolerated

Also, I need to remind you all that new red card sanctions for contact with the head have now come into force – Mid entry point.



  1. Tours – Adult and Youth

Please ensure you apply for CB endorsement and RFU approval for ALL TOURS to hampshirerugby@yahoo.co.uk

using this seasons forms on the website...


Failure to get CB approval and you still go on tour could invalidate your RFU Perkins Slade Insurance.


There are also some flowcharts to help explain the Tour application process on the above link.




  1. Player (Team) Insurance for self employed players


RFU and Howden have arranged a personal accident cover that can pay up to £300 per week to players in nominated teams if they injured whilst playing or training and unable to work. Cover for the whole season can be arranged for just £980 per team.

Full details can be found attached or on the England Rugby Insurance website at http://englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/TTD.

Please contact Steven Parker on 0121 698 8058 should you have any queries or require any assistance.




  1. Girls Only Rugby-

Please note that U11’s age grade is the last mixed gender age group rugby:

the following season, if you had / have any girls playing at U11’s, they will have to join a Girls U13’s Age group at U12's. (a dual age band compromising U12 and U13 girls only).

If your club does not have a Girls only U13’s group to provide a pathway for your U11’s girls, you should signpost these players to the nearest centre for Girls age grade rugby

Currently there are centres for girls U13’s, U15’s and U18’s at:


Ellingham & Ringwood,




Additionally there is 

U13’s Girls only at New Milton 

U13's and U15's at Fawley

U13's at Portsmouth (new)

U13's at Alton (new)

There is a Local Rugby Partnership for Girls rugby in operation in Hampshire which is supporting the development of girls only rugby in those clubs.

For any clubs interested in providing girls only rugby at U13’s at their own club, please contact your RDO, Kieran Spencer  KieranSpencer@RFU.com or Ivan Torpey IvanTorpey@RFU.com

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