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  1. Player Registration


Registration of players is only required at Hampshire Premiership and 1, it is not needed for Hampshire 2, 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 Premiership and Hampshire 1 with the Hampshire Competitions secretary...

Peter Smout      email: petesmout@hotmail.com   Hants Premiership

Chris Budden email :    buddenhampshire@gmail.com      Hants 1 & 2


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


In Hampshire Electronic Match Cards are only used from Level 10 upwards- so not required for Hampshire 2,3 & 4.




  1. 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 V9 Headcase document ... http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/media/PDFLibrary/Forms-Minutes/Headcase%20-%20V9.pdf




  1. 17 year olds playing rugby


Due to the change if RFU regulations...

If you wish to play a 17 year old player in adult rugby, you now need to do the following:-

  1. Submit to the County Office a RFU CLUB Approval form – signatures must be wet signed, digital signatures not accepted. This needs to be only done ONCE a season.
  1. For each player submit to the County Office a RFU PLAYER Approval form – signatures must be wet signed, digital signatures not accepted. This needs to be done for every player wishing to play adult rugby.
  1. You should get an email approval from the County office for the CLUB Approval within 5 days.
  1. You should get an email approval from the County office for the PLAYER Approval within 5 days, you cannot play players without both CLUB and PLAYER approvals from the COUNTY.


  1. We do stress that the CLUB MUST balance playing / training time, playing contact matches twice in a weekend could be overplaying the above player.



For all Players aged 17 and below that wish to play out of their Age Grade  please use the new form on the website under Safeguarding tab...


There is also a new HRFU guidelines document and a new helpful coach assessment form on the website.




  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  - g.self@pumpcourtchambers.com

As usual 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




  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 Howdens Insurance.


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





  1. HALF Game RULE


The RFU have now made the half game rule Mandatory for all Age Grade players in Clubs, schools and colleges.


Full details can be found on the England Rugby website...


There are a lot of helpful resources on the website.





  1. Youth Events


We have a new 2019-20 form for hosting youth Events on the website with a new guidance sheet to assist your planning (under INFO and Mini Youth) ...






  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 the 5 main hub clubs:


Ellingham & Ringwood,




U13's at Portsmouth  

U13's, U15’s and U18’s at Alton  

U13s and U15s at Bognor

There is a Local Rugby Partnership (LRP) for Girls rugby in operation in Hampshire which is supporting the development of girls only rugby in those clubs. The LRP holds its own meetings.

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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