Weekly update from 

Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO (New Forest, Southampton & IOW)ivantorpey@rfu.com Mobile 07764 960384 & 

Kieran Spencer RFU & Hampshire RDO (North & South East). kieranspencer@rfu.com  Mobile 07912541462


Would you please circulate this weekly update far and wide to your other, coaches, volunteers, referees & club members :



1.      Hampshire U17’s Change of Trial Venue:Please note that due to the large number of nominations for phase one of the U17 trials to be held on Friday 22ndJanuary, the venue has been changed from Test Park toHMS TEMERAIRE Burnaby Rd, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 2HB. If you require any further information please contact Mike Greenslade U17 Team Managermikegrugby@gmail.com


2.      Nat West Rugby Force  The annual NatWest RugbyForceWeekend will take place on25th and 26th June 2016..  The closing date to be considered for one of the project planning and sustainability workshops, the financial support and pitch maintenance packages is 14th February 2016.For clubs to register, simply click on the linkwww.EnglandRugby.com/NatWestRugbyForcecompleteand submit the form


 To date the following Clubs have registered:  ALTON; CHINEHAM, FARNBOROUGH, GUERNSEY, HAVANT TOTTONIANS  & TROJANS


3.     Education Club Link DocumentEducation Club Link Document:The feedback receivedfrom many educational establishments is how can they make better links with their local club to help with the player transition. Please find attached School club link guide that may help. Note: A club coach /representative attending the school assembly is always a good starting point.  Please do not hesitate to liaise with your local CRC if you require more support with organising club / school links.


4.      Clubhouse Information: Click here for some useful links that may help with the running of your clubs.



5.      Vectis RFC U14’sRequires Fixtures: Vectis RFC U14’s are urgently seeking fixtures for the remainder of this season home and away.  Any interested clubs please contact Dave Farrant onfarrantd@hotmail.co.ukor Adam Tyas ontyas.Adam@googlemail.com’ .  Your support helping would be greatly appreciated as fixtures are key to retaining the players interest.



6.      Communities of Practise Feedback & Phase 2: To those people that attended the Communities of Practise Phase 1 evening.  I am hoping to provide the feedback to you all by the end of the week.  The phase 2 evening will be promoted in the next weekly update.



7.      Trojans  Girls – Pitch Up & Play (PU&P) + U15 Girls Request for Fixtures: 

o  13 PU&PTrojans would like to invite your U13 girls to a ‘Pitch Up & Play’ at Trojans  FC – KO 1:00pm on Sunday January 17th January.  The event is targeted at Schools & Clubs particularly those girls that are new to rugby who are  U13 years (School years 6 to 8) To register or to find out more information please see attached poster or contact Mark Newman on 07768119978marknewman2@gmail.com

o  U18 PU&P:  U18s Girls PU&P for Schools & Clubs – KO 1:00pm - 3.00pm on Sunday Trojans 21st February. If interested please advise Mark Newman. Fixtures are an open invitation.

o  U15 Fixtures:  Trojans has fifteen U15s girls and are looking for U15 games in 2016. If you have a U15 team and would be interested in a fixture so please contact Dean Lewisdeanlewis@rfu.com. We also have 8×U13s and 8×U18s so would be interested in teaming up to play against other clubs.


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