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


1.      Director of Rugby Courses 2016 – Application Deadline 18th April:  Please be aware that the deadline for this year’s Director of Rugby courses (North and South) is next Monday, 18th April. 


All applications should be made via the online course booking system and all relevant details can be found via the link


below. http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/coaches/director-of-rugby/#



2.      VAT advisor to sports clubs:  The RFU has engaged the services of Saffery Champness, a leading VAT advisor to sports clubs and not for profit organisations, to provide a free VAT helpline/ e mail enquiry service to member clubs.


Clubs are encouraged to make use of this service to receive free advice on all VAT matters they may have including:


VAT recovery on construction projects and facility improvement; pitch hire, general VAT recovery matters, VAT accounting, VAT inspections   etc.


The service enables clubs to receive up to 30 minutes free advice per enquiry.


Please e mail  rugbyVAT@saffery.com  and/or call 07710 329317.



3.      NatWest RugbyForce Keith Kent Visits:  Congratulations to Fawley, Fordingbridge & Chineham RFC who have been selected as three of 48 clubs nationally to have won a NatWest RugbyForce 2016  visit by Keith Kent (RFU Head Grounds man at Twickenham Stadium).


Keith will complete a pitch consultation visit to each of the clubs on Monday 25th  with a grant of £2000 to each club to help implement Keith’s recommendations.



4.      Touchline:  Click here for the April Edition of Touchline Magazine the official newspaper of the RFU. 


Some of our girls that play rugby at colleges get a mention on page 6!


5.                     5..       Wilton Touch Rugby Festival;  Saturday 16th July from 1000-1700 for further information please see click here.


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