Please find below 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.       Hampshire RFU Social Touch Tournament: (Click here for poster):  Hampshire RFU will again be hosting a social summer touch festival at Southampton RFC on July 2nd. 10:00-15:00. Run by Hampshire’s England Rugby development team the festival is open to all clubs to enter. Teams may be male, female or mixed but all players must be aged 14 and over and a maximum of 10 players.  However bonus points will be awarded for teams containing the following:

-  Female Players

-  Over 35’s players

- 14-17 year old players


For further information please contact Rich Freeman on richardfreeman@rfu.com or 07715856940


To enter your team please complete and return by email the following pro-forma:


Please reply by Friday 17th June

2.       Fawley RFC Armed Forces Touch Rugby(Click here for Letter, Rules & Poster ).  The event will be held from 1100-1700  at Fawley RFC grounds at Gang Warily , Newlands Road SO45 1GA on Saturday 25th June .  Closing date for entries:  Friday 10th June 2016 for further information please contact Ross Mcfarlane : macfross@aol.com  07753805511



3.       Club Summer Touch:  There has been a fantastic up take from our clubs who are running touch rugby across the county, please find below details and a contact person.  It is an inclusive game for both male and females and a great way to stay active and get connected  with a club and its members.  For further information about playing at your local club please touch base with either the club contact ; CRC (Community Rugby Coach) or just go along on the scheduled evening.  The club will make you feel most welcome:




Summer Touch 2016 - Greater Southampton - New Forest & IOW Program    
Club Day of Week Start Date Finish Date Time Contact E-mail
CRC Sharon Evans – sharonevans@rfu.com
Eastleigh Wednesday 11th May 22nd June  1830 Caroline Clarke  caroclarkie@hotmail.co.uk


(New Forest 02 Touch Centre)

Thursday 5th May 02 Touch Centre  1900  Ben Bradley-Watson  ben.bradley-watson@griffonhoverwork.com
Millbrook Thursday 2nd June 14th July 1800 Luke Wilson  Luke.Wilson@cantellschool.lpplus.net
New Milton Tuesday 7th June    1830 Rohan Thomas rltrfc@hotmail.co.uk  
Romsey Wednesday 15th June 27th July 1900 Mark Stent  Mark.Stent@clarksons.com
Stoneham  To be advised  TBC  TBC TBC    
Trojans Tuesday 7th June  12th july  1830 Sandra Coffin  sandrarcoffin@gmail.com
CRC Dean Lewis: DeanLewis@RFU.com
Ellingham & Ringwood Tuesday 7th June  28th June 1900 Charlotte Benson  cebenson92@googlemail.com
Fawley Tuesday 28th May 28th June 1830 Paul Patrick  paul.patrick@solent.ac.uk
Fordingbridge Thursday 9th June 7th July 1830 Charlie (Charlotte) Fairbairn  charlotte.fairbairn@ringwood.hants.sch.uk
Southampton Thursday 2nd June 7th July 1900 Nick Cazeaux  nick@cazservices.com
Tottonians Thursday 19th May 21st July 1930-2100 Wayne Hausen  waynehausen@aol.com
CRC Richard Freeman; RichardFreeman@RFU.com
Vectis RFC Thursday 16th June 21st July   Nathan Tombleson  nathan.tombleson@gmail.com
IOW RFC Thursday 16th June 21st July  1830-2030 Dave Metcalf  david.metcalfe60@outlook.com
Ventnor Tuesday 14th June  12th July   1830-2030    damomarriott15@hotmail.co.uk



4.       2016 Hampshire Coaching Conference:   (Application Form ) Sunday 10th July 2016 at Southampton University Sports Centre, Wide Lane, Southampton SO50 5PE  from 0900-1630.  Recognising the importance of coach education, Hampshire RFU has subsidised this year’s conference.  The Fee will be £60 including lunch and Conference polo shirt. Teachers £30.  (Off set by Hampshire Schools Union)  To register:  Please complete attached pro-forma


Note:  To date 56 Coaches / Teachers have signed up.  There is an upper limit of 80 places so please do not leave it to the last minute and be disappointed!


5.       Sport Hampshire & IOW Coaching Bursary:   There is an opportunity for coaches to receive sports coaching bursary support from Sport Hampshire and IOW.  Find attached application forms and guidelines.  For those coaches signed up for the below courses it is not too late!   Please forward your application to Ben Rigby ( )Ben.Rigby@hants.gov.uk no later than Sunday 12th June.


·         Level 1 – Oasis Academy, 3rd September

·         Level 2 – Oasis Academy, 11th September


Please also click here for the Coach Scholarship guide and here for the flyer



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