Update from 17th June 2016



1.       14-24 YEAR OLDS: Young Rugby Ambassadors (YRA)


A reminder that details of our Young Rugby Ambassador programme can be found at www.englandrugby.com/YRA.


The YRA program is in partnership with vInspired who are a nationally recognised volunteering organisation – a great addition for any young person’s CV.  Using a simple sign up process on the website you can set yourself a goal for the number of hours you want to complete and keep track of what you have achieved.  The more hours you give, the more we give back to you!


At 10,30,50 and 100 hours you will receive certificates and exclusive YRA stash to help celebrate your milestone!


It couldn’t be easier to sign up and achieving the 10hr certificate/stash (exclusive YRA t-shirt!) could be easier than you think over the summer months:

·         Running/supporting Summer Touch – 5 sessions x 2hrs

·         Both days of NatWest RugbyForce weekend – 2 days x 5hrs

·         Summer coaching/recruitment events

·         Young Coaches/Referees supporting Youth Rugby as September approaches


Please do forward and encourage any young volunteers/coaches at your clubs to sign up to the program and claim their goodies!



2.       2016-17 Coach Education Courses:


Find below coach education courses programmed in for the 2016-17 season:


Level 1 Oasis School 2016 - Sept 3rd 10th 17th
Level 2 Oasis School 2016 - Sept11th 18th 25th
Level 2 HMS Temeraire 2016 - Oct16th 23rd 30th
Level 1 Lord Wandsworth College 2016 - Nov6th 13th 20th
Level 1 Oasis School 2017 - Feb 4th 5th 11th
Level 2 Oasis School 2017 - Feb12th 19th 26th
Level 1 HMS Temeraire 2017 - May13th 14th 21st
Level 2 Lord Wandsworth College 2017 - May21st Jun4th 11th

                To book go to the following link:  http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid



3.       COACHING: Army Level 2 Course @ Aldershot Army Stadium


The Army are running an additional Level 2 Coaching course at Aldershot Army Stadium on 11th/12th/14thJuly (9am-5pm each day) – the course is midweek to suit Army personnel, but there are limited spaces available for civilians if the dates work.

Important note:


·         Coaches will still require Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory as pre-requisites to attend the course

·         This is organised as a closed course for Army personnel so will not appear on our online booking system


If you have coaches wishing to attend this course, please ask them to contact Army RDO Mike Bamsey directlyThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



4.       COACHING: Half Back CPD – Monday 4th July @ Winchester RFC (6.30pm-9.30pm)


The above course has been organised and can now be booked at the following link -http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226330696.



5.       VACANCY: Women’s Head Coach @ Havant RFC

Please find attached advert for the above vacancy.  Deadline for applications – Friday 15th July.


6. Southampton RFC Ladies Rugby 7’s:


Back for its 7th year and raising money for another great cause!

Southampton Ladies 7s is back and ready to raise money for another great cause!


This year the competition will take place on Saturday 30th July, with Sutton and Epsom ladies hoping to hold on to their title!


This is a ladies' day, with plenty of cheap beer, banter and good fun to be had.


And at only £40 per team entry, we hope to get a good number of sides!


This year we are hoping on raise money via a raffle for local charity; Winchester Youth Counselling.


Why not make a weekend of it and stay at one of the cheap local hotels and enjoy a night out in the South with the Southampton girls? Or just come for a great, laid back day of ladies rugby 7s!


For your team entry or more information please email Kirsty at:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






Update from 14th June 2016


1. From  1st August 2016:  NEW Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union Course (EFARU) details click here


The new RFU Emergency First Aid course has now been launched. 


The booking process will be the same as for CPD course.  Courses will commence running from the 1st August if you would like to run a course please liaise direct your club CRC or myself.  


 Key information:   7 Hour Course with some on line learning; Minimum  Age 16; Cost £50;  Min candidates x8 maximum 12 per Tutor


Note: The EFARU (or a nationally recognised equivalent) is the minimum standard recommend for anyone who is an Appointed Club First Aider.
The EFARU Essential guide has more details regarding cost, venue requirements, qualification information etc


2. 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.  


To date the following teams have entered:


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:

ü Female Players

ü Over 35’s players

ü 14-17 year old players


If you would like to enter please complete the attached pro-forma and return to contact Rich Freeman onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or contact him on his mobile for further information 0771585694



3. Fawley RFC Armed Forces Touch Rugby:(Letter, Rules & Poster here). 


The event will be held from 1100-1700  at Fawley RFC grounds at Gang Warily , Newlands Road SO45 1GA on Saturday 25thJune . 


To date 8 teams have entered:  x2 Tottonians;  x2 New Forest Touch;  x1 Trojans, x1 Fawley Old Boys, x2 Current Fawley Players;


The club are keen to have12 teamsparticipateso if you would  like to enter a team please contact Ross Mcfarlane :This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  07753805511


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