Weekly update from

Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO (New Forest,  Greater Southampton & IOW) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile 07764 960384 &

Kieran Spencer RFU & Hampshire RDO (North & South East).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile 07912541462


1.      HRFU Coaching Conference 2017 – Sunday 9th July @ Oasis Academy  


Please click here for information regarding Hampshire RFU Annual Coaching Conference to be held on Sunday 9th July,  0915-1615 at Oasis Academy, Southampton


Cost £60 – Which includes a conference polo shirt, lunch and refreshments


Booking: Use the following link to book online http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226334223


Places are filling up fast – book now or be disappointed!


2.      HRFU Coach of the Year Nominations 2017


Hampshire RFU Coach of the Year Awards will be awarded at the annual Coaching Conference at Oasis School on Sunday 9th July


This year Hampshire Rugby Union Coaching Committee is offering 2 Awards of which you can submit a nomination for each if you wish:

•       Senior Coach of the Year (Ebbs Memorial Trophy) 

•       Age Grade Coach of the Year  (U7s – U18s; inclusive of Tag, Touch, Sevens, Community, Inclusive programmes and other formats of rugby)


To nominate:

•       Click here to complete the form with no more than 300 words

•       Return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

•       Deadline: Sunday 30 April


3.      CPD Courses


The following CPD courses are now online and live for booking:


CPD Kids First U10 Rugby Havant RFC 6 May 2017


CPD Kids First U11 Rugby Havant RFC 6 May 2017


Rugby Ready Portsmouth Grammar School 3 May 2017


CPD Scrum Factory Portsmouth Grammar School 17 May 2017



4.      Plaisir Du Mouvement Coaching Summit at Oxford University RFC


Please click here for information for the above unique coaching event being hosted at Oxford University.



5.      Director of Rugby Courses 2017


The two Director of Rugby (DoR) courses are now available to book via the RFU Online Course booking system at a cost of £600 including VAT.  


Click here for more info.



Places are limited and the closing date for applications is 18th May 2017.

The North course (Shropshire) workshops will be:

Workshop 1 – 10th & 11th July 2017

Workshop 2 – 2nd and 3rd October 2017

The North Course (at Lilleshall National Sports Centre) booking URL link:


The South course (Buckinghamshire) workshops will be:

Workshop 1 – 24th & 25th July 2017

Workshop 2 – 4th & 5th October 2017

The South Course (at Bisham Abbey) booking URL link:


The course has been developed by the RFU in partnership with the Ashridge Sport and Business Initiative to develop and support a generation of dynamic and inspirational leaders for the game. It is aimed at those leading rugby programmes in clubs, schools, colleges and universities.

The course will develop leadership and management themes, but set them firmly in an applied rugby context.  It will be delivered over four days, taking in four modules. Modules will be delivered in two sets of consecutive days, with residential accommodation provided within the cost. Over dinner at each overnight stay, there will be chance to listen to and question an experienced Director of Rugby to develop further your learning. It is envisaged that each cohort will become an ongoing Community of Learning, sharing practice and experience for years to come and the RFU intends to help facilitate this.

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