Distribution list: Tuesday 23 November
Back In The Game Update
Community Game Updates are structured as follows to help distinguish between where action is required and where information is for awareness.
1. Action required
2. Action if of interest
3. For awareness
A PDF version is available by clicking on the 'Read Online' button.
1. ACTION REQUIRED
NEW Girls Age Bands from 2022/23
From the 2022/23 season, Girls Age Banding will move from U13, U15 and U18 to U12, U14, U16, U18. Read on for rules of play and reasons for the new bands.
Adult Male Future Competitions Structure - Lower XV criteria for entry into RFU Leagues
Lower XVs will now be able to enter the RFU Leagues up to level 7, if they match the criteria available here. Expression of Interest forms will be sent directly to clubs on the 29 November.
17-Year-Olds Playing Adult Rugby
A reminder that 17-year-olds can NOT play adult rugby until January 2022. However, the approval process can start from 1 December 2021.
2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Register your January Warrior Camp now!
Following on from the success of the Red Roses in the Autumn Internationals, the next round of Warrior Camps starts in January. Clubs can register their interest now.
Our club drop-in sessions can be found on the Club Support YouTube channel. Thankyou to all those who attended and provided feedback.
3. FOR AWARENESS
RFU Council co-opts four new members to improve diversity
As part of the RFU strategic objective and D&I plan, the RFU Council and its Nominations Committee has run a recruitment process to co-opt four new members on to Council.
'Off-field' support for legal, entertainment licensing and VAT
Details of how you can access support for off field matters this season.
News Round-Up – Date for diary: Rainbow Laces Day 8 December, Luke Mortimer’s story and the Great Rugger metal health run
Read about incredible Luke who lost his hands and legs after sepsis. Learn how the rugby community can support him. Also featured is Old Colfeians First XV captain Tim Tunnicliff who has run 542 miles calling at 104 clubs along the way in aid of mental health charities.
Teamwork Respect Enjoyment Discipline Sportsmanship