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RFU Community Game update - August 2017

11 Aug 2017 11:08 | Sara Raine

2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

The Women’s Rugby World Cup got off to a roaring start with the Red Roses defeating Spain 56 – 5. Click HERE to read the match report following the England Women’s’ opening match of the tournament.  

The Red Roses’ next match will see them compete against Italy on Sunday 13 August at Billings Park UCD, Dublin. Kick off 2.30pm. Watch live coverage of the match on ITV1 from 2pm.  

Age Grade Rugby – Regulation 15 update and Guidance

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The 2017/18 season is a major milestone for the Age Grade Game as the final recommendations from the four-year Age Grade Competition Review are implemented.   

These developments continue to align rugby to the wants and needs of the players and ensure that players of all levels continue to enjoy rugby and to further support their transition into the adult game.

 This year the RFU has continued to strengthen Regulation 15, with the new regulation now in effect, as of 1 August.  As part of this, there are two areas of development we want to draw your attention to.   

These areas relate to:

1.       When a female can play adult rugby

2.      Out of season activity 

To support any questions you might receive from players, the community, parents and coaches, we have produced some guidance in the form of frequently asked questions.   

Click HERE for regulation 15.6.2 (out of season activity).

Click HERE for regulation 15.5.5 (female playing adult rugby).  

To support Regulation 15 and the philosophy of Age Grade Rugby, a new RFU Codes of Practice will be launched in September.  These Age Grade Codes of Practice provide practical support and best practice to those delivering the Age Grade game and provide practical advice on how to adopt a player-centred and holistic approach to rugby - helping clubs and schools retain players.   

If you have any questions relating to regulation 15, or the upcoming Codes of Practice, please email agegraderugby@rfu.com.   

Click HERE for the latest Age Grade Rugby newsletter. 

Insurance – accidental injury loss of income cover offer

Clubs can now purchase accidental injury loss of income cover.  

Working with the RFU insurance broker, Perkins Slade, the RFU has created a scheme for clubs to purchase cover to protect their players’ weekly income should they be unable to work as a result of an accidental injury sustained while playing rugby or training.   

Clubs can purchase the insurance to protect players in specific teams, and can choose to buy cover for as many teams within the club as they want. This is in addition to the existing Personal Accident cover in place.  

For more details and costs, click HERE.  

Club and Property Insurance Scheme

The start of a new season is a great time for clubs to check whether they have adequate protection in place for their clubhouse, equipment and any other owned assets. Perkins Slade manages the official RFU Clubs Property scheme on behalf of the RFU. For a quote or advice go to: http://englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/property.  

Combined Liability Insurance provided by the RFU

RFU club liability insurance offerings are available to ensure that players and clubs are protected when participating in rugby union. This includes Public Liability insurance and Personal Accident insurance in respect of catastrophic injuries. For more information please go to http://englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/ 

England Rugby Deals

England Rugby Deals is a buying consortium run by Independent Buyers Ltd, fully endorsed by the RFU. The purpose of England Rugby Deals is to save clubs money and time, by negotiating competitive rates and discounts on utilities, overheads and consumables. 

Membership gives clubs access to an array of deals and offers on products and services rugby clubs use. Popular categories are Wi-Fi, leisure gases, hospitality, printing, utilities, maintenance, club facilities, washroom services and there is even a deal for portable beer trollies.  

Instant savings are available to clubs, by joining both the Booker 2% Rebate Scheme and by signing up to the Screwfix 5% Discount. These two deals make saving easy in a few simple steps: 

Members can access deals from the RFU’s website, www.englandrugbydeals.com. Once a club has logged in, the member area of the portal allows them to view all deals, prices and get the relevant information required

As part of the RFU’s support services, an England Rugby Deals Account Manager is available to visit clubs to advice on cost-saving measures and carry out a saving analysis exercise. This is a worthwhile offering as it shows clubs not only what they are spending their money on, but more importantly it also highlights where savings can be made going forward

To complete a savings analysis all we need is a scan of previous club invoices. This is done during the visit and before the expert buyers do a like-for-like comparison to identify where savings can be made

The results are reported back to the club so they can make best use of those potential savings . 

Any club interested in a visit should contact support@englandrugbydeals.com / 01283 711551. 

For more information, contact hannah.bankes@independentbuyers.com