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Corporate Governance Review

RFU CEO Ian Ritchie

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*The upcoming events in Salisbury and Bristol on January 21 and 22 respectively have been postponed due to the current weather conditions*

The RFU would like to hear the views of its members via the RFU Corporate Governance Review Consultation Document (PDF 9MB). Your feedback is extremely important and both Bill Beaumont (Chairman), and Ian Ritchie (CEO) will be travelling around the country in January and February to a series of meetings so that they can hear your thoughts. The dates and venues of those meetings have been updated and a full set of dates and venues is set out below.

The RFU wants your opinions on how best to update the constitution and for you to be part of the process. We want to ensure that we are an efficient, accountable, forward thinking governing body that is ready to meet all challenges and opportunities as we look towards the Rugby World Cup 2015 and beyond.

Bill Beaumont

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It is important that the RFU’s decision making is trusted, understood and supported by its members, sponsors, Government, other partners, sports bodies and all across the game. This is why we want to hear from you; as individual members, member clubs and Constituent Bodies and are inviting you to be part of the discussion as we prepare for a future that will give the RFU the chance to be the best it can be in all areas.

You are invited to attend any of the 12 consultation meetings being held around the country to discuss these potential changes, and to contribute your views. Bill Beaumont or Ian Ritchie will attend each of these meetings.  The dates and venues are set out below.

Venue Proposed date
1 Vaughn Parry Williams Pavilion, Nottingham University, University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2RD – VENUE CHANGE 8 January 2013
2 Holiday Inn, Peartree roundabout, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 8JD – VENUE CHANGE 9 January 2013
3 Silhillians RFC, Memorial Club House,Warwick Road, Copt Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 9LW 17 January 2013
4 Elgar 2, Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, Middx TW2 7BA 29 January 2013
5 Launceston RFC, Polson Bridge, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9QT 7 February 2013
6 York RUFC, Clifton Park, Shipton Road, York, Yorkshire, YO30 5RE 12 February 2013
7 Broughton Park FC, 2 Houghend Crescent Manchester, Lancashire M21 7TL 13 February 2013

8 Tynedale RFC, Tynedale Park, Corbridge, Northumberland, NE45 5AY 18 February 2013
9 Tunbridge Wells RFC, St. Mark's Recreation Ground, Frant Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN2 5LS 19 February 2013
10 Turnstone Suite, Cambridge RUFC, Volac Park, Grantchester Road, Cambridge, CB3 9ED 25 February 2013
11 Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 7AQ 

27 February 2013
12 North Bristol RFC, Oaklands Gloucester Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, Avon BS32 4AG 4 March 2013
13 Royal British Legion Club, 9-11 Endless Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1D 5 March 2013

All meetings will start at 7pm for 7.30pm. Please attend which ever meeting is most convenient for you. No tickets or notification are required, simply turn up and take part.

At each consultation meeting there will be a presentation of the main points, with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and express your views on any subject.

If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, the RFU would still love to have your feedback. You can e-mail with any comments, or ask to speak to the Project Manager, Simon Johnson, for a full discussion.

Feedback will be reported to the April RFU Council meeting, with a full debate to follow at a special meeting of the Council in May 2013. The results of the consultation will be communicated on the RFU website.

We very much hope that you will take part in this important consultation. Ian and Bill look forward to seeing you at one of the meetings in the New Year.


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