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13 CB Send Out - 19 January 2007

CB Schools of Rugby

The CB Schools of Rugby guide for CBs is available on the Schools of Rugby page of the RFU website. Your RRDM will provide details of a series of CBRDP Workshops, to assist in the awareness and implementation of the Schools of Rugby, will be held on:

18th January    South
21st January    Midlands
28th January    North
28th January    London/South East
28th January    South West 

Discipline 

Please see attached Practice Note issued by the RFU Disciplinary Officer which shows the new sanctioning guidelines being introduced on the 1 January 2007. This was circulated by email on 22 December to CB Discipline contacts. 

RFF Awards  

Please find attached the latest awards made by the Rugby Football Foundation. 

RugbyFirst 

The dedicated Helpdesk has been extended by a further 3 months. Following a review of the calls to the Helpdesk, the operating hours have been aligned to the busiest periods. From Saturday 30 December the hours of operation will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday - 12:00-16:00 and 17:00-20:30. During normal working hours other members of the team will be on hand to respond. 

President''s XV 

£10,000 is up for grabs! Your rugby volunteers could win one of 15 new awards and be featured in Rugby World, just by completing a 2 page form by 1 February 2007.  

RFUW Affiliation

Please would you be kind enough to communicate this clarification from Rosie Williams to relevant contacts: "All clubs and teams playing womens and girls rugby must be affiliated to the RFUW. This enables not only the proper regulation of the women's game but also access to playing opportunities and support.

"Only players from affiliated clubs will be able to participate in RFUW Leagues and competitions including all Cups, Regional 10s, Senior Leagues, National 7s, County Rugby, Regional Rugby programmes, Player Development Academies Talent Development groups/Schools of Rugby, Super League/Super 4s, England Clubs who are affiliated are invited to attend County Club forums/ WAGRAGs (local action groups), County or Regional Development Training- such as Club Development and coaching workshops and the Regional Clubs conferences.

"Each affiliated team also has access to, the New Club Packs, WRDM support, posters, regular newsletters and updates and many other resources. Revenue raised from affiliation fees is invested directly back to grass roots development through the many programmes out lined above. Due to ongoing partnership working with the RFU there is no longer a direct cost to RFUW clubs for insurance."

Workforce Development Research

We have commissioned Sport Structures to carry out comprehensive research into the training and support rugby volunteers want and need. We would really appreciate your help to get as many volunteers to complete a short on-line survey.

The feedback will help shape our volunteer programmes until the end of the Strategic Plan in 2012 so it is important we get a wide representation of views. 

Podcast

The first of its kind from the RFU, the Gillette Rugby Podcast is a free weekly audio and visual magazine. With access to some of the biggest names in the sport, this podcast is the best place to go for cutting edge news, features and information on rugby both in England and the rest of the world. Get the latest on England"s RBS 6 Nations campaign by downloading the Gillette Rugby Podcast from the Podacast page of the RFU website.

England v Italy Tickets are available for the RBS 6 Nations England v Italy match on Saturday 10 February 2007, kick off 1.30pm. Adult prices from £50 and Junior (15 and below) from £25. Tickets available on 0870 902 0000 or the Ticketmaster website (subject to availability).

 

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