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06 CB Send Out - 23 July 2008


Here are the latest awards made by the Rugby Football Foundation. 

Play On

Community Rugby Toolkit funding has been signed off for all CBs which met the deadline for submission of applications. Funding will be released by 25 July. A lot of activity is already happening and O2 Pathfinders are working hard to help players to find a new team for next season. For further news, see the one page update and please liaise with your RRDM and RDO to implement your plans for events over the summer and next season.

CBRDP & CSU National Conference - Our Joint Approach

Thank you to all the Counties who have already returned their delegate list for this event on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 September at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire. Outstanding returns to need to be sent to [] by 31 July to ensure your representation at the important debates on growing & supporting the schools game; player development & talent pathway; and the youth structured season.

RFU Yearbook & Handbook 2008/09 

Each club will receive one copy of each of the Yearbook and RFU Handbook, which are being sent direct to the Club Secretary listed in RugbyFirst.  CB Secretaries will receive 10 copies of each book. All books are due to arrive with clubs and CBs before 23 August. A form to order additional copies will be included in the packages distributed. If you have any queries regarding these publications please email [] or telephone 0208 831 6762.

RFUW Sue Garnett Volunteer of the Year award

The RFUW are seeking nominations for this new award to recognise individual volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to Women's Rugby. The attached document explains the award and includes the nominations form. Please send your nominations to [] by 1 August 2008.

England Counties XV

The representative flagship of the Counties and Community game outside the Guinness Premiership, completed its first clean sweep of victories on tour recently when three games against Select XVs from the USA and Canada were beaten during a 14-day trip to North America. This was the first time since the inaugural trip to Chile in 2002 that the Counties have registered a clean sweep, scoring 14 tries and conceding only one in the process. Results: USA Select XV 3 England Counties 27; USA Select XV 16 England Counties 31; Canada Select XV 6 England Counties 31. 

Staff Announcement 

Thanks to the external funding as part of the vRugby project, we are growing and restructuring the Volunteer Team. The one page announcement outlines the changes in more detail. If you have any queries, please contact [].

Help for Heroes Rugby Challenge Match

Twickenham Stadium will be hosting a challenge rugby union match on Saturday 20 September featuring rugby stars from around the world aimed at raising over £1m for the Joint Services Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court in Surrey, which cares for armed services men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. The match will feature a Help for Heroes XV, managed by Phil de Glanville and captained by Lawrence Dallaglio, and an International Select XV, managed by Ieuan Evans and captained by Scott Gibbs.  Players already confirmed to be playing in the match include Martin Johnson, Will Greenwood, Dan Luger, Mark Regan and Jonah Lomu.  Tickets start at just £20 for adults and £10 for juniors (U16). Go to the Ticketmaster website to buy tickets.


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