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06 CB Send Out - 19 April 2009

Rugby Football Foundation

Here are the latest Rugby Football Foundation awards (PDF 103kB) made by the Rugby Football Foundation in January and March 2009.

Workforce background checking update 

The government have announced a further delay to the introduction of the full Vetting & Barring Scheme (the mandatory enhancement to the CRB checking system). The scheme will still start in October 2009, however the impact on sports clubs will not really be felt until July 2010 through the introduction of new style CRB forms. We expect that rugby volunteers and staff will not require ISA-registration through the Vetting & Barring Scheme until September 2010.

Full training will be given in the late spring of 2010. The criminal offences under the new legislation will come into force in November 2010. May we remind you that all those who currently work closely, regularly and/or intensively with children must have a CRB application with us at Rugby House within 6 weeks of being deployed into their chosen activity (eg coaching). Contact Chris Rawlings chrisrawlings@rfu.com for any assistance on CRB forms.

Young Leaders Camp 2009 

We are pleased to announce that the RFU in partnership with English Gymnastics, UK Athletics and England Netball will be holding the National Young Leaders Camp for young leaders 16-19 again this year. It will take place on 9-13 August 2009 at Rugby School, Warwickshire. 

200 (50 from each sport) aspiring young leaders aged 16-19 will get together to improve their volunteering and leadership skills. CB's are encouraged to work with their Regional Development teams to identify young people for this fantastic opportunity during which they will learn from other sports and take back the skills they have learnt ready to take on the role as vRugby Club Activators within their clubs! For further details contact [alexthompson@rfu.com].

Summer at Leisure 

This year there will be 30 resorts hosting beach rugby, run by rugby clubs, colleges, councils and other local partners with RFU support. The majority will be playing non contact beach tag involving mixed ages and genders. Touch rugby has more than 12,000 players in England and nine leagues in London alone (visit the englandtouch website). More than 100 club sevens events are taking place during the summer with full contact rugby.

Golden Oldies (over 50s) rugby is usually played at the beginning or the end of the season (September/October or March/April) with friendship and fun, the key objectives. Veterans (over 35s) rugby is increasingly popular with middle-aged players, especially dads, looking to get involved in the game again after taking time out. To find overseas events, see where the RFU promotional units and inflatables will be, to tell us about your leisure rugby event, visit the Leisure Rugby section of the RFU website or email leisurerugby@therfu.com.  

IOG 'Groundsman of the Year Awards'  

Nominate your rugby ground staff for the first, all-encompassing, Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) awards programme. 16 categories will recognise the high standards achieved by a wide range of volunteers and professionals across all sports from grass roots to professional stadia. Nominations close on 25 May 2009 and the winners will be announced at a high profile awards night at the Emirates Stadium on 15 October 2009. Help celebrate rugby alongside cricket, football and other sports, by completing a simple on-line nomination form at the IOG website.

Whole Club Seal of Approval 

The race is on to be the first club to become accredited with Whole Club Seal of Approval! 62 clubs are now actively working towards accreditation with the first club expected to be signed off in April. Whole Club Seal of Approval will build on the successes of Mini and Youth Seal of Approval and ensure that the provision of the whole club is coordinated and of a good standard to help ensure sustainability and the retention of youth players into the adult game. For more information about Whole Club Seal of Approval please contact your local RDO or [AndyLees@rfu.com].

 

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