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County Sports Partnerships

A young rugby coach takes some youngsters through a stretching exercise

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The RFU is committed to forming an even stronger working relationship with all the stakeholders under the County Sports Partnership (CSP) banner. Part of that commitment is to provide up-to-date and specific information to our staff, colleagues and partners – both within rugby union and sport and outside the game – on an ongoing and regular basis.

The successful Regional Engagement Days in February 2010 were a great start to furthering this work but we all need to build on that good foundation.

We continue to work on rugby union’s requirement against the new CSP Core Specification. The target date to have this in place is May 1 and following that date, accompanying information will be added to this section of That will enable our Regional Delivery Teams and the CSPs Core Teams to engage even more positively based on a clear structure of programmes.

The key to the CSP relationships is local engagement and our Regional Delivery Teams (RDT) are always the first port of call.  The following link provides a complete list of all RDT contact details

Regional Engagement Days 2010

The RFU staged nine Regional Engagement Days around the country between February 1 and 22.  Thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to these positive sessions.

The following downloadable documents are the presentations, follow up information and handouts from these days. 


RFU Overview (MS PPT 2MB) delivered by Andrew Scoular
CSP and Partner Engagement (MS PPT 5.3MB) delivered by Mark Saltmarsh/Peter Bath
RFU Regional Engagement (MS PPT 3.3MB) delivered by Sport England Regional Teams
The RFU Strategic Plan


A Summary from the Engagement Days (MS Word DOC 24kB) 

Carousel Handouts

Refereeing (MS Word DOC 60kB)
Volunteer resources (PDF 1.4MB) and young volunteers information (PDF 73kB)
Women and Girls (PDF 256kB)

Additional Information

Further coaching information on
Further facilities information on
Further club development and accreditation information on


Regional Delivery Team Contact Details