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This is an important area of focus for the RFU in what it offers to schools. It is also the central element of the coalition government’s programme for school sport. Competition is one of the key tools for engaging young people with sport and rugby union, both for schools with established rugby fixture lists and those wanting to give rugby union a try.

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A full review of competitive rugby for young people is underway. Due to report back in the next season and to be implemented from September 2014, the review aims to ensure that there are appropriate and accessible opportunities at all levels.

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If your school is new to the game there are local and regional festivals and mini leagues, or if your rugby union programme is more developed there is the Natwest Schools Cup, which could see your school’s team play on the famous Twickenham pitch.

In addition, for girls, there are local through to national competitions at Year 7 & 8 and Year 9 & 10 that have been developed to build upon the Primary School offer and provide confidence for girls to play. For more information contact your local Women's Development Officer.


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