Youth Player Registration
Clubs are now processing their youth player registrations on-line, which means club registrars can access and maintain their registration lists on a regular basis, thus ensuring that all player records are kept up-to-date.
The RFU has produced an On-line Player Registration Guidance Note (PDF 1.7MB) to give you step-by-step instructions. Once you have your CRB reference number (take note of the new number) please contact the RugbyFirst support desk on 020 8831 6651, who can issue you with a user name and password. Details of this process are found on the first page of the guidance notes.
It is necessary to download the current Youth Player Registration Form (PDF 124kB) to register young players as the RFU is no longer producing carbonated registration forms.
Club registrars are now able to transfer players and this happens in the same way as the adult transfer process. If a player is already registered with a club the new club must submit a Notification of Transfer Form (PDF 52kB) to the player’s current club. When registering a player online this form is automatically generated and the new club must print this off and send it to the current club. At this stage the requirement to submit a notification of transfer is seen as a matter of courtesy rather than a regulation. If you are having problems with this facility then please contact the RugbyFirst support desk.
Once the player has been registered the club will be required to keep a copy of this transfer document, together with the other registration documents for a minimum of 12 months.
There is also a template for ID cards which can be printed directly from RugbyFirst. These have now replaced the ID cards originally supplied and we are recommending that clubs laminate these cards once produced.
Once a club has registered a player on RugbyFirst it is not necessary for them to be re-registered with the same club at a later date. He or she is only to be re-registered if he transfers to a new club (retaining his original RFU ID number throughout his playing career). We do however suggest you update his photographic ID at certain points, for example at 13 and 17.
If you require further help with this then please contact your CB who will put you in touch with your CB Youth Registrar.
U13 Girls Dispensation
Following the introduction of a new age band at Under 13s level in 2011, in consultation with stakeholders the former RFUW carried out a review of the first season and through the Competitions Review Group and RFUW Board approved the following changes:
- The below information is a summary of the changes that will come into effect for the 2012-2013 season:
- The U13s game will no longer be called Transitional Contact. It will be known as U13s Girls Rugby.
- The U11s age-band has been added as an option for girls to join an U13s girls team.
- For the 2012-13 season any female players aged under 13 and registered as an under 12 player on Rugby First in 2011-12 Season can apply for dispensation to play within the U15s age-band by contacting the Competitions Executive responsible for Women’s Rugby and using the link U13 Girls Dispensation.
- The National Competition for Schools will be the U13s Girls game of rugby.
- The Girls regulations are now incorporated into Regulation 15 of the handbook and the Girls specific regulations can be found in Appendix 3 Girls Rugby (PDF 218kB) that covers U13s, U15s and U18s rugby.
- Appendix 3 has been modified and updated to ensure a clear understanding of the laws of the game.
With the RFUW integrating into the RFU on July 1st, all regulatory matters will now be dealt with through the RFU Competitions Department. Keeley Fathers will remain the contact for information on these matters. Keeley is available on firstname.lastname@example.org and 07779 231970.