The Portsmouth Lottery is a fundraising initiative set up in 2016 by Portsmouth City Council that provides funds to local good causes that are making a difference to people in Portsmouth. Good causes, charities and not-for-profits can register to sell tickets for free, and keep 50p from every £1 ticket sold.


There is also a central fund that awards one off grants. You can read about the kind of awards we've made in our first year here:https://www.portsmouth.gov.uk/ext/news/the-portsmouth-lottery-turns-one


As well as our weekly draw - which has a top prize of £25,000 - we occasionally run superdraws, where people can win extra prizes on top of the usual ones. For the draw on Saturday 16 December, we have an extra prize - four tickets to Twinckenham to watch Harlequins play Northampton Saints on Saturday 30 December. The prize has very kindly been donated by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth's Annual Appeal.


If you think this is something that would be of interest to your members, I've included some copy below - please feel free to share via whichever channels you think are appropriate. I've also attached some images, including a web banner and a social media tile, that you're welcome to use.


People need to buy tickets by midnight on Friday 15 December to qualify.


Win tickets to TWICKENHAM with the Portsmouth Lottery     


We've got some extra festive goods up for grabs this week at the Portsmouth Lottery - you can win four tickets to Twickenham to see Harlequins play Northampton Saints on Saturday 30 December!


Buy your tickets by 11:59pm on Friday 15 December 2017 to be in with a chance of winning.


All the usual prizes are up for grabs, and as ever 60p from every £1 spent on tickets goes to local good causes making a difference. You can find out what the Portsmouth Lottery has achieved recently here.



Are you feeling lucky? Play online now! (https://www.portsmouthlottery.co.uk/support/portsmouth)

Lucy Elliott

marketing manager


Portsmouth City Council 

Civic Offices 
Guildhall Square 
PO1 2AL 
T: 023 9268 8026 
E: lucy.elliott@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Please note that the HEPT at  FARNBOROUGH - Samuel Cody School is CANCELLED for Tonight.


It will be on next week as normal weather permitting  .

Joyce Beeton - 1921 - 2017




It is with great regret and huge sadness that we must announce the passing of Joyce Beeton. Joyce very sadly, but peacefully passed Saturday 19th November after a lengthy stay in hospital.


She was truly the first lady of Basingstoke Rugby Club. Joyce was not only the club's greatest supporter but also a watchful eye over generations of Basingstoke players.

Her iconic pin badge blazer(s) were known across the region and we are proud to have one hung in the club house in her memory. As custodian of the raffle, Joyce's unique sales patter was responsible for raising hundreds of thousands of pounds over the years.

Basingstoke Rugby Club will be a poorer place for her loss and not because of her exploits with the raffle book.
During the years of her involvement with Basingstoke that Joyce raised in the region of £200,000 for the club!


Keep an eye here for details of the service on Friday 1st December.










 Weekly update from:  


Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO (New Forest, Greater Southampton & IOW)ivantorpey@rfu.com  Mobile 07764 960384 &

Kieran Spencer RFU & Hampshire RDO (North & South East). kieranspencer@rfu.com  Mobile 07912541462



  1. CARDS CPD Monday 15thJanuary; Eastleigh RFC 1900-2100 : 


 As recently reported on:

Utilising CARDS -  (Creativity, Awareness, Decision Making, Resilience, Self-Organising) within your coaching is a key tool to helping players of all ages develop. The England Academy Coaches John Fletcher, Peter Walton & Russel Earnshaw have been integral to rolling this program out and educating all our Community Coaches.  I am confident that you will find the session enlightening and engaging. The CPD is applicable to coaches at all levels of the game.

For further information please Click Here.

To confirm your place please email Fiona.bryan@live.com  with your email address, the name of your club, school or organisation and the age group that you coach.



  1. First Aid CPD:  


For your awareness there is a First Aid CPD being held at Fordingbridge RFC on Wed 6th & Wed 13th December, 6.30pm - 10.00pm  on both days Places are still available

Course Outline: The EFARU provides learners with the skills, knowledge and understanding required to give care and manage minor injuries and illness and potentially life threatening conditions specifically focusing on those occurring in a rugby environment. The EFARU course sits on the national qualification framework and is recognised as an equivalent to the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and is transferable into the work place. The course includes extra rugby specific elements and is designed for coaches, referees and volunteers who are designated as a first aider and are responsible for providing pitch side cover at both training and matches.

  • o Venue: Fordingbridge Rugby Club, The Recreation Ground, Fordingbridge, SP6 1AN

o   Cost: £50

o   Age:  You must be 16+ on the day of the course



  1. NatWest RugbyForce returns for 2018:   


Please find below information on the NatWest RugbyForce 2018 which is officially launched today:  Thursday 30 November 2017.  Please note the changes to this year’s programme.  Could I encourage all clubs to  register ASAP and do not leave it until the deadline 4thFebruary 2018.  


Clubs that register for NatWest RugbyForce 2018 can look forward to receiving a host of exciting rewards and benefits, from online toolkits, to marketing and communications advice and access to special offers – all to help clubs become successful businesses.

Sign up at http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/club-support/natwest-rugbyforce/>

NatWest RugbyForce 2018 weekend will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018 and promises to be another great event bringing the rugby family and local communities together.

Register by 4th February 2018: It pays to sign up early for NatWest RugbyForce.  270 clubs registering before 4thFebruary will have the opportunity to take part in a new and improved workshop, as well as being in with a chance of receiving financial support and exciting prizes.

The rewards for registering by 4th February 2018 include:

-          Support packages of £750 awarded to 270 clubs who are selected to attend one of the NEW NatWest RugbyForce workshops.  The workshop will concentrate on running a community open day to help raise awareness of your club locally and aid player and volunteer recruitment alongside videos and case studies of previous successful projects.  £500 of the grant will be towards the DIY weekend with £250 towards your open day.

-          In a new addition for 2018, six clubs will have the opportunity to receive a  large grant of £5,000 and a support package including personalised recommendations from experts covering one of the following:

o   Pitch Maintenance Kick Start – pitch renovation support for your club.

o   Energy Smart – helping your club be more energy efficient and reduce expenditure.

o   Transform Your Social Space – bespoke interior design advice to have maximum impact.

o   A Place to Play for All – focusing on the growth of women and girls rugby and ensuring your venue is accessible to all.

o   Safe Place – bringing health and safety to the forefront both on and off the pitch.

o   Young Person (U24) led project – bring a youth perspective and encourage your Young Ambassadors to take the lead on your NWRF project.

o   The chance to win an England Rugby legend to join your NatWest RugbyForce weekend in June.

READ MORE < http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/club-support/natwest-rugbyforce/


Hampshire Under 16 County Squad 2017-18


School Club
Euan Ball St George VA Catholic College Trojans RFC
Callum Barbar-Starkey Pewsey Vale School Andover RFC
Matthew Barrett Toynbee School Trojans RFC
James Bishop Brighton Aldridge Farnborough RFC
Finley Brown Salesian College Alton RFC
Silas Butcher St Johns College Havant RFC
Phillip Chapman Brighton Hill School Trojans RFC
Ash Chirima St George Catholic College Trojans RFC
Alex Cole Ryde School Vectis RFC
Jamie Cook King Edward VI School Winchester RFC
Murray Dare Christ's Hospital School Farnborough RFC
George Davis Priestlands School New Milton & District RFC
William Double Hampshire Collegiate School Havant RFC
Jevon Dry Ryde School Havant RFC
Ryan Eastley Fernhill School Farnborough RFC
Harry Faulkner Salesian College Alton RFC
Christopher Feirn Corsham School Andover RFC
Harvey Field Cams Hill School Gosport & Fareham RFC
Toby Gilbey Leighton Park School Winchester RFC
Oscar Giles Swanmore College Trojans RFC
Tom Goodwin Lord Wandsworth College Alton RFC
Henry Gwilliam King Edward VI School Winchester RFC
William Harding Salesian College Camberley RFC
Finley Harrison Oaklands Catholic School Alton RFC
Jimmy Herbert Swanmore College Fareham RFC
Tjay Jefferies The Hurst Community School Alton RFC
Benjamin Kay Churchers College Petersfield RFC
Harvey King The Gregg School Havant RFC
Joe Knowles Churchers College Petersfield RFC
Joshua Lambrou The Romsey School Trojans RFC
Scott Lawes Perins School Alton RFC
Rory Le Good Priestlands School New Milton & District RFC
George Lorimer Bishop Luffa School Havant RFC
Jake Meek Avon Valley College Andover RFC
Alfie O'Connor The Wavell School Farnborough RFC
Ethan Pawadyira Gordon's School Camberley RFC
Ben Pearce King Edward VI School Winchester RFC
George Prentice Crofton School Havant RFC
Tom Purnell Churchers College Petersfield RFC
Toby Reid King Edward VI School Winchester RFC
James Shaul Oaklands Catholic School Havant RFC
Sammy Smith Highcliffe School New Milton & District RFC
Cameron Stacey John Hanson School Andover RFC
Taikiko Taukei Noadswood School New Milton & District RFC
John Taylor Portsmouth Grammar School Havant RFC
Sam Thompson King Edward VI School Winchester RFC
Samuel Ubhayakar Churchers College Alton RFC
Ben Voase Salesian College Alton RFC
Joshua Wise Oaklands Catholic School Winchester RFC
Alex Young Court Moor School Farnborough RFC

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