HRFU Clubs Facilities Development 

HRFU have a facilities team made up of RFU professionals and County Volunteers.

We are organised such that we can offer full coverage across the County.

The HRFU Facilities Team meets 4 times a year to review all of the Hampshire Clubs and agrees an action plan that is then communicated and executed at the appropriate level.

We aim to help all of our Clubs achieve the best possible Facilities environment that they can offer to their Club Members.

We have a RFU Area Facilities Specialist and our two County Rugby Development Officers that work with our County Volunteer Team to assess and prioritise our Club's needs.

This can only be achieved if we are all aware of what Facilities needs your Club has.

We would recommend that all Facilities Plans & Projects are documented your Clubs Development Plan and are communicated to your local RDO (Rugby Development Officer) and to the County.

We can then work with you to help develop your Facilities needs into a workable plan.

There are a number of funding avenues that can be explored, once plans have been developed and costed. There are:-

  • Local HRFU funds for smaller projects
  • HRFU Club Development Fund (up to £1000 'matched')
  • HRFU Club Decorations Fund (up to £300 grant for Club refurbishment)
  • RFU funds for the larger projects (£1000 - £100,000)
  • National Funds (e.g. Sport England)

Useful Downloads :


HRFU Club Development Fund Application Form - Word Downloadable Format 


Note: Please make every effort to engage with your RDO and your local HRFU Club Facilities Representative at the earliest opportunity, when your Club is considering a Facilities project.


Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO (New Forest,  Greater Southampton & IOW) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile 07764 960384 



Kieran Spencer RFU & Hampshire RDO (North & South East).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile 07912541462



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