Weekly update from:

Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO

(New Forest, 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


Age Grade Rugby Review Roadshow:



Last week England Rugby reminded the game that changes to Age Grade Rugby are coming from September 2016 with personalised emails to over 35000 key volunteers in clubs and education establishments. England Rugby will commence the rollout campaign and will be delivering a national Age Grade Rugby Roadshow starting in Mid-February.


They will come to Hampshire on Tuesday 23rd February  at Eastleigh RFC (Bishopstoke Rd, Eastleigh SO50 6LA). 


 The evening will commence at 1900 and finish at 2100.  The events are open to those in clubs, schools, colleges and will again provide key information on the changes and practical advice to implement these.


 Click here for the roadshow schedule in case you can not make the 23rd


Please confirm your attendance by e-mail toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.advising them of your name and the Roadshow that you will atten


Communities of Practice Phase 2:

Followingthefirst Communities of Practise evening held on the 1stDecemberI would like to report that the evening was a huge success.


Click here for feedback from the evening



This information has set us up  very well for the phase 2 evening to be held atWinchester RFCon Tuesday 22 Marchcommencing at 1900 


We have now had the ‘talking shop’ and phase two will be focused on the below 4 points with the aim being to share models of good practise.


 ‘You only know what you know’! and also identify what projects  / support can be provided and implemented by Hampshire RFU along with the support of the  England Rugby Community Development team to help our clubs.


·         Appropriate Competitions

·         Club Education Links

·         High Quality / Effective Coaching

·         Referees


44 people  representing 17 clubs attended our phase 1 evening. 


If you would like to join us for phase 2 please go to the following link to sign up for the evening. http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226329084


Reporting Concussion / Serious Injury:

HRFU are this year looking at statistics for concussions both in the Youth and Adult game. 


Reports are coming in regularly from the youth game but only 6 adult concussions have been reported to date (4 from Portsmouth RFC). 



Could all clubs please be reminded to report any concussions to Hampshire RFU-

Julie Greenslade at HRFU e-mail notification is fine: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Also in the event of a serious injury (resulting in an overnight hospitalisation, loss of limb or death of a player) please directly notify the RFU using the serious injuries form .


Click here for a copy of the serious injuries form.


Ellingham & Ringwood Camp:

Could you please circulate this to your circles – London Irish Training Camp at ERRFC, Feb 18th/19th2016, £60 for the two days. 


Booking link https://bookings.rugbycamps.co.uk/?action=view_camp&campid=2700#.Vp_7HvmLTtQ


Nat West Rugby Force

The annual NatWest RugbyForceWeekend will take place on25th and 26th June 2016.


The closing date to be considered for one of the project planning and sustainability workshops, the financial support and pitch maintenance packages is 14th February 2016.


For clubs to register, simply click on the link www.EnglandRugby.com/NatWestRugbyForcecompleteand submit the form


To date the following Clubs have registered  do not miss out on this opportunity:  ALTON; CHINEHAM, FARNBOROUGH, GUERNSEY, HAVANT TOTTONIANS  & TROJANS

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