Please find belowweekly update from 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



1.      CPD’s  Scrum Factory & Rugby Ready:  


Please see below information for two CPD’s that will run at Tottonians RFC over the next two weeks.  Please go to the relevant link to reserve a place. 


CPD Scrum Factory Tottonians RFC 29 Nov 2016 http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226332850
Rugby Ready Tottonians RFC 22 Nov 2016 http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226332848


2.      England Rugby Deals


EnglandRugbyDeals can help clubs save money on their overheadsutilities and consumables


There are ready made deals available for rugby clubs to use to cut down on club costs. 


Deals such as Print, Washroom Services, Janitorial, Waste, Medical Supplies, Travel and Telecoms. 

However, saving money is not just about the best price, it can also be about changing spending habits.


EnglandRugbyDeals can arrange a visit to discuss cost-saving at individual clubs.  During this visit the club can participate in a saving analysis. 


This exercise has proven to be very worthwhile for many, with approximately 80 clubs taking part so far. 

If clubs would like to arrange a visit or would like more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01283 711551

To use the deals or to arrange a visit, the club would need to be a member.  If clubs would like to join EnglandRugbyDeals please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., inserting "I would like to join" in the subject line.

Remember, once they are a member they will be able to join the 2% Booker Rebate scheme and enjoy a 5% discount from Screwfix.



3.      Energy Saving – Frequently Asked Questions:   


Click here for a new Rugby Energy Club FAQ and an Infographic with some important facts and figures on it. 


Please use these to make your clubs aware of the money saving opportunities available through the scheme. 


The pilot energy contract scheme saved 35 clubs an average of £1,786 per year on gas and electric.



4.      Safeguarding course Andover RFC : 


A Safeguarding Course has been arrange on the evening of Tuesday the 13th of December starting at 19:00 .


If you wish to attend the course is now online  to book a space please go to the following link via http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=



5.      Friday Night Under Lights:  


Although it was disappointing to postpone the first Friday Night under lights, it is pleasing to receive positive interest again from several clubs: Millbrook, Tottonians, and a ‘Masters’ Ba Ba team have confirmed.  Excellent news.



I also understand that Southampton RFC might have a few players and that the event might provide an opportunity for Stoneham RFC  to give some players who have not had much game time a run out.



The rescheduled event will be held at Millbrook RFC on Friday 25th November commencing at 1900 -2100

A free pint and food is still on the cards for all who attend.


Format:  The aim of the evening is to de regulate / dumb down the rules and provided appropriate competition depending on the number and ability of those players involved. 


Squad Size:  If possible a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 15-18 


Rules:  Rules of the game will be amended to accommodate 7-10 players on the pitch at any one time. 


Games will be played on half a pitch.  Rolling subs will be encouraged and rules will be implemented to ensure a level playing field for teams participating.


Competition Co-ordinator: Rules and timings for the games will be confirmed and circulated by Mark Randell ahead of the event and once all entries have been received.  The first game will start at 1900 and the playing time will finish no later than 2100, to allow plenty of time for banter with the opposition and team mates over a well-earned beer!



For those who have yet to respond and interested in playing please let me know: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



6.       November Edition of England Rugby Touchline Magazine:



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