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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.       Hampshire Ladies: 


The Hampshire Ladies team will play Somerset Ladies in the Gill Burns Women’s County Championship at Fordingbridge RFC – SP6 1AN on Sunday 7th May.  Kick Off 14:30.  Fordingbridge is a family club, dogs most welcome and the bar will be open for refreshments from 12.30.  If you like your rugby and would like to watch the team play in a really warm and friendly environment do pop along and don’t forget to bring your dog .


2.       New England Rugby Coaching & Refereeing Awards:  


From July 1st 2017 the current RFU Coaching Children Rugby Union (Level 1), Coaching the 15 a Side Game (Level 2) and Refereeing the 15 a Side Game (Level 2) will be replaced by a single coaching award – the England Rugby Coaching Award, and the England Rugby Refereeing Award.

  • The new coaching award will be relevant for coaches working with U9 players and upwards.  It is supported by a suite of CPD and Foundation courses to help develop coaches working with players of all ages.
  • The new refereeing award is aimed at those refereeing in the 15 a Side game (U14 and upwards).
  • The single coaching award will be a Level 2 qualification, which qualifies coaches to lead sessions – the previous Level 1 award qualified participants to assist other coaches.  The course content and tasks on the course will be relevant to the age group the coach works with. 
  • The new refereeing award becomes an accredited Level 2 qualification. 
  • The OMW Kids First Refereeing Children (Level 1) course will remain.
  • Participation in Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory will no longer be mandatory pre requisites for attendance on the coaching course.
  • From 1st July 2017 Game Development will take the lead on the delivery of the RFU Safeguarding courses, 'Play it Safe' and 'In Touch.'  Courses will be planned and delivered using the existing CPD and Foundation course protocols including candidates booking on via the online booking system.


  • 2017/18 Course Costs:


  • England Rugby Coaching Award - £150
  • England Rugby Refereeing Award - £75
  • Old Mutual Wealth Kids First Refereeing Children - £15
  • CPD/Foundation Courses - £15
  • Safeguarding - Play it Safe – £15
  • Emergency First Aid in Rugby Union - £55
  • Rugby Union in Secondary Schools - £40

Further communication will follow in the lead up to the launch of the courses next season


3.       Hampshire Coaching Conference - 39 Signed up Already: 


Click here for information regarding Hampshire RFU Annual Coaching Conference to be held on Sunday 9th July,  0915-1615 at Oasis School, Southampton (Post Code SO16 8FA).

·         Cost £60 – Which includes a conference polo shirt, lunch and refreshments

·         Booking:Use the following link to book online http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search/#/search?id=&c=&eventid=226334223


4.       COACHING: Opportunity:Winchester RFCcurrently in London South West 2 (level seven)are looking to recruit a Head Coach for the start of the 2017/18 season. For more information please follow this link :



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