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Distribution list: Tuesday 19 May

 
 
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Please find below the seventeenth edition of our Coronavirus (Covid-19) update.

We’ve highlighted our support for Clean Sport Week, which is focused on keeping clean in quarantine. We have also provided an update on Sport England’s partnership with Crowdfunder to launch a £2 million Covid-19 support fund.

You’ll find information on the adult future competition virtual consultation sessions, this Thursday’s webinar, the new Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast, an update on the Payment of Players declaration, and links to previous webinars, including Irwin Mitchell’s running a virtual AGM webinar, which is now available on demand.

We continue to highlight rugby clubs’ great work and today we’ve included a thank you message from Eddie Jones.

Please visit our dedicated web portal on the England Rugby website to access Coronavirus (Covid-19) information and updates here.

Past editions of these twice-weekly updates can be found on this part of the website. Click here if you need to find a previous edition.
 
 
RFU Headlines
Adult Male Future Competition Review – virtual consultation sessions
The virtual future competition consultation review sessions will take place via webinar during June so that we can provide further detail on the future competition structure proposals. Feedback on these proposals, and also on how to improve competitions is essential, and the virtual process will allow clubs and players to ask questions and enter a discussion forum.

The sessions will take place on the following dates from 7-9pm, unless otherwise stated, where we are running additional sessions to accommodate as many clubs as possible:

• Wednesday 3 June - Level 3/4
• Thursday 4 June - Level 5/6 (Session 1: 3pm | Session 2: 7pm)
• Monday 8 June - Level 7 and below North
• Wednesday 10 June - Level 7 and below Midlands
• Thursday 11 June - Level 7 and below London/South East (3pm)
• Monday 15 June - Level 7 and below London/South East
• Wednesday 17 June - Level 7 and below South West
• Thursday 18 June - Level 7 and below South West (3pm)


Registration details for the webinars will be communicated on Friday.
 
 
England Rugby supports Clean Sport Week from 18 – 24 May
England Rugby has thrown its support behind Clean Sport Week. This year the focus is on staying clean in quarantine. The campaign from UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) aims to educate people on the dangers of performance-enhancing drugs in sport at all levels. Click below to discover more.

There are also great videos from Tom Curry and George Furbank available on twitter, click to watch on UKAD and England Rugby.

As part of this campaign, UKAD are hosting a free-to-attend webinar from 1-2pm tomorrow, Wednesday 20 May, where athletes and coaches can discuss their roles in clean sport and how they are adapting to lockdown. Click below to register.
Discover More
Register Here
 
 
 
Other Support Available
Sport England partners with Crowdfunder for £2 million Covid-19 emergency fund
Sports clubs and community activity groups hit by the Covid-19 lockdown can benefit from emergency funding of up to £20,000, thanks to a match-funding initiative from Sport England. The grassroots body has teamed up with Crowdfunder and has pledged to match crowdfunds of up to £10,000.

Click below to find out more and get access to information regarding support available to rugby clubs.
More Information
 
Club Support
 
 
 
Other Important Information
Webinars and Podcasts
To find the full details of the webinar programme through to Thursday 11 June, please click below.
Webinar Programme
 
 
Gift Aid Opportunities and Pitfalls for CASCs & Charities Webinar – Thursday 21 May – 7pm
This webinar will explore how clubs that are registered as CASCs or charities can maximise the use of gift aid on donations to raise much needed funds. Clubs such as Salisbury RFC and Dorking RFC have maximised the use of Gift Aid over the last ten years, with Salisbury raising over £25,000 and Dorking over £80,000. Register below to find out how your club can do the same.
Register
 
 
New Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast
The Eddie Jones Coaching Podcast this week focuses on the pressure on an international head coach and the work-life balance. Click below to listen.
Eddie Jones
 
 
How to run a Virtual AGM with Irwin Mitchell - webinar now available on demand
The webinar delivered in partnership with Irwin Mitchell provides guidance and support on your club's options to run your AGM, including how to run the AGM virtually. Click below to register and watch the webinar on demand.
Register
 
 
Catch up on previous webinars
For those who want to catch up on previous webinars, these are available on the England Rugby website. Please click on the links below:

Club Webinars
Referee Webinars
Coach Webinars
 
 
Update on Payment of Players declarations
Just over 60% of all clubs have started or completed their Payment of Players declaration for this season. Communications will be issued this week to those clubs who need to take action to complete and submit their declaration through GMS by Tuesday 30 June. Should you require any assistance with your GMS login details then please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or if you need support with your declaration then email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Over the last few weeks, over 300 Clubs took the time to feedback on the Payment of Players regulations. We are very grateful for all of you who took the time to respond and give us your thoughts. The survey results are now being reviewed and recommendations will be made in due course.
 
 
 
Rugby community doing great things
The efforts of rugby clubs nationwide in supporting those in their communities who need help are making a big difference. Today we look at rugby facilities, including Twickenham Stadium, which are being used to support the NHS - read here

We’ve also heard some great stories about the work taking place in the rugby community to support those with mental health issues. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’ve highlighted Lancashire Rugby Union who are providing specialist support for everyone in their member clubs through their ‘Cauliflower Ear’ programme - read here

England Head Coach Eddie Jones recognises the importance of the great work being undertaken, sending a thank you message about community rugby’s values of respect and discipline and naming a few of the great examples evident right now. Click below to hear from Eddie.

We want to hear your stories so please share with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Eddie Jones

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Please click HERE for a newsletter from Hampshire RFU, updating you on what we have been doing in these challenging times.

Remote coaching of children must follow safeguarding principles.

 

 In addition the RFU expect the same standards of planning, risk assessment, adherence to the laws of the game and coaching safe practice. Coaches must be providing guidance with the overall RFU instructions and work with the participants needs and capabilities.

 

 Here’s the advice around online coaching provided by the Child Protection In Sport Unit

 

https://thecpsu.org.uk/resource-library/best-practice/remote-teaching-and-coaching/

 

Any club considering online coaching to anyone under the age of 18 must consider the matters raised in the link .

 

Key issues being:

 

    • Does the club have an online safety policy ?
    • Will there be specific procedures to follow in the event of concerns arising during online interaction, for example between a coach and a young person?
    • Do all those using, or likely to use, online coaching know what the codes of conduct are for these environments?
    • What processes are in place to ensure the coach has the correct coaching qualifications ?
    • Insurance
    • Parental involvement is critical to ensure you have parental consent for involvement in the activity. How is this managed by the coach?
    • Consider the platform that is being used. Are privacy and confidentiality settings appropriate?
    • One to one coaching

    • There have been significant issues with Zoom . A recent case in another sport and rugby is where the coach widely advertised on social media the meeting ID and password. This resulted in a ZoomBombing where the session was hijacked and graphic and disturbing child sexual images were shown. Therefore the advice is that people register their interest and the meeting ID and password is sent out prior to meeting.

For any further guidance please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are currently in the process of recruiting for the positions of Head Coach and Assistant Coaches for the 2020-2021 season.

We are looking for qualified candidates with the experience and coaching ability to inspire the club and build on our current 1st XV Level 6 status.

Our recent track record shows our commitment to rugby and we are looking to continue our progress of the past few years.

We aim to achieve this by supporting the development of any successful candidate as keenly as they support us.

Requirements of the post: • Ability to consistently attend training sessions and all games • Manage 1st XV and Player communication • Work with other coaches and team captains at team selection • Support the development of all of our senior men’s teams • Willing to coach players of all skill levels • Willingness to work with Senior and Junior sections • Liaise closely with Committee / attend monthly meetings.

Please click here for further details 

Click here for Job Description  

Distribution list: Friday 15 May

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
Please find below the sixteenth edition of our Coronavirus (Covid-19) update.

We have provided guidance on what the government’s social distancing measures and gradual reopening of businesses and sporting facilities could mean for rugby clubs. There is also an update on the next phase of the future competition consultation review.

For those yet to take part, there is a reminder that we want your input in our rugby survey, which is open until 18 May, and there’s news too about next week’s Tuesday and Thursday webinars, and Eddie Jones surprising volunteer coaches.

Please visit our dedicated web portal on the England Rugby website to access Coronavirus (Covid-19) information and updates here.

Past editions of these twice-weekly updates can be found on this part of the website. Click here if you need to find a previous edition.
RFU Headlines
Impact of current government guidance on rugby clubs
Following this week’s publication of the new government guidelines on exercise, we have developed some guidance on what this means for opening of playing fields and clubhouses on ruby club sites. Rugby activity remains suspended. However, if clubs wish to open their facilities, players may now engage in restricted individual training. Click here to access the infographic we have produced that provides simple guidance regarding individuals training at rugby clubs.

Each club should make individual decisions about when their facilities are ready to open and can be operated safely. Until a club believes it is safe and responsible to reopen, it should remain closed. Facilities that are open must follow relevant government guidance - click here to access the guide on steps to take when reopening your club house, based on current government guidance.

We will continue to keep the rugby community updated on developments as and when we know more about the impact of the government’s decisions on the community rugby.
Update on the next phase of the future competition consultation review
The postponed face-to-face meetings regarding the future competition consultation review will now be replaced by virtual meetings.

These virtual consultation sessions will take place via webinar during June so that we can provide further detail on the future competition structure proposals. Feedback on these proposals, and also on how to improve competitions is essential, and the virtual process will allow clubs and players to ask questions and enter a discussion forum.

Registration details will be communicated next week. However, you may wish to book your diary for one of the following sessions which will take place from 7pm and will finish no later than 9pm:

• 3 June - Level 3/4
• 4 June - Level 5/6
• 8 June - Level 7 and below North
• 10 June - Level 7 and below Midlands
• 11 June - Level 7 and below London/South East
• 15 June - Level 7 and below London/South East
• 17 June - Level 7 and below South West
• 18 June - Level 7 and below South West
Other Important Information
Deadline to complete rugby survey – Monday 18 May
To assess appetite and concerns for a return to rugby, we are conducting a survey of the rugby community. We would appreciate your views, as well as those of your members, to help shape and guide our plans.

This survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and your thoughts will be invaluable to us over the coming weeks.

Please share with your members too. The deadline for completion is 9am on Monday 18 May.
Take Survey
Webinars
To find the full details of the webinar programme through to Thursday 11 June, please click below.
Webinar Programme
Coaching & Referee Webinar - Tuesday 19 May – 7pm
In next Tuesday’s training webinar Sara Cox and Luke Pearce will discuss referee positioning. Register below.
Register
Mitsubishi Motors teamed up with Eddie Jones to surprise volunteer coaches
As part of their programme of rewarding grassroots volunteers through its Volunteer Recognition Programme, England Rugby’s proud Performance Partner Mitsubishi Motors in the UK teamed up with Eddie Jones to surprise five volunteer rugby coaches with a coaching development masterclass to remember. Click below to watch the video and hear Eddie’s guidance.
Eddie's Guidance
Gift Aid Opportunities and Pitfalls for CASCs & Charities Webinar – Thursday 21 May – 7pm
This webinar will explore how clubs that are registered as CASCs or charities can maximise the use of gift aid on donations to raise much needed funds. Clubs such as Salisbury RFC and Dorking RFC have maximised the use of Gift Aid over the last ten years, with Salisbury raising over £25,000 and Dorking over £80,000. Register below to find out how your club can do the same.
Gift Aid Webinar
Catch up on previous webinars
For those who want to catch up on previous webinars, these are available on the England Rugby website. Please click on the links below:

Club Webinars
Referee Webinars
Coach Webinars
 
 
 
Rugby community doing great things
We’ve been amazed at the tremendous help our clubs are giving in the pandemic, whether raising funds for the NHS and other charities, supporting local foodbanks or sewing scrubs. Next week we’ll celebrate clubs like Gateshead, Burnham on Sea, Avonmouth and Ilkley, so please keep the great stories coming.

In the meantime, please click below to see the great work that rugby-playing education institutions have been doing to support their local communities.

Please share your story and videos with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Education Institutions

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