Following a series of successful pilots, we are now able to offer the new England Rugby Mentor Award to the Community Game. The course description is below and attached to aid you in targeting appropriate people within your clubs:


Mentoring is a powerful tool that can be used in the development and education of people involved in Rugby. Everyone involved in the game can benefit from an effective mentoring programme. Successful programmes enhance behaviour and practice, but in order for change to occur, learning must take place. This mentoring training course will explore learning and how you, in your role as a mentor, can support an individual through their learning journey.



The course costs £175 and would be ideal for anyone within clubs who has the appropriate skill set and responsibility for developing others e.g. Coaching Coordinator, Director of Rugby, Head/Lead Coaches, etc.


During the initial roll out the nearest course to Hampshire is in Reading on the below dates – to book follow the link in the attachment.  Depending on uptake we will aim to run a Hampshire based course during the 20/21 season.


England Rugby Mentor Award

Reading Blue Coat School

22nd March 2020 (9:00-17:00) & 24th May 2020 (10:00-13:00)


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Wooden Spoon need a Full time


Director of Fundraising and Marketing


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Friday Night Under Lights -Eastleigh RFC - 21st February - CANCELLED
It is with deep regret to inform you that Friday Night Under Lights tomorrow evening at Eastleigh RFC has been ­CANCELLED!
Unfortunately, the pitches are unplayable. Also with some important league rugby still to be played the groundsman cannot risk of further damage being caused.


Please be aware that both the below courses are running low on numbers – if you have any coaches/referees within your clubs who require these courses please encourage them to book asap. 


Any booking/GMS issues please contact Ivan Torpey directly.


England Rugby Refereeing Award

Oasis Academy (Southampton)

Feb 29th

Mar 1st



14 places

England Rugby Coaching Award

Oasis Academy (Southampton)

Feb 29th

Mar 1st



13 places

Richard died at home suddenly on 2nd February.


The funeral of Richard Counter will take place on Friday 28th February (12.30pm) at Portchester Crematorium and after in the Gosport & Fareham Clubhouse (Dolphin Crescent, Gosport PO12 2HE).


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