United Services Portsmouth seek to appoint a DoR to oversee the strategic development of the Club with a priority on player recruitment and administration.



Applicants will:

• have strong net-working skills and knowledge of local rugby;

• take responsibility for recruitment, development and retention of players, coaches and team management groups;

• develop the player pathway from a strong junior section to the senior side;

• play a major role as a member of the Management Board in planning the way ahead for this historic club; and

• be expected to work hand in glove with the existing coaching structure and desirably have relevant coaching experience;


The successful candidate would be expected to be in place towards or at the end of the current season.


Remuneration will be discussed at interview in late February, if we like what we see on your cv, which you are invited to send to

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or

Chairman USPRFC Room 209, Semaphore Tower, PP70, HM Naval Base, Portsmouth PO1 3LT


CV's must be received by Friday 7th February, 2020


Further information may be obtained from 07547 904410

Nominations are now open for the 2020 awards, with entries closing on Sunday 23 February. 

Make someone feel special for what they have done for you or your Club / School:


The Volunteer of the Year Awards recognise the local heroes who have had a major impact in their clubs and communities and demonstrated their commitment to the game over the past 12 months.


It brings the opportunity to thank  those who have gone above and beyond this year for teams, clubs, referees societies and educational establishments.


Do you know someone special at your club or school that has made an impact to you, with your team, to the club.  If so please nominate them.


Please Note: Anyone can nominate.  You could be a player (Youth or Adult), parent, helper, referee, coach, volunteer, committee member, club member etc.  In the last 4 years each person who has received a nomination has been recognised at our special Hampshire Mitsubishi Award Evening with the most outstanding receiving a special award.


For further information click here https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/volunteers/mitsubishi-motors-volunteer-recognition-programme/how-to-nominate


To nominate Click on the following link (or copy & paste) . https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/KHMK93H  


The form is straight forward and you have no more than 100 words, share how your volunteer has demonstrated their commitment to the game over the last 12 months and why you think they deserve this recognition.


Do take time out to nominate and make someone fill special!

Hi All


Please see attached the nomination form for the Girls County U15 program this coming season.


If you could please give consideration to whom you would like to nominate and arrange for the forms to be forwarded and completed by all relevant players that would be much appreciated – BY TUESDAY 21st JANUARY PLEASE.




We do need all the form filled out and the email must be the parents email - also 

please note that only metal studded boots are required to be worn on the AGP at Havant RFC


Pleased return nomination forms asap to the U15G manager –

Alison Denmead This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please bear in mind that whilst the U15 Girls County program is viewed as a development tool on the Player Pathway, it is still a step up from club rugby.


The number of girls now playing has grown considerably and in order to make sure everyone has a positive experience we would ask that you please only send your most capable players to the trials.



Please consider the following points when nominating:


Please ensure nominees are:

  • · Confident in their ability and always give maximum effort
  • · Willing to make positive contributions to training and matches
  • · Able to tackle effectively and show good defensive awareness
  • · Competent at passing off both hands and making a variety of passes
  • · Able to identify space and mismatches within defence
  • · Confident in contact and able to present the ball effectively
  • · Good decision makers
  • · Willing to demonstrate TREDS in all aspects of the game 

The trial venue has now been confirmed as Havant RFC, Fraser Road, Havant, PO9 3EJ for the dates below.


Players are invited to the initial assessment on the 31st Jan and to the 2nd assessment on the 2nd Feb.


All girls selected on the 2nd Feb will be required to join all training sessions and will play at all 3 festivals.






Fri 31/01/2019

Trial Assessment 1

Reg 18:15


Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Sun 02/02/2019

Trial Assessment 2

Reg 13:30


TBC - Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Sun 16/02/2019

Squad Development


TBC -Havant RFC – PO9 3EJ

Mon 17/02/2019

Pre match training 2 –NON CONTACT


TBC - Petersfield


Sun 23/02/2019

Festival  1

13:00 TBC

Petersfield RFC

GU31 4EP

Fri 06/03/2019

Pre match training 3


TBC – Basingstoke


Sun 08/03/2019

Festival  2

13:00 TBC

TBC - Old Paulines RFC


Fri 20/03/2019

Pre match training 4


TBC - Ellingham & Ringwood RFC BH24 1PZ

Sun 22/03/2019

Festival 3

13:00 TBC



Thank you


Alison U15 Girls Manager –This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Paul Croft U15 Girls Lead 

Session & Game Trojans

English Clubs Championship – Competitions and Structure


Many of you will be aware that the RFU is currently undertaking a strategic appraisal of its competitions and their structure and I have been involved in my role as Chairman of RFU Adult Competitions Committee. A group, Adult Male Competitions Structure Group, was established by the RFU Management Board and the RFU Community Game Board (CGB) and has been evaluating our existing competitions model against some core principles that have been raised by a significant number of players, coaches and members of our clubs.   In order that you are aware of the breadth and depth of this work and the timeline for any changes the group may recommend, I am advising you of both the terms of reference for the group and the position agreed by the CGB at their meeting earlier this week.

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