Category: Coaches

Age Grade Rugby – The Influencers

Experienced coaches, Patrick Jerram and Rob Honeyman talk about the benefits of endorsing Age Grade Rugby and the Codes of Practice that support it.


There was a real celebration of rugby at Minehead Barbarians RFC recently as more than 70 boys and girls from local schools enjoyed a day run by the RFU’s Local Delivery Team.

Long Eaton tackle player retention

Derbyshire based Long Eaton Rugby Club is launching an innovative player transition scheme for next season to tackle youth rugby player drop-out.

Meet the Club: Hartlepool Rovers FC

Hartlepool Rovers FC is the first English club to support our UGC (User Generated Content) project, and give us a taste of why it’s good fun to be a young female coach.

Codes of Practice – Are You In?

The RFU is delighted that there are now 2,000 coaches and teachers who have downloaded and committed to following the Age Grade Codes of Practice.

Prop Stars Mark 3

Fixtures being called off had been high on Suffolk and Cambridgeshire RFU development staff’s agenda and, at their regular club meetings, it soon became apparent that a lack of front row players was causing significant issues in fulfilling fixtures

Professional game action plan seeks to mitigate risk

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have developed a new action plan to mitigate injury risk in the English professional game, following a study of the data in the 2016/17 Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) report.

Children Get Play Area Thanks to Kenilworth & Wooden Spoon

Players from Kenilworth RFC’s first and ladies’ teams recently joined volunteers from Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, to build a children’s play area at Calthorpe Academy, a school for children with complex learning needs in Birmingham.

Working Together as a Team

‘Intrepidus’ is a fitting motto for Kensington Aldridge Academy. Latin for ‘fearless and unshaken’, in the last year the  pupils and staff at KAA have come to embody its meaning

Under 19 Commission Report

The need to better support transition in the game from age grade to adult rugby, an integral part of the RFU Strategic Plan, led to a recent Under 19 Commission being set up and the ensuing report, which has been approved by the Community Game Board and endorsed by the RFU Council.