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.
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
‘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
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.
A number of Global Law Trials have been introduced by World Rugby since the beginning of the season and applied to all games at all levels in England since1 August 2017.
Sometimes if there are only a few players in a group, it reduces the sort of games they can play. However, in exceptional circumstances, the regulations will allow for the combining of age grades.
Nigel Carrick remembers his lowest moment as an assistant referee, and despite now being into his eighth season in the Aviva Premiership and having officiated in a World Cup semifinal, he still finds the difficult decisions just as hard.
Mr Bone may not have Best Practice but when it comes to knowing the Minimum Standards for Coaches at least he’s not going to be caught out by Henry and Issy.
Have you ever wondered what happens when players are grouped in such a way that one group has better access to better playing opportunities, the best coaches and best resources?
Here’s the third in the series of Age Grade Codes of Practice videos. Meet Mr Bone, who is a bit old-school when it comes to coaching.