Category: Coaches

Law & Regulation Updates for Season 2019/20

To all RFRU & Referee Society Secretaries Working with the RFRU, we have pulled together a slide deck for the law and regulation changes which will have an impact on match officials and consequently their interaction/discussions with coaches and players at the start of the season. The intention of the slide deck is to support… Read more »

World Rugby launch women’s campaign

World Rugby has launched a new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and landmark global campaign ‘Try and Stop Us’ aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women’s game.

Rugby Playing Ref to Row Atlantic

Derek Spence started playing rugby in New Zealand at the age of five.  He says that where he grew up children’s rugby was weight graded and “you had to be a certain weight to be allowed to play at all. I remember standing on the scales with stones in my pockets so they would let me play.”

White Rose Rugby Blooming

The recent White Rose Day of Rugby, organised by the RFU’s local delivery team, saw events for hundreds of boys and girls across the county.

Half-Game Rule to become regulation

From September 2019, the Half-Game Rule will become regulation. It means that every player in clubs, schools and colleges is guaranteed to get half the available game time.

Level 3 Coaching Award 2019/20

The RFU will be opening the Level 3 course to any coaches who meet the pre-requisites (download form below) and welcome applications from those coaching children, schools and youth, player pathway and adult rugby in both the male and female game.

RFU courses coming up in March 2019

Going on RFU courses that are run by an RFU Educator is the best way to develop your coaching or refereeing skills.

England Rugby Coaches Association (ERCA)

England Rugby are pleased to announce the launch of the England Rugby Coaches Association (ERCA). From today (Thursday 14th February), ERCA has replaced their previous coaching licence scheme, and enrolling all licence holders in to membership of the association.