Category: Young Players

Take the challenge, take the whistle

England Rugby has launched a Female Match Official Development Programme and to support this we have produced a video that’s designed to motivate a new generation of female referees. It’s called ‘Be The Best You’.

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.

Refereeing is a Shaw thing

Queueing up for lunch one day, Dominic Shaw was tapped on the shoulder and told to go to rugby trials after school. He did, not knowing much about the game, but that month he started at tight-head prop and ended up playing the whole season. A strange start to what is now an integral part of his week.

RFU Referees flying the flag overseas

During the recent Rugby Europe U18 tournament in Poland and the Rugby Europe U20 tournament in Portugal, RFU match officials performed strongly and were appointed to the final in both events.

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.

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

Referee Radio Interview: Clare Daniels

Listen to this informative interview with Clare Daniels about her work to find, evolve and develop rugby referees.