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. As a current licence holder, this will not change your day-to-day qualifications, nor will it affect records of your coaching history and experience.



Your coaching licence badge however, will be replaced with a digital ERCA membership card, that we would ask you to print or alternatively save on an electronic device, to use as you would have previously used your old coaching licence. Your ERCA membership will also be displayed via your profile on England Rugby’s ‘My Rugby Academy’ website. To receive your new digital ERCA membership card, please ensure your correct email address is submitted on GMS.

ERCA memberships last for one year, and in order to renew your membership, you will be required to complete one CPD in the next 12 months. All Coaches attending the England Rugby Coaching Award will have the option to join the association on completion of the award.

The benefits of membership include:

  • 15% online discount at England Rugby Store
  • Exclusive range of ERCA training kit (coming soon)
  • Monthly ERCA newsletter, complete with training content and advice for aspiring coaches
  • Opportunity to win VIP coaching experiences

Further information will be provided to members in due course.
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