The Students’ RFU (SRFU) is a national constitute body of the RFU representing higher education. We are Independent Limited Company with Charitable Status which is run by volunteers. There are over 100 universities with student rugby clubs that make up the membership of the SRFU and are in turn full voting members of the Rugby Football Union.
WHAT MAKES UP THE STUDENTS' RFU
110 RFU voting member clubs & 18 non-voting
c. 32,500 members
2,326 matches played per season
15 volunteers & 1 part-time employee
Close work with RFU & BUCS
7,000+ Social Media Followers
OUR IMPACT 2019/20
Member affiliation process
England Students vs. France Universities
Student Rugby Awards
Issued grants totalling c. £10k to 26 Universities
Off-field discipline matters
University Rugby Forum
PLANS FOR THE 2022/23 SEASON
Commission of the Higher Education Rugby Pathway Review
Working collaboration with England Rugby Women’s U20 to deliver Talent ID programme for University players
Launch of the EDI University Club toolkit pilot and the new steering group.
Run two grant theme Learn (Workforce) and Play (intramural & transition between school/college, Uni and clubs)
Aspiration is to play France in 2023… more details to follow.
A timeline of events that have shaped the Students' RFU.
T R U S T E E B O A R D
Chair & SRFU Council Rep
Phil De Glanville
SRFU Council Rep
Student Rep & Club Development Chair