University Rugby Update |September 2022
Regular updates on events, offers, and opportunities from England Rugby University Partnerships team and the Students’ RFU (SRFU).
This update’s headlines:
Funding opportunities – Action required if of interest
- SRFU LEARN & PLAY grants
- Women & Girls funding
-SRFU Affiliations Deadline
Action required if of interest
- SRFU Communications Lead recruitment
-The Touch Union
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To stay up to date on guidance, webinars and good practice examples, make sure you follow the joint social channels of the SRFU and RFU University Partnerships Team. Help us engage more university clubs, student and supporters by liking and sharing our content and tagging us in content that is shared.
SRFU LEARN & PLAY grants
The LEARN grant is closing on 27th September, apply now for funding to attend RFU courses for coaches & officials with 2/3rd of the course cost reimbursed.
For more details and apply HERE: https://www.englandrugby-unis.com/grants
The PLAY grant is open now until 9th October, it’s designed to support University clubs grow participation and retain players in the game through recreational/intra-mural rugby activity and community club-links.
Click for more details and to apply HERE: https://www.englandrugby-unis.com/grants
All SRFU affiliated University Rugby clubs can apply.
Women & Girls Funding
Got an idea or project to recruit and/or retain female players in the game? If so you can apply for additional funding – email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application form.
Reminder that affiliation of the Students RFU is a requirement for student club teams participating in BUCS, NAMS and LUSL competitions – the deadline is 23rd September see the SRFU membership pages for more information.
SRFU Communications Lead opportunity
Want to expand your marcomms experience by working with one of sports most recognised brands? The SRFU are currently recruiting for a volunteer Communications Lead, for the recruitment pack and application details click here https://www.englandrugby-unis.com/post/recruiting-for-srfu-communications-lead Application deadline is Sunday 6th November 2022.
Are you a female seeking to take up a new challenge or a rugby club trying to engage more female players? Allianz Inner Warrior is England primary campaign used to recruit female players into clubs.
Watch this space for all the information coming for the 22/23 season. To find a session near you click here: https://www.englandrugby.com/find-rugby#events
The Touch Union
The Touch Union is a non-contact, local level playing format that links closely to the main skills of rugby union. Relaxed, adaptable and social, its main purpose is getting everyone involved and making the players feel good.
To find a session or host at your club check follow the link below for all the information:
Not got a full 15? -Every Game Matters!
Game On is a flexibility in rules, not a change in the game we all
love. Game on works for teams which, for whatever reason, cannot put out a full 15. Game On
helps ensure the game gets played. Guaranteeing that teams and players can get the playing time they crave.
To find out more on how you can apply Game On within your club click the link below: