Distribution list: Tuesday 2 February
Constituent Bodies Chairs, Constituent Bodies Honorary Secretaries, Constituent Bodies Treasurers,
Club Presidents, Chairs, Honorary Secretaries, Treasurers
Coronavirus (Covid-19) update
This week’s headlines include:
1. Lockdown rugby activity - Ben Youngs Q&A
2. Player survey
3. #ShowYourShirt reaches 650
4. Itoje and clubs push for laptops at home
5. Webinars and on-demand videos
6. Share your ideas
Lockdown rugby activity
England player Q&A live from camp

Ben Youngs joined us live from camp this week to answer your lockdown questions. You can see the video below on demand by clicking on the link below.

On Wednesday 10 February, we will be joined at 6.30pm by Red Roses’ prop Shaunagh Brown for another live Q&A.

You will be able to post questions in the live chat function that evening, or send general questions in advance to ChrisDodd@rfu.com.

Physical activity

We still have our #GetYourShirtOn on sessions running on Sunday mornings. You can watch them back on the England Rugby Youtube Channel.
Ben Youngs
Live Q&A - 10 Feb
Player Survey
Please encourage your players to complete this year’s player survey which is based around the different formats of the game, how Covid-19 has impacted them in the last 12 months and how they might take part in future.

Your support will help us to protect and grow the game at this difficult time.
Player Survey
#ShowYourShirt for our 150th
This weekend we will see 650 community rugby shirts at Twickenham Stadium as part of the #ShowYourShirt Campaign. There is still time to get your club, university or CB shirt shown during the 2021 Guinness Six Nations by using the freepost label below.

We have also created a short video to share across your media channels if you would like, and you can find more information on it here.
Watch Video
Freepost Label
Itoje and clubs push for laptops at home
England forward Maro Itoje put his weight behind ensuring all children have the use of a laptop at home, using his 260,000 Instagram and 90,000 Twitter followers to put pressure on Government. The Rugby Football Union and community rugby clubs have been gathering laptops and tablets to help.

Itoje, who was inspired by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s food poverty campaign, was educated at Harrow and said: “The absolute priority right now is guaranteeing children have devices to learn. When they go back to school we need a review on access to laptops to support careers in a digitally-driven world.”.

To get ideas on how your club might follow suit, read more below.
Laptops At Home
Webinars and on-demand videos
Despite rugby being on pause, we still have some fantastic webinars on-demand that you can catch up on by following the links below.

Mental Health webinar – date update

On Thursday 18 March we will be running a mental health webinar. We will be sharing the registration details in our CGU and across our social media channels before then.

You can see all our previous Coaching, Refereeing, and Club webinars online.
Share your ideas
Please let us know if there are any further resources or specific support that clubs and CBs could benefit from during lockdown, by contacting ClubSupport@RFU.com or emailing ChrisDodd@rfu.com.

We continue to highlight the wonderful activities of our clubs and their teams on our England Rugby channels. Please share your stories and videos with ChrisDodd@rfu.com or PatriciaMowbray@rfu.com.
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