Distribution list: Tuesday 7 December
Constituent Bodies Chairs, Honorary Secretaries, Treasurers, Communications Liaison, Data Officers
Club Presidents, Chairs, Honorary Secretaries, Data Officers
 
 
Back In The Game Update
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1. ACTION REQUIRED
GMS Review Update
Deloitte has been appointed to conduct an independent review of GMS, to assess both the essential and desirable needs of the game from an administrative Platform For Rugby. Details are included on what the review will entail and how volunteers can join focus groups to engage in the review process.
Mandatory Club Safeguarding Self Audit - 7th Jan Deadline
The Safeguarding Audit is mandatory for all clubs who offer Age Grade activities, or who wish to have 17-year-old's playing up into the adult game. The deadline for completion has been extended to 7 January 2022.

2. ACTION IF OF INTEREST
Age Grade Changes 2021-22 Season – Next steps from January 2022
A reminder that from January, Age Grade players will begin to play the rules for their age. Also 17-year-olds are able to play adult rugby again with CB consent.
Emily Scarratt explains benefits of hosting a Warrior Camp this January
Emily Scarratt shows her support for Warrior Camps with January being the most successful time to recruit new players. An editable press release is included to help clubs promote their camps. Register your interest now.

3. FOR AWARENESS
Speak Up for the Core Values
Rugby’s core values are why so many people get involved in the game. They need to be protected and championed. We encourage you to report any unacceptable behaviour or concerns through our Speak Up channels.
Content to support returning Age Grade players
As age grade players continue to return to the game, clubs have been sharing how they have retained and brought in new players. View our video series here, in case ideas can benefit more clubs.
Reminder of new Girls Age Bands from 2022/23
A reminder of girls’ age bands from September 2022 with shareable infographic.
RFU Injured Player Foundation #RugbyRunners Team for the TCS London Marathon
Spaces available for anyone looking to run the London full and half marathon to help raise funds for the IPF. You can find out more and sign up here.
News Round-Up including Active Together Crowdfunding
Active Together, a Sport England initiative, will match funds up to £10,000 for not-for-profit organisations that raise funds via the crowdfunding website.
 
 
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