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The USP RFC are delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Parker as the new Director of Rugby for this proud club.


For full details click here.

The Hampshire RFU Office is now closed until further notice.
We will still be working from home so please contact us via our normal email on
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Covid-19 – Statement from Hampshire Rugby Referees


Everyone involved in Hampshire Rugby Referees hopes that all of the rugby community and family stay safe and well during this unprecedented period of uncertainty and concern.


With the RFU today deciding to cancel all Club, Schools and Colleges rugby in the community game, it is clear that our clubs and communities will be facing additional challenges and hardship.


As a result the HRR Executive has decided that member clubs of HRFU to whom we appoint match officials will not be invoiced or charged for any match officials provided for the period 1/1/20 to 16/3/20.


Our calculations show that this will be a contribution of £10500 to our Clubs which will be met from the HRR reserves. We hope that this gesture will be met by similar support from many agencies and organisations as we all try to support the sustainability of our clubs and sport.


Please keep yourselves and your family safe and well and we look forward to a new season as soon as this is possible.


Terry Burwell

Chairman, Hampshire Rugby Referees

GOVERNANCE: Good Club Governance


Good club governance often comes up as an area where rugby leaders ask for more guidance - with clubs effectively on a shut down from on field activity for the next month, now might be a good time to visit and check/challenge your club governance.


 There is no drive or expectation around this but if you are struggling to fill the time with no rugby then the RFU have a number of resources available to help you implement good governance at your club.


  1. The Club Management Reference Guide is a good place to start in terms of support and reference
  2. The Good Club Governance health check is also good online tool to review the governance at your club. See health checks and support resources at https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/running-your-club/governance-health-check

 In addition the below links and help resources may be of use to help you implement good governance at your club:


 RFU Regulations: - https://www.englandrugby.com/governance/rules-and-regulations/regulations


 Legal & Tax Helpline:

The RFU has arranged helplines for clubs to obtain free advice on any legal or tax related matter, as well as online support for the creation of standard contracts and legal documents.

  • Legal & Tax Helpline: 0330 303 1877
  • Alcohol & Licenses Helpline: 0115 934 9177


Online Legal Document service

RFU clubs are provided with online support for the creation of legal documents. This service allows clubs to draft your own legal documents instantly, simply by answering a series of easy-to-answer questions. 

Many documents are available free of charge, and include such things as:

  • Employment agreement
  • Website privacy policy
  • Health and safety policy creator
  • Debt collection letters


Access online documents. Clubs will need to register by entering the RFU clubs' voucher code - ARAG751BIZ.


 Incorporation & Constitutions: https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/running-your-club/legal-and-administration/incorporation


 Constitution Checklist: https://www.englandrugby.com//dxdam/81/817b4ebc-7f8a-4a6f-a3f2-6472b5616fd8/ConstitutionChecklist.pdf

Due to the suspension of all rugby by the RFU and the Government advising that group meetings are not to take place we are cancelling the Clubs / Competitions strategy meeting on Monday 30th March 2020 at Trojans.
A new consultation strategy will be developed soon on this matter and we will contact you again when we know more.
Clubs cancelled

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