Weekly update from:  

Ivan Torpey RFU & Hampshire RDO (New Forest, Greater Southampton & IOW) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mobile 07764 960384 &

Kieran Spencer RFU & Hampshire RDO (North & South East).  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Mobile 07912541462


  1. Concussions – Adult and Youth:Please ensure you report all confirmed or suspected concussions to Julie Greendslade onThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. using this seasons forms on the website... http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/safeguarding/1st-adi-advice.html
  • Ensure player follows correct GRTP starting once all symptoms have gone.
  • HRFU GRTP forms on above link as well.
  • There are also some new flowcharts to help explain the HRFU Concussion Protocol on the above link.


Please also read the Hampshire RFU V8 Headcase document ... http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/media/PDFLibrary/Forms-Minutes/Headcase%20-%20V8.pdf


  1. Youth Forum - Monday 11thSeptember:  The next Youth Sub-Committee will be held on Monday 11th September 2017 19.00 at Eastleigh RFC.  Club representation is important as it is your opportunity to receive key information to help guide your Youth & Mini teams along with a chance to have your say and ask questions!


  1. Forth Coming CPD’s & Award Courses:


Tag course

Monday 4thSeptember


Fordingbridge RFC

Live on Website

Rugby Ready

Saturday 9thSeptember


Ellingham & Ringwood

Live on Website

Refereeing Children

Wednesday 13th September

1830 - 2130

Eastleigh RFC


Kids First Refereeing Children

Saturday 30thSeptember


Ellingham & Ringwood

Live on Website

Kids First U8 Tag

Saturday 30thSeptember


Alton RFC


Kids First U13

Saturday 30thSeptember


Alton RFC


Maul & Ruck

Wednesday 4 Oct

1830 - 2130

Eastleigh RFC




  1. England Rugby Coaching Award Courses are now live:The below England Rugby Coaching Award Courses are now live to sign up:


As from July 1st 2017 the RFU Coaching Children Rugby Union (Level 1), Coaching the 15 a Side Game (Level 2) has been replaced by a single coaching award – the England Rugby Coaching Award.


  • The new coaching award will be relevant for coaches working with U9 players and upwards.  It is supported by a suite of CPDand Foundation courses to help develop coaches working with players of all ages.


  • The single coaching award will be a Level 2 qualification, which qualifies coaches to leadsessions – the previous Level 1 award qualified participants to assist other coaches.  The course content and tasks on the course will be relevant to the age group the coach works with. 


  • Participation in Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory will no longer be mandatory pre requisites for attendance on the coaching course.


  • Course Costs: England Rugby Coaching Award - £150


England Rugby Coaching Award HMS Temeraire 23 Sep 2017


England Rugby Coaching Award Lord Wandsworth College 1 Oct 2017


England Rugby Coaching Award Oasis Academy 5 Nov 3017


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