The RFU will for season 2019-2020 be running a Pilot in the second half of the season (from 1 January to 10 May 2020). This will make the windows in the Age Grade Playing Calendar at U12 to U16 “priority” windows. Most major competitions are set already in the approved Calendars but for those that are more locally run (usually by clubs or schools/colleges themselves) the pilot means they can be scheduled in either window. However, if a player is in multiple environments (club, school, college, representative rugby) in orange weeks they should prioritise their club and in blue weeks they should prioritise their school/college; and those selected for pathway and Representative rugby on those identified calendar dates, should prioritise that.
To see the full guidance please see the following: 190705 AG Playing Calendar Pilot 2019-20.