National School Competition Forums – Cancelled:

Unfortunately it has been necessary to cancel the planned Forums, there was not enough registered interest.

We are investigating other means of of receiving your feedback from last season’s School Competition Survey.


 Tours to or from Another Union:

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Please please note that the process for applying for Permission to go on Tour or to receive an Incoming Tour has slightly changed this season.

NB All tours include Training Camps in another Union without a fixture require permission.

In order to request permission you will be required to complete the necessary forms, and to complete an online Typeform where you will be required to upload supporting documentation.

Further information and links to Application Forms may be found from this Link


Delivering rugby in school, college or university?

Next Wednesday 9 October, #AskAgeGrade is focusing on education based questions on Age Grade Rugby.

If you have a question please Tweet from 1700.

 Gamification Cards Supporting Players to #BeatTheGame:

We are pleased to announce an exciting new initiative from the The Magic Academy in partnership with England Rugby Schools.

The Gamification Cards are now available to order from The Magic Academy Store.

For more information see the poster below, click on the poster to download a PDF version.

 Parents in Sport Week:

“The NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has launched the Sports Parents Promise as part of its annual awareness raising campaign, Parents in Sport Week, 7-13 October 2019.

The Promise outlines all the ways in which parents can be the best sports parents they can be, by ensuring their child has safe and enjoyable experiences of sport.

Parents can make the Promise online and, in return, they will be directed to vital information about how to keep their child safe in sport. They can also download a certificate of their own to share on social media or print out and stick up on the fridge.

Show your child you support them taking part in sport by making the Promise at the and spread the word using the hashtag #SportsParents.

 Principles of Scrummaging CPD:

The Principles of Scrummaging CPD now replaces the Scrum Factory CPD.

Here’s an overview of the new course:

“The Principles of Scrummaging CPD aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum, particularly the front row. This course is a blend of theory / practical and looks at exploring England Rugby’s principles of scrummaging, as well as at recent developments in scrum coaching and match officiating.

The course is designed to help coaches, match officials and players to understand individual and collective techniques as well as position specific conditioning, developing these in a fun and engaging way.”

Visit Course Locator

 Food for Rugby:

Food for Rugby has been re-branded and has advice for Players as well as Parents and Coaches.

It also has recipes for different occasions:

Click on the image for the link.