School Competitions

School Festival Approval Guidance RFU Regulation 15.9

RFU Regulation 15.9, requires that all school competitive activity including 7s has the approval of the County Schools Union (CSU), and are played in the School Competition Window of the Age Grade Rugby Playing Calendar.

This does not apply to normal school rugby activity, block fixtures or friendlies, which may be arranged at any time during the playing season.

It is the responsibility of the CSU to be aware of the competitive activity in their area, and to challenge schools when competitive activity is discovered which does not fall within regulation. CSUs may register a competition which requires National approval from this link.

The following regulations apply:

School Festival Approval Guidance RFU Regulation 15

CSU Festival Approval Guidance RFU Regulation 15 ver 2

Application for Festival, League or Tournament ver 4.

Please send the completed Permission for Festival, League or Tournament and supporting documentation to your County Schools Union:

Berkshire CSU Buckinghamshire CSU Cheshire CSU
Cornwall CSU Cumbria CSU Devon CSU
Dorset and Wiltshire CSU Durham CSU East Midlands CSU
Eastern Counties CSU Essex CSU Gloucestershire CSU
Hampshire CSU  Hertfordshire CSU Kent CSU
 Lancashire CSU Leicestershire CSU Middlesex CSU
North Midlands Northumberland CSU Notts Lincs & Derby CSU
Oxfordshire CSU Somerset CSU Staffordshire CSU
Surrey CSU Sussex CSU  Warwickshire CSU
Yorkshire CSU  



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