Application to Tour – Covid-19 Update

Rugby tours:

We are advised not to give permission for any tours to, or games in other Unions (including Ireland, Scotland & Wales), that involve full contact match play rugby or include any activity that conflicts with activity permitted at the current stage on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. In addition, we are advised to rescind any permissions already granted that would not now be granted.

It is suggested that this guidance is also followed for tours planned to the Isle of Man or Channel Islands. This advice will be reviewed once Stage E is reached on the Roadmap.

A school tour is an exciting way to build the team spirit and identity of a group of players. It provides a rare opportunity for everyone to get to know each other better and to establish a common style and purpose, as well as making friendships at home and abroad which may last a lifetime.

When planning a tour with another Union, whether it is training or playing a team from another Union, including Ireland, Scotland or Wales, approval must be obtained from England Rugby Schools in advance, this is in accordance with RFU Regulation 10 and World Rugby Regulation 16.

If your tour involves an overnight stay you will need to consider the implications of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements and Regulations Act 2018.

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When touring to another union, schools need to apply for permission to tour from the Hon. Secretary England Rugby Schools

PDF – Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 5

Word – Appendix A England Schools Permission to Tour Form ver 5

Once you have completed the Application for Permission to Tour Form, please complete the following Typeform and upload the Application for Permission to Tour Form, the Insurance Cover Note and if available the Itinerary.

Any school hosting a tour from another union will need to apply for permission to host from the Hon. Secretary England Rugby Schools.

PDF – Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 4

Word – Appendix C England Schools Permission to Host Tour Form ver 4

Once you have completed the application, please complete the Typeform and upload the Application to Host a Tour Form.

 

For Tour Operators or other Rugby Unions with multiple fixtures, please upload either a completed Incoming Tour Form or their Home Union Tour Form onto the  Typeform, please note that the visiting team’s insurance cover note is required to complete the process:

PDF – Appendix L England Schools Permission for an Incoming Tour Form ver 1

Word – Appendix L England Schools Permission for an Incoming Tour Form ver 1

 

Some other Union regulations are as follows:

Rugby UnionLink to Age Grade Rugby Regulations or Tour Approval Process
Rugby AustraliaARUhttp://www.rugbyaustralia.com.au/runningrugby/PolicyRegister.aspx
Rugby Canadahttps://reg.sportlomo.com/registration/member-registration/content-page/10033056
Federation Francaise de RugbyFFRhttp://formation.ffr.fr/node/722
Federazione Italiana RugbyFIRCircolare Informativa 2018/19 (agg. al 27 giugno 2018)
Scotland Rugby UnionSRUhttp://www.scottishrugby.org/sites/default/files/editor/docs/aglv_national_trials_2018-19.pdf
South African Rugby UnionSARUhttp://boksmart.sarugby.co.za
Welsh Rugby UnionWRUhttps://www.wrugamelocker.wales/player-pathway-.aspx

 

Please note the age banding for France for season 2019-2020 are as follows:
U18: born between 1st of September 2001 and 31st of December 2001 + year 2002 + year 2003
U16: 2004/2005
U14: 2006/2007
U12: 2008/2009
U10: 2010/2011

 

Cross Border Fixtures Approval

Any schools taking part in any rugby activity in another Union, including Scotland, Wales and Ireland not requiring an overnight stay will need to apply for permission from their County Schools Union.

PDF – Appendix B England Schools Permission for Cross Border Fixtures Form Ver 2

Word – Appendix B England Schools Permission for Cross Border Fixtures Form Ver 2

 

To contact your County Schools Union please click on the relevant county email link below:

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