Recruit and Retain funding
Following the success of the recruit and retain funding last season, Somerset RFU are once again offering financial support to clubs who are undertaking projects aimed to recruit Club volunteers, new players or encourage players to return to the game. Many clubs benefitted from this support last year and feedback from the Meeting of Clubs and previous recipients of grants recognised its importance and ease of claiming. Projects this season are able to receive a maximum of £250 towards the costs involved.
Successful projects last season included open days with a barbecue, leaflet drop, newspaper and radio advertising, community activity, summer touch rugby evening, Friday night lights.
Please contact your RDO or CRC if you would like assistance in completing the electronic application formand good luck with identifying different and fun ways of increasing your club membership!
Congratulations to Somerset’s graduates from the 2015/16 RFU Leadership Academy, Dan Ward & Frankie Robbins from Cheddar Valley and Tracy Evans, Sharon Sweet & Pete Woolacott from North Petherton all received their awards at a ceremony at Taunton in May, recognising their successful completion of the Leadership Academy. They have all worked hard at developing new skills and knowledge which will help their clubs on a practical level to develop.
The next Academy intake will begin next season 2017/18 across the country, 757 candidates have completed the course over the last 10 years.
Join Castle Cary, Chard, Cheddar Valley, Gordano, Tor, Yeovil and Walcot in becoming a Kids First Rugby Club by taking the pledge at the link below.
A great opportunity to embed the Age Grade Competition Review changes in your junior set-up and ensure you have a player/child-centred approach to your offer.
Why not seek out your local paper and try and get some positive PR from the program?
Sign up to the program here www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/players/kids-first-rugby/sign-up