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Volunteer Retention & Recognition

The Club Development Committee held an open meeting at Bodmin Rugby Club on Tuesday 28 February extending an invitation to all the appointed Club Volunteer Coordinators plus other Club members involved with volunteers or simply wishing to gain more knowledge of “what is on offer”..

The meeting was well attended and was extremely productive with foundations put in place to improve volunteer retention and recognition within Clubs.

Jill Loader, RFU Volunteer Engagement Manager, was present and outlined the RFU’s Volunteer Recognition programme whilst Richard Simeons, CRFU Volunteer Coordinator, provided information on the Volunteer Recognition Programme which he had set in motion over the past 18 months starting with the provision of 92 World Cup Match Tickets for games played at Sandy Park.  Additionally three Volunteers plus guests had been provided with Match Tickets at Twickenham for RBS 6 Nations matches in both 2016 and 2017 with three Volunteers plus guests having attended Old Mutual Wealth Matches at Twickenham last autumn.

The current package for match tickets at Twickenham includes assistance towards travel and hotel accommodation plus passes to the Constituent Bodies Club Room and hospitality in the West Fan Village courtesy of Mitsubishi.  In future years it is hope that one volunteer plus guest will be able to have access to the RFU Members Lounge for one of the Autumn Internationals and one of the RBS 6 Nations matches.

Nominations for the 2017 Old Mutual Wealth Series in the autumn plus the RBS 6 Nations matches in 2018 will be sought in June or July.

The Club Development Committee have recently organised a NVQ Level 2 Course in Spectator Safety with eight Club Members taking advantage of the opportunity which involved no cost to the Club or CRFU.

Nominations will shortly be sought from Clubs for a Volunteer {plus Guest] to attend the County Match at Camborne on Saturday 20 May.  Those invited will be offered match tickets plus pre-match hospitality.

 

Richard Simeons

Acting Chair,

Club Development Committee.

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Club Referee Awards

The CRFU was delighted to welcome a new crop of referees at the February Cornwall Clubs’ Forum. The healthy development of our game depends on expanding our pool of referees so our President, Peter James, was pleased to congratulate the new club referees above when he presented them with their “Club Referee” shirts and certificates.

 

Pictured (left to right) are: Savanna Crocker, Johnathan Plummer, Ashley Gilder, Richard Edyvean & Josh Durant.

 

Paul Sullivan, Thys De Beer, Paul Martin & Jamie Shrosbree also completed the Club Referees course and will receive their shirts and certificates at the next meeting.

 

 
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Refereeing & Coaching Courses

Please see below a list of upcoming Coaching and Refereeing courses that are all available to be booked online at:-

http://www.englandrugby.com/my-rugby/courses/search

 

Course

Venue

Date(s)

Times

Refereeing 15 a side – L2

Penryn

12.03.17 & 19.03.17 (2 days)

09:00 to 17:00

Rugby Ready

Camborne

03.04.17

18:00 to 21:00

Rugby Ready

Bodmin

05.04.17

18:00 to 21:00

Scrum Factory

Camborne

24.04.17

18:00 to 21:00

Scrum Factory

Bodmin

26.04.17

18:00 to 21:00

Coaching 15 a side – L2

Penryn

07.05.17 & 14.05.17 & 28.05.17 (3 days)

09:00 to 17:00

Coaching Children – L1

Newquay Tretherras

21.05.17 & 27.05.17 & 11.06.17 (3 days)

09:00 to 17:00

Coaching 15 a side – L2

Launceston

11.06.17 & 18.06.17 & 02.07.17 (3 days)

09:00 to 17:00

 

Also, please see below a short description of each of the courses along with a list of the pre requisites prior to booking:-

                  

Course Title

Course Descriptor

Rugby Ready:

20% Classroom delivery and interactive tasks 80% Practical

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £5                             

Min. Age: 14

The World Rugby (IRB) Rugby Ready programme was launched to educate, aid and support players, coaches, match officials on the importance of sufficient preparation for training and playing in order for rugby to be played and enjoyed while reducing the risk of serious injury.

Scrum Factory:

30% Classroom delivery and interactive tasks 70% Practical

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: £5                              

Min. Age: 14

The Scrum Factory aims to increase the number of players able to play in the scrum, particularly the front row. The course is designed to help coaches, match officials and players to understand individual and collective techniques, as well as position specific conditioning. Meaningful sessions can be delivered regardless of numbers attending training and with minimal equipment and expense to the club or school.

UKCC Level 1 -

Introducing Children to Rugby Union:

30% Classroom delivery and interactive tasks 70% Practical

Assessment via Competency sign off

Home study tasks of 6hrs minimum

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: £115

Min. Age: 16

Entry point for coaches of children [U7 to U13]

Provides those working with children with the knowledge, skills and attributes essential to developing children’s social, personal, physical and mental skills through the technical and tactical aspects of the game of Rugby Union.

Mandatory Pre-course Tasks:

1. Attend face to face World Rugby, Rugby Ready

2. Complete World Rugby, online Rugby Ready

3. Complete ‘New Rules of Play’ laws test

Before applying for this course:

Must have attended Rugby Ready course

UKCC Level 2 -

Coaching the 15-a-side game:

30% Classroom delivery and interactive tasks 70% Practical

Assessment via Competency sign off

Home study tasks of 6hrs minimum

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: £115

Min. Age: 18

Entry point for coaches of the 15-a-side Game

Provides coaches with the knowledge, skills and attributes to effectively coach young players or adults in the 15-a-side game. Develops coaching skills and the technical & tactical aspects of defence and attack together with unit skills and developing play from set piece.

Mandatory Pre-course Tasks:

1. Attend face to face World Rugby, Rugby Ready

2. Complete Scrum Factory Course

3. Complete World Rugby, Laws Test

Before applying for this course:

Must have attended Rugby Ready (or hold UKCC Level 1 Coaching Rugby Union Award) and Scrum Factory course

Refereeing the 15-a-side game:

40% Classroom delivery and Interactive tasks 60% Practical

Assessment via Competency sign off

Home study tasks of 6 hrs minimum

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £50

Min. Age: 14

For new and developing referees wanting to referee the 15-a-side game

By the end of the course the delegates will have:-

Developed their refereeing goals and understand the principles of play

Understood how to plan and prepare to referee

Understood how to referee players of different ages and experience

The ability to be able to referee rugby union matches

The ability to analyse their own performance and feedback from others and improve performance as a referee

Mandatory Pre-course Tasks:

1. Complete World Rugby online Rugby Ready course

2. Complete World Rugby online Laws test

 

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Reimbursement for Course Fees

 

The CRFU is keen to encourage and support members of our clubs who wish to improve their skill levels to help to grow and develop the game in Cornwall. Many clubs provide financial support to their members when they undertake First Aid, Coaching or Referee training. In addition, members of clubs affiliated to the CRFU who attend approved First Aid, Coaching or Referee courses may be entitled to a contribution of 50% towards the cost of the course from the CRFU.

Please click on the link below to download an application form to claim reimbursement when you have attended an approved course.

 
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Is Your Club Planning A Development Project?

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Are you planning a project to develop your Club?

Do you need some support?

If yes, please complete the attached form to give the Cornwall RFU a better understanding and knowledge of your project, enabling it to offer the best possible help and assistance.

 

To ascertain which Committee may have the funding you require please refer to the table below. Once you have completed the attached form please select the appropriate person and send your project application to them.

 

Committee

Chairman

May provide funding for:

Youth & Education

David Saunter.

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All aspects of rugby under the age of 18 which include:

Coaching qualifications and coaching courses.

Referee qualifications and courses for parents and young players.

Player Development

David Banks.

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Retaining and Developing players. Recruitment of players.

Encouraging players to return to the game, ages 18 – 24.

Game Development

Chris Hailey

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Retention and development of referees and coaches.

Recruitment of referees and coaches.

Player safety. First Aid, Head Injuries, Pitchside Trauma etc.

Club Development

Vacant.

 

In the meantime, contact Mike Bratt who will suggest the most appropriate person.

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All Club facilities including capital projects, repairs, renovations and pitches.

Club leadership and commercial management courses and development.

Recruitment and development of volunteers.

Governance

John Sumnall

[email protected]

All CRFU expenditure and income.

CRFU Handbook

CRFU Web.

Safeguarding.

Competitions

Chris Jewels

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All CRFU Competitions with the exception of age related 5 - 18.

7s Festivals.

Beach Rugby.

Representative Rugby

Colin Hatch

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All CRFU Representative Rugby.

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Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme (DPP) Enrolment Process 2016 - 17

 

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES TO THE CONTENT THAT WAS ON THIS PAGE SO YOU NEED TO DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED DOCUMENTS (October 2016) TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE CURRENT INFORMATION

If you have any questions regarding the programme, feel free to contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many Thanks,

Rich Siveter

DPP Manager

 
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Developing Players Programme - Dates Update

 Cornwall Rugby Developing Players Programme Dates:
 
Please find attached the calendar of dates regarding the Cornwall Rugby DPP as several have changed due to facility unavailability.
 
Many Thanks,
Rich Siveter DPP Manager
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FREE Player Development Days Open To All Adult Players (Male and Female)

The Cornwall Rugby Football Union is working hard to respond to the needs of its clubs and members and to that end earlier this year an online survey was sent out to all players in Cornwall asking them to identify certain areas that they would like to see improved. Highlighted by the players in this survey was the need for continued Player Training Development opportunities (as currently exists at the youth level).

To respond to this request the Player Development committees have combined to use their resources to offer to ALL SENIOR players (both male and female) in the county three specialist training days.
These days will be to enable players to enhance their own skills sets for personal development which in turn will enhance their playing experience back at their clubs.

 

WHEN:
(1) 13th December (Sunday)
(2) 15th February (Monday)
(3) 13th April (Wednesday)
 
WHERE:
Session 1 & 3 Truro College
Session 2 Newquay Sports Centre.
 
TIMINGS:
10.00 - 13.00 (Sunday session)
19.00 - 21.00 (Monday & Wednesday session)
 
These sessions will be FREE to attend.
 
However you will need to notify Maggie Notman (Chair Player Development Committee, Seniors) of your attendance so we can arrange for the correct number of coaches and for sandwiches afterwards.
 
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stating your club and playing position.
Any queries please call Maggie on 07967 684443.

Please click on the link below for flyer to be printed off and distributed.
 
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What is the Player Development Committee

Recently the CRFU re-organised its committees, below is the remit of the Player Development Committee:-

 

 

Player Development Committee

Primary Remit:

 

  • Overarching responsibility for the Retention and Development of existing players and recruitment of new players.

  • Review Club statistics for players to ensure that numbers are increasing and to identify adverse trends across the CB or in localised areas

  • Promoting the RFU Player Development Model as the means of planning and implementing a player development plan in clubs and across the CB

  • Review all competition across the CB in order that it supports the retention, re-engagement and recruitment of players to the game in clubs.

  • Consulting with playing groups to establish wants and needs and coordinating this information with the Player Development Officer to support the retention of players within clubs

 

 
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