Online Grant Finder The RFU has entered into a partnership with the Idox Group to provide an online grant finder for members. The system gives access to a database of over 100,000 grant possibilities available from a myriad of funding groups including opportunities for both capital and revenue projects. Researchers at the Idox Group maintain the database and ensure that any potential new funding partners are promptly identified and uploaded. If used correctly the grant finder will be of benefit to many of the RFU's clubs and Constituent Bodies. After a simple registration process, the system is extremely easy to use and can be found at www.rfu.com/grantfinder <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0I5> . The RFU is keen to enhance and refine the system in the future so all feedback should be directed to Ted Mitchell, Funding & Facilities Manager <mailto:?Subject=Grassroots:GrantfinderEnquiry>
Volunteer Recognition A new Channel 4 show is searching for inspirational people who have dedicated a lot of time to helping others in their community. 40 lucky recipients will get a wonderful surprise treat. Filming starts at the end of October and finishes in February. The series will begin airing in January. Please don't miss this fabulous opportunity to thank a deserving rugby volunteer. Get in touch and keep it secret via <mailto:?Subject=RFUGrassroots> or 0207 292 3581 / 07531 834 187
Order your extra tickets for the Grand Draw The Starter Kits and initial ticket orders for the 2011/12 Grand Draw have now been sent. If you have not received either the Starter Kit and/or any additional tickets you ordered please get in touch on <mailto:?Subject=GrandDrawEnquiry>
PLEASE NOTE: Due to some data input problems a number of Starter Kits went to the ground address NOT the home address of the Hon Sec. We apologise for this error. We are re-sending those returned to us. But if you would like a duplicate starter kit please contact us at <mailto:?Subject=GrandDrawEnquiry> .
Please send your orders as soon as possible and please try to send the order via email, to <mailto:?Subject=GrandDrawEnquiry> . We will close despatch of tickets before Christmas around December 7 or 8 December.
Thanks and Good Luck with your ticket sales!
Player Development Awards Pilot Clubs in the South West and Midlands in addition to an Academy EPDG and a CB School of Rugby are piloting an innovative scheme to replace the RFU Proficiency Awards. The scheme has been designed, in conjunction with RFU Coach and Player Department, by Ronnie Heath and Martin Papworth of Createdevelopment who have been involved in developing similar resources within education. The scheme is player driven and encourages players aged six to 17 to self reflect and set their own targets for development using an online resource, which is monitored and negotiated with their club coaches, parents and teachers. The personal development of the player is of the greatest importance with technical and tactical development sitting alongside. The statements have been carefully graded with eight levels and incremental degrees of complexity. There is a good deal of flexibility within the scheme which enables clubs to provide their own awards in addition to the more detailed criteria of the RFU Award. The clubs involved in the pilot are Gordano RFC, Burton RFC, Stourbridge RFC, and Bristol EPDG (Bronze group)
The scheme will be monitored and evaluated over the next 18 months before being considered for national roll out. Join the Rugby Runners Team! The Injured Players Foundation is looking for members of the rugby family to join their teams in the Virgin London Marathon and Bupa London 10,000 races in 2012. To find out more and to join the team visit www.rfuipf.org.uk/run <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0I6> We'd really appreciate you passing this opportunity on to every member of your club. Download a club poster at www.rfuipf.org.uk/run <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0I7> Love Rugby?
Join the England Rugby Supporters Club before Friday November 26, quoting 'BALLOTSIX' to be entitled to apply to the ERSC RBS 6 Nations 2012 ballot. In addition, members receive an array of yearly benefits including 10% discount at the Rugby Store, discounts on tickets for other games played at Twickenham, subscription to England Rugby Magazine plus much, much more. So don't miss out - join today! To sign up go to rfu.com/ERSC or call 0871 663 1863. Know a young England rugby fan? Then why not sign them up to the England Rugby Junior Supporters Club? Costing a mere £5 a year the JSC has gone interactive and now members get six 'Game On' online magazines a year filled with videos, competitions and exclusive England player interviews. One of the biggest benefits of being a JSC member is the chance to become an England mascot and run out with the team at Twickenham. So if you know a young England rugby fan, why not sign them up now and go to the Junior Supporters Club <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0I8> for more information or call Membership Services on 0871 663 1863.
Bring us your heroes! The Daily Mail RBS Real Rugby Heroes programme is holding out for your 2012 hero nominations.The programme, which recognises and rewards people making invaluable contributions to the game, is your chance to salute those individuals who play a vital role in your school's rugby. Across the country there are many more rugby ambassadors worthy of recognition. So, if you know someone who has made a difference at your school, simply fill in the form here <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0I9> and tell us why you believe they deserve to become a Daily Mail RBS Real Rugby Hero. Up to ten winners will receive a pair of tickets to a 2012 RBS 6 Nations game at Twickenham, plus a VIP trip to Twickenham's Daily Mail RBS Schools Final, where they will be presented with their certificate.Entries close on December 31, with winners announced in the January edition of the Schools Rugby newsletter.
Become Britain's Best Dressed Rugby Club Don't miss your chance to become Britain's Best Dressed Rugby Team AND meet Danny Care all in one weekend! Eden Park, the official formalwear supplier to the RFU, are giving one lucky rugby team the opportunity to be kitted out in the casual collection. In addition to this, the club will receive a once in a lifetime training session at their home ground with Danny Care. For an opportunity to win simply visit Facebook <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0Ia> and submit your reasons in 50 words or less why your team deserve to win and Danny will choose the club that he feels are most worthy of becoming Britain's best dressed rugby team. Get Two free tickets to Rugby Expo! Click here to find out more <http://email.rfumail.com/re?l=juhtsyI5jj0ws0Ib>
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The England rose is a registered trade mark of the Rugby Football Union. The Rugby Football Foundation is a charity set up to support community participation in rugby and as part of its work is keen to support grassroots rugby.The Rugby Grassroots ezine is produced monthly by the Rugby Football Union. The purpose is to give information to all CB & Club Officers recorded on RFU RugbyFirst System about developments within the four themes of the game "More People, Better Places, Access for All and Enjoyment". You have received this email because you have an 'Officer' role on RFU's RugbyFirst system. If you would like this role removed, please email and it will be removed on your behalf. For all enquiries, please email Rugby Football Development Limited, Rugby House, Twickenham, TW2 7BA