Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 13

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The Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 13 has now been published. Also contains the link for the Middlesex all clubs meeting on Monday 20th July.   Please click the link below to download:

140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 13 Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 13, Monday 3rd August 2020

MCRFU immediate support fund application form

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Below is the link to the application forms if you want to apply for Middlesex Immediate Support Fund Grant.  Please do reach out to Andy Smart or Lou Latter to discuss any funding requirements you may have.

MCRFU C-19 Grant Award Template_v2_FINAL

 

MCRFU C-19 Club Costs Template v2_FINAL

Return to Playing Club Rugby Roadmap updated

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The RFU have updated their Roadmap on return to Rugby for the community game.  Please see the Roadmap here

Following the government’s publication of a framework for return to recreational team sport, the RFU has been working to accelerate the safe return of community rugby.

Today we can confirm that our action plan to commence a safe and phased return to grassroots rugby activity has been approved by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (‘DCMS’). 
The Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been updated to show a move from Stage B to Stage C.

The rugby community is now able to recommence some larger group rugby activity, initially non-contact, subject to adherence with RFU guidance.

Any return is a decision for individual clubs to make and they must continue to follow government Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines, along with any local government lockdown restrictions that may be introduced.

The return will initially be through non-contact rugby focused on Ready4Rugby, a non-contact game, enabling two teams of up to 10 players to engage in training and match activity in their own club environment. Subject to satisfactory operation through August we hope to then be able to move to inter-club Ready4Rugby in September. Other Touch Rugby activity (including O2 Touch centres) will also be able to recommence.
 
In developing the action plan, the RFU was required to undertake a detailed assessment of exposure risk through face to face contact across both contact and non-contact rugby.

Unsurprisingly, the assessment highlighted a significantly increased risk in playing full-contact rugby and hence any form of contact rugby is still NOT permitted. We will continue to explore and analyse adaptations to the key high risk face to face contact areas and seek to identify safe and appropriate ways to bring these back, initially into training, and subsequently potentially into match play. This will be subject to further government approval and a further statement on this will be made should we reach this point.

Steve Grainger, RFU Rugby Development Director, comments “It’s great that we’ve been able to secure the green light to recommence some rugby activity. Ready4Rugby provides a great opportunity for the rugby community to recommence training with larger group sizes and begin to reintroduce matches. We thank government for their support over the last few months to help get us to this position.

“We know that players are eager to get back to playing team rugby and whilst we recognise that there will be some disappointment that the 15-a-side contact game cannot yet return, player welfare and safety is paramount and we must continue to manage risk appropriately. The reaction of our community clubs over the last few months has been amazing, with many doing incredible work in their local communities. We are now delighted that they will be able to put some effort back into getting rugby activity underway.

“We are sure this news will also be welcomed by schools, colleges and universities. We will continue to work with the education sector to ensure all rugby playing institutions are as prepared as they can be for the new academic year.”
 
More detailed information, including a video to educate the rugby community on Ready4Rugby can be found here.

Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 12

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The Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 12 has now been published. Also contains the link for the Middlesex all clubs meeting on Monday 20th July.   Please click the link below to download:

140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 12 Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 12, Friday 17th July 2020

Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 11

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The Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 11 has now been published.  Please click the link below to download:

140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 11 Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 11, Thursday 9th July 2020

Considerations for re-starting Rugby after Covid 19 lockdown

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The  Middlesex County RFU have published their guidance on re-starting Rugby after the Covid 19 lockdown.   

Whilst we’re still firmly at Phase B on the Return to Rugby Roadmap the Government have announced that some rugby facilities can now re-open (as of the 4th July).  To support this, the RFU have now issued a Community Game Guidance infographic to set what steps rugby club should take in re-opening their facilities.  But it stresses that it is important that each club makes its own decision about why and when it opens its facilities. 

While adopting the Community Game Guidance, we (MCRFU) realise that you have been thinking beyond this and so this document provides you with further information to supplement your thinking.

   Please see the MCRFU re-start Rugby Considerations document here.   

RFU loan applications have re-opened

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RFU Loans

The RFU Loan window has now reopened for applications with the focus being the same as the previous window, there is no closing date for this window at this time and the application process is as before. Please see the link below for the application process.

https://www.englandrugby.com/participation/running-your-club/coronavirus/loans

 

Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 10

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The Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 10 has now been published.  Please click the link below to download:

140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 10 Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 10, Monday 29th June 2020

Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 9

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The Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 9 has now been published.  Please click the link below to download:

140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 9 Middlesex 1879, 140th Anniversary Newsletter, Edition No 9, Monday 15th June 2020