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WRFU Handbook:

The latest version of the Handbook for season 2017-18 has been uploaded to the downloads section. It contains all the contacts as well as cup dates and cup regulations. WRFU Handbook 2017-18

Colts Leagues:

There have been some changes to the colts league regulations. Click Link. Also under competitions.

Core Values of the Game:

The Society and England Rugby have recognised that there has been a problem with players not adhering to the core values of the game with inappropriate behaviour such as appealing, use of foul and obscene language, winding up the opposition by sledging, head, slapping, applauding mistakes etc. Referees will be coming down hard on players who are not willing to behave in an appropriate manner and this is being fully supported by the WRFU. For a full description of the process please follow the link: Core Values

Open Meetings Moved to Wednesday:

Following a suggestion form your training officer and there being no adverse comments, the Exec has agreed to move the Open Meetings to Wednesday, so that a better list of speakers can be booked. The Finance AGM stays on a Monday. The meeting dates are as follows and are always the penultimate Wednesday in the month:

  • 21 August 2017 – SFM, Law Changes and Core Values of the Game – Ian Roberts
  • 20 September 2017 – Open Meeting – RFU CPD Unit Match Preparation – Luke Haskins
  • 18 October 2017 – Open Meeting – Talking to Players – Craig Maxwell-Keyes
  • 22 November 2017 – Open Meeting – Current and Planned Developments in Refereeing – Michael Patz
  • 24 January 2018 – Open Meeting – Refereeing the Tackle and Breakdown – Harry Walbaum
  • 21 February 2018 – Open Meeting
  • 21 March 2018 – Open Meeting
  • 18 April 2018 – Open Meeting
  • 4 June 2018 – AGM
  • 20 August 2018 – SFM

Exec Positions Filled

The seven Executive positions have now been filled:

President: Gwyn Airdrie

Secretary: Ian Roberts

Treasurer: Howard Russell

Appointments: Dave Smith

Grading: Malcolm Murphy

Training and Development: Fred Farndon

Recruitment and Retention: Peter Tolan

Malcolm, Fred and Peter have been co-opted by the Exec as per the Constitution

 

Facebook

The Society has set up a new Facebook Page. This is the only official site of the Society and we ask that members use the Official site only. The Young Whistlers page remains the same. Both are closed and if you would like to join please ask.