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WELCOME TO THE LATEST WARWICKSHIRE RUGBY NEWS:-

STEVE SAVAGE.
Steve’s Funeral and Service of Celebration will be held at 12 Noon on Thursday 14th December at Coventry Cathedral. All those connected with Steve through Rugby are invited to wear Club Ties or No.1s. Red Rose buttonholes are optional. After the service everyone is invited to the Ricoh Arena, ‘Clubhouse’ suite for refreshments from 1.00pm till 6.00pm. Please use Car Park B.
There will be a private committal at the crematorium following the Cathedral Service but Michelle and the family will join everyone at the Ricoh shortly afterwards.
Family Flowers only please but if you wish to make a donation in memory of Steve, his preferred charities would be Warwickshire Wooden Spoon or The Air Ambulance Service.
Michelle would like to thank everyone for the many kind wishes, cards and tributes she and the family have received.

SAFEGUARDING IN RUGBY.
Richard Smallbone, rhe RFU Senior Safeguarding Manager, will visit Warwickshire on Thursday 30th November 2017, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start until approx 9.00pm at the Old Coventrians RFC, Tile Hill Lane, Coventry, CV4 9DE.
All Club Safeguarding Officers have been reminded. The invite can be extended to Club Mini and Junior Chairs.
However to assist with planning could clubs let me know numbers attending.
Many thanks, Jane Waterhouse
County Safeguarding Manager, janewrfu@gmail.com

STEVE SAVAGE RIP- MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCE.
Michelle Savage is still out in Leipzig, being supported by a close friend and staff from World Rugby. She is hoping to fly home on Friday. I have been asked where to send condolences, so could these please be sent to:-
Michelle Savage, c/o Nuneaton Old Edwardians RFC, Weddington Road, Nuneaton, CV10 0AL.

STEVE SAVAGE.
We have just received this very sad news regarding the death of Steve Savage who I am sure you all have known in some capacity. This has come as a great shock to all of us. As John Collins says below our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time. May He Rest In Peace.

It is with real sadness that we learned yesterday (14/11) of the sudden and unexpected death of Steve Savage, our Director Of Rugby. Steve was citing for the IRB in Leipzig and died yesterday morning. He was a great servant of our club as player, 1st XV Captain, Past President and more recently as our DoR. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time. We will keep people informed of further arrangements.
John Collins on behalf of NOERFC Executive Committee.

WARWICKSHIRE CUP
The Final of the Warwickshire Cup is being contested this Sunday 19th November 2017,
Nuneaton RFC v Sutton Coldfield RFC at the Butts Park Arena, Coventry, 14:15 hrs KO.

LINEMARKING
Clubs are reminded that if should they find themselves without a line marker for any reason, the county can help out with a two day loan of equipment and paint. Contact; Rick Skene 07720 441355 or skenefhpm@aol.com

CONGRATULATIONS !
I am sure you would all join with me in congratulating Jane Waterhouse winning one of the four RFU National Mitsubishi Motors of the Year Awards.
Richly deserved.Charlie McGinty. See http://www.englandrugby.com/news/features/real-rugby-heroes-old-coventrians-stalwart-volunteer/

RFU CLUB BENFITS GUIDE.
Details on the RFU site at
http://www.englandrugby.com/governance/club-support/promoting-your-club/club-support-resources/

WRFU - COUNTY RUGBY SAFE OFFICER
There is a need to appoint a person to the above volunteer role within the county. The successful candidate would oversee the duties of pitch side safety for all county representative sides. The rugby safe officer would ensure that those people providing pitch side duties and immediate care were properly trained and held the correct qualifications.
The rugby safe officer would keep a register of those people providing immediate care and also handle a budget for training to ensure correctly qualified people were available to provide this care.
The position does not require previous or current experience in immediate care but an enthusiasm to provide proper care for the participants in county rugby. Contact Charlie McGinty for further information/interest - 07801 869730

SAFEGUARDING
Please note from Jane Waterhouse -
I have had to change my email address to janewrfu@gmail.com

DISCIPLINARY
Will all clubs please remind their players about the need for keeping discipline on the field of play. So far this season we have reach 15 incidents, including several quite serious ones involving the Police. The RFU are aware of these figures and are concerned, as WRFU are,about rugby in Warwickshire.
If you feel you need support from the Warwickshire Discipline panel coming along to your club to talk to your players then please let me know. Also a reminder that if you have a red card issued please text or email me within the 48 hour time period and let me know.
Kim Challis, Disciplinary Secretary.

ENGLAND RUGBY DEALS
Many of you will be aware through sendouts and perhaps involvement yourselves with England Rugby Deals that is a buying house arranged by the RFU to support clubs in securing discounts on items such as insurance,stationery, toilet rolls, furniture etc. All clubs can sign up to receive updates and access to the on-line portal to view the offers available http://www.buyersgateway.co.uk/englandrugby.html Given the start of the season it may be worth arranging a send out to clubs reminding them of the
offers that can be accessed.

 
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