Warwickshire Rugby Football Union
WELCOME TO THE LATEST WARWICKSHIRE RUGBY NEWS:-
NATWEST RUGBY FORCE.
A reminder to everyone of the Natwest RugbyForce 2019 opportunity to clubs, more information on what is available and the link to the Natwest RugbyForce webpage is below;
In brief the rewards for registering by 17th March 2019 include:
∙ Support packages of £500 awarded to 425 clubs who are selected
∙ Six clubs will have the opportunity to receive a grant of £3,000 and a legend visit by telling us how their project will make their rugby club a place for all
∙ NatWest RugbyForce t-shirts & promotional materials for the 425 clubs selected
∙ The opportunity to access additional funding later on in the programme
∙ The application form is simple to fill in.
STOKE OLD BOYS.
Please see notice from Stoke Old Boys about the very sad news of the death of Dave Thorpe (Trumble).
I had the pleasure of playing against and socialising for several hours after the games with Trumble many times over the years. To say he is a sad loss to the game is an understatement.
One of the truly great characters of our game.
May He Rest In Peace.
"Sorry to have to be the bearer on bad news. Dave Thorpe (Trumble) passed away today (20/12).
One of our hero's (in the truest sense of the word) from the 1980/81 cup winning side. Forever in our hearts old friend. Your memory will live on in the club songs.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. We will advise as soon as we know the funeral arrangements" - Pete Newman.
The funeral will be at Canley Crematorium at 10.30 on Friday 25 January 2019. The wake will be held at Stoke Old Boys RFC.
It is with great regret that I have to inform you of the unexpected death of Chris Hart. (Warwickshire RFU, South Warwickshire and Kenilworth RFC). Chris gave so much of his time to Under Age rugby especially at the Under 18 level within Warwickshire and Midlands rugby and he will be a sad loss to all who knew him.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sue and his son Nick at this very difficult time.
I will pass on details of funeral arrangements etc. when I receive them.
May He Rest In Peace, Charlie McGinty
WRFU U20 XV.
Details of 2018/19 campaign under Representative Rugby.
MAKING TAX DIGITAL (MTD).
HMRC have released further information on the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT requirements. Rugby clubs that are VAT registered with taxable supplies above £85,000pa, will generally have to keep records digitally, and provide information to HMRC using specialised functional compatible software for VAT reporting. There are generally no exemptions if a rugby club is a CASC or a charity, so these clubs (if applicable) should check their current accounting and record keeping procedures regularly. This will ensure that they will be in compliance with the requirements of MTD for VAT which is due to come into force on 1st April 2019.
NATWEST RUGBYFORCE 2019.
Is back - see under Club Development. Application process available until March 2019.
WARWICKSHIRE COLTS CUP.
Entry forms for the 2018/19 Bob Coward Cup have been sent to clubs.
We have decided to make the draw earlier this season, to enable Clubs to have more flexibility in arranging fixture dates. Preliminary round matches [if more than 8 entrants] must be played by Saturday 2 February 2019.
QF matches to be played on 23 February [or Friday 22 February if both Clubs agree].
Competition regulations will be sent to all entrants in advance of the fixtures; they will be broadly identical to previous seasons.
MIDLANDS U20 TEAM MANAGER.
Vacancy exists - further details at https://www.englandrugby.com/about-the-rfu/careers-and-vacancies/vacancies-at-member-clubs-and-partner-organisations/midlands-u20s-honarary-team-manager/
FACEBOOK GROUP FOR ANY CANCELLED FIXTURES.
There is a closed Facebook group that clubs may wish to use to obtain fixtures if yours is cancelled.
The site is at https://m.facebook.com/groups/192039714684718?view=info.
However remember - you still need to advise the Referees Society of any changes.
WARWICKSHIRE SOCIETY OF REFEREES.
Annual dinner is to be held on Friday 9 November 2018 at Old Coventrians RFC, 7 for 7-30pm. The cost is £30 per head for a 3 course dinner and the main speaker is Martin Corry. Tables are available for 7 or 10 people and if you would like to attend could you please contact the Society at email@example.com
2018 Message from WSoR under Refereeing
JUNIOR CUP COMPETITION
Details for 2018/19 under Warwickshire Mini, Midi & Juniors.
Details of dates and draws for the Warwickshire Cup competitions are under WRFU Cup Competitions.