ERFC Coaches Corner

ERFC Coaches Corner

November 2020

The RFU have now confirmed that Rugby has returned to Phase A

Following news of the national lockdown, the RFU has moved back to Stage A of the Return to Rugby roadmap.

Unfortunately in simple terms all Community Rugby is now suspended until 2nd December 2020.

This is a legal requirement as the legislation prevents any gathering of more than 2 people and the exemption for amateur sport has been removed.

Two people are able to train together but cannot share equipment including the ball.

For full details follow the below Link;

The RFU have now confirmed that Rugby has returned to Phase A

We share the frustrations of many and will return to Rugby as soon as it is lawful and safe to do so. We will of course provide updates when the situation changes.

Thank you for your understanding and please stay safe.

September 2020

RFU Announce That Return to competitive Rugby Delayed Until 2021

For the full article, details - Click Here

RFU announces the Return to Rugby to Stage "D"
The reintroduction of limited contact training approved by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (‘DCMS’) from 1st September 2020.
The reinstatement of some contact activity is important to ensure players can continue to practice core skills and are able to start preparing and conditioning themselves appropriately as the game starts to return to normality with regular training and matches.
Please read announcement - Limited Contact Training Approved for Community Clubs
Detail of the permitted training activity is available in the Link - Return To Contact Training Guide

The Return to Community Rugby Road Map can be found here

August 2020


England Rugby
Ready 4 Rugby is a new and exciting non-contact game enabling two teams of up to 10 players to engage in training and match activity in their own club environment. Perfect to practice now we have moved to Stage "C" for our return to Rugby.

Check out full details - Click Here
Watch the Video - Click Here


ALL Coaches should look to complete Headcase Module and share with Players, Parents.

England Rugby
Recognised as one of the UK’s leading concussion awareness and education resources, the RFU’s HEADCASE programme aims to increase understanding and provide information on concussion and other related topics, including how to prevent and manage suspected concussions.
To complete one of the free online education HEADCASE modules;
Click Here For HeadCase Modules