News from the RFU Regional team and Rugby Development Officers
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The role of the RFU Rugby Development Officer is to implement the RFU’s strategy of “strengthening clubs and growing the game in the communities around them”.
Working with the Constituent Body (CB) and other partners the RDOs support clubs to identify, prioritise and meet their needs. This work consists of many different varied activities ranging from providing support in accessing funding to the deployment of the RFU Community Rugby Coaches (CRC) to recruit and/or retain players.
The RDOs each have two CRCs for deployment within the CB. Whilst these four CRCs may work together as a team on occasions they each have prime responsibility for a number of clubs as well as functional lead responsibilities for Dorset and Wilts.
The CRCs are deployed to meet club needs in accordance with the above strategy and will work in clubs, schools and other institutions to that end. The CRCs will always work with the objectives of ‘legacy’ and ‘sustainability’ in mind and will negotiate this prior to deployment.
RDO and CRC support can be obtained by contacting them either by email or by phone.
Chris Burton, Alan Low
Rugby Development Officer, Dorset Rugby Development Officer, Wilts
Current Personnel :
Details updated 4th October 2014
RRM South West
Regional Manager Womens Rugby
Rugby Development Officer, Dorset
Rugby Development Officer, Wilts
CRC SE Dorset &
Funding, Facilities & Investment Manager
Player Development Manager RFU
Area Training Manager
Rugby Development Officer, FE Colleges