RUGBY DEVELOPMENT - TERMS OF REFERENCE

Composition: Elected Chairman – Coach and Referee Development Lead – Chair Persons of: Senior Player Development Sub-Committee – Young Player Development Sub-Committee Women’s and Girls’ Player Development Sub-Committee – Chair of Selectors – and RFU Officers and co-opted Army RFU Liaison Officer.

The powers of the Rugby Development Partnership are to have overall responsibility for

- Coach and Referee Development

- Playing and development programmes

- Club / education links

The general Terms of Reference of the Rugby Development Partnership are to:

  • Manage integrated player development and playing programmes within structured season and link to youth and schools competitions.
  • Plan and budget annual player development and playing programmes.
  • Work in partnership with Schools’ Union and RFUW
  • Establish player and coach databases
  • Through the Coach and Referee Development Lead and in liaison with RDO’s:
  • Direct club and schools coach and referee development programmes
  • Liaise with club coach and referee coordinators
  • Manage appointment of coaches and managers to the playing squads.

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE

Composition: Chairman (appointed or co-opted) – DPP Manager and Lead Coach (Dorset and Wilts DPP Centre’s) – Club and Schools Reps – Mini and Youth Forum Chairs – Age Grade Managers (U13-U16) – Youth Registrar – RFU Officers.

The powers and general Terms of Reference for the u13s – u16s Playing and Development Programmes (including the RFU Schools of Rugby) are:

In conjunction with the Rugby Development Officers and within RDP Committee guidelines:

  • Manage quality player development and playing programmes for players aged 7-16 playing rugby        within D&WRFU
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the DPP and manage and expand player development and programmes for U13-U16 players
  • Manage opportunities for those U15 and U16 players taking part in representative rugby for D&WRFU
  • Work in conjunction with the Youth Forums to provide RFU policy guidance, share good practice and encourage co-operation between member clubs and to develop, organize and promote playing opportunities targeted to recruit and retain players aged 7-16 at all levels of ability and experience.
  • Prepare and administer budgets for player development for players not involved in the DPP and playing programmes for U15-U16 players playing representative rugby for D&WRFU.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with all relevant stakeholders regarding club and D&W player development and playing programmes for players aged 7-16.

Work with DWRFSU to co-ordinate and develop player development programmes for schools within D&WRFU and to encourage and promote Club-School links.

MINI and YOUTH FORUMS

Composition: Chairman (appointed or co-opted) – County Administrators

The powers and general Terms of Reference of the Junior Forums are to:

  • Provide feedback to the Young Player Development Sub-Committee on Continuum and youth age rugby issues
  • Share best practice among clubs
  • Liaise with the Competitions Sub-committee
  • Co-ordinate competitions and festivals

WOMAN’S and GIRLS’ PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE

Working in conjunction with RDOs, CRCs and the RFU WRDO (Area 1):

  • Encourage the development of Women’s and Girls’ Rugby
  • Encourage more women to become referees and coaches
  • Manage player development programme and playing programmes for Age Grade and Senior squads
  • Manage the financial arrangements for the season within budget
  • Facilitate the growth of Woman’s & Girls Rugby and best practice through Dorset and Wiltshire Forums.

Rugby Development Contacts

CHAIR

Chris Jones

07770 641721

reprugby@dwrugby.co.uk 

COMMITTEE CHAIRS

YOUTH PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB COMMITTEE

Nick Elbourne

07795 513795 (And Schools’ Union Representative)

youthdevl@dwrugby.co.uk

REPRESENTATIVE RUGBY
COACH and REFEREE DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Chris Davis

07576 129254

chris_davis23@outlook.com

DEPUTY LEAD - TBC 

WOMAN’S and GIRLS’ PLAYER DEVELOPMENT SUB-COMMITTEE

Dave Edwards

07531 782941

Edwards_david_j@hotmail.com

Carrie Needham

07545 826570

cc_dive@hotmail.com