“Great joint forum covering junior rugby across the twin counties with excellent attendance from clubs and schools to hear Mark Saltmarsh and Chris Sigsworth from the RFU talk about Age Grade Rugby and Andy Rock from Bath Academy talk and the player pathway”

Six Nations Rugby announces new dates for 2021 Women’s & U20s Championships

Six Nations Rugby Limited has announced new dates for the rescheduled 2021 Women’s and U20s Six Nations Championships. Last month it was announced that both tournaments had been postponed because of the challenges of COVID-19 but the 2021 Women’s championship will take place in April with the U20s championship taking place in June and July. Starting on the […]

Age Grade Playing Calendar 2021-22

We are pleased to provide the Age Grade Playing Calendar for 2021-22. This includes changes approved by RFU Council on Wednesday 27 January, based on recommendations from the Governance Standing Committee, following feedback from the game. You can download the calendar by clicking on the button below. As we’re sure you will understand, a normal […]

RFU Player Survey information

To help build a better understanding of our players across the game there will be a participation survey sent over the coming weeks.Doing so will allow better insight to inform planned projects on the use of alternative formats of the game in the future and support player retention strategies. The survey will also give a […]


The Mitsubishi Motors Rugby Leadership Network is an exciting and unique opportunity to acquire valuable skills as well as gain access to key RFU resources. To ensure our clubs are fit for the future and self-sustaining, we are looking for aspiring rugby leaders who can take their club to the next level. We are looking […]

Games Changers Webinars

In the coming weeks, the RFU will be running a series of Game Changer webinars. The webinars focus on developing meaningful games-based practices to effectively facilitate player development in a fun and inclusive environment. Participants will be helped to understand the key principles of effective game zone design. There will be sessions for Kids First […]

Game Changer Webinars

In the coming weeks the RFU we will releasing a series of Game Changer webinars. These webinars are aimed at coaches within the CB, which will be delivered by local Coach Developers via Teams and will be free of charge. Coach Developers will contact Club Coaching Coordinators through GMS next week, to advertise and promote […]


It is with great sadness that the Dorset & Wilts Rugby Football Union must inform you of the passing of Arthur Bowden in Salisbury Hospital on the 1st January 2021. Arthur’s rugby career started 74 years ago when he joined Salisbury RFC in 1946. He was selected at full back for Dorset & Wilts in […]

D&WRFU recommendation to all its member clubs.

Following the announcement by the government that on the 31st December 2020 at 00.01 hrs. That parts of Dorset and Wiltshire will be placed into Tier 4 with the remaining areas being upgraded to Tier 3. Following a review of the options available, the D&WRFU Management Board makes the following recommendations to all its member clubs. […]