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What we do

Surrey Rugby is responsible for the Promotion, Development and Organisation of Rugby in the County of Surrey and the 7 London Boroughs of Croydon, Kingston, Lambeth, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth. There are approximately 100 clubs within this area.

The Mission of Surrey Rugby is:

To Help All Clubs in Surrey to Prosper and Thrive

To do this Surrey Rugby is organised to carry out a variety of activities. These are summarised on this page with a link to more detailed descriptions of the individual areas.

Club Development

This department is there to help Clubs with their "off the field" development. We can help find funds for Facilities improvements. There is advice on Club organisation and we have people there to liaise with Clubs to help recruit, retain and reward volunteers.

Junior Rugby

Players from 12 to Under 18 years of age engage in this area of the Game both in Clubs and at School.

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Mini Rugby

RyanReino bwMany Clubs in Surrey operate Mini rugby sections for participants aged Under 13.

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Player Development

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Find out how we can provide opportunities for players and coaches to further develop.

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Regulation

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Be it Discipline, Code of Conduct, Safeguarding, Tours, Insurance Surrey Rugby can help.

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Senior Competitions

Surrey Rugby runs a wide variety of Senior Competitions for Clubs. 

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Women & Girls Rugby

Vicky AlexanderWomen & Girls rugby is growing fast and many clubs in Surrey now have dedicated Women’s &/or Girls sections.

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Touring

tour bus 140If you are considering hosting or going on tour it is important to follow the correct procedures and fill in the relevant forms.

ALL Club Tours - both senior and age grade, outside of England (ie including to Wales, Scotland Ireland etc) need permission from  Surrey Rugby.  This is also applies to clubs hosting a touring team from outside of England.

If you’re planning a tour for children it is essential that you read the RFU's Touring with Children Guide and the RFU Safeguarding Policy.

Please note that under Regulation 15.8.4 - U13s and age groups below are not permitted to Tour out of season.  There is no dispensation.

Applying for permission to tour overseas (clubs)

  1. Download the Outgoing Tour Application form.
  2. Fully complete this form. You will need to obtain approval from the host Union of the country you are visiting. For this you should get assistance from your host club, or contact the host Union directly. Details of worldwide Unions can be found on the World Rugby website
  3. Clubs that are affiliated to the RFU will be insured by the RFU’s Death & Catastrophic injury insurance for playing rugby while on tour, providing RFU approval has been granted and your policy is up to date. Please note that this insurance does not cover temporary injury, loss of earnings, medical and legal expenses or any other type of injury not mentioned in the policy. However, you will need to obtain travel insurance (which will cover you for any repatriation costs should a player become injured during the match and need specialist travel home) and we recommend this is obtained through England Rugby Insurance  
  4. Once completed and signed, send your application as a pdf to Surrey Rugby secretary@surreyrugby.org and we will either write to your Tour Manager confirming approval (providing it is correctly and fully completed), or forward to Twickenham for RFU approval. Please note it is important to keep a hard copy.

Applying for permission to host an incoming tour (clubs)

  1. Download the following incoming tour application form: Incoming Tour Application form
  2. Fully complete this form. You will need to obtain approval from the Union of your visiting team. The visiting team should assist you with providing this information. 
  3. The Appendix Schedule 1 must be signed by all players and officials from the touring party who are 18 and over. This does not include parents or players who are under 18 – in this instance the coach and officials from the visiting team must sign on behalf of the players.
  4. Send your fully completed application as a pdf to Surrey Rugby via secretary@surreyrugby.org and we will either write to your Club Official confirming approval (providing it is correctly and fully completed), or forward to Twickenham for RFU approval. Please note it is important to keep a hard copy.

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