COVID-19 Updates

27 March 2020

COVID-19 Updates

Update for the Subbies Rugby Community:

The Rugby season remains postponed until the first week of May, with that date under review.

This includes all Rugby games and training and gym sessions, as well as face-to-face accreditation courses.

Please keep engaged as best you can with your players and members. If your club needs assistance or advice please let me know ASAP.

New developments will be communicated to you ASAP. Please don’t add to community concerns by spreading rumours or what-ifs.

Further information on public gatherings can be found here

Guidelines for what to do if there are suspected cases within your club and how best to communicate this can be accessed here.

Coaches

Rugby Australia wants to ensure coaches are well prepared once the rugby season returns. Over the coming weeks all accredited coaches will be invited to join an online forum to keep up to date with all things coaching and to access useful resources.

The Game Management Guidelines are now available in three mediums: video, PDFs and PowerPoints

Also, a quick reminder that Smart Rugby accreditation expires on April 1. We would also encourage anyone who’s interested in coaching to complete the free online course. Please click here for further details.

Other coaching resources can be found here

 

Note that the Subbies Match Official Recruitment Policy, whereby clubs were required to qualify referees and assistant referees, has been suspended for 2020.

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20 March Update for the Subbies Rugby Community:

The Rugby season remains postponed until the first week of May.

This includes all Rugby games and training sessions across all age groups and formats as well as face-to-face coaching and match official courses.

We are working on a ‘Return to Play’ checklist for clubs, coaches and players so when the season recommences you’ll be ready.

Coaches

In the absence of face-to-face courses, there are 350 educational videos for coaches across all age groups and formats which can be viewed here.

The videos are free and a fantastic tool to help plan for the season ahead.

A reminder that Smart Rugby accreditation expires on 1 April, so please ensure you’re up to date. The online course takes just a short time to complete and the steps are outlined here.

Safety and welfare

For suspected and/or confirmed cases of Covid-19 within your club the advice is to follow the directions of Government and Health officials.

Information for clubs and players should there be a suspected/confirmed case at your club is available here.

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