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    Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 09:31
Saw an article from a few days ago that 100 jobs to go.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cannon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 09:58
This is the articles that kingsheathlad refers to.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/rugby-union/2018/06/11/rfu-axe-100-jobs-month-brutal-cost-cutting-exercise/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote FHLH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 11:19
Whilst it's very sad to see anyone lose their job the first question must surely be why were there there in the first place. one must also question the validity of keeping the headquarters of rugby in London where the cost based must be expensive and the desired salaries Must Be Higher
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The test is :

Will anybody at any level see any difference now they're gone ?

 
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Not just London CRC's  and development officers in London.Regional employees all got conference calls from HQ.
Manchester area to be targeted.Those who have other forms of income- club coaching or playing most like to get chop.
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I would be interested to know on what grounds they are getting rid of people, in particular those successful coaches in the youth rugby side, seeing as they've made the world cup final this coming weekend.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Count Ford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2018 at 18:38
As has been noted by others on twitter. They also had a motion to remove free lunches and match tickets for PARTNERS of members, to help with cost-cutting....funnily enough this was not passed!

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Exclusive: RFU to halt £50m plan for artificial grass pitches


Telegraph today. Not a fan of these pitches but one of the few benefits that crept out to the grass roots gone as as a result of the redundancies. They really can't run a bath can they.


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What has happened? Are we expecting some huge scandal or is this just par for the course?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 'Hopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 11:36
I thought the 3G pitch roll out was part of the RFU's legacy from the last World Cup as agreed with the Government?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Insignificant Tick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 11:48
Yep, all agreed and budgeted for in previous years so what has happened to all our / the money ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CalderVale Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 12:20
This all does not sound very good.....

Think be good if RFU CRC / RDO communicate with clubs they support tof highlight whether their support will be there in future.....However if your being made redundant would you bother? Or are the redundancy more athan HQ? Be disappointing regarding the pitches - but there is theory coUld lead to different injuries, but least can generate income all year!!!
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Originally posted by 'Hopper 'Hopper wrote:

I thought the 3G pitch roll out was part of the RFU's legacy from the last World Cup as agreed with the Government?

It is (or should I say, was) the plan. 


For the continued growth of community rugby, I hope this gets reinstated.... 

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I understand at least one new appointment of a full time referee has been announced.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Halliford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 16:27
The NCA AGM was told that the AGP programme was being paused for a review as some of the pitches weren’t generating the expected revenue.
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Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

The NCA AGM was told that the AGP programme was being paused for a review as some of the pitches weren’t generating the expected revenue.

And of course, this revenue was largely RFU revenue, not revenue for the clubs supplied with the pitches.
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Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

Originally posted by Halliford Halliford wrote:

The NCA AGM was told that the AGP programme was being paused for a review as some of the pitches weren’t generating the expected revenue.

And of course, this revenue was largely RFU revenue, not revenue for the clubs supplied with the pitches.

How can they assess a programme of installations when they've only installed half of them ? Of course there's less money as they have not installed all the pitches they should have.
What did their feasibilty study say would be the occupancy of the pitches once installed ? If there is a poor take up in using the facilities are the clubs empowered to reduce the price of admission or does the pitch just sit there unused because no one can afford to use it ? Would seem stupid to me when there is a rugby club on site itching to use it more, but then this the RFU.

 The RFU has made a committment to the Government. How can the RFU go from being the richest one in the world to these measures. A serious amount of funds has gone missing somewhere.
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Announced by Hertfordshire  Refs Society George Selwood now a full time referee.

"Great to see George Selwood promoted to join the RFU Professional Game Match Officials Team (PGMOT). George joins Anthony Woodthorpe and Richard Haughton from Hertfordshire. 

Herts Training Officer, James Clarke said:

“George has worked hard this year gaining valuable experience in England and Europe.He is humble in everything he does, always attending society training sessions and supporting other members.

We look forward to seeing him next at the Herts annual conference and with whistle in hand at the up and coming Singha Premiership 7’s and Rugby Europe Grand Prix Series over the summer.”

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote God Bless The Apple Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Jun 2018 at 17:12
Neither Anthony Woodthorpe or Richard Haughton are full-time referees.

He may well be part of the PGMOT group for next season (which consists of part-time assistant referees - Anthony Woodthorpe/Adam Leal, etc for example, non-contracted referees and assistant referees - Richard Haughton, and many others) but there are no new full-time referees (Wayne Barnes/Matt Carley/JP Doyle, etc).


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