KCRFU approval must be granted before any individual plays out of age-grade. Due to the volume of applications received by the KCRFU, clubs will not be notified of rejected applications. A lack of a response to any application must not be deemed to be silent consent to the application. Unless you have received written approval from the KCRFU, the individual for whom the application has been made must not play up or down, out of age grade.
When completing this form, please refer to the information ‘bubbles’, which provide essential additional instructions and guidance.
Playing down will only be considered if there is significant reason to do so as determined by the reasons contained within Clause 15.4 of Regulation 15.
Clubs must ensure that, for any U16 playing into Colts, parents /guardians understand that the players could, if approved, be playing with U19s playing down (as per Regs and guidance).
For playing up, if a player is closer to their own age group than that of the age group above they will not be approved (i.e. young players in their age group).
That ‘representative’ means county, divisional or national teams, only; and the DPP.
Applications will not be considered until the individual who has parental responsibility for the player has given their approval.
Details of the player assessment MUST be appended to the application (See club guidance document here and Code of Practice here). The reasoning for playing a 17-year-old in adult rugby should be:
It is unlikely this will be done in less than 150 words.
The player must be affiliated to the club before application is made.
Details of the player assessment must be appended to the application (See club guidance document here and Code of Practice here)