Whether you are an England international or an occasional player for your local side, going on tour is a fantastic way to build team spirit, morale, and identity. It provides a rare and exciting opportunity for players and coaches to get to know each other that little bit better and helps to build teamwork both on and off the pitch. Tours often provide memories and friendships that will last a lifetime; the camaraderie and banter can be second to none. However, there are procedures to follow if you are thinking of taking your team away on tour as well as receiving a touring team. Lots of information regarding in-coming and out-going tours can be found HERE!
It is helpful to read the following document if you are travelling with children.
Before going on Tour
- Have you read all the guidelines on the RFU link above?
- Have you completed the Outgoing tour Application Form and sent it to the CB Hon Sec? (email@example.com)
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 0121 698 8001.
RFU Insurance Centre – http://englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/tours
Before hosting a Touring side
- Have you completed an Incoming Tour Application Form Incoming Tour Application Form and sent it to the CB Honsec? (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Have you obtained approval from the Union of your visiting team? Details of worldwide Unions can be obtained from World Rugby on their website www.worldrugby.org
Please note that all clubs hosting rugby camps must not advertise prior to obtaining permission from Kent County RFU. An application form can be download here.