Rugby Membership

 

HRUFC Ltd – Rugby Club Membership Information for Season 2019-2020

HRUFC is a Members’ Club for the use of its members, therefore, we actively encourage all who attend the Club on a regular basis to respect this status and subscribe to any one of our membership plans, to help support our Community Amateur Sports Club.

Detailed below are the membership plans for Rugby Club Membership (including non-playing Rugby Club affiliation).

To apply for any of our membership plans please contact our Membership Secretary, Nina Holmes, by emailing membership@harlowrugby.club

Application for Membership

By applying to become a member of Harlow Rugby Union Football Club Limited you agree to abide by the terms of the Club constitution as well as the regulations, core values and ethos of the Rugby Football Union. You also acknowledge that your personal details will be held electronically and used solely for the purposes of the management of Harlow Rugby Union Football Club Limited. All applications are verified by the Club within 7 days: during this period no monies will be collected.

  • The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August inclusive.
  • Any existing member not commencing payment by the 30th September, or within 30 days of joining HRUFC, shall be deemed a non-member and therefore unavailable for selection to play rugby for HRUFC.
  • Any Member that pays by instalments and subsequently cancels that direct debit will be deemed to have resigned from the Club and are therefore unavailable for selection to play rugby for HRUFC.
  • All rugby memberships will be payable by direct debit; only in rare circumstances will membership payments be accepted at the bar.
  • Associate Members are restricted to those who either previously, or currently, participate at Harlow Rugby Club.
  • Please remember, no player should be paying any match fees to their team manager.
  • Note that the monthly direct debit payment scheme facilitates the spreading of the cost of annual membership and therefore needs to be paid for the full 12 months, even though the Rugby season, and therefore the provision of rugby, is limited to the months of September to April inclusive.  If any member who is paying their fee via this 12-monthly arrangement subsequently cancels their direct debit before full annual payment is made, they will be required to make good the shortfall prior to consideration of any subsequent membership application.

Financial Hardship

Here at the club we are always aware of the impact of the financial climate on our members. We would never want to turn people away from the club because the cost of membership is out of reach. If you think you may struggle to meet the cost of membership for you and your family, please get in touch with our membership secretary, who will be able to discuss alternative options with you in complete confidence. You can email the Membership Secretary at membership@harlowrugby.club

Are you eligible for Family Membership?

We offer a Family Membership discount if you have more than one person in your “immediate” family playing rugby at Harlow Rugby Club and one player is under 18. The highest Membership rate is taken together with 50% of any subsequent Membership rate(s). The total amount is then divided into equal monthly instalments to be paid by monthly direct debit. If you think this option would be suitable for your family, please email membership@harlowrugby.club

Insurance

Playing and Coaching members of Harlow Rugby Union Football Club are covered by the Rugby Football Union’s Compulsory Insurance Scheme. This Scheme provides cover in the event of death from accidental bodily injury and permanent total disability while playing or training. Further details of the cover can be found at: http://www.englandrugbyinsurance.co.uk/personal-accident

The RFU Compulsory Scheme does not cover any injury other that an injury than causes permanent total disability. The Executive of HRUFC encourages all players to take out insurance, at their own expense, to cover themselves for the cost of medical treatment for serious injuries and loss of earnings while injured (this is particularly appropriate for those who may be self-employed or do not have access to lengthy periods of employer-funded sick pay).

There are several companies who offer this type of cover and their details can be found online or via an insurance broker. The annual premium is determined by the level of cover purchased and, often, can be paid in instalments. The policies offer the flexibility to balance the level of protection required against the premium that one wishes to pay. It is possible to find basic cover costing less than the price of two or three beers per month!

Details regarding Club insurance are on the Club notice board.

For further clarification please contact the Club Honorary Secretary.

  • Club Coaches and Match Officials are covered by the RFU Club Match Officials & Coaches’ Liability.
  • Club Administrators are covered by the RFU Insurance for Administrators.

Why should you be a member of HRUFC?

Harlow Rugby Club, as its name signifies, is a membership-based organisation. It is a local amateur sports club that exists primarily to provide facilities for the sport of rugby. The provision of these facilities cost money. Membership fees exist for all participants to pay towards the costs of providing rugby at Harlow Rugby Club. Members need to club together to reimburse the expenses of their collective rugby and social activities, whether playing, volunteering or spectating!

As the Club also aspires to develop and grow their participants and facilities, this creates an additional need for financial profits over and above its operating costs. The social facilities exist to provide an environment to encourage and facilitate interaction and collaboration between participants to promote and enhance rugby. They also exist to provide the Club with an additional revenue source, since the membership fees do not cover all the costs of providing and developing the sport. Other revenue streams include sponsorship, grants, donations, and the hiring of our facilities for non-rugby related activities; all of which are required, together with the Membership income, to pay our operating costs and to provide profits to invest in the Club’s future development.

All participants are required pay to support their activities associated with the Club.

Others are more than welcome to pay to support the Club’s activities in its desire to make improvements to our community’s physical and social health, wellbeing and overall functioning.

Membership gives you an opportunity to invest in our Club personally; to enjoy being part of the organisation and the value it gives; to experience an increased sense of belonging and comradeship through the sport we love, in your local Club.

 

HRUFC Ltd (CASC) – Rugby Club Membership Benefits:
 

Senior Players

U18 Players

Non-Players

  10% Bar Discount

Yes

Yes

Yes

  International Tickets

Yes

Yes (via parent)

Yes

  SV Sports Therapy Discount**

Yes

Yes

Yes

  HRUFC Strength & Conditioning Hub**

Yes

Yes

X

  BodyFresh Fitness Personal Training Discount**

Yes

Yes

Yes

  HRUFC Funded RFU Courses**

Yes

Yes

Yes

  Usual rugby playing provisions

Yes

Yes

X

  Attend Club AGM

Yes

X

Yes

  Hold a Club Officer role

Yes

X

Yes

  Venue Hire Discount**

Yes

Yes (via parent)

Yes

  10% Whiskers discount

Yes

Yes (via parent)

Yes

 ** Restrictions apply **

 

THE SMALL PRINT

# Bar Discount

Rugby Club Members receive a 10% discount on wet bar purchases upon presentation of their valid membership card except for some ticketed and private events.

# International Tickets

Applications can be made by emailing Tickets@harlowrugby.club

# SV Sports Therapy

The Sports Therapy Clinic at Harlow Rugby Club is open to private clients six days per week.

10% exclusive member discount will be offered on all appointments.

# HRUFC Strength & Conditioning Hub

The hub provides our players with strength and conditioning workshops; strength and conditioning fitness plans; rehab and prehab sessions; nutritional plans; and open gym sessions.

Restricted to PLAYERS ONLY and 15 hours per week in total.

# Body Fresh Fitness Personal Training

Personal training discounts and class discounts to Rugby Club Members.

20% exclusive member discount will be offered on all personal training and classes.

Excluding special offers.

# HRUFC Funded RFU Courses

All Volunteers will be supported in taking their CPD’s and UKCC Award courses that are age grade appropriate.  ALL course bookings should be pre-authorised by the Chair of Rugby and, if approved, will be paid for by the Club.

# Usual Rugby playing provisions

Rugby Club playing Members have access to the Club’s playing provisions: grounds; equipment; changing facilities; coaching etc.

# Venue Hire

Members are entitled to one venue hire discount of 50% per membership year, subject to the following restrictions:  the hire is during standard hours only; the hire is for the member or the member’s spouse, parent or child; the member must be present for the full duration of the period of the hire.

# GDPR

By becoming a member of HRUFC, you are agreeing to receive mailings from the club.  We will never disclose your information to any third party.  Should you wish to no longer receive club mailings, please email data@harlowrugby.club

 

Membership Fees from 1st September 2019:
Membership

Annual Fee

Monthly Fee

Associate Member

£76.00

£6.33

Vice President

£95.00

£7.92

Senior Male Player

£221.00

£18.42

Senior Female Player

£158.00

£13.17

Student Player

£76.00

£6.33

Youth Male Player

£118.00

£9.83

Youth Female Player

£76.00

£6.33

Mini Player

£118.00

£9.83

 

Everyone involved in rugby in England whether as a player, coach, referee, administrator, parent or spectator is expected to uphold the Core Values of our sport:
Teamwork – Respect – Enjoyment – Discipline – Sportsmanship
Play to win but not at all cost
Win with dignity, lose with grace
Observe the Laws and regulations of the game
Respect opponents, referees and all participants
Reject cheating, racism, violence and drugs
Value volunteers and paid officials alike
Enjoy the game
THIS IS RUGBY