Age grade player Registration is a fully online annual process for club players between U7 to U18. RFU Regulation requires players to be registered online each season within 45 days of the start of the season or from first joining the club.
This simple process involves a player’s parent/guardian registering their child on an annual basis on the RFUs Game Management System (GMS) and being approved by the Club Registrar. For the 2020/2021 season, the process of Annually Registering an existing player consists of updating a child’s existing record to provide medical information, emergency contact details, and updated consents. This annual registration process will be developed further and communicated ahead of the 2020/2021 season.
The updated process ensures that parents and players are in control of their own data and unique individual record through their lifetime in rugby. It provides more consistent, accurate and up-to-date information for clubs and the RFU to help players and parents enjoy their Age Grade Rugby and transition into the adult game.
Removing paper form completion and storage reduces the burden on everyone, streamlines the process significantly and ensures GDPR compliance from a data security and retention perspective. This also brings the process more in line with adult player registration helping the players, parents, and volunteers in the Age Grade and senior sections of our rugby clubs and in particular, streamlining the workload of our Club Registrars.
We have developed our own GMS user guide to help you through the various steps which can be viewed or downloaded when the new registration process is launched. There are some online resources /video on the England RFU website
If you have any questions about GMS then please contact us.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I access GMS ?
Existing Player We will send you an email directly from GMS which will contain your unique RFU ID and a link to the login page. It is important to note that there is no password attached to your ID so you will need to select “forgot password” and create a password for your account. Please remember to verify your email when requested. Please do not create a new account in the event you have problems accessing your existing account.
New Player Once you have completed your pre-registration form we will send you a link to the GMS login page so that you can create an account. Visit the RFU help website or download our GMS user guide.
What information is already in GMS?
If your child/children are already members at the end of Season 2019/2020 then they will already have been registered on GMS and will have a unique RFU ID. Parents/carers/guardians are now required by the RFU to update the system to complete important information in the form of consents e.g. photograph, medical, next of kin etc., that must be completed by the parent/carer/guardian.
What happens if I leave the club?
If you are moving to a new club you can update this information in your profile. Please speak to your new club who will be able to assist in moving you in GMS.
If you are no longer going to play rugby you can make your account “inactive” on GMS. Please contact us if you have any problems in making your account inactive. Unfortunately we do not offer membership refunds during the season.
Is there any training for GMS?
In addition to the online resources provided through this page we are very happy to set up 1:1 or group training sessions on request.
Membership Fees 2020/2021
Membership for your child is £75.00 and £60.00 for each additional siblings. The season runs from September to May.
As part of your child’s membership you will receive 2 parent/guardian social memberships.
Can I pay through GMS?
Yes. You can select the Buy Membership option in GMS.
Click on your child/childrens profiles to purchase their memberships. Siblings memberships will be discounted at checkout when purchased with a full junior player membership.
If you experience difficulties paying through GMS please contact us.