HAVE YOUR SAY ON RFU GOVERNANCE

3rd December 2012

Dear Member,

We would like to hear your views via the RFU Corporate Governance Review Consultation Document which can be downloaded here. Your feedback is extremely important and both Bill Beaumont (Chairman), and I will be travelling around the country in January and February (Click here for meeting dates and venues) to a series of meetings so that we can hear your thoughts.

As a member organisation, the RFU wants your opinions on how best to update the constitution and for you to be part of the process. We want to ensure that we are an efficient, accountable, forward thinking governing body that is ready to meet all challenges and opportunities as we look towards the Rugby World Cup 2015 and beyond.

It is important that the RFU’s decision making is trusted, understood and supported by its members, sponsors, Government, other partners, sports bodies and all across the game. This is why we want to hear from you; as individual members, member clubs and Constituent Bodies and are inviting you to be part of the discussion as we prepare for a future that will give the RFU the chance to be the best it can be in all areas.

You are invited to attend any of the 12 consultation meetings being held around the country to discuss these potential changes, and to contribute your views. Bill or I will attend each of these meetings, the dates and venues of which can be found here. All meetings will start at 7pm for 7.30pm. Please attend which ever meeting is most convenient for you. No tickets or notification are required, simply turn up and take part.

At each consultation meeting there will be a presentation of the main points, with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and express your views on any subject.

If you are unable to attend any of the meetings, we would still love to have your feedback. You can e-mail consult@rfu.com with any comments, or ask to speak to the Project Manager, Simon Johnson, for a full discussion.

Feedback will be reported to the April RFU Council meeting, with a full debate to follow at a special meeting of the Council in May 2013. The results of the consultation will be communicated on the RFU website.

I very much hope that you will take part in this important consultation and I look forward to seeing you at one of the meetings in the New Year.

Yours faithfully,

Ian Ritchie