Technical advice

On these pages you will find links to useful technical information that may help your capital project. Please note that the RFU will only support projects that achieve our minimum design standards.

In conjunction with Sport England, the RFU has therefore, produced a number of guidance notes to help rugby clubs with their application.

For more information, contact your local Area Facilities Manager:

Jon Bendle AFM
(Cornwall, Somerset, Devon, Dorset & Wilts and Gloucestershire)
jonbendle@rfu.com, 07753 881272

Jason Bowers AFM
(Middlesex, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Hertfordshire)
jasonbowers@rfu.com, 07703 466773

Rick Bruin AFM
(Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Essex)
rickbruin@rfu.com, 07738 029211

Peter Shaw AFM
(Notts, Lincs & Derby, Eastern Counties, Leicestershire, East Midlands and Warwickshire)
petershaw@rfu.com, 07734 070674

Tom Bartram AFM
(Lancashire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and North Midlands)
tombartram@rfu.com, 07841 156806

Alex Bowden AFM
(Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire and Cumbria)
alexbowden@rfu.com, 07764 336701 

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