Playing Adult Rugby – Player Approval Form

"*" indicates required fields

– Approval for a male or female 17 year old to play adult rugby is required under Regulation 15. Due to new DBS and Safeguarding Requirements from 2019 this is a 2-stage process.

– In addition to the individual player being approved, the Club also need approval to play 17 year olds in adult rugby by completing the Playing Adult Rugby – Club Approval Form and process.

– This form should be read and actioned alongside the Age Grade Codes of Practice at Please see separate form for England Academy Players.

1. The ultimate consideration must be for the welfare and safety of the player and those they play with/against.
2. There must be clear communication with all those involved in and affected by the decision.
3. The following aspects must be considered:
i. The physical and social development of the individual and their playing colleagues
ii. The skill level and experience of the individual
iii. The individual’s playing position in the team
iv. The competitive standard of the particular match and playing conditions.
4. The form must be completed in full, endorsed by a coach of at least UKCC Level 2 and submitted to the Constituent Body (CB) for approval. Once approved, the player can play adult rugby, not before.

Player Details

DD slash MM slash YYYY
Age Grade Playing Positions*
Potential Adult Playing Positions*
Note: Players aged 17 years old are not permitted to play or train in adult rugby in the front row.
(include DPP, Academy & Centre of Excellence)
DD slash MM slash YYYY
Note: Approval is for up to 12 months, until the player is 18 years of age

Player Assessment

To include findings and how each element was measured. The Age Grade Codes of Practice provide guidance on supporting evidence and how it might be measured.

Coach Endorsement

(This assessment must be endorsed by a coach of at least UKCC Level 2).
Coach Name
DD slash MM slash YYYY


We certify that all the information on this form is correct and if approved, agree to play the above player in Adult Rugby in accordance with RFU Regulation 15 (Age Grade Rugby).
Proposed By
Parent or Guardian
DD slash MM slash YYYY

Form Submission

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