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EASTERN ROCKIES RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION
Article 1 - Name, Location, and Nature
Article 2 - Objects and Purposes
Article 3 - Membership
Article 4 - Administration
Article 5 - Officers
Article 6 - Scheduling
Article 7 - Finances
Article 8 - Amendments
Article 1 - Name, Location, and Nature
Article 2 - Objects and Purposes
Article 3 - Membership
Article 4 - Permanent Committees
Article 5 - Officers
Article 6 - Scheduling
Article 7 - Finances
Article 8 - Player registration
Article 9 - Rules and Regulations
Article 10 - Amendments
Regulation A - General Rules
Regulation B - Payment of Financial Obligations
Regulation C - Eligibility
Regulation D - Master Schedule and Deviations
Regulation E - Select Side Play
Regulation F - Referees Society
Regulation G - Parks and Playing Fields
Regulation H - Equipment and Uniforms
Regulation I - Tournaments
Regulation J - Matches vs. Non-Union Clubs
Regulation K - High School Rugby
Regulation L - Player Registration
Of the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (back to TOC)
ARTICLE I - NAME, LOCATION AND NATURE (back to TOC)
The Union is and shall be called Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (hereafter referred to as the
Union). The principal office and place of business of the Union shall be Denver, Colorado, or such other
place as may be designated by the majority of the Board of Governors. The Union shall be composed of
clubs, which are composed of individual players, who have banded together with no intention of seeking
or receiving payment or material regard, in order to develop and advance the sport of rugby union football
within the greater Rocky Mountain Region of the United States of America.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTS AND PURPOSES (back to TOC)
The objects and purposes of the Union are:
- To foster and promote the growth and development of rugby in the greater Rocky Mountain
Region; to increase the awareness of rugby, and traditions; to adhere to the Laws of the Game and the
Regulations as framed by the International Rugby Board and adopted by the United States of America
Rugby Football Union (USARFU, USARugby); and generally to advance interest, education and
participation in rugby nationally and internationally.
- To promote interest, study and improvement in amateur sports, to provide instruction to the general
public and to hold competitions and exhibitions.
-To do any other act incidental to or connected with or in advancement of the foregoing purposes, but not
for the pecuniary profit or financial gain of the Unionís members, directors or officers.
- To purchase, receive, take by grant, gift, device, bequest or otherwise acquire, own, hold,
improve, employ, use or deal with real or personal property, or any other interest therein, wherever
situated; and to sell, convey, lease, exchange, transfer or otherwise dispose of, mortgage, or pledge any of
the Unionís property and assets or any interests therein, wherever situated.
- To possess and exercise all the powers and privileges granted by the Colorado Corporations
code, any other law of Colorado, or this Constitution, together with any powers incidental thereto, insofar
as such powers and privileges are necessary or convenient to the conduct, promotion, or attainment of the
activities or purposes of the Union.
- To promote charitable, educational, and amateur sports activities, including but not limited to
receiving contributions and paying them to an organization described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal
Revenue Code of 1954 as now in effect or hereafter amended. The Union shall not attempt to influence
legislation by propaganda or otherwise, or to participate in or intervene in political campaign on behalf of
any candidate for public office.
- To promote participation in and development of the game of rugby union football at its highest
levels. In the interest of the game, members shall adhere to the following order of priorities: activities
and matches sponsored by first, the United States of America Rugby Football Union; second by the
Territorial Union (TU): and third, by this Union.
- To support the United States of America Rugby Football Union, its objectives and purposes, in
cooperation with other unions, clubs, groups, and individuals in other regions of the nation.
Section 1 The Union All the persons involved in playing, administering, coaching, and organizing of the
sport of rugby union football in the greater Rocky Mountain Region shall be under the authority of the
Union and shall adhere to this constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and any other directives of the
Union. There shall be Full and Associate clubs (hereafter referred to as clubs) of the Union.
Section 2 Full Club Memberships
(1) Full members are:
Full club members are those clubs who have been in continuous existence for more than a year and elected
to full club membership by the Board of governors and are in good standings with USARugby, TU and
this Union. If a club folds or is disbanded, that club shall be required to be readmitted as a new club.
(2) Election to full club membership shall be by a simple majority vote of Full Club Members at a
scheduled meeting of the Board of Governors. Only Full Club Members may vote at Board of Governors
meeting on any and all Union issues.
(3) CYR member clubs shall be full members of ERRFU in accordance with this Constitution.
Section 3 Associate Club Membership (1) Associate Club Members are other groups, including newly
formed rugby clubs that have not yet been elected to full club membership.
Election to associate club membership shall be by a simple majority vote of those present at a properly
scheduled meeting of the Executive Committee, whose vote shall be reviewed and approved or
disapproved by a simple majority of Full Club Members at the next scheduled meeting of the Board of
Governors. Associate Club Members shall be eligible for election to full club membership after having
existed, operated and assisted the Union for at least one year. Associate Club Members have no voting
Section 4 Suspension (1) A Player or Club may be suspended by a simple majority vote at a properly
scheduled Executive Committee meeting. The suspension shall be in effect until it is reviewed at the next
scheduled meeting of the Board of Governors. In addition, the Board of Governors may suspend or
terminate any Club by a simple majority vote of Full Club Members present at any of its scheduled
(2) Any Player or Club shall be liable to suspension by the Executive Committee, or suspension or
termination by the Board of Governors, if:
a. The Playerís or Clubs subscription, fees, fines or levies due to the Union are in arrears; or
b. The Player or Club does not maintain and honor a fixture list to the satisfaction of the Executive
Committee or the Board of Governors; or
c. The Player or Club participates in activities or behavior which may be deemed detrimental to the
image and reputation of the union and its membership; or
d. The player or club fails to follow the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, or any
directive, guideline, or ruling by the Board of Governors, Executive Committee, or other committees
formed by this Union or any other governing body for which this Union is a part.
ARTICLE IV - ADMINISTRATION (back to TOC)
Section 1 The Board of Governors The affairs of the Union shall be administered by the Board of
Governors. The Boardís membership shall be composed of one representative from each Full Club
Member in good standing i.e.. Not under suspension. The President of the Union is an ex officio member
of the Board of Governors.
Section 2 Meetings (1) The Board of Governors shall hold one regularly scheduled Annual General
Meeting in December of each year. Written or electronic notices shall be mailed to each Full and
Associate Club Members not less that twenty-one (21) or more than (30) days in advance of the meeting.
(2) The Union President shall be the chairman of all meetings of the Board of Governors. In the
Presidents absence the Vice President will assume the function of conducting the meeting.
(3) The Union President may call a Special General Meeting of the Board of Governors if the need arises.
A Special General Meeting shall be called by the President upon receiving written or electronic requests
from one-third of the Full Club Members or upon simple majority vote of the Executive Committee. Such
meeting shall be called within not less than twenty-one (21) not more than thirty (30) days.
Section 3 Voting Each Full club Member of the Union shall have a single vote. The chairman of the
meeting holds the tie-breaking vote. If the chairman is also serving as a representative for a Full Club
Member, the chairman may not vote twice and cannot create a tie vote. All votes of the Board of
Governors will be decided by a simple majority of the quorum present except for those requiring special
majorities as noted in this Constitution. There shall be no proxy voting.
Section 4 Committees (1) There shall be permanent and temporary committees. Permanent committees
will have a continuing existence. Temporary committees will be appointed to handle specific project to be
accomplished in a given period of time.
(2) The nature, responsibilities, and authority of all committees shall be as set forth in the Constitution
and Bylaws, or resolution of the Executive Committee or Board of Governors. In general, committees
may not take any action on behalf of the Union or the Board of Governors unless such action is
specifically authorized by the Constitution, the Bylaws, or a resolution of the Executive Committee or
Board of Governors.
(3) Among the permanent committees shall be an Executive Committee with the power to act on the
behalf of the Board of Governor between meetings of the Board provided that such actions are not in
contravention of the Constitution, the Bylaws, or specific directives by the Board of Governors. There
shall also be a permanent Disciplinary Committee with authority and powers as set forth in the Bylaws
Section 1 Titles and Duties The officers of the Union and voting members of the Executive Committee
shall be as follows:
a. President: The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Union. The President shall have
general and active supervision over the business of the Union and its officers; call and preside over all
meetings of the Board of Governors and Executive Committee; and have such other duties,
responsibilities, and authority as are conveyed by this Constitution, the Bylaws, and the Board of
b. Vice President: The Vice President shall have duties and this Constitution, the Bylaws, the Board of
Governors, and the President convey responsibilities as. The Vice President shall assume the roll of the
President if absent or cannot fulfill their duties.
c. Secretary: The Secretary shall keep the minutes of Annual and Special General Meetingsí see that all
notes are duly taken; be custodian of appropriate Union records: conduct and have charge of relevant
Union correspondence; be responsible for coordinating and publishing of the Master Schedule; and in
general perform all duties incidental to the office of Secretary with such other duties, responsibilities, and
authority as are conveyed by this Constitution, the Bylaws, Executive Committee or the Board of
Governors, and the President.
d. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall have charge and custody of and be responsible for all Union funds;
collect dues, deposits, fees, fines, assessments, and other charges owed to the Union and its committees;
pay all dues, deposits, fees, fines, assessments, and other debts owed by the Union, make financial
statement to be presented to the Board of Governors at the Annual General Meetingí and have such other
duties, responsibilities, and authority as are conveyed by this Constitution, the Bylaws, the Board of
Governors, and the President.
e. Disciplinary Committee Chair: The Disciplinary Committee Chair shall chair the Disciplinary
Committee of the union. The Chair shall conduct all disciplinary matters of the Union. The Chair shall
keep all disciplinary records of the Union and report at the AGM the decisions of the Disciplinary
Committee since the last AGM. The Chair shall levy fines and dispense suspensions, duties, responsibilities and authority as conveyed by the Constitution, the Bylaws, the Executive Committee, the
Board of Governors and the President.
f. Chairman of Referees: The Chairman of the ERRFU Referees Society (ERRFURS) is the duly
elected official that shall direct the general affairs of the Society. The members of the Society elect the
g. Director of Coaching: The Director of Coaching is appointment by the Union President. The
Director will be a Level II coach in good standing in E.R.R.F.U.
h. Team Representatives: The Team Representative primarily acts as a liaison between the Executive
Board, the member organizations, and individual players of their respective segment. Voting as a member
of the Executive Board with the overall goal of promoting and advancing the game of Rugby, the union
and the clubs of the union. The BOG will determine the total number of team representatives, and the list
shall come from the following: Menís, Womenís, Collegiate Men, Mountain, Collegiate Women and
i. All officers of the Union shall be CIPP registered.
Section 2 Election and Terms of Office All Officers shall be elected by the Board of Governors with the
exception of the Chairman of Disciplinary Committee, Chairman of Referee Committee, and Chairman of
Coaching, at the Annual General Meeting. Officers shall take office after election and shall hold such
office for a period of one year. The president may hold no other office; otherwise one person may hold
any two offices.
Section 3 Vacancy If an office becomes vacant between meetings of the Board of Governors, the President
shall appoint an individual to fill the office to serve out the original term of the vacated office, until the
next meeting of the Board of Governors, at which time the Board of Governors will elect a replacement. If
the office of the President becomes vacant between meetings of the Board of Governors, the Vice
President shall assume the powers and responsibilities of the office of President until the next meeting.
There shall be a Master schedule of all rugby events to be held within the Union, which shall be followed
and adhered to by all Clubs. The Secretary shall prepare and publish the Master Schedule as set forth in
the Bylaws. Penalties shall be assessed against any Club who fails to conform to the Master Schedule as
set forth in the Bylaws.
The Union shall have the power to assess and collect from the members and or clubs dues, fees, fines, and
assessments; and to accept, generate, invest and expend Union funds to accomplish the objectives and
purposes of the Union. In the event of dissolution, the remaining assets and property of the Union, after
necessary expenses, shall be distributed to an organization in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
code of 1954 as now in effect of hereafter amended.
ARTICLE VIII - ADMENDMENTS (back to TOC)
Amendments to this Constitution or the Bylaws shall be made at a scheduled meeting of the Board of
Governors. Amendments to this Constitution must be approved by two thirds (2/3) vote of the
membership. Simple majority of those present shall approve revisions to the By-Laws. The full club
members shall conduct the vote. Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing or electronic means
to the President at least sixty (60) days before the meeting at which they are to be considered. The details
of any proposed amendments shall be circulated to all Clubs with the notice for the meeting at which the
vote is to be taken, not less that twenty-one (21) days or more than thirty (30) days in advance. Upon
approval, the Secretary who shall send copies of the amendments to all Clubs and officers shall record
amendments in the Constitution or Bylaws.
(This is the Constitution of the Eastern Rockies Football Union as revised on 21 November 1987 and
amended on 3 December 1988, 9 December 1995, and December 2001)
Of the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (back to TOC)
ARTICLE I - NAME, LOCATION, AND NATURE (back to TOC)
Section 1 Union The Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (hereafter referred to as the Union) shall be
comprised of all individuals and groups of individuals in the Greater Rocky Mountain Region, who have
banded together for the purpose of playing, promoting, and officiating the game of rugby union football.
Clubs within this definition may be exempted from membership in the Union upon mutual written
agreement between the Union and that other union which the club chooses to join.
Section 2 Offices The principle office and place of business of the Union shall be Denver. Colorado. All
meetings of the Board of Governors shall be held in Denver metropolitan area, defined as the City of
Denver and any place within twenty miles of the city limits. The mailing address of the Union shall be
ARTICLE II - OBJECTS AND PURPOSES (back to TOC)
Section 1 Nonprofit Status The Union shall take all steps necessary to obtain and maintain status as a
charitable nonprofit organization under the provisions of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue
Code. All charitable donations to the Union, unless specified otherwise by the donor, will be placed in the
Unionís general fund to offset operating expenses or to be allotted to projects as approved by the
Section 2 Representative Play All representative play shall be organized by and under the control of the
Union. The Union shall organize the selection, scheduling and play of teams representing various groups,
including but not limited to the Union as a whole, men, women, age levels, and geographical areas. The
Executive Committee shall appoint managers, coaches, selectors, and other necessary officials to
administer any representative side.
Section 3 Direction The Union and its member clubs shall adhere to and support all directives, rules and
regulations of the United States of America Rugby Football Union (USARFU, USARugby) and the
Territorial Union in which it belongs.
Section 1 Associate Club Membership (1) Any Group of seventeen or more persons who have banded
together to play rugby union football within the Union must apply for associate club membership.
(2) Applications shall be made by the prospective Associate Club Member filling out and submitting to
the Vice President a membership form provided by the Union. The application shall contain:
a. Proposed name and permanent mailing address:
b. Names, addresses telephone numbers, and email addresses of officers:
c. Proposed colors and design of jerseys;
d. Home field description, location and map;
e. Financial arrangements;
f. Full Club Member sponsor
(3) The application shall be reviewed by the Vice President, who may obtain other information as
necessary to make recommendation. All applications shall be submitted with the Vice Presidentís
recommendation to the Executive Committee at its next meeting. The applicant shall be informed in
writing or by electronic means by the Vice President of the time and place of the meeting.
(4) The Executive Committee shall act on the application at the meeting at which it is submitted. The
decision shall be: (a) to elect the applicant to Associate Club Member; (b) to request that the applicant become better established and resubmit the application later; or (c) to reject the application for stated and
specific reasons. The results of the majority vote shall be communicated to the applicant, and if elected,
the new Associate Club Member may schedule and play matches with any other Club.
(5) Any Full Club Member may sponsor a prospective Associate Club Member. The sponsor shall support
the development and play of the Associate Club Member and submit a written report on the progress and
status of that Club six months after approval, and as further directed by the Executive Committee.
Section 2 Election to Full Club Membership After one year as the Vice President shall bring up an
Associate Club Member, the clubís operation and participation for review to the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee may approve, disapprove, or postpone election to Full Club Membership.
Upon Executive Committee approval, the Vice President shall recommend election to Full Club Member
at the next meeting of the Board of Governors, and shall notify the Associate Club Member in writing or
electronic means, of the time and place of that meeting.
Section 3 Youth Rugby High School rugby teams shall be supported by the Clubs as directed in the Rules
and Regulations. The Colorado Youth Rugby Director shall be a voting member of the Executive
Section 4 Suspension (1) The Union shall immediately notify in writing or electronic means a club and or
member of its suspension or termination and the terms of such suspension, including prerequisites for
reinstatement. No suspended or terminated club and or member shall participate in any rugby match
anywhere or have any voting rights in Union Matters.
(2) No club and or member shall knowingly participate in a match with or against a suspended or
terminated club and or member, or involving a player suspended pursuant to these Bylaws or rulings by
the Executive Committee, Board of Governors, Disciplinary Committee, or other Union body. Any club
and or member who do so knowingly participate are subject to suspension or termination.
(3) Suspension or termination shall not excuse a club and or member from any debts or obligations, nor
entitle the Member to a refund or any monies previously paid to the Union, its officers, directors or
(4) The Union shall immediately notify in writing the USARFU, TU, and other interested parties of the
suspension or termination of any club and or member.
(5) Any suspended club and or member may appeal in writing or electronic means to the Executive
Committee for review of suspension. Such appeal shall state goals for reinstatement, including fulfillment
of any reinstatement requirements. The Executive Committee shall review the appeal, approve or
disapprove by majority of those present, and so notify the club and or member. Once reinstated, the club
and or member will resume all membership rights.
ARTICLE IV - PERMANENT COMMITTEES (back to TOC)
Section 1 Executive Committee (1) The Executive Committee shall be responsible for overseeing the day-
to-day operations of the Union. It shall consist of the following voting members, President, Vice
President(s), Secretary, Treasurer, Representativeís-at-large, Chairman of Referees Society, Chairman of
the Disciplinary Committee, Chairman of Coaching and Youth Rugby Director.
(2) The Executive Committee shall meet at least four times a calendar year, with at least on meeting in
preparation for the Annual General Meeting. Notices of these meetings shall be included in the Master
Schedule; written or electronic notice of any meetings called after publication of the Master Schedule shall
be given to all Executive Committee members at least ten days before meeting. The President, or in their
absence, the Vice President, shall call and chair all Executive Committee meetings. Meetings may be
called at any time with proper notice. A meeting must be called within twenty days of receiving a written
or electronic request from a majority of the members of the Executive Committee.
(3) The Executive Committee shall exercise all powers as set forth in the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and
Regulations, and directives of the Board of Governors, including but not limited to handling, hearing and
deciding any complaints from clubs and or, the Disciplinary Committee, the Referee Society, officers, and
other Union bodies. The Executive Committee may appoint temporary committees, as it deems
(4) All Executive Committee decisions shall be by a simple Majority of those Executive Committee
members present. All decisions will be final and not subject for review, except as provided in the
Constitution and these Bylaws.
(5) The Executive Committee may impose penalties, including but not limiting to fines, fees, forfeits,
cancellations, ordering matches played, and suspensions for violations of the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules
and Regulations, and other Union directives, guidelines, and rulings. The Executive Committee may
establish routine penalty schedules, which shall be published periodically for the Clubs, and may appoint
officers to oversee and impose penalties. Any Club adversely affected by a penalty may request a review
at the Executive Committeeís next meeting and may affirm or cancel, may modify or take no action at the
Executive Committeeís discretion.
Section 2 Disciplinary Committee (1) The Disciplinary Committee shall be responsible for handling,
hearing and deciding all complaints submitted by clubs and or members, officers, and the Referee Society
against clubs, players, coaches, and spectators involving violations of the Laws of the Game and directives
of the International Rugby Football Board and USARFU, TU and ERRFU. It shall be composed of the
Chairman appointed by the Executive Committee and four others appointed by the Chairman and
approved by the Executive Committee. Members of the Disciplinary Committee shall serve until death,
resignation or removal by the Executive Committee.
(2) The Disciplinary Committee shall exercise all powers set forth in the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and
Regulations, and directives of the Board of Governors including, but not limited to, issuing warnings,
levying fines and forfeits, and awarding temporary or permanent suspensions against any clubs, players,
coaches and spectators. The Disciplinary Committee shall establish and as needed amend, all with approval of the Executive Committee, a set of Rules, Regulations, and Procedures for handling
(3) All decisions shall be by majority vote of the Disciplinary Committee members. Notification of all
disciplinary actions shall be given immediately to the President, clubs, and individuals involved, and all
involved parties. The Chairman shall report at each meeting of the Board of Governors on all actions
and decisions taken and pending since the last meeting.
(4) Any individual or club subject to Disciplinary Committee action may submit a written statement to
The Chairman of the committee concerning the incident in question.
(5) The individual or club may request that the Executive Committee review the action, such review will
be granted only if the request is received in writing within five days of the Disciplinary Committee action.
The player shall not be allowed to play or participate in rugby until the appeal is decided. The Executive
Committee may choose not to review the action without further input, in which case the action stands
without change. If the Executive Committee reviews the action, it may affirm, cancel, increase or reduce,
or otherwise alter the action. The Executive Committee shall have the sole right to determine the manner
of review, including the use of written or oral statements alone, hearing witnesses, and personal or
Section 3 Jurisdiction All disputes and complaints shall be submitted to the Executive Committee or
Disciplinary Committee. In case of doubt, notice should be sent simultaneously to the President and the
Disciplinary Committee Chairman. Upon receipt of such notice or upon observation that the issue may
fall under the otherís jurisdiction, the President and Disciplinary Committee Chairman shall consult,
determine which committee has authority, notify the appropriate parties and proceed to take action. If
jurisdiction cannot be established, the Executive Committee shall handle the original dispute.
Section 1 Duties of the President The duties of the President shall include but not be limited to:
a. General and active supervision over the business of the Union, its officers and committees;
b. Calling and supervising all meetings of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee;
c. Handling any problems regarding any Union office or committee;
d. Appointing temporary committees as appropriate;
e. Representing the Union in matters before the WRFU and USARFU.
f. Representing the Union in all other contacts with entities and organizations both related and not related
g. Such other duties as delegated by the Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 2 Duties of the Vice President The duties of the Vice President shall include but not limited to:
a. Serving as the interim President of the Union should the elected President be unable to serve
temporarily or permanently; b. Supervising applications for full and associate memberships and making recommendations to the
Executive Committee and Board of Governors;
c. Coordinating and overseeing all tours into and out of the Union involving any Member, club, select
side or organization;
d. Coordinating and overseeing all Union-sponsored tournaments;
e. Collecting and maintaining a current list of all club names, abbreviations, colors and uniform.
f. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 3 Duties of the Secretary The duties of the Secretary shall include but not be limited to:
a. Keeping the minutes of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee;
b. Keeping current and distributing to Members, officers, and organizations the Constitution, Bylaws,
Rules and Regulations, and other documents;
c. Publishing written notices of meeting of the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee, at the
direction of the President;
d. Coordinating, developing, and publishing the Master schedule;
e. Notifying Members and other parties of actions taken by the Union;
f. Keeping record of match results and publishing standings;
g. Generating and distributing all official Union correspondence;
h. Maintain and publishing the Master Contact List of all officers, clubs and club contacts.
f. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 4 Duties of the Treasurer The duties of the Treasurer shall include but not be limited to:
a. Maintaining custody and responsibility for all Union funds;
b. Supervising written notification and collection of all dues, deposits, fees, fines and assessments owed
to the Union;
c. Paying all dues, deposits, fees, fines, assessments, and other debts owed by the Union;
d. Writing annual reports of the Unionís financial status to be presented at each Board of Governors
meeting and any other time the President requests;
e. Preparing recommended budgets for Executive Committee review prior to each Board of Governors
meeting and preparing budgets and financial statements as requested by the Executive Committee.
f. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 5 Duties if the Disciplinary Committee Chair The duties of the Chair of the Disciplinary
Committee shall include but not limited to:
a. Conduct disciplinary matters for the Union;
b. Conduct disciplinary hearings, as needed, for the Union;
c. Insure that suspensions and fines, as dictated in the Constitution, are correctly levied and carried
d. Keep a database of all persons ejected from games or sidelines and a database of all persons sin
e. Liaise with other LAUs, TUs or national disciplinary chairs in disciplinary matters of concern
between the relevant organizations; f. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 6 Duties of the Chairman of the Refereeís:
a. Recruit, train, and certify sufficient referees, at appropriate skill levels, to officiate all matches
played under the authority of the Eastern Rockies RFU;
b. Provide for evaluations, coaching, grading, and appointment of ERRFU referees;
c. Communicate the Laws of the Game and their interpretations in a timely manner to the clubs of
Section 7 Duties of the Team Representatives:
a. Convey information from the Board to the teams and individual players;
b. Insure the assimilation of rule changes and procedural changes that affect their respective segment.
c. Acts as point of contacts to the clubs and players for their respective segment.
d. Represents the Board on behalf of the segmented organization and players.
e. To represent Rugby as a whole and in sure growth in their respective segment.
f. Acts to protect the segment and insure actions are beneficial to all involved.
g. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee.
Section 8 Duties of the Director of Coaching:
a. Oversee the Union Select Side Programs, by having an active role in the selection process of
selecting the sides coaches;
b. Acts as a liaison between the Select Side Coaches, Coaches and the Executive Committee;
c. The Director will attend the Referee Society Meetings, and will, wherever possible, act as a
conduit for dialogue between the coaches and the referees;
d. Will act as technical advisor and help with furthering the education of the existing coaches, and in
the development of new coaches;
e. Present a written report to the clubs at the AGM on Select Sides and Coaching;
f. Such other duties as delegated by the President, Board of Governors or Executive Committee
Section 1 Divisions The Union shall be divided into Divisions for divisional play in accordance with
divisional play formats and requirements established by the USARFU; the Executive committee shall
determine, in accordance with the USARFU divisional play format and requirements, the make-up,
playing requirements, and promotion-relegation procedures.
Section 2 Division Requirements (1) Unless otherwise required by the USARFU divisional play format
and the Executive Committee, each side in each division shall play each other at least once during the
calendar year. These matches shall be in accordance to regulations set forth by the IRB/USARFU.
Failure to fulfill these requirements will make the offending club ineligible for its division championship.
(2) The division champion, and, if applicable, the Union representative to the National playoffs will be the
club with the best wins-ties-losses record in its division at the end of the year. If a tie exists and both
clubs have met all other requirements set for by the Union, then the tied clubs will play one regulation
match, at a preferably neutral site selected by the Executive Committee. If the score is tied at the end of
regulation time, then overtime periods of ten minutes each - not sudden death - will be played until a
winner is determined. The Executive Committee will handle extenuating circumstances.
Section 3 Master Schedule Preparation The Secretary shall prepare a master schedule of Union rugby
events and meetings. Each year by November 1, the Secretary shall submit to each Club a form for
special scheduling requests, that must be presented by the AGM or they will not be honored. The
Secretary shall take these requests into consideration, compose a schedule as specified by these Bylaws,
and publish the proposed master schedule by January 15. Clubs may then request in writing or electronic
means changes to this schedule. The Secretary will incorporate as many of these changes as possible and
publish the final Master Schedule by February 15 of each year.
Section 4 Master Schedule Changes Once the final Master schedule has been published, Clubs may submit
in writing to the Secretary requests for schedule changes. No fee is required for requests submitted at least
fourteen days (14) days prior to the scheduled event. A $50 fee must accompany any request submitted
less than 14 days prior to the scheduled event or the request will not be honored. If the request is
submitted properly and both the Secretary and Referee Society can accommodate the change, then it will
be allowed. If the changes cannot be accommodated, the fee will be returned.
Section 5 Master Schedule Deviations (1) Any team or side that fails to play any match as scheduled on
the Master Schedule, except for weather cancellations, shall forfeit the match and be penalized as follows:
a. For the first offense, $50 fine to both the Union and the refereeís society.
b. For the second offense within any twelve-month period, $100 fine to both the Union and the refereeís
c. For the third offense within any twelve-month period, $200 to the Union and the refereeís fee
and such other penalties as may be deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee or Board of
Governors. In addition, the offending club shall not be permitted to travel out of the Union under any
name for any rugby function, or to participate within the Union in any rugby function involving a non-
Union side, for a period of one year from the date of the third forfeit.
d. For any further forfeits, $500 fine to the Union and the refereeís society, plus suspension from
all rugby activities for a period of one year. Players from the suspended club are ineligible for
participation with any other Union club or select side during the period of suspension.
e. There may be double fines and forfeits when both clubs fail to play a match as it appears on the
(2) The Fines in (1a) through (1c) shall be doubled if a club fails to notify its scheduled opponents, the
Secretary, and the Referee Society of a cancellation, except for adverse weather conditions, at least 48
hours before the match is scheduled.
(3) All fines are due to the Treasurer within 72 hours of the scheduled date of the forfeited match. No
club may play matches with its fines in arrears; any attempt to do so will subject the club to additional
fines and forfeits as specified in these Bylaws.
(4) The Secretary shall supervise the Master Schedule and any deviation there from. Any club wishing to
appeal a forfeiture or fine must nevertheless pay the fine and submit a written request for review to the
Secretary within 72 hours of the date of the match in question. All sanctions shall be in effect unless and
until specifically modified. The Secretary shall determine if the penalty will stand, be canceled, or be
modified and will so notify the affected clubs. Clubs may petition the Executive Committee for further
review within 48 hours of the Secretaryís notification. The Executive Committee may affirm, increase,
decrease, cancel or modify the Secretaryís decision. If canceled, the fines submitted shall be returned.
(5) Matches may be canceled by the Union or clubs when adverse weather conditions render playing the
match unsafe for the players or harmful to the pitch, or traveling to the match unduly dangerous. The host
club is responsible for canceling a match due to adverse weather conditions at the game site. The club
canceling shall notify its scheduled opponents and the Referee Society by 8 am or four hours prior to the
match, whichever is earlier. Failure to so notify shall result in an automatic fine of $50 and the Union
may award a forfeit if circumstances warrant.
Section 1 Annual Budget (1) The Treasurer shall purpose an annual budget having sufficient income to
meet anticipated expenses, and shall present it to the Executive Committee by its last meeting before the
Annual General Meeting. The Executive Committee shall review, modify as appropriate, and submit the
budget to the Board of Governors. At the Annual General Meeting, the Board of Governors shall review,
modify, as appropriate, and approve the final budget prior to adjournment.
(2) If anticipated income is not sufficient to cover existing debts, than the Executive Committee shall
determine other methods to raise funds, set payment priority for outstanding debts, and modify the budget
as necessary to meet its obligations. If fund raising fails to cover expenses, the Executive Committee is
authorized to assess all Clubs as required to eliminate the shortfall.
Section 2 Financial Obligations (1) The Treasurer shall send out timely notices of subscriptions, dues,
fines, assessments, or other financial obligations to Clubs with deadlines for payment. Any Club arrears
of any financial obligations will not be permitted to vote at any meeting or play in any matches or
tournaments until such obligations are fulfilled.
(2) Any Club may request that the Executive Committee review its financial obligations by submitting a
written request the funds owed, and a copy of the Treasurerís notice within seven days of receipt; if not so
submitted, the request will not be honored and the Clubs right to review will be voided. The Executive
Committee shall review properly submitted request and may affirm, increase, decrease, cancel or modify
the obligations and so notify the petitioning club. The Executive Committeeís decision is final.
Section 3 Liability Insurance The Executive Committee shall insure that there is a third party liability
policy in effect at all times protecting the Union, its officers, and any cities or facilities where rugby is
played from liability claims arising from Union-sanctioned events. The cost of this policy will be pro-
rated to all Clubs. This policy shall not be acquired if the Executive Committee deems the cost
ARTICLE VIII - PLAYER REGISTRATION (back to TOC)
Section 1 Administration All persons participating in Rugby within the Union shall be fully compliant
with the USARugby CIPP Program, TU and LAU registration regulations.
Section 2 CIPP Registration and Administration All rugby teams participating in any Union-sanctioned
match shall utilize an ERRFU Match Report Form. This form shall be supplied by the Union to all teams.
At each match, the home team shall fill out the form and than give the form to the opponent to be
completed, listing player names and CIPP numbers. The form, fully filled out and signed by the captains
of both teams, shall be submitted to the Referee at least ten (10) minutes prior to the scheduled kick off.
All clubs shall provide a notebook containing a copy of each player CIPP card, photo ID, Insurance card
and Alien status as applicable, to present to the Referee prior to the match so if any disputes arise the cards
are available to confirm. If this form and notebook is not present or not filled out completely and properly
(i.e. names, CIPP numbers, etc) then the Referee shall not officiate the match.
If there are any disputes about the eligibility of any player, then this question or questions must be
presented and notated by the protesting team on the form prior to the match. The Referee will not be the
judge of the eligibility of any player. The Union will decide if the player or players in question are
eligible. If the dispute about the player or players in question is not raised and notated on the form before
the match, then the team bringing up the eligibility question after the match must submit the eligibility
party/parties to the Executive Committee or Disciplinary Committee in writing within twenty one (21)
days of the match or else the protest will not be allowed. Any player, administrator, or club that abuses
any section of these Bylaws or the Rules and Regulations, including
Falsifying documents, presenting non-validated cards or substituting valid CIPP numbers for non-
registered players will be subject to penalty which can include, but is not limited to forfeitures of the
match, a fine, suspension, expulsion from play or involvement in ERRFU sanctioned rugby activities or
ARTICLE IX - RULES AND REGULATIONS (back to TOC)
Section 1 Description. There shall be a set of Rules and Regulations to handle the day-to-day operation of
the Union consisting of decisions, orders, rules, regulations, and other directives of the Executive
Committee and the Board of Governors. Failure to comply with the Rules and Regulations shall subject
the club, player, coach or administrator to fines, suspensions, or other sanction as set forth in the
Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and other Union directives.
Section 2 Maintenance The Secretary will compile additions, deletions, modifications, or other
amendments to the Rules and Regulations, and publish them for the Union clubs by February 15 of each
year. If the Rules and Regulations are modified during the year, the Secretary will compile changes and
distribute them to the Clubs within fifteen days. Each Clubs shall maintain a current copy of the
Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and other Union directives and documents, and shall pass
them on to succeeding club administrations. If additional copies are required, other than the notifications
described in these Bylaws and the Constitution, the requesting club must submit a $5 fee per paper copy
otherwise it will be sent electronically.
These Bylaws may be amended as set forth in the Constitution. The Secretary shall organize and update
the bylaws as appropriate when amended, and published to the Clubs any changes within sixty days of
(These are the Bylaws of the ERRFU, revised 21 November 1987, amended 3 December 1988, 9
December 1995 and December 2001)
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Of the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (back to TOC)
(The Purpose of these rules and regulations is to clarify and disseminate the action of the Board of
Governors and Executive Committee regarding the Constitution and Bylaws)
REGULATION A - GENERAL RULES (back to TOC)
A-1. The Executive Committee shall run and have overall control of all Union activities.
A-2. Notice of all meetings, Executive Committee rulings and decisions, and general memoranda will be
sent to a maximum of two contacts for each club listed on the Master Contact List. Clubs are responsible
for keeping the Secretary up to date on appropriate contacts. Failure to receive correspondence for lack of
accurate contact information will not absolve Clubs from adherence to any policy, rulings or notification
A-3. Clubs more than thirty minutes late to any scheduled meeting of the Board of Governors will be
fined $50 unless written or electronic notice is provided and approved by the Secretary at least seven days
in advance of the meeting.
A-4. All club names, abbreviations, colors, patterns, and uniforms must be registered in writing and
approved by the Union. The Executive Committee before use by the petitioning club must approve any
changes or additions. Failure to obtain advance approval may result in the offending club being prohibited
from using such items; in addition, other penalties may be imposed as set forth in the Constitution and
A-5. All clubs must have a permanent mailing address, Post office box or email address
A-6. The four Representatives at Large are: Collegiate Menís, Eastern Clubs, Mountain Clubs, and
Womenís Collegiate and Club.
A-7. Only clubs in the specific area of each Representative at Large are allowed to vote for that
Representative, and the Representative must be a regular member of a club from the area that he or she
A-8. Rugby matches shall not be played or used solely to promote non-rugby business enterprises.
A-9. The Executive Committee or Board of Governors may declare a match forfeited for violations of the
Constitution or Bylaws.
A-10. All requests and other submissions to the Union, its officers, committees, and Referee Society shall
be effective only upon receipt.
REGULATION B - PAYMENT OF FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS (back to TOC)
B-1. Dues are set and assessed to each Player to cover Union obligations, including but not limited to
dues owed to USARugby and TU, as determined by the Board of Governors at the Annual General
B-2. Fines, penalties, and fees may be assessed against any or all clubs, or any club member, for failure to
comply with the Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, and Executive Committee or Disciplinary
B-3. All fines, fees, and monetary penalties shall be due to the Treasurer within 72 hours after the date of
a forfeited match or the imposition of the penalty by the Union. No club may play in any match when
financial obligations are in arrears unless the Treasurer has approved arrangements in advance. Any
matches played when such obligations are in arrears shall subject the clubs involved to further sanctions.
B-4. If a club folds, is suspended, or is terminated while having an outstanding financial obligations to
either the Union or Referee Society, the players and administrators of that club are responsible for
payment of those obligations and are ineligible to play for any Union club or participate in any select side
activity until the obligations are met to the satisfaction of the Executive Committee.
B-5. If a club that has folded, been suspended, or been terminated with outstanding financial obligations
petit ions to rejoin the Union, it must pay all financial obligat ions owed at the time that it left the Union
before being allowed to schedule matches with any Union club. The Executive Committee shall
determine if a new club under any name is the same or substantially the same as an old club and is
responsible for the former clubís financial obligations.
REGULATION C - ELIGIBILITY (back to TOC)
C-1. Prior to a clubs first match, all players must be compliant with USARFU, TU and LAU registration
C-2. A player may transfer to another club according to USARFU Rules and Regulations.
C-3. If a conflict arises regarding to which club a player belongs, it will be referred to the Executive
Committee for a final decision.
REGULATION D - MASTER SCHEDULE & SCHEDULE DIVIATIONS (back to TOC)
D-1. The Master Schedule will be set and distributed by the Secretary to all Clubs on the Master Contact
List, and be posted on the Union web site.
D-2. Changes will be accepted only under the criteria set in the Bylaws.
D-3. All teams in all divisions must play the minimum number of matches per year, as set forth is
Bylaws. Unless established otherwise by the USARFU divisional play format, club standings will be
based on records against other division clubs win/loss records. Any team which fails to play the minimum
number of required matches will be assessed a forfeiture loss for each match less than the minimum, in
addition to any other penalties imposed by the Union, unless excused by the Executive Committee for
D-4. If clubs schedule more than the required matches during the year, they must agree in advance of the
first match(s) which will count for the standings, and shall so notify the Secretary in a written statement
signed by both clubs. If the clubs are unable to agree, the Secretary will make a determination in advance
of the first scheduled match.
D-5. The winner of the divisional play of the Union shall represent ERRFU according to the rules and
regulations for the National and Territorial championships for which they are eligible.
D-6. Matches may be canceled due to weather or field conditions. Once a match has begun the referee
may declare the pitch unsafe for further play at any time and halt the match. If the match is halted it shall
D-7. Each club is required to provide a competent certified touch judge for the entirety of each scheduled
match. Certification shall e in accordance with the National Refereeís Training Committee.
D-8. Only the captains are allowed to speak to the referee during the match, and only if allowed by the
referee. Verbal harassment or abuse of the referee by any player, captain, coach or spectator before,
during, or after a match shall be treated as misconduct and shall be dealt with in the severest terms.
D-9. All matches will be regulation length as set forth by the IRB/USARFU, unless otherwise agreed to
by captains of both clubs.
D-10. All matches will begin at the time posted on the Master Schedule. Teams not ready within fifteen
minutes of the posted starting time will forfeit the match, with fees and other penalties assessed by the
Union. Penalties may be assessed to both teams. If the referee is not ready at the posted starting time, the
team will be allowed fifteen minutes after the arrival of the referee to begin play.
D-11. No matches shall be played in this Union on Easter Sunday.
D-12. After the Master Schedule has been published, if a conflict arises with a TU or USARFU event, a
club may request in writing at least thirty days in advance rescheduling without penalty. The Executive
Committee shall approve or disapprove the rescheduling, and may impose appropriate fees.
D-13. All teams shall report match results promptly in writing to the Secretary in the manner established
by the Secretary. Failure to report in a timely fashion shall subject the club to sanctions established by the
SECTION E - SELECT SIDE PLAY (back to TOC)
E-1. The Union shall sanction six select side teams in accordance with the rules and regulations of
a. Senior Select Side
b. Collegiate Select Side
c. U-19 Menís Select Side
d. Womenís Select Side
e. Womenís Under 23 Select Side
f. U-19 Womenís Select Side
E-2. Only CIPP registered players on Union clubs in good standing are eligible to participate in select
E-3. The Executive Committee must approve Head Coaches upon recommendation from the Director of
Coaching for all select sides. Prospective coaches should notify the Executive Committee prior to April 1
for the upcoming season. The Executive Committee shall screen all applicants and choose the coach or
coaches for all select sides. Coaching appointments are for one season at a time.
E-4. No coach, player, administrator, manager or other person may make financial commitments on behalf
of the Union or the select sides without written authorization from the President and Treasurer. All unauthorized commitments shall be the sole responsibility of the individuals and shall not be honored by
E-5. Select side budgets will be set at the Annual General Meeting.
E-6. Select side jerseys and socks may be provided by the Union. They are the property of the Union and
shall not be altered in any way by a player, coach, administrator, or manager. They will not be
transferred, traded, given as awards, or handed over to anyone for any reason. Individual players are
solely responsible for the jersey and socks checked out to them. Offenders shall be fined $50 and
suspended from select side play for twelve months.
E-7. Selection of players is strictly up to the coaching staff and selectors.
E-8. The Union makes no financial guarantee concerning expenses to the players, coaches, or
administrators involved in select side play. If funds are available to defray expenses, the Executive
Committee will determine the amount paid.
SECTION F - REFEREES SOCIETY (back to TOC)
F-1. The Union Referee Society will determine fees, costs, deposits and other expenses for referee
services and shall bill and collect from Clubs as appropriate. Failure to pay obligations promptly will
result in referees not being assigned. In addition, the Executive Committee may assess forfeits and other
F-2. Only matches refereed by a referee from or appointed by the Referee Society shall count for Union
standings. If the referee does not appear for a match, the teams may:
a. Cancel the match and properly reschedule; or
b. Agree to play the match with a mutually acceptable substitute referee, the result of which shall not
count for Union standings, and properly rescheduled the match, or
c. Agree to play the match with a mutually acceptable referee, the result of which shall count for Union
F-3. Any verbal or physical abuse towards referee before, during, after, or away from the match will be
dealt with in the severest of terms.
F-4. The Referee Society shall review any protest from clubs concerning refereeing or interpretation of
the Laws of the Game. Its decision is final.
F-5. Each club is required to supply a referee to the Refereeís Society for each side the club fields.
F-6. The referee may penalize a team on the field for the misconduct or abuse from the teamís players,
administrators, spectators or supporters on the sidelines, and may expel from the playing enclosure, as
defined by the referee, any individual(s) engaging in misconduct or abuse. Teams are responsible for the
conduct of their players, administrators, spectators, and supporters. Failure by a club to police its own
misconduct may result in the referee expelling the captain of the offending side from the game, and other
sanctions as deemed appropriate by the Union.
SECTION G - PARKS AND PLAYING FIELDS (back to TOC)
G-1. All. Matches are to be played on fields approved by the Executive Committee. Any fields must be
approved before any matches are scheduled to be played on them.
G-2. Each club shall submit to the Secretary and Referee Society a map to its home field on Jan. 1 and
G-3. All park permits required for matches listed on the Master Schedule will be procured by the Union,
unless those granting the permits require other arrangements. Fees assessed for these permits will be
passed on to the individual clubs.
G-4. The Secretary will assign all games and fields. Clubs will be assigned to their traditional home field
G-5. The home club is responsible to insure the pitch is ready for each home match at the scheduled time
on the Master Schedule. Minimum requirements shall include adequate goal post pads and sidelines
restraining ropes as described in G-8, adequate field markings as outlined in the law book and adequate
G-6. The home club is responsible to protect the condition of the playing field and surrounding area.
Pitches that are snow covered, wet, or unsafe for play for any reason shall not be played upon. If this
condition is ignored and the field is damaged and requires repairs, the clubs involved will be billed equally
for the full cost for the damages incurred.
G-7. The Denver and Aurora parks departments prohibit the use of metal spikes of any type on any fields.
Any club, which is cited by park supervisors for this, or any other violation will be solely responsible for
any and all fines levied. The cited clubs will also be responsible for lost permits, fees, and the cost to
procure replacement fields as a result of the violation.
G-8. Each club is required to install sideline-restraining ropes for all its home matches, unless prevented
by preexisting physical restraints of the grounds. These ropes shall be: (a) thirty to forty inches from the
ground; (b) adequately and safely supported; (c) on both sides of the playing field; (d) extending from the
dead ball line to the dead ball line; and (e) placed at least five meters from the touch line. No one shall be
permitted within the restraining area except the touch judges and refereeís assistants, designated medical
personnel, and others as specifically permitted by the referee. The team captains will be responsible for
keeping people out of the area. If a captain does not clear the area when asked by the referee, it will be
considered misconduct and subject to penalty according to the Laws. Violators may also be subject to
action by the Disciplinary Committee or the Executive Committee.
G-9. Each club is required to insure its home pitch is kept in good repair. Clubs unable to secure a
suitable pitch may be required by the Union to travel for all matches and will be responsible for all
permits, fees, and expense of the club hosting the matches that would be its home matches.
SECTION H - EQUIPMENT AND UNIFORMS (back to TOC)
H-1. All member of a team shall provide uniform properly numbered jerseys, shorts, and socks in good
H-2. Clubs representing the Union in Territorial or National playoffs are required to have identical
jerseys, socks and shorts. Jerseys shall be properly numbered.
H-3. All clubs must have two sets of jerseys of contrasting colors available for all matches.
H-4. When two clubs are at a match with like jerseys, the home team shall change.
H-5. No two menís clubs and no two womenís clubs shall have like jerseys.
H-6. The Executive Committee must approve all changes in club colors or jersey styles or patterns in
advance in writing.
H-7. If a conflict in club colors or jerseys arises, the club that established its colors first or petitioned the
Union first has priority. The Executive Committee, whose decision is final, will settle any conflicts.
I-1. Any club wishing to sponsor a tournament of any type must notify the Executive Committee in
writing no less than six months before the desired tournament dates.
I-2. The Executive Committee may direct the host club to change the dates of the tournament if it
conflicts with previously scheduled local, territorial, or national events or if in the judgment of the
Executive Committee it would be detrimental to participation in or attendance at these events.
I-3 All tournament sponsorship and commercial, professional or business affiliation must be approved in
advance by the Executive Committee. No club may host a tournament whose benefit or proceeds from are
designated to a person or organization whose affiliation would be detrimental to the image of the Union,
the club or rugby in general.
I-4. All tournament names, titles, and slogans must be submitted in writing and approved by the
Executive Committee prior to the commitment for advertising, t-shirt printing, or registration of clubs.
I-5. The Executive Committee may authorize, organize, or sponsor a post season Union tournament. Any
club wishing to host this event must submit a written bid to the Executive Committee no less than six
months before the proposed date. The Executive Committee has final approval over the format used for
I-6. Each club-sponsored tournament is the sole responsibility of the hosting club. The hosting club has
full responsibility for field reservations, park fees, cleanup, emergency medical care, referees,
concessions, licenses, insurance, and police protection.
I-7. All tournaments should be properly organized, funded, advertised and participated in. Organizations,
which the Executive Committee feels are unable to fulfill these requirements, will not be given sanction to
host an event.
SECTION J - MATCHES VS NON-UNION SIDES (back to TOC)
J-1. Any Club wishing to play a non-Union side must submit a request in writing to the Executive
Committee a minimum of thirty days in advance. This request will be granted provided there is a pitch
and the Referee Society has an available referee.
J-2. Any expenses for permits or referees will be the sole responsibility of the requesting club. If there is
not a locally available referee, the Referee Society may arrange for a non-Union referee to be brought in at
the hosting clubís expense.
J-3. Clubs shall not dishonor an approved match with a non-Union side. Such conduct will be referred to
the Executive Committee for action.
REGULATION K - HIGH SCHOOL RUGBY (back to TOC)
K-1. Any menís or womenís club eligible in a National Championship shall support and/or sponsor a
youth rugby team in order to qualify. Sponsorship shall consist of providing at least one full time coach or
manager for a 15ña-side youth team playing a full spring season.
K-2. Any High School club playing in this Union shall be members of CYR and shall follow the ERRFU
Constitution. In addition, CYR members shall follow CYR Rules and Regulations.
K-3. In lieu of sponsorship as outlined in K-1, a club shall make a mandatory contribution of $100.00 per
year to the CYR youth development fund.
REGULATION L - PLAYER REGISTRATION (back to TOC)
L-1. Registration will occur as required by the USARFU CIPP Program, TU and LAU registration
L-2. Players wishing to change clubs must adhere to USARFU guidelines.
L-3. If a Union issued ID card is lost or misplaced, that player will not be allowed to play until the card
has been replaced. Lost cards will be replaced by the Union at a fee of $5 each.
L-4. The club membership rule may be waived for composite teams formed for summer, 7 a side, alumni,
and other informal matches, with pre-game approval by both captains, provided that every player has a
valid CIPP registration card.
L-5. For matches, which qualify a club to participate in USARugby or TU events shall adhere to
(These are the Rules and Regulations of the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union as edited and updated
on 25 October 1989 and December 2001)