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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2017, 10:31:42 PM »
Thanks Roverthemoon we had great times at your club made very welcome but the games we attended were Horden home and Ryton away and the first game of the season v Middlesbrough whitch you should have won all 3 and played excellent rugby so it was a massive surprise to see the losing streak you went on it was the Horden game this kid shone against a much bigger player that he dominated and worked his socks off against Middlesbrough had a look at the programe he was called Patrick OCallaghan fingers crossed he stays with Rovers .And as an after thought is he a player that came through your junior section if so did well to keep him a rover player if as you said a lot left to other clubs Loyalty is very rare these days

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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2017, 12:20:17 AM »
Yep that's him
Came through from juniors and this was his first full season along with Alex Rochester a utility back
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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2017, 06:32:44 PM »
Getting back to the original theme the RFU have just published the info below.......

Payment of Players implementation

In April the RFU Council approved the recommendations on payment of players.

The purpose of this communication is to provide an update on the payment of player proposals, the payment thresholds that were agreed and the timescales for when the changes will come into effect. This is to help clubs understand the timescales for implementation and to assist their planning in advance of the mandatory introduction of the proposals.

The RFU has determined that payments for playing rugby in the Community Game are having a detrimental effect on the ethos of the game and the development of some clubs. Consequently it believes that clubs should be encouraged to limit payments at levels 3-5 with those clubs at Level 6 and below discouraged from making any payments; and it has agreed to introduce measures for those clubs who choose to pay more than the guideline amounts and who choose to pay anything at Level 6 and below. The RFU Council therefore agreed the following principles:
Guidance amounts to be set for maximum payments at Levels 3, 4 and 5 with payments at Level 6 and below at zero (with the exception of one player coach)

Clubs will be free to exceed the maximum payments at Levels 3 to 5 and to still pay players at level 6 and below however in doing so will render them ineligible for RFU funding support.
Clubs will be required to submit an accurate completed annual declaration stating whether they make payments to players and if so to what extent.
The financial thresholds have been defined for gross payments to male players in the RFU Leagues at Level 3 and below.

Please see below the financial thresholds that will come into effect in season 2019/20:

Payment of players financial thresholds
Menís Level 3 - £275,000 to include the payment of player coaches save that only £12,500 of the costs of each of the first and second player coaches will be excluded in calculating whether or not the threshold has been exceeded.
Menís Level 4 - £157,500 to include the payment of player coaches save that only £10,000 of the costs of each of the first and second player coaches will be excluded in calculating whether or not the threshold has been exceeded.
Menís Level 5 - £65,000 to include the payment of player coaches save that only £7,500 of the costs of each of the first and second player coaches will be excluded in calculating whether or not the threshold has been exceeded.
In respect of Menís Level 6 and below: Clubs at these levels will be permitted to engage one paid player coach only up to a maximum of £10,000 and no more that 50% of which shall be in respect of his/her playing duties.
Annual declaration
In the 2018-19 season, all clubs with a menís team playing in the RFU Leagues at Level 3 and below will be required by the regulations to complete and submit a signed declaration each year in which they self-certify whether the club pays players/player coaches and if so, how much.   

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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2017, 07:33:57 PM »
Many players receive payment from outside sources such as sponsors etc, unfortunately these payments do not form part of the clubs finances and therefore will not be declared.
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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2017, 10:42:15 PM »
It is a step in the right direction though. Well done RFU

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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2017, 10:50:52 PM »
Bravo rfu.... you won't hear me say that often but they have taken steps to aid club's and stop the nonsense we have seen in recent years with club's going pop
Rugby is for everyone, not just the chosen few

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Re: Paying Players
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2017, 10:52:06 PM »
I wouldn't exactly say that. This could have been sorted 25 years ago and any number of Clubs would still be in existence. I can see there being an awful lot of Clubs who won't be happy with this and can also foresee the re-introduction of 'plain brown envelopes' from some.

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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2017, 11:03:07 PM »
And sanctioned if caught out... they can pay players if they want just won't get funding.

Club's should realise the purpose they have in the game... maximising participation, producing future stars and trying to grow organically. Yes winning titles, cups and the like is important but don't sell your soul to get it
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« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2017, 11:03:30 PM »
Well let them do it. Clubs always did, at least there's rules now that may discourage some?