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Yorkshire Rugby Series – FAQs 2021/2022

Below is a list of frequently asked questions to staff at YRS. Please find the answer to these questions with them, should you have any more questions regarding YRS, please contact a member of White Rose Rugby Staff.

Q. Who do I contact for any information relating to YRS?
A. You can contact any member of White Rose Rugby whose details are:

Tom Willson : Mobile 07827 316259      E-Mail

Dave Duxbury : Mobile 07811 331427      E-Mail

Q. Where do I find out information regarding Yorkshire Rugby Series festivals and events?
A. You will be emailed a full schedule of events across the year by a member of staff if you have signed up to the YRS email list or have been made a key contact for your school. You can also access information on all events in the calendar via the website (

Q. In the event of extremely poor weather conditions do the festivals still go ahead?
A. If weather conditions are poor then it will be up to the host school/venue to declare their pitches unplayable. From there, they should follow the protocol regarding event cancelation which can be found on the website. Click here to find out more.

Q. What do I do if I cannot fulfil the assigned playing numbers for that age group?
A. We would encourage you to bring as many players that want to participate as possible. This may also mean that you are flexible with other schools in regards to playing numbers, either by matching their numbers or potentially even mixing teams. This type of behavior does display the RFU Core Values and upholds the mission statement of YRS, ‘Rugby for All’.

Q. What is the role of White Rose Rugby staff?
A. The White Rose Rugby staff will lead all administration for the YRS festivals. They will contact you regarding upcoming festivals, updates or cancellations. They also act as a point of contact for any questions you may have regarding the series. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Q. Will there be any opportunities for training and education throughout the year?
A. Yes, the festivals are designed to be opportunities for staff development alongside playing opportunities for the children. We are also hoping to stage several chances for staff to get together for training by professional staff at points in the year. There will be more information available soon.

Q. Does the Yorkshire Rugby Series run the same as the White Rose Schools Rugby Series?
A. Yes, the series has being reinvigorated to the Yorkshire Rugby Series. All festivals will run in the same format and all admin will run the same also.

Q. Are there provisions and plan’s in place for bad weather?
A. Yes, we plan all festivals around the time of year and expected weather. We are trying to use as many school venues as possible to help keep transport costs low for schools. We also plan for some festivals hosted on artificial pitches around times of bad weather, so that festivals should be able to go ahead.

Q. Will RFU staff attend YRS festivals?
A. The RFU staff have previously attended the festivals to help with refereeing, coaching and overall running of the festivals. The RFU staff will no longer be attending festivals.


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