Membership Letter 2023-2024
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1. Membership Letter 2023-2024

August 2023

Dear Friends & Supporters of Orrell RUFC

Membership Renewals 2023-24 Season

The 2023/2024 season will soon be upon us and I am pleased to announce that Orrell RUFC intend to run a 1XV and 2XV team for the new season. The 1xv team will play in RFU/ ADM Lancashire & Cheshire League 3 and the 2xv team will play in the NOWRIL Division 3 North League. Full fixture details will be available on the club website.

Orrell RUFC is a founding member of the Orrell & Winstanley Community Sports Club and it is your membership of the Sports Club that helps keep this historic and community-based rugby club going. We have kept the membership fees at the same level as last year and hope very much that you will support Orrell RUFC by subscribing to one of our memberships plans below. Any questions regarding membership plans please contact the Membership Secretary.

Application for Membership
By applying to become a member of Orrell Rugby Union Football Club you agree to abide by the terms of the Club constitution as well as the regulations, core values and ethos of the Rugby Football Union. You also acknowledge that your personal details will be held electronically and used solely for the purposes of the management of Orrell Rugby Union Football Club. All applications are managed and processed for all sections via the Membership Secretary.

• The membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August inclusive.
• Any existing player not commencing payment by the 30th of September, or within 30 days of joining ORUFC, shall be deemed a non-member and therefore unavailable for selection to play rugby for ORUFC.
• Any Member that pays by instalments and subsequently cancels that direct debit will be deemed to have resigned from the Club and are therefore unavailable for selection to play rugby for ORUFC.
• All rugby memberships will ideally be payable by direct debit or bank transfer; applications will also be accepted by cheque or cash.
• Please remember, no player should be paying any match fees to their team manager.
• Note that monthly direct debit payment scheme facilitates are available for all players by spreading the cost of annual membership and therefore needs to be paid for the full 12 months.

Financial Hardship
Here at Orrell Rugby club we are always aware of the impact of the financial climate (especially during the current pandemic) on our members. We would never want to turn people away from the club because the cost of membership is out of reach. If you think you may struggle to meet the cost of membership for you and your family, please get in touch with our club secretary or membership secretary, who will be able to discuss alternative options with you in complete confidence. You can email the Club Secretary

Playing and Coaching members of Orrell Rugby Union Football Club are covered by the Rugby Football Union’s Compulsory Insurance Scheme. This Scheme provides cover in the event of death from accidental bodily injury and permanent total disability while playing or training. Further details of the cover can be found at:

The RFU Compulsory Scheme does not cover any injury other that an injury than causes permanent total disability. The Executive of ORUFC encourages all players to take out insurance, at their own expense, to cover themselves for the cost of medical treatment for serious injuries and loss of earnings while injured (this is particularly appropriate for those who may be self-employed or do not have access to lengthy periods of employer-funded sick pay).

There are several companies who offer this type of cover and their details can be found online or via an insurance broker. The annual premium is determined by the level of cover purchased and, often, can be paid in instalments. Club, Coaches and Match Officials are covered by the RFU Club Match Officials & Coaches’ Liability.

• Club Administrators are covered by the RFU Insurance for Administrators.
International Tickets
Applications can be made by emailing
By becoming a member of ORUFC, you are agreeing to receive mailings from the club. We will never disclose your information to any third party. Should you wish to no longer receive club mailings, please email

Membership Fees 2023/2024

Memberships can be paid in one payment via bank transfer to the account details below or via the website (using Surname and Membership) as the identifier for statement purposes.

Bank National Westminster Account No 86076914 Sort Code 60 – 24 - 02

Alternatively, the annual fee can be paid via 12 monthly payments of £15.00 payable by Standing Order each month.

**If you are U18 on 1.9.23. you qualify for a Junior Subscription as you qualify to play for the U18's in 23/24 season. You are entitled to vote at the AGM on turning 18.

John Huyton
Honorary Club Secretary
Orrell RUFC


Membership Renewal Letter 2023-2024 August 2023