RFU Council Member Election


Jan 2022

The current term of office for the Leicestershire and Rutland RFU Council member will cease at the end of July 2022. It is the intention of Peter Howard to stand again.

In accordance with RFU Regulation 18 an election will take place for a 3-year term of office in March 2022.

There are no qualification criteria for a candidate – for example, candidates do not need to be members of a CB committee, or even a club member. Nevertheless, it is important that the Council has a diverse range of talent available to it, which is representative of the game as a whole, and the communities involved. To this end, we are seeking nominations of individuals to stand for election; we welcome applications from across our rugby landscape. A copy of the Job Description is on the following link.

RFU Council Representative Role Description

The role of RFU Council Member also holds a seat on Leicestershire Rugby Union Executive Committee.

Candidates must be nominated by a full voting member club and seconded by another full voting member club. CB nominations/seconded also accepted.

Manifesto’s must be provided in a written format as a bare minimum and no longer than two pages. Video’s may also be submitted in addition to a written document. Please also provide a head and shoulder shot.

Key Timeline

1st March — Under rule 18.7 to be eligible for election the CB must have received the nomination in writing (email is acceptable) from both the proposer and the seconder to hon-sec@leicestershirerugbyunion.co.uk

14th March — Under Rule 18.8 the CB will circulate candidate details and manifesto’s to the Hon-Secs of all member clubs detailing the ballot vote process and how to direct any questions. 

28th March — Closing date for email votes to be received from an officer, or duly authorised person, of full voting member clubs to the hon-sec@leicestershirerugbyunion.co.uk

29th March — Vote to be counted. In the event of a tie the CB will decide the outcome via a vote in line with rule 18.12

1st April — Result to be published on the LRU website. RFU informed and post will commence 1st August 2022.

Please contact Dean Toon, Chairman LRU or Gail Bates, Hon Sec LRU should you have any questions arising.