Seven's Membership

Seven's Membership is for teams who ONLY play the Seven's version of Rugby.  Teams must apply for membership to the EPRU and pay dues as set by the Board of Directors.

Applying For Seven's Membership

Application for Seven's Membership must be made to the Union Secretary and must include (at a minimum) the following:

  1. A letter requesting Seven's Membership
  2. By-Laws and/or Constitution
  3. A list of team officers with mailing addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses. Officers should include President, Vice President, Match Secretary, Treasurer, CIPP Coordinator. Other appointments such as Coach, Referee, Medical Person/Trainer & a Permanent Address must also be included. (School & summer addresses with phone numbers are required for college & graduate school teams).
  4. A team roster to include names, mailing addresses, email addresses and phone numbers.
  5. First & second choices for colors of jerseys, shorts, socks and style of each (can be cut from a rugby supplier catalog). Email a jpg file of the jersey(s) to secretary@epru.org
  6. Date of officer's elections
  7. Colleges & graduate schools must include their Faculty Advisor's name, address & phone number, along with a letter from this Advisor stating their willingness to serve as Faculty Advisor. 
  8. Colleges & graduate schools must include the name, mailing address, phone number and email of their Athletic Director and Director of Club Sports. A letter (on school letterhead) from one of these persons regarding the school's support for rugby (use of school facilities, fields, trainers, equipment, funding & future plans) is required.
  9. A copy of your current budget. Colleges & graduate schools must include the amount funded by the school and description of how and when funds are disbursed. List line items that the school will fund and ones they won't.
  10. A list of fund-raisers, charity events, etc. that you have planned to raise money, remain solvent and improve the image of rugby either in your community or on your college campus.
  11. Recruiting methods and plans for bringing in new players.
  12. Locations and actual sizes of practice and playing fields. List any restrictions on their use (inclement weather, insurance, use by other sports, etc.). List owner(s) of field(s) such as school district, township, city park, etc.).
  13. All teams must have a certified coach. Provide name, mailing address, telephone number and email for all coaches. Denote which are certified by USA Rugby, their current certification level, and which coaches are not. If no coach is certified, at least ONE must attend a USA Rugby Certification Clinic. At a minimum, the Coach must obtain and maintain Level I Coaching Certification as formulated by USA Rugby. (Coaches who already have a Level I Certificate should attend a Level II certification). Submit with this application: Signed "Coaches Code of Conduct" form AND a copy of their USA Rugby Coaching Certificate(s).
  14. Proof of full enrollment in USA Rugby's Club & Individual Participant Program (CIPP). Each Club must have completed the Club CIPP Enrollment and must have a minimum of 15 players enrolled.
  15. As of January 1, 2003, an application fee will be required. Make check payable to "EPRU" and enclose with your application. Depositing of the check does not guarantee the club will be accepted for membership.
  16. MAIL ALL PAPERWORK AND CHECK TO:  EPRU, PO Box 393, Exton, PA  19341

Seven's Members will be under the jurisdiction of the EPRU Disciplinary Committee and are expected to uphold the rules and regulations of the EPRU. Disciplinary action may be taken against a Seven's Member if the Disciplinary Committee feels it is warranted.

All Seven's Members MUST keep the Union Secretary apprised of their current officers, their addresses,phone numbers and email.