- Eligible applicants are those persons who are members in good-standing with the Texas Rugby Union, West RFU and USA Rugby. The member clubs for whom the individuals play for are also required to be in good-standing with the Texas Rugby Union, West RFU and USA Rugby.
- The Texas Rugby Union defines Representative teams to include the following West All-Star Teams: Men Collegiate, Men’s Senior, Women’s Senior, Women U-23 and the USA National Team Assembly’s and/or Tours.
- Eligible applicants are those persons who have been invited to participate by the Management of a USA Rugby National or a West RFU representative teams.
Player Support Grant AmountsThe Texas Rugby Union has set a maximum support level per player for participation in National and/or West RFU representative team activities, as defined above.
- Up to $100 per player– West Rugby or USA Domestic Camps and Assembly’s or other events at the TRU’s discretion.
- Up to $300 per player – USA National Team Tours, Domestic and/or International matches or other events at the TRU’s discreation.
Grant Application ProcessThe player as an individual must apply to the TRU for financial support by completing and submitting the TRU Player Grant Form (link above). This form will be digitally sent to the TRU President, David McPhail at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to David Pfleger at email@example.com.
The grant request must clearly identify the player for which the grant is requested. The event, with date, title, purpose, and venue must be provided. The estimated total cost of participation in the event must also be specified with a breakdown of the costs into – at a minimum – the travel and ground components. It is expected that the management of the squad will verify all other eligibility issues. Grant applications should be forwarded to the designated TRU official at least four weeks before the event for which funding is requested. In the event of last-minute selection changes, grant applications with shorter lead times will be considered.If a player is also applying for a West RFU grant, then she/he may also submit the West RFU form to the TRU instead of completing a new form with the same information. In such cases, the TRU may make a matching grant.