A message from IGR Vice
Chair, Matthew Whiteley:
The IGR Regional Representatives have now served
their two-year term. I'd like to thank all of them
for the work they have done.
IGR is now officially opening nominations for a new
batch of Regional Representatives. A position description
is provided below. Existing representatives may, of
course, stand again, whilst new blood is equally welcomed.
Ultimately, where a position is contested, there will
be a vote of teams in that region.
You can nominate people in the post/thread on the
main IGR page, and they can accept or decline the
nomination in the comments there. Nominations will
be open until midnight (GMT) on Monday 26 January,
with any voting to open at that time for one week.
Regional Reps do not need to be a Board representative
for an IGR member club to hold one of these positions.
Former players, coaches, or alumni leaders from member
clubs and the World Barbarians are encouraged to be
in these roles, given the activities that we expect
Also, to be clear, the World Barbarians IGR Board
Rep will also sit on this group with a remit to develop
individuals and teams globally. We expect this group
to be a working committee, sharing best practices
and ideas along with providing value to the clubs
in their areas.
Matt - IGR Vice Chair
IGR Regional Representative Positions
1). Seven Regions
a. United Kingdom / Ireland –
Birmingham Bulls, Bristol Bisons, Cardiff Lions,
Dublin Emerald Warriors, Edinburgh Caledonian Thebans,
London Kings Cross Steelers, Manchester Village
Spartans, Newcastle Ravens, Northampton Outlaws
b. France - Lyon Les Rebelyons,
Montpellier Los Valents, Paris Les Gaillards, Paris
Les Coqs Festifs
c. Continental Europe (exc. France)
– Amsterdam Lowlanders, Berlin Bruisers, Brussels
Straffe Ketten, Cologne Crushers, Lisbon Dark Horses,
Madrid Titanes, Stockholm Berserkers
d. Southern Hemisphere –
Brisbane Hustlers, Buenos Aires Pampas, Melbourne
Chargers, NZ Falcons, Sydney Convicts
e. North America East – Atlanta
Bucks, Boston Ironsides, Boston New England Valkyries,
Charleston Blockade, Charlotte Royals, New York
Gotham Knights, Ottawa Wolves, Philadelphia Gryphons,
Toronto Muddy York, Washington DC Renegades, Washington
f. North America Central –
Chicago Dragons, Columbus Coyotes, Dallas Diablos,
Dallas Lost Souls, Madison Minotaurs, Minneapolis
Mayhem, Nashville Grizzlies, St. Louis Crusaders
g. North America West – Colorado
Rush, Los Angeles Rebellion, Phoenix Storm, San
Diego Armada, San Francisco Fog, Seattle Quake
2) Primary focus as liaison between regional teams
and IGR executive committee
a. Team issues / concerns, match schedules / results,
b. Assist in the coordination of Local and Regional
c. Player and coach development, assisting with
rugby clinics etc.
d. Attend quarterly IGR Regional (telecon) meetings
e. NOTE – No additional voting rights with
IGR, not to replace individual team representatives
to the general IGR board.
3) Secondary focus as point of contact for new IGRAB
teams within their corresponding region
a. Providing mentoring in setting up rugby clubs:
i. Charter / Bylaws Creation
ii. Board Setup
iii. Local / National Union Registration
iv. Marketing and Fundraising
v. Recruitment - Rugby 101, etc.
vi. Community Outreach / Development
vii. Charitable Solicitation Registration -
Local / State / Federal (501c3 for US teams).
4) Additional responsibilities to be determined
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