All age grade players are required to be registered with the RFU – their Game Management System (GMS) has been improved to allow players and parents to create and manage their own online account – to ensure accurate contact details and consents are in place.

Until now, the rugby club has been managing the affiliation / registration process on behalf of most players.  From this season, parents of all age grade players will be responsible for their own children’s data, easing the administration burden on volunteer club administrators.

The process is called ‘Annual Affiliation’.  It allows parents and players to update their details and affiliate with their chosen rugby club each year.  On 4 August, all previous age grade affiliations / registrations were switched to ‘Inactive’ to allow parents to renew their affiliation simply through logging in, checking their existing details and saving to re-affiliate to their club for the season.

There is a Help Page to show you how to Affiliate – see Help Topic – Age Grade Affiliation at

We do not use the Membership Renewals process in GMS – please renew your membership at the club on the Registration Days and do not use the ‘Buy Membership’ option.

Your login details for RFU GMS are in the footer of every email that we send you – if you cannot find them, we can provide them – send an email to to request them.

If you have Forgotten your Password, you can use the link on the login page to reset it – please use your UserName and not your Email address when you do this – this ensures that the correct account is used (some families have used the same email address for multiple accounts).

There are helpful step-by-step guides for the renewal process and for brand new affiliations on the GMS Help Portal.