Dear Richmond Member

Please note, in order to enter the ticket draw for any matches you must be a fully paid up single adult/head of family member of the Club for 2017/18 (i.e 1 application only per family), which means that individual Mini and Junior playing members are unable to apply for Twickenham tickets. If your subs are outstanding, regrettably your applications will be returned.

The RFU have changed the ticket allocation policy from last season. The club receives a finite initial number of tickets for higher category matches at a lower ‘Entitlement Price’ but has the opportunity to buy at a higher ‘Standard Price’ through the ticket exchange. The exchange has been set up to allow clubs to raise funds by selling tickets which they have previously sold at a premium to Licensed Hospitality companies as the latter will now receive tickets directly from the RFU only. Richmond has never sold to Licensed Hospitality companies as we are seldom able to satisfy the demand of members and sponsors. The prices on the forms are based on the Standard Price and those allocated tickets at the lower price will receive a refund – £21 for Cat 1, £19 for Cat 2, £16 for Cat 3, £14 for Cat 4 and £11 for Cat 5 per ticket.

With the advent of the ticket exchange last season, the process has become more time consuming than previously and having kept the club admin charge at the same level for 4 years, I have to inform you that this will now be increased from £6 to £8 per ticket. For your information, the RFU allow us to charge up to £10 but we think that is rather too big an increase. This continues to be on a non-refundable basis for all applications.

For the Autumn 2017 series the Club is able to buy as many tickets as we like for England v Argentina on 11th November and England v Samoa on 25th November. Only for England v Australia on 18th November are we restricted to a finite number of tickets at the Entitlement Price as above. However last year we had no difficulty in buying sufficient additional tickets at the Standard Price to satisfy all requests. Consequently I am inviting applications for England v Australia by email only in the expectation that there will be relatively few refunds required - I hope! - and I will ask for bank details at that stage to pay them by BACS.

The deadline for applications for the Autumn matches is 26th July to qualify for tickets at the Entitlement Price. Later applications at the Standard Price will be subject to availability.

During the Autumn, 6 Nations games will become available and you can download the forms from this webpage in due course, for which you need Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download this by clicking the logo below:

MATCH 4 – Sat10th February 2018 - England v Wales – KO @ 16:45: Application pending
MATCH 5 – Sat 17th March 2018 - England v Ireland – KO @ 14:45: Application pending

Each match has a deadline for the applications to reach me which is printed on each form. A ticket draw then takes place about 3-4 weeks before each match. Refunds are issued to unlucky applicants and those issued lower category tickets than for which they applied. The refunds are paid by BACS after the end of the relevant series in case we are able to make late purchases through the ticket exchange. If you no longer wish to be considered for late allocations, it is important to know, as I will buy as many tickets as possible from the ticket exchange to satisfy demand as additional tickets become available by and by. This avoids the Club being left with tickets for which there are no buyers and you will be expected to honour your application should you not inform me.

Please note that you do not need to send SAE’s anymore with your applications.

To assist in keeping the admin time down, please remember that one cheque should be sent to cover multiple applications. Please don’t send a separate cheque per form. This will also save you and the Club bank charges.

For full Terms & Conditions, download the PDF by clicking here

If you have any queries, please use the e-mail link below, or click this link to the FAQ's PDF page. Finally it has to be said that the RFU ticket allocation to the Club is relatively small and hence we always receive more applications than tickets, so it really is the ‘luck of the draw'. This is particularly true for 6 Nations matches, for which you are restricted to applying for a pair of tickets only, other than for Italy. In recent years we have been successful in obtaining additional allocations for the Autumn series and hence you may apply for as many tickets as you would like but you should be aware that, in the event of over-subscription a ballot for a pair of tickets only will be held.

Good Luck.

Regards

Andrew Gordon

International Tickets/Debenture Officer
Richmond FC
Twickenham Road
Richmond
Surrey
TW9 2SF.

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