Fri 18 Sep 2020 17:21

As you know for the 2020/21 season we are moving our senior membership data base and subscriptions across to the RFUs national system, known as GMS.

The RFU system offers us a secure and cost-effective place for members, players and the club to manage personal data, subscriptions and importantly communications.

To help us achieve a successful move we will soon be contacting members individually to explain what you need to transfer your membership to GMS.

The subscription fee for 2020/21 is unchanged.  It is £75.00 for patron members, however we have noted that some members have not updated old standing orders from the old subscription fee of £50.

We understand that some members will need help navigating the GMS system and some members may not have access to a computer.  We have therefore put in place a help desk.  All you need do is telephone (Tim Cunliffe 07973906489) or email and we will arrange help.

We will also aim to be at the club at the following times until the end of October, check via the email address above if this the sole purpose of your visit.  All you need do is turn up and speak to us – from a safe distance of course.

  • Tuesday evenings 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Sundays 11:00am to 1:00pm

Benefits of Patron Membership

  • Support your local community rugby club
  • Members bar discount card
  • AGM Voting rights
  • Eligible to enter the international ticket ballot
  • Free entry on match days
  • Free parking on our car park on match days, subject to availability

Members who have not set up their membership account on GMS by 31 November 2020 will in accordance with WRFC club rules have their membership with the club ended on 31 December 2020.

Useful Guides

Creating a new GMS account

Apply for Patron Membership

Updating Personal information

Addition Patron Member Payment

Important Note

If you have a Yahoo based email address (including BT internet, Sky and AOL) you may not be receiving emails from GMS, or receiving them into your Junk or Spam folders. Please see further guidance on GMS help portal

Frequently Asked Questions

Why I have not received an email from GMS?

The messages may have gone into your spam folder or your ISP may have delayed delivery of the message. See for further guidance on GMS help portal.

How do I know if I have a GMS account already?

We will be contacting members to advise them of their current GMS status by the end of September. If you’ve not heard from us by then please contact

Why haven’t I received a password reset email?

This could be related to the delay introduced by Yahoo. Please contact and we’ll help you reset your password.

Can I trust direct debit, will you change the amount without telling me?

Firstly, any increase in WRFC membership subscriptions will have to be proposed by the committee and approved at an AGM. We cannot increase membership fees without consulting with our membership.

Secondly you are protected by the direct debit guarantee, further information is available from a summary is below:

Direct Debit Guarantee - Your rights

Organisations using the Direct Debit Scheme go through a careful vetting process before they're authorised, and are closely monitored by the banking industry. The efficiency and security of Direct Debit is monitored and protected by your own bank or building society.

The Direct Debit Guarantee applies to all Direct Debits. It protects you in the rare event that there is an error in the payment of your Direct Debit, for instance if a payment is taken on the incorrect date, or the wrong amount is collected. It cannot be used to address contractual disputes between you and the billing organisation.

The Guarantee is offered by all banks and building societies that accept instructions to pay Direct Debits

If there are any changes to the amount, date or frequency of your Direct Debit the organisation will notify you (normally 10 working days) in advance of your account being debited or as otherwise agreed. If you request the organisation to collect a payment, confirmation of the amount and date will be given to you at the time of the request

If an error is made in the payment of your Direct Debit, by the organisation or your bank or building society, you are entitled to a full and immediate refund of the amount paid from your bank or building society

If you receive a refund you are not entitled to, you must pay it back when the organisation asks you to

You can cancel a Direct Debit at any time by simply contacting your bank or building society. Written confirmation may be required. Please also notify the organisation.