The club member and membership modules in Clubhouse were not widely used across the club community. The IRFU engaged directly with clubs for input in designing a new system that better met their needs. RugbyConnect is the result of this process.
Like in Clubhouse, the member and membership modules will not be mandatory. Each club can decide how they want to collect membership payments.
Sportlomo currently operate in this space with many sporting clubs across the four provinces and offer comparable competitive rates in this space. As all club players and parents will be required to register online, this presents an opportunity to add payment options and have your members log in to register and pay at the same time.
Clubs can also build out other membership options. The membership options will be managed outside of the IRFU with Sportlomo directly. Their current fees for online payments are 3.5% of payments through the system, with a 50c /p transaction fee per payment.
For more information on online payments, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org