Girls rugby half term camp at The Stoop for girls 11 to 15

Just announced is a special girls' rugby camp at Harlequins HQ, The Stoop, on Thursday 26th October 2017. 9am - 3.30pm, just £35 with a free gift as well. A fab way to get the best-possible training. Talk to girls coach Luciana - girls@wmrfc.co.uk - or book online at the Harlequins site.

Pitch plan for 17 September 2017 - last chance to get your early bird subscriptions in

After another brilliantly well-attended Sunday we come to week 3. Please note this is your last chance to benefit from the early bird discounts. See our how to join Wimbledon Rugby Club page for full details.

New online kit shop

Don't forget we have a new online store, our kit suppliers Akuma Rugby have launched a brand new online store to buy your Wimbledon Rugby kit. There are sample sizes at the clubhouse to try on, then order online.

Pitch plan

Contrary to the plan below, we HAVE a cake sale thanks to the wonderful Under 7s. Under 9s are on parking patrol.

Sunday 10 Sept: looking for a rugby club for reception age up to u18s? Come for a free trial. Plus NEW ONLINE KIT STORE

We had a brilliant and very busy first Sunday of the new season last week. Lots of new faces, as well as plenty of older ones. Everyone, regardless of experience, boys and girls, are welcome to come and play rugby at Wimbledon Rugby Club.

We are one of the few clubs in the area to never turn people away.

Boys and girls play together from reception age to under 11s. Thereafter we have a thriving girls squad for under 13s and under 15s. Boys youth teams go from under 12s to under 18s. Contact the relevant age group coach/manager by clicking here or just come down ready to play with gum shield and boots. Try us out for free for a couple of Sundays to see how you get on. Training starts every Sunday at 10am sharp.

Onto this Sunday.

New online kit shop

Our kit suppliers Akuma Rugby have launched a brand new online store to buy your Wimbledon Rugby kit. There are sample sizes at the clubhouse to try on, then order online - simples! Please bring any old kit for the second hand sale. All kit sold for donations to the club.

We are running a registrations desk again this Sunday and for the next three. Early bird discounts apply until 17 September. See our how to join Wimbledon Rugby Club page for full details.

The Under 10s are on car parking duty and the Under 6s are selling cakes.

Pitch plan

The new rugby season starts Sunday 3 September 2017 - kids aged 5+ to 18 most welcome

RUGBY IS BACK!

The first Sunday in September is the date our 500+ kids most look forward to. After a terrific Women's World Cup (other than the second half of the final that is) and a Lion's Tour that'll live long in the memory (especially the unanswered question about if there should have been extra time...) it's time to get down to Barham Road for our traditional 10am prompt start!

If you are new to the Wimbledon area and are looking for a club for your kids, come and give us a try for free. If you'd like to contact the relevant age group coach/manager click here or just come down ready to play with gum shield and boots.

New laws, free-flowing rugby

The 2017-18 season is the second under "Age Grade Rugby" rules: clubs and schools playing to the same laws and regulations with the season's fixtures arranged so schools and clubs don't clash with each other. England Rugby have arranged the season so that kids can play as much rugby as they like.

Each age group page has a link to the relevant code. The full set of regulations on the England Rugby site are here.

Youth fixtures (U12-U18s) have been re-organised so there's more purpose to the friendlies, triangulars and then the Waterfall tournaments through the season.
Minis fixtures (U7-U11s) are as brilliantly organised as ever by Caroline and Pieter. They will be updated on this site soon.
The under 6s train at home all season as they get to learn and love our game.

The new ruck and other law amendments to the scrum etc that take effect as of the start of the season should see the game be even more free-flowing. Check out the changes in this write up of referees discussing them. And if you're really keen, the full details from World Rugby are here.

Enjoyment is the main thing
Making sure our kids have fun is the key. We're big supporters of the RFU's TREDS initiative

SUBS FOR THE SEASON ARE DUE: DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Hopefully many of you will have had an email from your age group manager and preregistered and paid your subscription, taking advantage of the early-bird discount... No worries if you haven't yet...here is the form... https://goo.gl/forms/3L6jIZ3nsM90foVJ2.

Full details here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin. Your last day to benefit from early bird discount is Sunday 17th September 2017. If you can't pay online there will be subs desks at the club every Sunday in September.

Pitch plan

Kit news
We are about to announce a new online shop for ordering kit. Previous info on kit is here which we'll update as soon as we have the new details. There will be a few items of kit available for sale on Sunday, as well as sample sizes to try on so you know what size to order when the online shop is live.

IMPORTANT: CAR PARKING
Please park according to our Parking policy. Specifically DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO RESIDENTS' PROPERTIES OR CAUSE BOTTLENECKS THAT COULD CAUSE AMBULANCES TO BE DELAYED.

Also
More details on how to join, about the club and links to England Rugby age grade information and coaching.

Make a date in your diary for our senior First XV games as well. Wimbledon RFC have been promoted to the National Division 2 so there's great rugby to watch on Saturdays as well.

Rugby camp at Wimbledon Rugby Club 24 and 25 August 2017 - ideal pre-season rugby training!

RUGBY CAMPS IN SURREY - PERFECT FOR PRE-SEASON TRAINING (U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15)

Wimbledon RFC are proud to be an official partner of Harlequins summer holiday rugby camps. Throughout the summer Harlequins run kids rugby camps throughout the London and west-of-London region. Wimbledon are thrilled to host one of the best of them all, timed for pre-season training, just before our new season starts on 3 September.

The camp runs on the Thursday and Friday before the August bank holiday - 24 August and 25 August. Just £79 (plus booking fee) for both days. Ideal for minis (age 6, age 7, age 8, age 9, age 10, age 11) and youth (age 12, age 13, age 14). For boys and girls.

The rugby camps are run by experienced coaches (level 2 and above) with DBS checks and follow Harlequins Rugby principles of TRUE (Tempo, Ruthless in every contest, gameplay is Unpredictable, and, we Enjoy ourselves). As well as receiving expert coaching, all participants on our camp will receive a free Harlequins gift, discount on Big Game 10 tickets, a chance to win Harlequins prizes and an exclusive invitation to a Harlequins training session to meet the players.

We know how good the Harlequins style of play is as Wimbledon RFC's 1st XV have been coached by Harlequins players Nick Easter, Nick Evans and Joe Gray over the past three years and have been promoted to their highest league ever thanks to their influence. Wimbledon RFC is the embodiment of the Harlequins Way!

Each day is action-packed, player-centric and increasingly popular every year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

NatWest RugbyForce comes to Wimbledon RFC - 25th June and 2nd July 2017

In 2016, Wimbledon RFC opened its new changing room facility. We now have 4 new changing rooms with en suite showers, two referee changing rooms, a physio room, two changing rooms with shared showers and meeting room space. The two changing rooms with shared showers are our old changing rooms, rather dreary and in need of some TLC! On Sunday 25 June and Sunday 2 July 2017, we will be rallying our community to help upgrade them and to complete a general tidy up of our changing room, clubhouse and non-playing outdoor areas in time for the 2017/2018 season. Please join us in our fundraising attempts to make this a reality and email secretary@wimbledonrfc.co.uk if you would like to offer your volunteering time.

We are raising funds to help with this project and using crowdfunder to facilitate this. Visit: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/wimbledon-rfc-does-natwest-rugbyforce-2017 to donate to this worthwhile project.

Check out what happened when legends Martin Corry, Lewis Moody and Maggie Alphonsi visited Wimbledon RFC to promote the NatWest RugbyForce campaign

WRFC U13s League and Cup Double

The Invincible U13s

Wimbledon U13s started their season on the back of a mixed 2016 and with a new coach at the helm in club favourite, David Kremer. Unsurprisingly, expectations were tempered but nobody could have predicted what a wonderful season it would turn out to be.

Wimbledon 1st XV win promotion!

What a way to end a brilliant season. Wimbledon 1st XV promoted to National League 2 South with a fierce win over Dings Crusaders 55-5. Well done lads!

Have a great summer everyone. Training resumes 10am Sunday 3rd September 2017.

End of season celebrations - Sunday 23 April

We're nearly there. One more Sunday to go! Make sure you join us this Sunday for a final run out and end-of-season awards.

The plans for the day are...

U6, U7, U8, U9
10 - 10:30: Prize giving
10:30 - 11:30: Training
11:30: Serve kids food in clubhouse

U10, U11, Girls, Inclusive
10 - 11:30: Training
11:30: Prize giving
12 noon: Serve kids food in clubhouse

Volunteer rosta
Raffle
U10: 10-11am
U7: 11-12 noon
U9: 12-1pm (draw at 12:30)

Cake sale, sweets & drinks
U11, girls, inclusive: 10 - 11am
U6: 11 - 12noon
U8: 12 - 1pm

AND DON'T MISS THE FIRST XV'S PROMOTION CLASH NEXT SATURDAY 29 APRIL
Wimbledon RFC have finished 2nd in league 3 and as a result will get a play off game against Dings Crusaders on 29th April at home. Come and support the team. If they win they will go into National League 2 - the highest-ever league the club will have played in.

Pitches - 19 March 2017

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