A busy Sunday to look forward to. Pitch details below. Remember next week - 2 October - is the minis B Festival - so everyone not playing will be away somewhere else.
Final call for subs -there are about 60 people still to pay. So...
Parking Under 8s on parking marshalling duties
Sporting Feet - South West London's premier footwear specialist with shops in Putney and Kingston - have a special offer for club members.
They are offering 10% off rugby boots, mouth guards and a free ‘Bootclaw’ boot cleaner/stud key to all junior members of Wimbledon Rugby Club Minis/Juniors section until 13th November 2016.
Quote promo code ‘RP09’ to get the discount. If you go in-store mention the promotion and that will be fine too. You can also show us the link on your phones, too. Couldn't be more convenient!
An exciting Sunday ahead with the U12s and U13s Playing their VERY first Youth Matches..... And the U16s are kicking off their season with a home fixture. U9s are on car park marshalling duties.
Serious Stuff will also be in attendance too, selling their final Wimbledon stock... It may, or may not, be at a discount... find out on Sunday!
If you've not paid your subs yet then please do this Sunday at the clubhouse or online here. Subs are the lifeblood of the club and the earlier we all pay up the better the club and our kids' rugby can be. So far about three-quarters of you have paid up - which is brilliant, thank you. Come on you stragglers!
Note there are changes this week...
Most importantly - this Sunday is the last chance to save on your annual subs. The early bird discount for registrations ends on Sunday night. Either sign up at the clubhouse on Sunday or pay and register online with this form https://goo.gl/forms/chrGcGAJ1HJocrMJ3 beforehand. Full details about signing up for the season, here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin.
Also, Akuma will be at the clubhouse THIS SUNDAY... so come and try on the kit and order directly from Akuma. You still need to pay either online or at the bar. Please specify it is for a kit order. Details about kit are here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/kit
There's also a chance Serious Stuff (the old kit suppliers) will be selling the remaining stock they have... NEXT Sunday, the 18th. We do not know if they are selling at a discount...
What a cracking start to the season. Lots of enthusiasm from the kids AND with parents in early paying of their subs! Thanks to all of you who have paid already. Remember the last opportunity to benefit from the early bird subs prices is next Sunday - 11th September - they go up on 12th September. Easiest way is to pay online - go here for details.
KIT You might have noticed that the new kit suppliers - Akuma - didn't make it today. SNAFU. They WILL be here next Sunday, 11th September. So usual drill applies - turn up, try on, buy, - there won't be an easier chance to buy your kit this season.
CHECK OUT THE KIT BROCHURE: here
LOOK AT THE PRICES: here
MINIS ORDER WITH THIS FORM : here
YOUTH ORDER WITH THIS FORM: here
ADULTS/COACHES ORDER WITH THIS FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/j7VHolQYJ1hvryAp2
PAY IN ONE OF THE FOLLOWING WAYS...
Online - Lloyds TSB, Sort Code: 309966, AC No: 01419354, AC Name: WMRFC (Ref: Akuma & Surname)
Or credit/debit card/cash at the clubhouse
DBS checks for coaches Sophie, the new child protection officer, reports a busy session at her DBS check desk. Thanks to those of you who did yours today. Please check in with your age group manager for more details and Sophie will be at the clubhouse again on Sunday - 9am to 12.30.
Here's looking forward to more great rugby next Sunday.
This is where the fun starts!
IMPORTANT - NEW KIT: This Sunday (4th) ONLY there will be an opportunity to try on, and order new kit, as supplied by new kit supplier, Akuma. We are trying to get web portal set up to help in this process, but on Sunday there will be an opportunity to pay and order your kit. From then on, all orders will be centralised through your age group managers (or a.n.other as decided by your age group). Hopefully the web portal will be set up asap to stream line this process.
Worth noting Sunday is currently scheduled for rain, but it will be hot and dry for the rest of this week. The grounds will be hard, so think about stud choices. Car parking is being marshalled by Under 11s.
SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR THE SEASON ARE DUE: DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Hopefully many of you will have already preregistered and paid your subscription, taking advantage of the early-bird discount... here is the form again... https://goo.gl/forms/chrGcGAJ1HJocrMJ3. Full details here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin. Your last day to benefit from early bird discount is Sunday 11th September. If you can't pay online there will be subs desks at the club every Sunday in September.
A big welcome to the new season to all players new and old, as well as parents, coaches and the many volunteers that make this great club work so seamlessly. The club celebrated its 150th anniversary last season, and following the excitement of the Rugby 7s in the Olympics, we are looking forward to a hugely exciting 2016-17 season. If you want to find out how to join up and play at Wimbledon Rugby Club click here
New season, new rules
A few changes have been made to the rules. Clubs and schools now have one unified set of regulations. Each age group page has a link to the relevant code. The full set of regulations on the England Rugby site are here.
We are thrilled to announce a new kit partnership with Akuma Rugby.
This is a new three year partnership for the whole club (from senior first XV to the under 6s) and will see everyone gradually transition over to the new kit. The designs are slightly different but there’s no requirement to change straight away.
IMPORTANT - NEW KIT: This Sunday (4th) ONLY there will be an opportunity to try on, and order new kit, as supplied by new kit supplier, Akuma. We are trying to get web portal set up to help in this process, but on Sunday there will be an opportunity to pay and order your kit. From then on, all orders will be centralised through your age group managers (or a.n.other as decided by your age group). Hopefully the web portal will be set up asap to stream line this process. Kit is made in the UK to order and is of excellent quality. They expect to deliver in two weeks from ordering. We’re thrilled to be part of the #akumafamily.
More details 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
Here's to a fantastic season.
Wimbledon RFC is pleased to announce that we will be holding a two days summer camp from the 25th August - 26th August, for U6 - U18's.
Thank you to A-Plan Insurance (Wimbledon) who awarded John Woods, Volunteer of the Year and ran a Throwing target competition for the minis, to win a Harlequins signed ball & Twickenham stadium tour. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, they will be running another competition next season! The results are below (read if you’re interested to see how Justin, U50s did…)
How you can raise money for the club
A-Plan are donating £5 for every quote made and 25% of commission on ALL insurance policies taken out… so it’s worth just seeing if they can quote you a better price & ensure you’re fully covered!!
For those of you who don’t know A-Plan, they’re based at 52 Wimbledon Hill and they offer various different plans for Home, Travel, Life, Health, Pet, Marine, Motor & Business insurance.
A Plan can save you a considerable amount on your current insurance plan (as some members have already seen!) at the same time as raising money for the club
https://www.aplan.co.uk/wimbledon Remember to quote Wimbledon Rugby!!!
We had lots of great kids participate (and a few of you adults that couldn’t resist) in the game. We also had some fabulous little helpers!
3. Joshua Bartel from U11s with 13.95 seconds (Apologies if the surname is mis-spelt!)
2. Ben Castle from U10s with 12.7 seconds
(Actually, technically speaking Justin Pasqual Reynolds, U50s come in 2nd place with 12.38 seconds… )
And the winner……
1. JOSH REYNOLDS U11s, with an outstanding 7.95 seconds!!!