Pitch plan for Sunday 11th April 2021

Fantastic to see rugby being played again last Sunday. The weather played it's part as well! This week we are moving a few groups around so check out the pitch plan below.

Next week the clubhouse re-opens and there will be terrace beers available on Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons as well as after Sunday training and Sunday evenings.

Parking-wise we continue with our new approach to help with traffic flows. The arrangements are...

Minis – please park in the Preston Road carpark. Once this is full you will be told to park on the PUBLIC roads away from the club.

Youth – please can only coaches head to the main car park, with everyone else dropping off and parking locally on the PUBLIC streets away from the club. Do allow yourself time as it is highly likely you will have to park away from the club and walk.

Follow the parking attendants instructions – they are parent volunteers trying to make the club run smoothly.

Be considerate of others and arrive on time so you are not stressed.

Pitch Plan

Track & Trace Form

Rugby is back (for good we hope) from Easter Sunday - 4th April 2021

The fantastic news is that RUGBY IS BACK from Sunday 4th April 2021 (Easter Sunday) until 30th May. We will run two sessions as before: 9.15-10.30 for u6 to u11s + Inclusive and 11.00-12.15 for u12s to Colts + u13, u15 and u18 girls.

Parking-wise we are trying a new approach to help with traffic flows. The arrangements are...

Minis – please park in the Preston Road carpark. Once this is full you will be told to park on the PUBLIC roads away from the club.

Youth – please can only coaches head to the main car park, with everyone else dropping off and parking locally on the PUBLIC streets away from the club.

Follow the parking attendants instructions – they are parent volunteers trying to make the club run smoothly.

Be considerate of others and arrive on time so you are not stressed.

Pitch Plan

Key dates for the next few weeks

Track & Trace form

Sunday 4th April 2021 - rugby returns
Sunday 11th April 2021 - training as normal
Sunday 18th April 2021 - u7-u11s playing a round-robin fixture vs Wimbledon Warriors (u7, u9, u11 at home; u8 & u10 at Warriors)
Sunday 25th April 2021 - training as normal
Sundays 2 & 9th May 2021 - Minis as normal; Youth fixtures
Sundays 16, 23 & 30 May 2021 - training as normal
Last session of the season is 30 May 2021

Next season starts Sunday 4th September 2021.

Clubhouse update
April 16th (Friday) will see the return of drinks on the terrace.
The terrace bar will then be open for Friday nights, Saturday afternoons and Sunday evenings as well as at times when training is on.

Restrictions will be in place - no more than 6 a table - no groups larger than 30 etc etc etc. Please ensure that when it is open you follow the directions of Ruth, Simon and the team as always!

Link to the rules for when we return to play

Stage D1 - 29 March 2021 onwards
Stage D2 - 26 April 2021 onwards

Click the image below for full details

Rules for Return to Play

Update: all rugby activities are postponed until further notice

Updated 5 January 2021

Inevitably, given the new national lockdown, we have been informed that all rugby activities need to be suspended until further notice.

As with kids returning to school, we hope to be back towards the end of February. We will update as and when there is news.

In the meantime, here are some really quite good England Rugby YouTube fitness films from back in November that all our kids can enjoy to keep them active.

Led by Ugo Monye
Session 1 - (U10s and below)
Session 2 – (U11s to U14s)
Session 3 – (U15s and above)

Led by Nolli Waterman
Session 1 - (U10s and below)
Session 2 – (U11s to U14s)
Session 3 – (U15s and above)

Led by Danny Care
Session 1 - (U10s and below)
Session 2 – (U11s to U14s)
Session 3 – (U15s and above)

Stay safe and wishing you all a happy new year.

Pitch plan for Sunday 13th December 2020

Rugby continues! Hurrah

Here are the pitch plans for Sunday:

Rugby IS back on Sunday 6th December 2020

GREAT NEWS!!!

Rugby is cleared to return from Sunday 6th December.

Let's get as many kids down to play rugby whilst we can!

Minis Groups (under 6 to under 11s) & Inclusive Rugby at 9.15am
Youth Groups & all Girls Rugby (under 12 and above) at 11am

Get in touch with our age group managers or head coaches if you want to come any try us out: http://wmrfc.co.uk/contacts

...and a brilliant Girls Rugby Camp for girls aged 10 to 18 to book on to - December 22nd, run by England World Cup Winner Rachael Burford and top coaches - they promise a full day rugby coaching camp you will never forget!

Here are the pitch plans for Sunday:

England Rugby fitness sessions for kids aged 6 to 18

England Rugby are running Sunday morning fitness sessions on their YouTube and Facebook pages to help keep our kids fit and engaged in rugby during Lockdown 2.

They are really good 25 minute-long sessions tailored to three age brackets. My two (aged 7 and 14) really enjoyed the first week's sessions. Two more sessions are planned and will run on Sunday 22nd and 29th November.

9.30-10am u6-u10s
10-10.30am u11-u14s
10.30-11am u15-u18s

We are still hoping to back playing on Sunday 6th December. Please keep an eye out for news on this.

Rugby is postponed until early December

With England now in a second Covid-19 lockdown, all amateur team sports are put on hold until the 2nd of December. Keep fit in the meantime and we'll be back as soon as allowed. We have all the protocols and coaching plans in place to get rugby back as soon as announced. Keep an eye out on our club Facebook group for news as well: https://www.facebook.com/wimbledonrfc

Last Sunday saw lots of great rugby being played. Here's a shot from the under 8s last week. This is what it's all about! Stay safe everyone.

Pitch plan and Track & Trace form for Sunday 1 November 2020

Welcome to another fun Sunday of rugby.

Please note: The RFU have banned the use of gloves by players as they inhibit the effectiveness of the regular hand sanitisation breaks. The only option for wearing gloves is to bring four pairs of clean gloves each week and swap for a fresh pair when your child hand sanitises every 15 mins. If you have any questions regarding this please direct them to Richard Castle, Chair of Minis Rugby (minis@wmrfc.co.uk).

Here are the pitch plans for Sunday:

Please remember to socially distance on the touchlines (2m apart and no groups of people more than six). The clubhouse uses the NHS Covid app to manage clubhouse users and given the new Covid restrictions there can be no mixing of households at all inside.

This weekend: Farmer's Market at the club

Running this Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November, get your breads, cheeses, billtong, honey and lots of other goodies alongside our own highly-successful veg and fruit stall. 9am to 4pm both days.

The Track & Trace form for this week is here

Pitch plan and Track & Trace form for Sunday 25 October

Don't forget the clocks go back this Sunday morning!

Great to see the season continuing as well as it is - thanks to all parents and coaches for your support. If you are one of the few still to pay your subs please pay up this weekend. Get in touch with Nick the treasurer via treasurer@wmrfc.co.uk if you're struggling to make the GMS site work for you.

A good number of updates have come from the RFU recently. As well as some new coaching courses and changes to age grade regulations there is a ban on the wearing of gloves. For some children this is not ideal as they feel the cold so please add lots of base layers, leggings, hats etc to help keep them warm. The only way around the gloves ban is to bring enough pairs of clean gloves (four or five pairs) to change at every 15-minute hand sanitising break.

The monthly RFU update can be read here

There's also this video update from RFU rugby development director Steve Grainger: https://www.englandrugby.com/video/1rFbFUQX

Here are the pitch plans for Sunday:

Please remember to socially distance on the touchlines (2m apart and no groups of people more than six). The clubhouse uses the NHS Covid app to manage clubhouse users and given the new Covid restrictions there can be no mixing of households at all inside.

Next weekend: Farmer's Market at the club

Running on Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November, get your breads, cheeses, billtong, honey and lots of other goodies alongside our own highly-successful veg and fruit stall. 9am to 4pm both days.

The Track & Trace form for this week is here

Pitch plan and Track & Trace form for Sunday 18 October 2020

Following this week's announcement that London is moving to Tier 2 on the Covid-19 status scale, there is NO CHANGE for us and we can carry on as we have been all season. Hurrah!

The RFU have informed clubs that gloves must not be worn by children playing rugby from now on. For some children this is not ideal as they feel the cold so please add lots of base layers, leggings, hats etc to help keep them warm.

There are a few places left for half term in our multi-sport holiday camps for kids aged 7 to 14. Details and how to book are here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-camp/october2020

Here are the pitch plans for Sunday:

Please remember to socially distance on the touchlines (2m apart and no groups of people more than six). The clubhouse uses the NHS Covid app to manage clubhouse users.

The Track & Trace form for this week is here

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