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.
The old suppliers (Serious Stuff) will be selling old stock at a discount at the club in early September.
The new Akuma kit will be ordered via your age group managers (Akuma haven’t got an online shop) and Akuma will be at the club in September to show sample sizes etc. 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!!!
This weekend, Minis are distributed in different the places, some at Effingham & Leatherhead, and others at Esher.
For those that there are extras who are training at home, find bellow the spaces allocations.
Only one youth match at home, 3 teams playing away and the Girls are at Teddington.
3 youth matches
Visiting teams from Battersea
Minis A Festival at Esher
Development Squads: U8, U9 AND U10 Are sending 1 squad each to Farnham
Girls at London Irish
Minis are away in differing venues
Three home youth matches at 11:00
13, 14a, 15, 17 all away
Rugby is ON! Evens are at home, hosting Dorking. Odds away at Dorking. Under 10s on car parking. If parking at Drax (end of Preston Road) if you have a 4x4 please turn right and park on the muddy bit to help as many cars get in as possible. Update at 7pm Sat.
What better treat on Valentines Day than watching your kids enjoy their rugby!
Here's where everyone is playing.
Under 11s on the parking this week.