How to Join for the 2020-21 season *updated 9 September 2020*

If you just want the how-to-pay bit, scroll down to: Arrangements for start of the season 2020/21

COVID-19 UPDATE AND WELCOME
Rugby is now moving well down the return-to-play pathway following the Covid-19 outbreak, currently we are at stage D on the pathway. Our 500 boys and girls enjoyed a full return to rugby training and the season on Sunday 6 September 2020 (with necessary Covid adaptation).

Wimbledon Rugby Football Club, and especially our thriving Minis and Youth section, is a great place for kids to play rugby! We're one of the founding clubs of the RFU (we celebrated our 150th anniversary in 2015). So if you live in the Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Earlsfield, Southfields, Kingston, South West London or the North Surrey area, come on down and play rugby at Wimbledon RFC. Subs for the full 2020/21 season are £160 for single children (£130 for U6s), £250 for family membership and £100 for Inclusive rugby. We have again frozen the subs prices from last season.

The culture of the club is very much one of parental involvement. If you can help out by volunteering please email comms@wmrfc.co.uk - we can never have too many helpers!

JOINING WIMBLEDON RFC
For newcomers, any appropriate clothing can be worn and you are welcome to a couple of try-out sessions before deciding if you want to join. Please take note of the requirements for gum shields and appropriate footwear below. A player without a gumshield (under 9 and beyond) will not be able to take part in any contact drills or games.

To get in touch, and to arrange a free try out, contact the relevant age group manager here or just turn up every Sunday from September to late April/May. You can try out and join at any stage of the season.

Here's how to find us. Typical pitch arrangements by age group are here

REGISTRATION PROCESS FOR THE 2020/21 SEASON Membership and registration are all now organised via England Rugby's Game Management System (GMS). Details on how to log in, update your details and pay your annual subs are below. If you are new to the club, or have not yet formally "registered" via the GMS you must do so using this link. This user guide to filling this online form in might be helpful. Key thing to remember is that you register yourself first, then create a password, then add your kids details. If you already have a GMS account (because you are a parent with another kid at the club or are a past player) then you need to read below and update (not create a duplicate) your account.

KIT
Club colours are claret and Cambridge blue. Shirts, shorts, socks and training tops are from Akuma. Our new online kit shop is now open The Wimbledon Rugby Club Kit Shop is here. There are sample sizes to try on at the clubhouse (most Sunday mornings).

See the Kit page for more details.

All players U9 and above must have - and wear - a gum shield before being permitted to take part in sessions. For younger children gum shields are encouraged. The heat-moulded gum shields are adequate, but older players are recommended to have correctly fitted mouth guards.

Rugby or football boots can be worn, but must be fitted with rugby studs or have moulded plastic studs or 'blades' with no sharp edges. We recommend the one-piece aluminium studs that carry the BSI Kitemark. Trainers should not be worn as they do not provide enough protection and are not much use on wet grass or mud. Conversely, if the ground is very hard it is better to wear pimples/moulded studs than old-fashioned metal rugby studs.


Arrangements for start of the season 2020/21

MEMBERSHIP
Signing up for the season is a two-step process. (1) Having a GMS account - which means that a parent and any children are registered with the club; and (2) Paying for your subs with that GMS account. Players must have paid their subs to the club and have their details registered on England Rugby's Game Management System (GMS). Every player in the club must be registered on the GMS system, even those in the U6s.
Club membership is renewed annually, and for 2020/21 subs will be:
Individual membership U6s – £130 - Membership for single player
Individual membership all other age groups – £160 – Membership for 1 adult / parent and 1 child
Family membership - £250 – Membership for 2 adults / parents and more than 1 child
Inclusive rugby membership - £100.
There are no additional match fees.


Step-by-step guide to sorting out and paying for your membership

There are two steps to sorting out your annual membership - logging into the GMS and paying on the GMS.

Step 1. Log in to Game Management System (GMS)

FOR THE MAJORITY OF PARENTS: Every existing parent needs to log in and confirm and/or update their and their kids' details - click here

OR: If you are new to the club or have never registered - click here

PLEASE BE HELPFUL. It is highly likely that you will have forgotten your password. Please press the "forgotten password" link and you will most probably find the reminder email goes into your spam. Please, please put in the effort and find it and log back into your existing account (rather than just creating a new one). The impact on club volunteers of lots of duplicate entries is pretty significant - please help us out here.

Here is a user guide to filling this online form in

If you are struggling with using the Game Management System (GMS), there are lots of helpful tips here

https://help.rfu.com/support/home

Step 2. Pay your subs via the GMS

Our treasurer, Nick, has created this how-to-pay doc to help you pay your subs

Wimbledon are committed to making rugby accessible to all young people, regardless of ability to pay. Membership fees can be reduced for those who would not be able to participate otherwise. Requests should be made to age group managers - each case will be considered individually and confidentially.

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