How to Join for the 2018-19 season *updated October 10, 2018*

If you just want the how-to-pay bit, scroll down to: Arrangements for start of the season 2018/19

WELCOME
Wimbledon Rugby Football Club, and especially our thriving Minis and Youth section, is a great place for kids to play rugby! We're part of 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, South West London or the North Surrey area, come on down and play rugby at Wimbledon RFC. Subs for the full 2018/19 season are £160 for single children (£130 for U6s), £250 for family membership and £100 for girls rugby. Inclusive rugby is free.

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 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 for a 10am sharp start every Sunday from September to May.

Here's how to find us

Membership and registration are organised by age group managers who can supply the necessary paperwork, or you can download the forms from the link below and fill them in before you come along. The club registration form needs to be filled in every year, and you need to request an RFU ID if you are new to Wimbledon RFC using this link. This user guide to filling this online form in might be helpful.

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.

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.


Arrangements for start of the season 2018/19

MEMBERSHIP
Players must be registered with the club and with the RFU before they can take part in competitive matches.
Club membership is renewed annually, and for 2018/19 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
Girls rugby membership (for playing in girls-only squads U13 and above) - £100 - Membership for 1 adult / parent and 1 child
Inclusive rugby membership - free.
There are no additional match fees.

HOW TO SIGN UP There are two steps to signing up

1. Membership form for the season:

Complete this online-submitted Google doc. If you are new to the club you'll also need to fill in an RFU player registration form to request an RFU ID using this link. Here is a user guide to filling this online form in.

RFU Registration form

There's a new online RFU player registration process for 2018-19. If you are new to the club you'll need to do this to ensure your child is covered by insurance and can play in festivals. No RFU number, no matches.

This is the RFU ID form link and here is a user guide to filling this online form in.

2. Payment of subs two options:

(a) Online banking
Bank: Lloyds TSB
Sort code: 30-99-66
Account number: 01419354
Name of a/c: Wimbledon Mini RFC
If paying online, please reference: Age group, surname, child's initial(s) (eg U8BrownA).

(b) at the club
By either credit/debit card at the clubhouse or cheque/cash to your age group manager

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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