The new rugby season starts Sunday 3 September 2017 - kids aged 5+ to 18 most welcome

RUGBY IS BACK!

The first Sunday in September is the date our 500+ kids most look forward to. After a terrific Women's World Cup (other than the second half of the final that is) and a Lion's Tour that'll live long in the memory (especially the unanswered question about if there should have been extra time...) it's time to get down to Barham Road for our traditional 10am prompt start!

If you are new to the Wimbledon area and are looking for a club for your kids, come and give us a try for free. If you'd like to contact the relevant age group coach/manager click here or just come down ready to play with gum shield and boots.

New laws, free-flowing rugby

The 2017-18 season is the second under "Age Grade Rugby" rules: clubs and schools playing to the same laws and regulations with the season's fixtures arranged so schools and clubs don't clash with each other. England Rugby have arranged the season so that kids can play as much rugby as they like.

Each age group page has a link to the relevant code. The full set of regulations on the England Rugby site are here.

Youth fixtures (U12-U18s) have been re-organised so there's more purpose to the friendlies, triangulars and then the Waterfall tournaments through the season.
Minis fixtures (U7-U11s) are as brilliantly organised as ever by Caroline and Pieter. They will be updated on this site soon.
The under 6s train at home all season as they get to learn and love our game.

The new ruck and other law amendments to the scrum etc that take effect as of the start of the season should see the game be even more free-flowing. Check out the changes in this write up of referees discussing them. And if you're really keen, the full details from World Rugby are 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

SUBS FOR THE SEASON ARE DUE: DON'T MISS THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT
Hopefully many of you will have had an email from your age group manager and preregistered and paid your subscription, taking advantage of the early-bird discount... No worries if you haven't yet...here is the form... https://goo.gl/forms/3L6jIZ3nsM90foVJ2.

Full details here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin. Your last day to benefit from early bird discount is Sunday 17th September 2017. If you can't pay online there will be subs desks at the club every Sunday in September.

Pitch plan

Kit news
We are about to announce a new online shop for ordering kit. Previous info on kit is here which we'll update as soon as we have the new details. There will be a few items of kit available for sale on Sunday, as well as sample sizes to try on so you know what size to order when the online shop is live.

IMPORTANT: CAR PARKING
Please park according to our Parking policy. Specifically DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO RESIDENTS' PROPERTIES OR CAUSE BOTTLENECKS THAT COULD CAUSE AMBULANCES TO BE DELAYED.

Also
More details on how to join, about the club and links to England Rugby age grade information and coaching.

Make a date in your diary for our senior First XV games as well. Wimbledon RFC have been promoted to the National Division 2 so there's great rugby to watch on Saturdays as well.

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