Summer 2020 activities at WRFC

We hope that you are all well and have coped with the various challenges that have been presented recently: illness, work pressures, homeschooling and keeping the kids occupied.

We trust you have all been able to keep the kids active through this period, which when you are unable to bring a ball and mates into the frame offers new challenges in motivation. It is now important as the kids can begin to return to sport that we prepare them sensibly for the activities they are about to undertake. Across the world there are reports of increased soft tissue injuries on returning to sporting activity, an area the club is planning to help reduce greatly with our Return to Rugby Planning. It is strongly advisable that we all start to build fitness and begin to add in, for the older age groups, strength training and agility work to help prepare the body for a return to rugby, cricket or any other summer activity that might be on the cards. Certainly, contact training, if allowed, will be greatly reduced during the first six weeks of rugby training when the new season starts.

As we move forwards and sporting bodies including the RFU now allow small groups to train together, Wimbledon RFC are planning summer activities for the kids, aimed at addressing the fitness and agility side through various fun sports and activities.

Neil Sweeney, who heads up the Wimbledon RFC in the Community project and has been along to sessions throughout the past two seasons to help our coaching programme, helped us plan daytime and early evening multi-sports sessions. The current sessions are available here:

Please book early so we can make sure their days are as special as possible

Please stay well.

Paul Goss (Youth Chair) & Richard Castle (Minis Chair)