Pitch plan 8 March 2020

Please note U13 on parking the week as all minis are away at festivals, tours etc.

Remember the Wimbledon Minis Rugby Festival is on the 15th March so all youth matches will need to start after 2pm please.

Coaches meeting on Wednesday 11th March starting from 7.45. Please make sure you have some of your team there.

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Pitch plan 1 March 2020

Rugby is currently ON for the youth games only this Sunday. Sadly training for the minis has had to be cancelled due to the state of the pitches due to water logging.

Don't forget, this Sunday, 1pm-3pm - free Girls Try Out Rugby session - this is still ON

The Youth parents are on parking (not u6s)

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Coronavirus - Message from Wimbledon RFC Child Welfare team

We have been in contact with the RFU and they are not issuing specific guidance in relation to the Coronavirus at this stage. The reason they state is that there is nothing to add above and beyond the detailed advice issued by the government and this is already in the public domain and well-known.

Advice to the public - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-pub...

Further advice on what we can all do to prevent the spread of infection: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-setti...

If the situation changes then we will of course update you.

Best regards
Sophie Castle and Kate Singleton
Child Welfare Officers for WMRFC

Come and watch the first XV today at Wimbledon RFC

The adult first XV is having a great season riding high in the top three of the London & SE Premier league. There's only six home games left this season.

After last week's thumping win away at Guildford, the team are back at home facing local rivals Dorking. Why not pop down for a 2.30 KO, support your club, have a few beers and then watch the Wales game in the clubhouse afterwards?

Here's the link to today's programme

Last call for teams for the Wimbledon Spring Rugby Festival - 15 March 2020

We are hugely looking forward to our Quilter Kids First Minis Rugby Festival to be held at Wimbledon RFC on Sunday 15 March 2020. Always popular, we have a few places left for Under 9 teams (and potentially a few other age groups). Get in touch if you would like to join us: fixtures@wmrfc.co.uk

Pitch plan 23 February 2020

RIGHT! Let's hope the rain sods off and we get some rugby away.

Very simply -- all home training except one game for U16s -- everyone's squeezing together.

U11s on parking; U10s on cakes.

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Pitch plan 16 February 2020

Weather update: all rugby cancelled, Sunday 16 February 2020

As you can see, we have standing water and waterlogging across all pitches. Consequently, and regretfully, we need to cancel all rugby this Sunday. Enjoy your day off and let's hope we can play next Sunday.

Invitation to all coaches
We invite all head coaches and coaches along for a debrief on the season to date, things that are going well, areas we can improve, meet the other coaches at the club.

WHEN Wednesday 11th March, 7.45pm for an 8pm start at the clubhouse
THE PLAN 15 minute debrief and update, 20 minute break out group to discuss ideas/progress, 20 minute review and plan for next season. Followed by a beer at the bar to chat/catch up further.

Calling all girls
Our girls rugby squad has expanded at the club and is growing strongly. They are now on a great recruitment drive to draw more players to the club, connecting with local schools. They have a taster rugby session coming up soon at Wimbledon and it would be great if you can spread the word to those girls who may be connected to the club however not tried rugby before. It will be on Sunday the 1st March.

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Pitch plan Sunday 9 February 2020

Sadly we have to announce that all rugby (matches and training) is cancelled tomorrow - Sunday 9 February 2020. The weather forecast is increasingly wild so with so many visitors scheduled to play here tomorrow it has been decided to give notice that we are cancelling early to give people the chance to change their Sunday plans. See you all next week.

Wimbledon star and Welsh international smashes charitable donation target - Edwear and Headway.org.uk

You may have seen loads of Wimbledon RFC beanies being worn around the club. This is a charitable initiative by ex player Ed Dunford and is raising serious money for Headway, the brain injury charity. Please support this great cause and buy a hat at the club, just £20. More information here.

And here's Ed celebrating donating his first £1,000 from the profits of selling his hats. Well done Ed!

Upcoming RFU coaching/ref courses and pitch plan for 2nd February 2020

There are a good number of courses being held locally, including a Level One Refereeing Course (ideal for coaches of u6-u13s) and Principles of Attack, both conveniently held at Wimbledon RFC!!! Let's get as many coaches on these as possible please.

Refereeing Children, Wimbledon RFC, Monday 10/02/20, 19:00 – 22:00: https://bit.ly/2QZJAtb
Managing Contact, Kingston RFC, Monday 24/02/20, 19:00 – 22:00: https://bit.ly/2R1w48h
Principles of Scrummaging, Old Wimbledonians RFC, Wednesday 04/03/20, 19:00 – 22:00: https://bit.ly/2NAR5F3
Principles of Defence, Old Emanuel RFC, Monday 09/03/20, 19:00 – 21:30: https://bit.ly/2NwtNQs
CARDS, Old Emanuel RFC, Monday 16/03/20, 19:00 – 21:30: https://bit.ly/2tigexn
Principles of Attack, Wimbledon RFC, Wednesday 25/03/20, 19:00 – 21:30: https://bit.ly/2RucaSJ
Managing Contact, Richmond RFC, Sunday 29/03/20, 13:00 – 16:00: https://bit.ly/2RmIKFU

This Sunday we have the U9s on parking - please remember to listen to any parking directions given by our wonderful volunteer parents.

There are two home Youth fixtures for the U14s and U15s, with everyone else at home. Please note the areas we are trying to rest for the next few weeks to help the pitches last till the end of the season.

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Pitch plan 26 January 2020

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