Rugby and netball plans for Sunday 18th January 2015

Minis are split between being at home and away at Old Ruts. Evens (eg U8s) at home, odds (eg U9s) at Old Ruts. If away here's where Old Ruts are:
Old Rutlishians
Poplar Road
Merton Park
London
SW19 3JS

website : http://www.oldrutsrugby.com/contact-us.aspx

They have some limited parking on-site (first come first served), but there is plenty of parking available on the roads surrounding the club which are not controlled on Sunday morning.

If at home please be careful where you park - if you see a cone please don't park next to it, it is there for a reason!

Netball: 7/8/9 year olds from 9.30am to 10.45am; 10/11 year olds from 10.45am to 12.00pm. See post below for more details.

Finally, next Saturday (24th) is our Burns Night - see this post. It's a cracking night of haggis, dancing, revelry, addressing, whisky. A great night for couples. Tickets from Una: social@wmrfc.co.uk

Netball continues this and each Sunday (18 Jan 15 and onwards)

Following a great first session where 30+ girls came to the club and had a cracking session we're thrilled to say that training will clearly be on each Sunday. 7/8/9 year olds from 9.30am to 10.45am; 10/11 year olds from 10.45am to 12.00pm. 12 to 15 year olds sessions will run from 12.00 to 1.15pm as and when we have ten people signed up.

More details here: http://www.wimbledonrfc.co.uk/j/team-latest-136436.html.

Janet Hills is the head coach. Here's more about her:

Janet Hills has been involved in playing, umpiring and coaching netball for many years. Janet qualified as a level 2 coach in 2009 and holds a UK Coaching Certificate. She is also a qualified ‘C’ award umpire. Janet is currently head coach at Oxshott, Wandsworth, Whyteleafe and Swanley netball clubs and starting the junior section at Wimbledon RFC will be her fifth endeavour. She still plays at a national level for the Metropolitan Police and locally with Portas NC in Croydon. Janet’s ambition is to progress to become a level 3 coach and her motto in life is to “Do your best, be your best and be the best that you can be”.

Wimbledon RFC U18s Dylan Morris secures final trial for England U18s

Wimbledon & Surrey U18 back row forward Dylan Morris has been successful in the London & South East Counties trials and has been put forward for the final trial for the England U18 Clubs & Schools Side to be held at Loughborough University at the end of February 2015. The pic below is Dylan in front of his dad's (John) Wales Universities shirt the year they beat England Universities. John is keen to share the secret to Dylan's success on the pitch: he always plays wearing his lucky Welsh pants! Thank goodness Dylan's seen sense and has an England trial...

This is a huge achievement for the Wimbledon RFC Youth system and hopefully there will be many more to follow in his footsteps.

Dylan has worked tirelessly on his fitness and commitment to rugby at both club and county level to achieve this accolade. It's well deserved.

None of this would have been possible without Charlie O’Rourke who has coached Dylan and the team over the past 12 years, from U6. His dedication and expertise has not only driven the squad to be the current Surrey U17 Champions he has also nurtured the talents of Josh O’Rourke and Alex Kane who also play for Surrey.

A truly great achievement for the coaching and youth system in our 150th celebration year - good luck to Dylan at the trial.

Dick Dunford, Youth Chair.

Rugby Ready and Scrum Factory courses Jan-Apr 2015

Details here, coaches: http://wmrfc.co.uk/coaching-public. Locations convenient to WMRFC too!

Youth rugby results from 11 January 2015

Some crackers here - well done guys. Thanks to Philip Rea for the results.
U18: London Irish 5 – Wimbledon 7
U17: Battersea 0 – Wimbledon 30
U15: Wimbledon 12 – Chipstead 19
U14: Reeds 3 – Wimbledon 43
U13: Wimbledon A 0 – S & E 40 & Wimbledon B 22 – Warlingham 0

Our famous Burns Night - 24 January 2015 from 7pm

See the flyer below - don't miss this! Tickets: social@wmrfc.co.uk

It's always a cracker of a night. Love whisky and haggis or are vaguely Scottish? Or even a good drink up and dance? Then this is for you.

Sunday training 11th January 2014

So, the bad weather has hit - we are experiencing flooding on the pitches - please keep an eye on the website and your txts\emails for updates. See the pitch plan below for the details.

Hopefully we'll be lucky and all rugby will go ahead as planned, especially as we have a lot going on.

Training for all minis plus the u11s are hosting the next round of the development league, hence the U12s sharing P4 with the U16s.

U13a and U13b are playing league matches back to back on P3 at 10.30 and 11.30
U15 are playing a league match on P1 at 11am
U17 are playing their league match on P1 at 1.30pm.
U18 and u14 have league matches away.

Good luck to all teams.

So it's going to be wet, cold and busy - a wonderful day at our rugby club. PLEASE WRAP THE KIDS UP! When one kid gets cold they all get cold.

Please try and car share, if parking locally please be considerate.

Please try and keep moving on the touchline to avoid turning them to mud, please keep your practice areas moving for the same reason.

Don't forget hot drinks and bacon butties in the clubhouse

First Netball Session Starts Sunday 11th Jan 10.00

The session will be open to girls aged 8 to 12 years old and will run from 10.00 to 11.30

Sunday 4 January 2015 training

UPDATE SUNDAY MORNING

Training still on but don't use pitch 2 as there is still water on It. So, lets double up on P1 and P3 - also try and use areas off the pitches for practices and technical skills sessions.

Happy Christmas/New Year everyone.

Quick note to say that the minis - U6 to U12 inclusive - are training at home on the first Sunday of the new year (that is unless you hear differently from your manager). For exceptions, see below

U6 & U7 not training on the 4th.
U10 are away.

If there is a weather issue please check back here. Unless it says off, it's on!

Sunday 7th December - matches and training and buy your Christmas tree at the club!

Three things to highlight:

1. Order your team photos - see your team manager. £10 for one, £15 for two, for orders over 3 they are £7.50 each. You can preview them on this site - see this post. Una Deed has the answers to all your questions social@wmrfc.co.uk.

2. Next week - 14 December, is the Christmas party. Food for the kids for free, delicious food to buy for the adults. The spirit of Christmas wrapped up in a rugby clubhouse. Any gifts for the raffle, please bring 'em.

3. New Year's Eve - there will be a party at the club on NYE. Details to come but you can be sure of a cracking night. Food + booze + music. Fancy it? Una's your woman: social@wmrfc.co.uk

On to matters rugby

Minis U8 and U10 are at home.
U7, U9 and U11 are travelling to Quins - postcode: TW11 9BE, see map attached. Quins' clubhouse is currently closed but they have an agreement with the Anglers pub next door to open early to provide refreshments (including hot food).
Please note that there is no fixture for U12s this week so it's training at home.

Youth U13, U14 and U16 training at home.
U17 play North Surrey Barbarians.
U18 play Wasps in the next round of the national Cup.
U15 away.

The usual but important wet-ground requests:
ONE: Please keep moving on the touchline as the ground is still wet and keep the training games moving as the ground can't recover from over-playing at this time of year.
TWO: Car parking will be restricted due to the overflow being closed. Please respect the neighbours. Parking policy to be found top left on the homepage

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