Wimbledon RFC minis B Festival - Sunday 2 October 2016

A huge welcome to our guests this weekend: Wimbledon Warriors, KCS, Rosslyn Park, Esher, Warlingham, Dorking and Battersea Ironsides. Let's hope we get the weather we deserve...

Which leads nicely to a note about parking on Sunday... Even if the weather is kind to us, parking will be a challenge. If we can park on our pitches you should be fine to park on site - as long as you arrive by 9.15. Any later we would STRONGLY ADVISE YOU to park in one of the alternative locations on page 2 of our parking policy. If it's wet you'll be parking off-site. Please listen to instructions you are given.

Alternative parking locations

Given how narrow the roads are around the club please respect any instructions given by our parent-volunteer parking attendants. Anyone blocking access to homes or restricting ambulance access will be reported to the police.

If you need directions to Wimbledon Rugby Football Club click here

The programme for Sunday can be downloaded here

Make sure you don't miss out on the chance to win a Lions' top (worth £50!) thanks to club sponsors A-Plan Insurance. They'll be at the clubhouse with a passing competition - don't miss this.

Also at the clubhouse will be coffees, teas, hot chocolate, bacon butties and a BBQ, as well as a sweet stall, cake sale and raffle.

Here's the pitch plan

Hope you enjoy the festival and remember TREDS - Teamwork • Respect • Enjoyment • Discipline • Sportsmanship

Pitch plans for Sunday 25 September 2016

A busy Sunday to look forward to. Pitch details below. Remember next week - 2 October - is the minis B Festival - so everyone not playing will be away somewhere else.

Final call for subs -there are about 60 people still to pay. So...

If you've not paid your subs yet then please do so this Sunday at the clubhouse or online here. Come on you stragglers!

If you want to order new Akuma kit... do so via this link here

Special offer on boots and mouthguards - save 10% and get a free Bootclaw - at Sporting Feet (Putney and Richmond). See details here

Parking Under 8s on parking marshalling duties

Pitch plan

Special offer on rugby boots and mouthguards from our friends at Sporting Feet - save money, get free gift!

Sporting Feet - South West London's premier footwear specialist with shops in Putney and Kingston - have a special offer for club members.

They are offering 10% off rugby boots, mouth guards and a free ‘Bootclaw’ boot cleaner/stud key to all junior members of Wimbledon Rugby Club Minis/Juniors section until 13th November 2016.

Please see this link to a page on their website that details this offer.

The stores are at: 3 Lacy Road, Putney, SW15 1NH Tel: 020 8780 0558 and 9 King Street, Richmond, TW9 1ND Tel: 020 8948 6059. More info at Sporting Feet

Quote promo code ‘RP09’ to get the discount. If you go in-store mention the promotion and that will be fine too. You can also show us the link on your phones, too. Couldn't be more convenient!

Pitch plan and details for Sunday 18 October 2016

An exciting Sunday ahead with the U12s and U13s Playing their VERY first Youth Matches..... And the U16s are kicking off their season with a home fixture. U9s are on car park marshalling duties.

Serious Stuff will also be in attendance too, selling their final Wimbledon stock... It may, or may not, be at a discount... find out on Sunday!

If that doesn't work for you, order kit from our new suppliers, Akuma, here

If you've not paid your subs yet then please do this Sunday at the clubhouse or online here. Subs are the lifeblood of the club and the earlier we all pay up the better the club and our kids' rugby can be. So far about three-quarters of you have paid up - which is brilliant, thank you. Come on you stragglers!

Pitch plan

Note there are changes this week...

Sunday 11th September plans

Most importantly - this Sunday is the last chance to save on your annual subs. The early bird discount for registrations ends on Sunday night. Either sign up at the clubhouse on Sunday or pay and register online with this form https://goo.gl/forms/chrGcGAJ1HJocrMJ3 beforehand. Full details about signing up for the season, here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin.

Also, Akuma will be at the clubhouse THIS SUNDAY... so come and try on the kit and order directly from Akuma. You still need to pay either online or at the bar. Please specify it is for a kit order. Details about kit are here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/kit

There's also a chance Serious Stuff (the old kit suppliers) will be selling the remaining stock they have... NEXT Sunday, the 18th. We do not know if they are selling at a discount...

Pitch plan

What a start to the season and update on new kit supplier

What a cracking start to the season. Lots of enthusiasm from the kids AND with parents in early paying of their subs! Thanks to all of you who have paid already. Remember the last opportunity to benefit from the early bird subs prices is next Sunday - 11th September - they go up on 12th September. Easiest way is to pay online - go here for details.

KIT You might have noticed that the new kit suppliers - Akuma - didn't make it today. SNAFU. They WILL be here next Sunday, 11th September. So usual drill applies - turn up, try on, buy, - there won't be an easier chance to buy your kit this season.





ADULTS/COACHES ORDER WITH THIS FORM: https://goo.gl/forms/j7VHolQYJ1hvryAp2

Online - Lloyds TSB, Sort Code: 309966, AC No: 01419354, AC Name: WMRFC (Ref: Akuma & Surname)
Or credit/debit card/cash at the clubhouse

DBS checks for coaches Sophie, the new child protection officer, reports a busy session at her DBS check desk. Thanks to those of you who did yours today. Please check in with your age group manager for more details and Sophie will be at the clubhouse again on Sunday - 9am to 12.30.

Here's looking forward to more great rugby next Sunday.

Sunday 4th September 2016: arrangements

This is where the fun starts!

IMPORTANT - NEW KIT: This Sunday (4th) ONLY there will be an opportunity to try on, and order new kit, as supplied by new kit supplier, Akuma. We are trying to get web portal set up to help in this process, but on Sunday there will be an opportunity to pay and order your kit. From then on, all orders will be centralised through your age group managers (or a.n.other as decided by your age group). Hopefully the web portal will be set up asap to stream line this process.

Pitch plan

Worth noting Sunday is currently scheduled for rain, but it will be hot and dry for the rest of this week. The grounds will be hard, so think about stud choices. Car parking is being marshalled by Under 11s.

Hopefully many of you will have already preregistered and paid your subscription, taking advantage of the early-bird discount... here is the form again... https://goo.gl/forms/chrGcGAJ1HJocrMJ3. Full details here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin. Your last day to benefit from early bird discount is Sunday 11th September. If you can't pay online there will be subs desks at the club every Sunday in September.

Welcome to the new 2016-17 season


A big welcome to the new season to all players new and old, as well as parents, coaches and the many volunteers that make this great club work so seamlessly. The club celebrated its 150th anniversary last season, and following the excitement of the Rugby 7s in the Olympics, we are looking forward to a hugely exciting 2016-17 season. If you want to find out how to join up and play at Wimbledon Rugby Club click here

Training is every Sunday from 4 September 2016 all the way through to late April 2017. 10am start (sharp!).

To contact an age group coach or manager? Click here

New season, new rules
A few changes have been made to the rules. Clubs and schools now have one unified set of regulations. Each age group page has a link to the relevant code. The full set of regulations on the England Rugby site are here.

Need kit?
We are thrilled to announce a new kit partnership with Akuma Rugby.

This is a new three year partnership for the whole club (from senior first XV to the under 6s) and will see everyone gradually transition over to the new kit. The designs are slightly different but there’s no requirement to change straight away.

IMPORTANT - NEW KIT: This Sunday (4th) ONLY there will be an opportunity to try on, and order new kit, as supplied by new kit supplier, Akuma. We are trying to get web portal set up to help in this process, but on Sunday there will be an opportunity to pay and order your kit. From then on, all orders will be centralised through your age group managers (or a.n.other as decided by your age group). Hopefully the web portal will be set up asap to stream line this process. Kit is made in the UK to order and is of excellent quality. They expect to deliver in two weeks from ordering. We’re thrilled to be part of the #akumafamily.
More details 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

Here's to a fantastic season.

Rugby camp at the club for the summer holidays: Wimbledon RFC's Summer Camp by Harlequins' in August

Wimbledon RFC is pleased to announce that we will be holding a two days summer camp from the 25th August - 26th August, for U6 - U18's.

A-Plan competition and sponsorship news

Thank you to A-Plan Insurance (Wimbledon) who awarded John Woods, Volunteer of the Year and ran a Throwing target competition for the minis, to win a Harlequins signed ball & Twickenham stadium tour. If you didn’t get a chance to participate, they will be running another competition next season! The results are below (read if you’re interested to see how Justin, U50s did…)
How you can raise money for the club
A-Plan are donating £5 for every quote made and 25% of commission on ALL insurance policies taken out… so it’s worth just seeing if they can quote you a better price & ensure you’re fully covered!!
For those of you who don’t know A-Plan, they’re based at 52 Wimbledon Hill and they offer various different plans for Home, Travel, Life, Health, Pet, Marine, Motor & Business insurance.
A Plan can save you a considerable amount on your current insurance plan (as some members have already seen!) at the same time as raising money for the club
https://www.aplan.co.uk/wimbledon Remember to quote Wimbledon Rugby!!!

We had lots of great kids participate (and a few of you adults that couldn’t resist) in the game. We also had some fabulous little helpers!

3. Joshua Bartel from U11s with 13.95 seconds (Apologies if the surname is mis-spelt!)
2. Ben Castle from U10s with 12.7 seconds
(Actually, technically speaking Justin Pasqual Reynolds, U50s come in 2nd place with 12.38 seconds… )
And the winner……

1. JOSH REYNOLDS U11s, with an outstanding 7.95 seconds!!!

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