Important notice about parking on the roads around the club

One of the challenges the club faces is accommodating our parents' and visitors' cars, especially when it's wet or when we're hosting other clubs. The roads around the club, particularly Barham, Hood and Preston, tend to take the greatest strain. We would like to remind all parents and visitors that these are private roads and strongly request that you do not park on these roads. Blocking or restricting access to our neighbours' properties is not acceptable and brings the club, and the sport of rugby, into disrepute. We are working with the residents' committee to uphold the core value of respect that our game insists upon. Please help the club maintain the mutually beneficial relationship between ourselves and our local community.

Advertising opportunity in the B Festival programme

For our B Festival we produce a programme that is distributed to all that attend (it's on 29th September). With apologies for getting a bit sales-y: for anyone running a business operating in the Wimbledon/Kingston/North Surrey area this is a cracking opportunity to target a couple of thousand "wealthy south-west London-based adults with kids" in the warmest of environments by advertising in the programme. The costs are very reasonable (from £110). Please help if you can. As with any club, we need the money (!) so this is a way of contributing whilst getting a lot back in terms of exposure and opportunity. Ken Millett ref@wmrfc.co.uk is your man if you're interested.

This is Rugby and Wimbledon RFC's Disciplinary Policy

As part of the RFUs plans for improving player and spectator behaviour it has put together a document (see attached below) - This is Rugby . It simply states what rugby is, and most importantly, what it isn't. Please take a moment to study it, especially in light of the renewed focus on discipline this season - http://wmrfc.co.uk/rfucorevalues. Let's help everyone enjoy our sport to the full. Also, the club's disciplinary policy has been published. This is relevant for all. It's available here

RFU Rugby Ready Course - Wimbledon RFU - Tuesday 10 September

The club has arranged for the RFU to come to Barham Road to host a Rugby Ready training session for coaches and parents. The session starts at 7pm and lasts for approx 2.5 hours. This is guaranteed to be the easiest course to attend as it's at our home ground! So if you already get involved, or want to get involved with coaching, and want to learn about how best to help out, please turn up. More info on Rugby Ready, here

A great start to the new season

It has been a great start to the season with great weather and big turnouts. Whilst we can't do much about the first point it would be great to see these numbers continue throughout the season! All the coaches have been encouraged to see so many new people come and try out rugby at the club. If you and your kids like coming to the club, do encourage others to do so too. Training continues for the whole season, Sunday mornings, 10am (sharp!) start.

Policy on pitch-side childcare

To clarify the situation re childcare on Sundays: the club requires parents to stay pitch-side whilst your children are playing. We are not a drop-off club. Should you need to leave the club/pitch-side it is the parents' responsibility to nominate another parent to be responsible for your child(ren) whilst you are away. Any questions please refer to Georgina Shield, the club's Child Protection Officer childprot@wmrfc.co.uk

Welcome to the New Season 2013/14

The 2013-14 season kicks off on Sunday Sept 1st at 10am sharp, here at Barham Road (Wimbledon, SW20 OET). For all of the newcomers there will be a chance to try a session for free and for everyone registration starts next Sunday, 8th September.

The 2013/14 season

Teamwork • Respect • Enjoyment • Discipline • Sportsmanship: the five core values of the game. Alongside a renewed promotion of these values, the RFU and Surrey Rugby are encouraging all clubs to engrain the positive side of player (and parent) discipline into the game for the coming season. Here's a link for full details: The RFU Code of Rugby.

Serious Stuff (our kit providers)

If you need to you can buy kit online here - http://www.serious-stuff.com/c/22/WIMBLEDON-R-F-C- - you’ll need the passcode 1865 to access our club store; or visit in person - http://www.serious-stuff.com/contacts.
There are no confirmed dates for Serious Stuff to be at the club for the season 2013/14 following the scheduled appearance on 8 September. If any are scheduled we will announce it here.

Harlequins Rugby Camp at Wimbledon RFC - 29-31 July 2013

For Boys and Girls aged 6 - 14 years old, all abilities welcome

Price £95.00

Each child will receive 2 tickets (1 adult, 1 child) to one of the first three home games of the 2013/14 season
Full details in the attached PDF file

To make a booking click on the link below:

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