Training Sunday 16 February 2014 - on!

Pitch rotation is key... please don't trample the touchlines (yes parents, that's you!). U8 at the astro at Wandle (see email from Sophie). U14s not training; U16 elsewhere. Happy rugby.

Pitch Plan below for where you'll be.

Social Events Update

Thursday 13 Feb

Parents Social Evening at the clubhouse from 20:00

Thursday 13 March

Parents Social Evening at the clubhouse from 20:00

Friday 28 March

Comedy Night with MC Chris Gilbert, Hal Cruttenden, Mike Gunn & Paul Tonkinson.

Doors Open 19:00

Show Starts 20:00

Tickets £20 from Una (social@wmrfc.co.uk) or by card at the WRFC bar from Thursday 13 Feb (at Parents drinks evening).

Sunday 9 Feb - current plans (updated Sat lunchtime) and key games for youth squads

Training currently on AT WIMBLEDON. Esher have already confirmed they cannot host us.

U17 & U18s please use the training pitch. If the ladies aren't going to use pitch 4 (up and down) you can use the top part also. Let's decide in the morning, train when at a time convenient for yourselves.

Good luck to the 1st XV playing this afternoon vs Brighton - a big game as they challenge for the top of the league - see story here.

Good luck also to the U14s and U16s who play tomorrow (Sunday).

BTW the U17s were given a walk over for their match this weekend - which means if they win their match on the 30th March against Battersea they will win Div 1! Let's rally behind them and give them all the support we can.

All, please don't over play any area - keep your session moving around - minis parents, please avoid trampling the touchline to mud.

U8 & U9 are off to Goals.
U6, U7, U10, U11 & U12 are able to train at home but no guests please.
U14 have a match on pitch 8
U13, U15 use deadball areas
see Pitch Plan below for where you'll be.

Training plans Sunday 2 February **Saturday update**

Training is on! Final decision The grounds staff have asked for everyone to ensure that we try and do warm ups and drills off the pitches and ensure that we don't overplay any area. Parents: please don't trample the side lines into mud baths.

So, U15s have pitch 8 for a league match.
U10 behind the pavillion.
U11 & U12 to share pitch 6 and the area under the tree.
U6 and U7 the middle area of drax above pitch 6.
U13 the area behind the deadball of pitch 3
U17 the bottom of pitch 4.

U8&U9 are playing elsewhere.

Everywhere else is not to be used please.

Good luck to those playing away. Please park sensibly. Don't overplay any one area. Bring a brollie and a sense of humour.

Be aware, it may yet get called off tomorrow (Saturday) if we get heavy rain tonight, please look for updates.

Pitch plan...

RFU coaching and ref courses in Feb and March 2014

Attached here are more than 20 courses coming up in Surrey. There's lots there, from TAG to refereeing - both entry and ERLA levels, and Rugby Ready to youth level-oriented specific skills courses. Full details here.

Social events at the clubhouse January to March 2014 - Burns, quiz, parents and comedy nights

Burns night ceilidh at the club on 25 January 2014
Our highly popular celebration of Scotland's finest takes place this month. See this post for full info... http://wmrfc.co.uk/node/987

Then there's the Quiz Night, Friday 7 February. Tickets always go quickly so get your groups together and get booked up.

The monthly Parents Night will be every second Thursday of the month in 2014, 8pm at the club.

And the Comedy Night is back and will be on Friday 28 March. Following on from the phenomenal success of the last one in November the club is organising a follow up. Same kind of raucous comedy. It sold out back then and will go even quicker this time.

Info on all from Una Deed via social@wmrfc.co.uk

Sunday 19 January 2014 - ALL MATCHES HOME AND AWAY CANCELLED

ALL TRAINING AT WIMBLEDON AND ROSSLYN PARK ON SUNDAY IS CANCELLED.

Notice about parking for the rest of the season It is imperative when you are coming to the club that you please park thoughtfully (4x4s in muddy bits, everyone to park close to each other etc). When parents are helping with parking please listen to them and if you are asked to park elsewhere (because our two car parks are full) please do as you are asked. Suggested alternative parking places outside the club's grounds are detailed in the club's parking policy (see below). Recently a parent was unmentionably rude to an U7 parent helping out with parking, which simply isn't acceptable, and the club will take action against parents acting disrespectfully. Our parking policy is here and disciplinary policy is here (section 8 covers the actions of parents and visitors).

Wimbledon minis provide guard of honour at The Stoop

Last Saturday (11 January 2014) the U6, U7 and U8 proudly provided the guard of honour for Harlequins as they took on Clermont Auvergne at The Stoop in the Heineken Cup. Quins really looked after the boys and girls with a cracking training session before the game. Following a restorative drink and hot dog (mainly for the parents...) the kids were led out to the pitch to provide the guard of honour for the two teams and again at half time for a photo call in the shadow of the south stand.

We all got to witness Danny Care's piece of brilliance that led to Quins' try and even though the honours finally went to the French everyone had an "epic" day. Thanks to Kev Deed for organising. Check out the full match report here

Burns night ceilidh at the club - Sat 25th January 2014

The annual Burns night celebration is being held at the club on Saturday 25th January. It's a 7pm for 7.30pm start and promises to be a cracking night. There's a live band with dancing, pipers, 3 course meal, whiskey and the usual addressing, toasting and graces that you expect from a proper Burns night celebration. The attached flyer has more info. Get in touch with Una Deed, Social Secretary, at social@wmrfc.co.uk for info and tickets.

Mini's Christmas Party (U6 to U12 incl.) Sunday 15 December 2013

Exciting day planned for the kids - thanks to Una (overseeing and planning the party), Sarah Wilkinson (adult food organising star), Nigel Hillier (calendar and photo guru) and Carl Lyttle (photo taker) and all the social reps for organising. Details are:

10:00 Prizegiving for the older year groups (U9-U12), training for the little ones
11:00 Prizegiving for the younger year groups (U6-U8), training for the bigger ones
11.30 Lunch served for younger children, with help from coaches from younger age groups
12:00 Lunch served for older children, with help from coaches from older age groups
From 12:00 to 13:00 Lunch served for adults in clubhouse

Kids lunch is sausage in a bun, crisps, juice and either mince pie or clementine (all free of charge). Adult lunch for a very reasonable £5 per person is a choice of either turkey & cranberry sauce bap + mince pie or pork & apple sauce bap + mince pie

Any raffle prize donations would be gratefully received - please bring them on the day. Una will be in the clubhouse from 0930. Volunteers for serving food all welcome!

Also - Christmas Gifts a-plenty... A3-style single sheet club calendars (kindly sponsored by Kinleigh, Folkard and Hayward) will be on sale/to collect if you've already paid up. Check out a low-res pic of it here. Collect your already-ordered team photos and buy those last-minute raffle tickets (if you've been selling them please hand your stubs and cash to Una on Sunday morning).

Training resumes Sunday 5 January 2014. Warm clothes recommended! Merry Christmas...

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