A Special rugby camp this half term

As you can see from the flier we have an extra special rugby camp on offer this half term.

Jordan Turner Hall will run this camp for us. Jordan has an impressive rugby CV including over 150 appearances for Harlequins and caps for England. (see link below for details)
He now coaches children both in schools and elsewhere. More recently he has achieved the height of fame by becoming part of the WRFC Senior coaching team.

Wimbledon RFC Pitch Plan 15th October and Fireworks 28th October

We have a busy weekend with a few youth Matches and Minis away at festivals

All youth are at home with either Training or matches being played

Fireworks Display – Sat 28th October
Please don't forget we have a spectacular Fireworks display at the club on Saturday 28th October. Tickets are on sale at the club behind the bar (cash or card payment). Details in the attached poster – please feel free to share this ????.
N.B. Tickets will not be on sale on the night, buy them now before we sell out!

Pitch plan for Sunday 8th October 2017

As we settle into the 2017-18 rugby season we can all be proud of having run another massively successful Wimbledon Minis Rugby Festival last weekend. Huge thanks to the Under 11s for organising it and all the other volunteers that made the day such a success.

This weekend a good number of the minis are at the KCS festival and a few of the youth teams are away.

The Under 9s are selling delicious cakes, the Under 7s are on parking. A massive batch of Wimbledon RFC rugby kit has arrived at the clubhouse for sale.

This is on the 28th October and tickets can be purchased over the bar and are as follows:
£7.50 Adults
£5.00 Children
£20 Family (2 adults, 2 children / 1 adult, 3 children)

The event starts at 6pm and has a BBQ, Cakes , raffle, bar (obviously) and stuff that flies around and goes bang! You know the drill. This is a joint fundraising event for the club and for Willington school.

Here's the pitch plan

The Wimbledon Minis Rugby Festival - Sunday 1st October 2017

A huge welcome to our guests this Sunday: Wimbledon Warriors, KCS, Rosslyn Park, Esher and Battersea Ironsides.

Wimbledon RFC is not alone in having challenges with parking! Even if the weather is kind to us, parking will be difficult. If you arrive later than 9.15 we would STRONGLY ADVISE YOU to park in one of the alternative locations on page 2 of our parking policy. Please listen to instructions you are given - and respect that everyone marshalling the parking are parent volunteers.

Alternative parking locations

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

Come and play the A-Plan Insurance passing challenge up by the clubhouse for a chance to win prizes.

Here's the pitch plan

Hope you enjoy the festival and remember TREDS

Teamwork • Respect • Enjoyment • Discipline • Sportsmanship

Pitch plan for Sunday 24th September

A big welcome to Richmond FC who have a training session with the U10s. Visitors are asked to enjoy themselves heartily (Shaun will have bacon butties and coffee on the go from 9.15 or so) and to park according to our parking policy. Specifically DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO RESIDENTS' PROPERTIES OR CAUSE BOTTLENECKS THAT COULD CAUSE AMBULANCES TO BE DELAYED.

Next week it's the Wimbledon Rugby Festival. We look forward to welcoming u7s to u11s from clubs around the area. All youth groups (u12s to u18s) will be training elsewhere so look out for emails from your age group managers.

This is the last Sunday that we'll be running the subs desks in the clubhouse (0920 to 1230). So if you've not paid yet - 450 have, about 80 are still to pay - this is the last chance to pay with ultimate ease!

Pitch plan

No cake sale this week but Under 12s are doing the parking.

Girls rugby half term camp at The Stoop for girls 11 to 15

Just announced is a special girls' rugby camp at Harlequins HQ, The Stoop, on Thursday 26th October 2017. 9am - 3.30pm, just £35 with a free gift as well. A fab way to get the best-possible training. Talk to girls coach Luciana - girls@wmrfc.co.uk - or book online at the Harlequins site.

Pitch plan for 17 September 2017 - last chance to get your early bird subscriptions in

After another brilliantly well-attended Sunday we come to week 3. Please note this is your last chance to benefit from the early bird discounts. See our how to join Wimbledon Rugby Club page for full details.

New online kit shop

Don't forget we have a new online store, our kit suppliers Akuma Rugby have launched a brand new online store to buy your Wimbledon Rugby kit. There are sample sizes at the clubhouse to try on, then order online.

Pitch plan

Contrary to the plan below, we HAVE a cake sale thanks to the wonderful Under 7s. Under 9s are on parking patrol.

Sunday 10 Sept: looking for a rugby club for reception age up to u18s? Come for a free trial. Plus NEW ONLINE KIT STORE

We had a brilliant and very busy first Sunday of the new season last week. Lots of new faces, as well as plenty of older ones. Everyone, regardless of experience, boys and girls, are welcome to come and play rugby at Wimbledon Rugby Club.

We are one of the few clubs in the area to never turn people away.

Boys and girls play together from reception age to under 11s. Thereafter we have a thriving girls squad for under 13s and under 15s. Boys youth teams go from under 12s to under 18s. Contact the relevant age group coach/manager by clicking here or just come down ready to play with gum shield and boots. Try us out for free for a couple of Sundays to see how you get on. Training starts every Sunday at 10am sharp.

Onto this Sunday.

New online kit shop

Our kit suppliers Akuma Rugby have launched a brand new online store to buy your Wimbledon Rugby kit. There are sample sizes at the clubhouse to try on, then order online - simples! Please bring any old kit for the second hand sale. All kit sold for donations to the club.

We are running a registrations desk again this Sunday and for the next three. Early bird discounts apply until 17 September. See our how to join Wimbledon Rugby Club page for full details.

The Under 10s are on car parking duty and the Under 6s are selling cakes.

Pitch plan

The new rugby season starts Sunday 3 September 2017 - kids aged 5+ to 18 most welcome


The first Sunday in September is the date our 500+ kids most look forward to. After a terrific Women's World Cup (other than the second half of the final that is) and a Lion's Tour that'll live long in the memory (especially the unanswered question about if there should have been extra time...) it's time to get down to Barham Road for our traditional 10am prompt start!

If you are new to the Wimbledon area and are looking for a club for your kids, come and give us a try for free. If you'd like to contact the relevant age group coach/manager click here or just come down ready to play with gum shield and boots.

New laws, free-flowing rugby

The 2017-18 season is the second under "Age Grade Rugby" rules: clubs and schools playing to the same laws and regulations with the season's fixtures arranged so schools and clubs don't clash with each other. England Rugby have arranged the season so that kids can play as much rugby as they like.

Each age group page has a link to the relevant code. The full set of regulations on the England Rugby site are here.

Youth fixtures (U12-U18s) have been re-organised so there's more purpose to the friendlies, triangulars and then the Waterfall tournaments through the season.
Minis fixtures (U7-U11s) are as brilliantly organised as ever by Caroline and Pieter. They will be updated on this site soon.
The under 6s train at home all season as they get to learn and love our game.

The new ruck and other law amendments to the scrum etc that take effect as of the start of the season should see the game be even more free-flowing. Check out the changes in this write up of referees discussing them. And if you're really keen, the full details from World Rugby are 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

Hopefully many of you will have had an email from your age group manager and preregistered and paid your subscription, taking advantage of the early-bird discount... No worries if you haven't yet...here is the form... https://goo.gl/forms/3L6jIZ3nsM90foVJ2.

Full details here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/howtojoin. Your last day to benefit from early bird discount is Sunday 17th September 2017. If you can't pay online there will be subs desks at the club every Sunday in September.

Pitch plan

Kit news
We are about to announce a new online shop for ordering kit. Previous info on kit is here which we'll update as soon as we have the new details. There will be a few items of kit available for sale on Sunday, as well as sample sizes to try on so you know what size to order when the online shop is live.


More details on how to join, about the club and links to England Rugby age grade information and coaching.

Make a date in your diary for our senior First XV games as well. Wimbledon RFC have been promoted to the National Division 2 so there's great rugby to watch on Saturdays as well.

Rugby camp at Wimbledon Rugby Club 24 and 25 August 2017 - ideal pre-season rugby training!


Wimbledon RFC are proud to be an official partner of Harlequins summer holiday rugby camps. Throughout the summer Harlequins run kids rugby camps throughout the London and west-of-London region. Wimbledon are thrilled to host one of the best of them all, timed for pre-season training, just before our new season starts on 3 September.

The camp runs on the Thursday and Friday before the August bank holiday - 24 August and 25 August. Just £79 (plus booking fee) for both days. Ideal for minis (age 6, age 7, age 8, age 9, age 10, age 11) and youth (age 12, age 13, age 14). For boys and girls.

The rugby camps are run by experienced coaches (level 2 and above) with DBS checks and follow Harlequins Rugby principles of TRUE (Tempo, Ruthless in every contest, gameplay is Unpredictable, and, we Enjoy ourselves). As well as receiving expert coaching, all participants on our camp will receive a free Harlequins gift, discount on Big Game 10 tickets, a chance to win Harlequins prizes and an exclusive invitation to a Harlequins training session to meet the players.

We know how good the Harlequins style of play is as Wimbledon RFC's 1st XV have been coached by Harlequins players Nick Easter, Nick Evans and Joe Gray over the past three years and have been promoted to their highest league ever thanks to their influence. Wimbledon RFC is the embodiment of the Harlequins Way!

Each day is action-packed, player-centric and increasingly popular every year. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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