May 2020: update from Wimbledon RFC, Coronavirus and our members

Dear friends... We are now into the third month of the national lockdown. Back in March as the severity of the situation came clear, we asked for those who could make a donation to the club, to help us pay the bills as all income suddenly dried up, to do so. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our players, parents and friends of the club and we have recently closed the GoFundMe campaign with nearly £35,000 raised to help sustain the club's future through these uncertain times. Thanks to each and every one of the 400+ people who donated.

To help with the fundraising efforts, over 80 families and players (and former First XV and England legend Nick Easter) sent in footage of how they were 'keeping the rugby going' during lockdown. The film, edited by u14's player Ben Castle, is below.

So what next? For minis and youth players we wouldn't normally be playing rugby until September anyway. We must hope that we get to start rugby then as normal (if we can restart rugby, the first day of the season would be Sunday 6th September). But we live in unprecedented times. We will of course play what rugby we can, when we can. In the meantime the club and grounds remain closed for rugby.

You can keep up with advice from England Rugby here: and here:

Keep fit, keep healthy, keep safe