Pitch plans for Sunday 26th September 2021

Great weather! Great rugby!

Second-hand kit
The second-hand kit stall is going great guns, but still needs more kit. Please search cupboards and bring in any old club kit and boots. Do also come and buy kit!

October half term camps now available for booking
Our ever-popular half terms camps: 19 October to 4 November are now available to book. Details are here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-camp/summer-multi-sports-...

Get fit whilst your kids play rugby
Our community outreach team - Wimbledon in the Community - are running Boot Camps for adults on Sunday mornings at 9.45-10.45 and 11-12. More info here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-class

Come and watch our 1st XV on Saturday Out 1st team are at home against Westcombe Park on Saturday, kick off is 3.00pm. Our U13s are on ball boy duties and there is always a decent crowd and it’s great for our kids to see where they could end up. Try highlights below from last week’s frustrating draw:

https://www.wimbledonrfc.co.uk/videos/highlights-vs-hertford-rfc-170864....

To buy a Wimbledon RFC-branded Opro mouthguard see details of how to order here.

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Order Wimbledon RFC-branded mouthguards (gum shields)

Mouthguards

We've worked with world-leaders in gum shields, Opro, to design our own mouthguard.

Opro are the leading supplier of fitted mouthguards used by the NZ All Blacks, Wales RFU and England RFU.

You can order these to come with a home impression kit by visiting https://www.opro.com/Catalogue/Mouthguard-Designs/School-and-Club-Design..., search for Wimbledon RFC, then choose "Home Impression Kit" amongst the other options, and then checkout. There are sizes for all adults and youth/minis and remember, everyone from U9s upwards need mouthguards.

Pitch plan for 19th September 2021

As we get back into full stride we are starting to see matches and joint training fixtures taking place. How wonderful!

Second-hand kit
The second-hand kit stall is going great guns, but needs more kit. Please search cupboards and bring in any old club kit and boots. Do also come and buy kit!

Job opportunity for our youth players
Our Club Steward, Simon, is looking to employ a couple of youth members to manage the parking from about 1-5pm every other weekend (i.e. when the 1st XV are at home). He is paying £9 per hour. Enquiries direct to Simon at the clubhouse or simon040396@gmail.com.

Big second win for our 1st XV
Another commanding bonus point win for the 1st XV at home against Maidenhead last Saturday with the team sitting top of the table!. Try highlights: https://www.wimbledonrfc.co.uk/videos/highlights-vs-maidenhead-rfc-17062.... Next home game is 25th September at 3pm against Westcombe Park.

Mouthguards
Don't miss this opportunity to get perfectly-fitted mouthguards at the club! - You need to book your slot before Sunday (see below) to secure your slot. You can't just turn up on the day...

Particularly relevant for older kids in youth squads, Matt Pickin (U15 girls head coach) has arranged for Opro to visit the club THIS Sunday, 19 September, to take impressions etc. Note there's a 20% discount being offered to club members (Promo code = WIMRFC20). To benefit from this fitting at the club you need to go to https://www.opro.com/Catalogue/Mouthguard-Designs/School-and-Club-Design... and choose Wimbledon RFC, then choose "Impression Visit" amongst the other options, and then checkout. Don't forget to use the promo code! Remember, all kids from U9s upwards need mouthguards.

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Pitch plan and details for Sunday 12 September 2021

It was fantastic to see so many people back playing rugby last Sunday; the weather played its part too! Lots of news this week...


Pic credit: RFU Collection via Getty Images

Pay your subs!
Please get your annual subs paid asap. Should all be easy enough online via England Rugby (RFU) Game Management System (GMS) - click here but Nick Wright the Treasurer will be on hand on Sunday at the clubhouse to help anyone that wants to do it in person. By the end of the month: no pay – no play.

Mouthguards
Particularly relevant for older kids in youth squads, Matt Pickin (U15 girls head coach) has arranged for Opro to visit the club NEXT Sunday, 19 September, to take impressions etc. Note there's a 20% discount being offered to club members (Promo code = WIMRFC20). To benefit from this fitting at the club you need to go to https://www.opro.com/Catalogue/Mouthguard-Designs/School-and-Club-Design... and choose Wimbledon RFC, then choose "Impression Visit" amongst the other options, and then checkout. Don't forget to use the promo code! Remember, all kids from U9s upwards need mouthguards.

Get fit whilst your kids play rugby
Our community outreach team - Wimbledon in the Community - are running Boot Camps for adults starting this Sunday. There are two sessions: 9.45-10.45 and 11-12. More info here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-class

If your kids are new to rugby? No problem
We run a Tag-only group for older boys and girls U10s-U13s who are new(er) to rugby and would like more support in learning tackling and other aspects of the game. Just turn up to the Tag Group shown on the pitch plan at 9.30 to find out more or email kidstag@wmrfc.co.uk

Touch rugby on Wednesday evenings for youth kids
Mark Essex, an U13 coach and Youth Director of Rugby, is running touch rugby training sessions from 6pm at the club for 1 hour. It is aimed at those kids that don’t play much or any school rugby. It is free of charge and aimed at U12-U15s but I’m sure anyone will be welcome. More info via dor@wmrfc.co.uk

Welcome to our new physio
There is a new physio at the club, Luke Bowen (07583 947466). He'll be building a team over the coming weeks. Welcome, Luke.

Parking
The car parks will be full by 9.20am - probably earlier. If you know you are arriving after this please park off-site and not on the private roads around the club. Here's our parking policy.

Great start for the 1st XV
Big win on the opening weekend for the 1st XV away at Tring. The link below has all of the tries and the club welcomes all parents and kids to come down and watch home games on Saturday afternoons. The next home game is this Saturday (11 September) against Maidenhead, 3pm kick off.

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CTdLMKaHEsd/

DBS checks for new coaches and those with expired DBSs
Our Child Safeguarding team - Sophie Castle and Kate Singleton - will be at the club this Sunday from 9am to do DBS checks for new coaches/anyone needing to renew. Details about which documents you need to bring are here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/childprot

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Wimbledon RFC welcomes Eddie Jones to help kick-start the season

As part of the Pitch up for Rugby campaign to start the new season, Wimbledon RFC welcomed Eddie Jones to the club on Saturday 4th September. More on Twitter #PitchupforRugby.

Over 200 kids and coaches enjoyed a brilliant morning of coaching tips, bacon butties and selfies.

Best wishes to the 1st XV in their first game of the season away at Tring and to the Womens XV who are celebrating their 30th anniversary today

Wimbledon Rugby Minis & Youth new season arrangements - season starts Sunday 5th September 2021

Back to rugby - back to normal!

After what seems like a very long time we are looking forward to welcoming all players, old and new, back to Wimbledon Rugby Club from Sunday 5th September 2021.

As well as being back to training we are back to training all together as a club with one session for most age groups starting at 9.30am and running for somewhere between 90 minutes and 2 hours (weather and coaching plans depending). The U14s and U15s will train from 10.30am. Three squads - the girls U18s and the boys U16s and Colts (U17-U18) will train from 11.30 onwards.

Parents for those starting after 9.30 are reminded to park away from the club as all parking and public road parking places will be full. Please park off Copse Hill.

We welcome all kids, regardless of experience or ability. Those new-to-rugby are particularly welcome. If you are new to our club we have a long-established minis and youth division with over 100 well-trained coaches. Our aim is to help all our kids enjoy this great sport, and unlike some clubs, we don't run waiting lists nor do we only pick the most-able kids. For more information on what we do read about us here.

We have tag rugby squads at under 6 (reception and school year 1), under 7 and under 8. Then we gradually introduce contact rugby with the under 9s (school year 4) and build up skills through under 10s and under 11s. Then kids leave the 'minis' and become 'youth' players at under 12s and run through to the colts (combined under 17 & 18 squad).

Girls can choose to play in mixed squads up to U11 or select our new all-girls U11 group, which combines years 4 and 5. At secondary school age, all squads are girls-only: U13 (school years 7 and 8), U15 (years 9 and 10) and U18 (years 11 to 13).

We also offer a Tag-only squad to introduce rugby to older new-to-rugby kids and an Inclusive squad for kids with SENs.

More info here: how to join and background about our club. Be the first to hear about our club news - sign up to our list: https://mailchi.mp/8c687b9049e7/wimbledonrfcemail

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After all, rugby's back!

Wimbledon RFC appoint new First XV coach to work with Collin Osborne

Message from Stef D'Anna, our under 11s head coach and first XV director of rugby.

The club is delighted to announce that Will Davis will join the Wimbledon RFC coaching set up next season under Collin Osborne.

Will currently plays at Ealing Trailfinders, where he has over 100 appearances for the club. He has previously played for Northampton Saints, Bristol Bears, Worcester Warriors and Bath, where he also worked along side the community officers to coach in local schools. Most recently Will has been coaching at St John's School, Leatherhead, Old Walcountians and Sutton & Epsom during their time in Nat 2.

Will is committed to making a career of coaching after he finishes playing and is currently focused on completing his Advanced Coaching Award. When he comes to us in time for the start of pre season he will be responsible for our set piece and breakdown.

He is a great fit for Wimbledon given his broader experience with the University of West London Women's Rugby Team, Ealing Trailfinders Academy and Rugby Tots Bristol.

Please make him feel welcome and don't be surprised if you see him at the club on a Sunday to help develop the player pathway for our next generation girls and boys.

Pitch plan 16 May 2021

Three weeks to go until the end of the season.

Don't forget to book your Wimbledon in the Community half term camps. On offer: Football, Tennis, Rugby, Golf, Archery, Softball, Cricket, Volleyball, Nature Walks, Raft Building, Fort Building, Quidditch, Danish Longball, Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, Hockey, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Lacrosse, Bowls and Treasure Hunt.

Details here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-camp/witc-summer-camps-e9...

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Pitch plan 9 May 2021

Four more sessions to go - make the most of it!

Our highly popular Half Term sports camps are now available to book. The kids get to enjoy Football, Tennis, Rugby, Golf, Archery, Softball, Cricket, Volleyball, Nature Walks, Raft Building, Fort Building, Quidditch, Danish Longball, Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, Hockey, Aussie Rules, Badminton, Lacrosse, Bowls and Treasure Hunt.

Details here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-camp/witc-summer-camps-e9...

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Pitch plan for Sunday 2 May 2021

Rugby in May... make the most of the five extra Sundays!

Remember that the clubhouse is now open from 5pm every day and the terrace is a cracking place to have a beer with your mates. Just turn up, grab a seat and beers will magically appear.

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