Pitch plan for Sunday 2 September 2018 (start of the new season - 10am start, sharp)

Welcome back all - new and old to the club. Full details of the new season and subs etc are below. There's a new shiny, tarmacked car park at the club house. When it's full... On the topic of parking, please respect the parents helping to manage this (U11s this week) and follow their instructions and our Parking policy: respect our neighbours and don't obstruct driveways, park on verges etc. Cake sales are the U10s.

Here's to a wonderful season. There's 1st XV rugby this Saturday at the club. Tring are the visitors, 3pm KO.

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The 2018-19 rugby season starts again Sunday 2 September 2018, 10am

Welcome to the new rugby season!

We look forward to welcoming all players back to Wimbledon RFC and hope to see some new recruits too. As South West London's biggest, friendliest rugby club, we welcome boys and girls from reception age all the way to U18. Boys and girls play together up to and including U11s, then we have boys squads to U18 and girls squads at U13, U15 and U18. We are proud to offer Inclusive Rugby for kids with SENs at no cost to play. Older rugby can be enjoyed at U21, four adult mens teams and a very successful womens team.

We're chuffed to be able to support kids and families in our area achieve their rugby dreams. We welcome kids of all abilities and support England Rugby's Quilter Kids First philosophy. We're not tied to a specific school like some other local clubs and are thrilled that we have kids from over 100 different schools playing their rugby with us on Sundays. Wimbledon RFC is particularly popular with kids and parents from Australia, NZ and South Africa.

Here's how you join the club

Complete this online-submitted Google doc. Full details about membership on this page.

How we organise the club, fixtures and links to the relevant age group regulations

You can see the regulations for each age group variations on this page. 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. 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.

Enjoyment is the main thing
Making sure our kids have fun is the key. We're big supporters of the RFU's TREDS initiative

We are now open for new season subs and are running early bird offer on membership until 24th September 2018, holding the fees from last year. Whether you sign up now or at the clubhouse at the subs desks in September, whether new to the club or a longtime player, we look forward to seeing you at 10am on 2nd September.


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

Order your Wimbledon RFC kit ready for the new season - Saturday 28 July

At the beginning of the season it can take a few weeks for kit to arrive... so this year we are running a try-on and ordering day this Saturday (28 July 2018) at the club to try and improve things. We'll be there 10am to 1pm.

Our kit people - Akuma - are sending through a set of sample clothing so you can try on before you order for the season ahead. Avoid the issues with ordering online! We will have order forms for each age group and then ask for either cheque on the day or they can transfer to club account.

General kit info is here: http://wmrfc.co.uk/kit

Browse the range here: https://www.akumasports.com/wimbledon/

Try all your old kit on and bring along any second hand kit for the club to sell at the start of the season (clean please!). All funds raised from second hand kit sales go back to the club.

Summer sports camps in July and August at Wimbledon Rugby Club

Dear Parents

Hope you are all having a wonderful summer so far. We’re enjoying the weather at the club at the moment!
Just thought we’d let everyone know that we have just released our dates for our summer camps this year which we are very excited about!

The dates for these are as follows (all 9am to 3pm)

Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th July
Wednesday 1st, Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd August
Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 31st August

All camps are multi sports (cricket, rugby and athletics) for kids ages 7-14 based at Wimbledon Rugby Club, Barham Road, Copse Hill, Wimbledon, SW20 OET

Drop off will be from 8:30am to 9:30 and the camp will run from 9 until 3pm. As well as this, we will be offering an after camp club up until 5:30pm. You can book by going to our brand new website here: https://www.wimbledoninthecommunity.com/book-a-camp/

If you have any questions at all please let us know and we’d be happy to help!
info@wimbledoninthecommunity.com or 07900 606 383

NOTE - WRFC members 20% off if they use the code JUNESALE20 at checkout

Pitch plan 22 April 2018 - end of season at home

So at last, the season draws to a close. Hope everyone has had lots of fun. Youth are all away, other than U12s who are hosting the Italian team Petrarca Rugby (https://www.petrarcarugby.it/) - benvenuto!

The minis have their awards today. The plan for this is as below...

Presentations to start from 10am in the following order Inclusive, U6s, U7s, U8s, U9s

Each age group should gather, one at a time, on the lower patio (use the steps as a “stage”) for prize giving. Managers from each age group should keep an eye on progress and make sure their group is ready as soon as the previous one has finished. When not at presentations, each age group can be training.

Food served from 11:30: if Inclusive and U6s go at that time, the other age groups can then follow afterwards.

Rugby starts again 2nd September 2018. Have a lovely summer everyone.

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Pitch plan 8 April 2018

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Easter Inclusive Rugby camp at Wimbledon Rugby Club for kids with SEN

This event is still proceeding as advertised

For a few years now, Wimbledon RFC has run a successful Inclusive Rugby section for kids with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

This Easter, the club, via its Wimbledon RFC in the Community initiative, and run by Zion Sports, are hosting a three-day multi-sport holiday camp for kids with SEN.

Inclusive, non-contact sport is a great way to get your child active. All our games are structured, with clear rules that build the kids' social, team, communication and motor skills.

Tues 3rd April to Thurs 5th April 2018, sessions run 9am to 12pm at Wimbledon RFC.

£115 for 3 days or £45 per day.

Click on this poster for more details

Rugby - Sunday 18 March 2018

**update** All rugby cancelled tomorrow. Back next week; it'll be 14 degrees by then.

Easter holiday rugby camp at Wimbledon RFC for U7-U14s - 11th to 13th April 2018

Update - this event is now unfortunately cancelled. Note that the Inclusive camp is however still running.
Please watch out for further updates.

Wimbledon RFC is, thanks to some generous donations, working with local schools developing their rugby offer and encouraging greater participation in sport. Known as Wimbledon RFC in the Community, and run by Zion Sports, we have asked them to run an Easter holiday rugby camp at Wimbledon RFC. It won't be your common or garden camp but will really concentrate on developing skills and being delivered in a fun and engaging way.

Game sense games • Drills for skills • Intro to rugby fitness • Developing teamwork • Conditioned games

Click on this poster for more details

Bring your boots, gum-shield, warm, waterproof clothing and your lunch. Refreshments provided throughout the day.

Dates: Weds 11th - Fri 13th April 2018, 9am - 3pm at Wimbledon RFC, Barham Road, Copse Hill, Wimbledon SW20 0ET. £120 for 3 days or £50 per day.

An evening with Tom Rees Ex-England and Wasps rugby player turned medic: Is there life after rugby?

Tom Rees, ex-England and Wasps rugby player turned medic, will be talking about the challenges he faced as a player and once his career was cut short by injury.
His is a story of triumph over adversity in which he shares his background, endeavours as a medical student, experiences of injuries and recovery and his thoughts on the challenges facing young players in the future.

Whether you are a young sportsman or woman (age 16+), the parent of a budding sports star, or just trying to stay fit yourself and play for as long as you can, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from someone who knows about life after rugby. More info here.

To book your free place call: Claire Purdy on 020 8335 4556, e-mail: claire.purdy@spirehealthcare.com or click here

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