While the whole Club wait for the RFU to confirm what the pathway to playing will be, there is a real spirt of hope that there will be competitive rugby soon after the 29th March. The announcement that outdoor organised grassroots sport for both adults and juniors can return has been warmly welcomed, especially now that all pupils will be returning to school.
The RFU announcement night last said,
"Over the coming weeks, we (the RFU) will work with Government to understand the number of players and format of rugby that will be permitted upon our return in both schools and community rugby. When we have clarified these details, and associated travel queries, we will share the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap alongside a step-by-step guide to returning to training and guidance around facilities re-opening."
So it is the RFU who will make the final decision on the detail, both in terms of training and competitive games. However, It is further complicated because the timing of the return to play will be close to the usual end of the season.
While the possibility of playing rugby looks quite good, the same cannot be said for the opening of the clubhouse for its usual activities and income generating before the rugby season ends. The Executive will be working with Vernon, the bar manager , when the the details and timescale for possibly opening the bar are clarified.
Watch this space!!