April 2021 Newsletter

April 2021 Newsletter

By Steven Kittendorf
3 May
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Coming out of lockdown.


Outdoor training started up again from Tuesday 30th March in line with RFU guidance focussing on building players general fitness levels and rugby skill development along with non-contact game play.
Being in lockdown did not mean that we were resting on our laurels. We used this time wisely to finalise the re-establishment of our Colts squad and rebranded them as Harbury Hawks. It has been a while since we had a Colts squad and this means we are able to extend our rugby provision from the age of 5 to 18. More information can be found on the Harbury Hawks Instagram page @harbury_rfc_hawks
Any new players are more than welcome to join our current U16s moving into the Colts and attend our training sessions at 7:00pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings with Sunday training at 11.30am.
Having returned to training following the recent Lockdown we were delighted to have supported Wasps RFC with one of their Easter Rugby Camps. Originally due to be held over a two-day period on the 8th & 9th of April, this was sold out very quickly and we managed to extend the period to a further two days and include all age groups. In total, we had approximately 200 players attending the training camps over a four-day period.
Our return to training has been fantastic, we have seen an increase in the number of children joining the club across all age groups, all players have been desperate to get back on the pitch. There is a renewed love of the game across the Mini & Juniors from coaches down to all players and parents. Please note, we operate in a COVID-19 compliant environment and welcome any new members at any time.
For any girl wishing to play rugby without full contact, we are introducing Touch Rugby for Girls from the age of 9/10 to 14 – come and give it a try. Training will take place on a Sunday at 10.30am from the new season which will commence in September 2021. Ad hoc training sessions will be held if we have sufficient numbers interested during the pre-season. For more information or to discuss getting involved please contact Phil Sheepy via email sheepy226@virginmedia.com.
Work on the grounds continued with aeration (verti draining) of all pitches completed at the start of the April. Pitches 2 and 3 were sprayed with a moss treatment a couple of weeks later and then scarified at the end of the month
The “Major” continues to work tirelessly on the cricket square, the sight screens were painted and the artificial strip cleaned allowing practice sessions and pre- season games to be held. League cricket commences from 1 May and continues every Saturday through to the end of August.
Finally, it is with regret and great sadness to announce the death of our friend Oli Perry. The family would appreciate your understanding by not posting information on social media (Oli would hate that) allowing the family time to grieve. Our sympathy and thoughts are with them – Rugby Love.
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