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New Players Welcome

New Players Welcome

By Web Admin
29 September 2020
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A How to Guide for Prospective Players


Can I just turn up?
MRC is always on the lookout for new and returning players and members. No matter your gender, ability, experience or fitness you will be more than welcome amongst our teams. Due to COVID19, we ask for a bit more information before you come down and join us for training. If you could please get in touch with the appropriate coach or section chair (available here) or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.
We will ask for your contact details and ask that you complete an online form so that we can record who has attended sessions for track & trace. (The form will take about 30 seconds, if that)
Joining us for training does not tie you in to our club, as welcome as you are, so you can come down and give it a go for free, before becoming a member.

When do the Seniors train?
Men & Women train Tuesdays 19:00 - 20:30. With our senior men's teams also training on Thursdays at the same time. New or returning players are more than welcome; just follow the instructions above ?.

How much is membership?
Senior Player (Men and Women, excluding match fees) is £100, although we do offer reduced cost memberships for students and emergency & armed service personnel. Membership forms can be found here.

What do I get as a member?
Access to our pitch facilities (the equivalent of 4 senior pitches & a mini pitch), access to our club gym, physio provision and clubhouse with discounted prices for members. We occasionally have agreements with local sponsors on products and services which you can only access as an official club member.

What should I wear?
As much as many backs would argue, rugby is not a fashion show! Come down in some shorts (or tracksuit bottoms) and a t-shirt or rugby shirt (if you have on). In line with COVID safety measures, please bring your own bottle of water for the session to help minimise risk. Bring your boots to change in to for the session (colour does not matter, again, despite what some back think).

All very on-field, what about the social?
Rugby is famous for its third half. The post game social is as much a part of community rugby as the match itself. Throughout the season the senior sections organise a variety of team social events that you will of course be invited to; along with club-wide socials and fundraising events. The best advice is to throw yourself in to these, they can give you a chance to mix with everyone, even those who like to be more aloof.

I'm interested in getting the whole family involved. Can we do this with MRC?
Yes. Throughout our 160 years of history we have had thousands of families join as members. One of the beauties of MRC is that we offer rugby for ALL the family, whether it is mums and dads who want to play competitively or social with our senior teams; for older family members who may be a bit slower than their younger days we have our Walking Rugby sessions; and for the kids we have a full range of mini and junior teams for both boys and girls that are always looking for new players.
If playing rugby isn't your thing then why not volunteer? It's what our club is built on, so whether you want to use your photography skills, can help organise fundraising events or want to help shape our club for the future (both rugby-wise and physically) then please get in touch. Your efforts, no matter how small, will be greatly received.

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