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11. 2012

New Parkrun Supported by Slough RFC

The club will be open on Saturday mornings to provide refreshments for runners and non-runners at the new Upton Court Parkrun.

Parkrun is a free weekly timed 5k run/ jog/ walk organised by volunteers that everyone can take part in!

The event takes place in the field next to the club.

For more details see here-
Upton Court Parkrun

Slough RFC Helps Cadets get Duke of Edinburgh Award

Slough Rugby Club helped 15 year old army cadet L/Sgt Meryam Gray to gain her silver Duke of Edinburgh award when she helped out with coaching and running the U9&10s age groups last season for the volunteering section of the award. The Duke of Edinburgh award comprises 3 sections- volunteering physical and skill, each of which must be undertaken for a certain amount of time. For the silver award this is a minimum of 6 months. There is also an expedition to complete.

Some examples of what Meryam did with the U9&10s are- devising and running warm up games, ensuring the pitch was set up for various training activities, leading individual break out training sessions and refereeing under supervision. Meryam also supported the team at home and away games, kept the website up to date and assisted on stalls at the club’s fundraising events.

Jon Williment, who mentored Meryam during her time with the U9&10s, thanked her for her assistance and dedication to the team during the year.

Meryam took up archery for the physical section of her award and improved her shooting with the army cadets for her skill. Her expedition was done in Dartmoor where she spent four days and three nights out in the field.

Meryam said the Duke of Edinburgh Award had broaden her experiences and thanked Slough Rugby Club for letting her help out with the U9&10s where she had fun and improved her knowledge of the mini rugby game.

Sport Relief 2012

MEMBERS of Slough Rugby Club's mini and junior sections swapped their boots for running shoes on Sunday to raise over £1,000 for Sport Relief.
Players from the club's U7s-U15s squads stood out in their distinctive green and white team colours during Sainsbury's one mile run at Upton Court Park.

The U14s enjoyed the added challenge of running whilst tied together in pairs while other age groups competed against each other with Paddy Smyth, Fred Agyekum and Mikey Spandley of the U15s finishing in the top 10.

Chairman of the mini and junior section, Andrew Leighton-Pope, said it was a marvellous day on Sunday at Upton Court Park for the Sport Relief Mile run. Slough Rugby club fielded 50 children and 17 adult runners, including myself the Chairman, who hopefully will raise a lot of money through their efforts. Thank you to Slough Borough Council for organising the day and all who visited our tombola stall and rugby game.

School’s Tag Tournament 2012

Try-scoring talent from a Britwell school came out on top on the rugby field.

More than 300 children from 20 schools took part in a tag rugby competition at Slough Rugby Club in Upton Court Park yesterday.

The tournament, organised by the Slough School Sports Network (SSSN), saw children, aged seven to 11, take part in round robin pool stages followed by knockout games.

Lynch Hill School Primary Academy won in both the Year 3 and 4 and the Year 5 and 6 competitions, defeating Cippenham Primary School and Montem Primary School respectively.

Winners and runners up from each age group will go on to the Berkshire School Games on April 20 at Bradfield College.

Laura Brookstein, SSSN manager, said: "It is more important than ever that kids are given the opportunities to experience competitive sport. Not only does it improve health and fitness but also boosts confidence."