Picnic in the Park
Thank you to everyone who supported yesterday’s Slough Rugby Club’s Picnic in the Park Community event. Despite a disappointing turn out the weather was fabulous. The club looks great and I think those who did attend enjoyed it. Special thanks to our visitors from High Wycombe RFC girls for coming along with their coconut shy and ducks.
Slough 5K Family Fun Run
The Slough Family 5K Fun Run took place in Upton Court Park next to the club.
The club supported the event by providing refreshments, bag drop, facilities and support to participants and organisers.
A number of club members also took part in the event including some of our KIDS FIRST section players, parents and coaches. A big well done to U7s Eshen, U8s Jigar and Leo, U9s Caleb, Harvey and Jayden and U10s Aaron who all took part in kit to represent the club and did fantastically well.
A good day was had by all and all the kids seemed to be more than happy showing off their medals! They should all be very proud of themselves.
A big thank you to youth coach Sandie who accompanied them around the course.
Natwest Rugbyforce 2019
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Slough 7s 2019
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Senior Section Awards
Top Try Scorer - Kev Dunne
Top 2nd XV Points Scorer - Kev Dunner
Top 1st XV Points Scorer - Max Miles
Team of the Season - 2nd XV
Captain of the Season - Martin Tilby (2nd XV)
2nd XV Player's Player of the Season - Robert Vater
Young Player of the Season - Matteo Pascucci
Captain's Cup - Tom Young
1st XV Player of the Season - Max Miles
1st XV Most Improved Player of the Season - Colby Short
1st XV Player's Player of the Season - Byron Richmond
Coaches Player of the Season - Chris Rulli
Honours Tie - Ben Ambrose
Buddha Award - Ben Ambrose
Wayne Kerr - Pat Smyth
Youth Section Awards Ceremony
Slough Rugby Club’s youth section gathered to celebrate the achievements of its members at the annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Youth Chairman, Martin Tilby, presided over the ceremony which marked the end of his first season in the role.
All players from U7s to U17s received a memento trophy. There were then three larger trophies awarded in each age group - Most improved Player, Coach’s Award and Player of the Season - before the overall Player of the Season Awards were presented. The award for age groups U7-12s, went to U10s player Ryan Goddard, whilst U16s Harry Dillon picked up the Junior U13-17s Player of the Season award.
Volunteers also received recognition at the ceremony with U10s assistant coach Robert Vater hailed as the Coach of the Year. Mary Blumbergs collected the Colin Williams Cup for work behind the scenes and The Neville Trophy was awarded to Paula Tadzik for reinstating the Wynford Phillips U7-12s Rugby Festival. The Vase was presented to Alex Goddard for keeping the kitchen open and a number of parents also received flowers and chocolates for their help in the kitchen and clubhouse.
Full list of awards here- http://www.sloughrfc.com/a/awards-43674.html
The new youth rugby season begins on Sunday 8th September.
KIDS FIRST trip to The Clash
Approx. 40 members of the KIDS FIRST section went to Twickenham on Saturday to see the Bath v Bristol Bears derby day showdown billed as ‘The Clash.’
It was the first time a trip to a game has been organised for the section so we were quite pleased with the take up. It was also the first time to Twickenham for most and the first time watching any rugby at all for quite a few so hopefully a bit of a learning experience as well as an enjoyable day out ;)
Look forward to doing it again next year.
One of our KIDS FIRST families on the day with Harry Randall ( Bristol Bears, England U20s, son of former Slough player Joby Randall)
Wynford Phillips Festival 2019
650 boys and girls and their families joined Slough RFC for a celebration of KIDS FIRST Rugby at the 2019 Wynford Phillips Festival.
12 clubs sent teams to play in age groups U7-12s. Slough RFC was also pleased to welcome local school St Bernard’s Prep who were attending for the first time (and may be the first school to attend the event- TBC)
In good KIDS FIRST form, a number of mixed teams were created on the day so that more children got more playing time. Pools were also kept small and games were managed by the coaches of participating teams to ensure that players had the best experience possible.
Slough U7s had a great day of Tag Rugby with teams from Bracknell, Hillingdon Abbots, Richmond and Rams RFC.
Slough U9s made a slow start to their matches however made big improvements in play as their confidence grew throughout the day
Slough's small group of U10s formed a baabaa team with Rams RFC to give them some valuable match experience whilst the Slough/ Farnham Royal U12s baabaa team had an enjoyable time playing against friends old and new from Weybridge, Rams, Bracknell and Hillingdon Abbots.
Youth Chairman, Martin Tilby, said
“The Wynford Phillips Youth festival is back and with a bang.
It was great to see so many players, parents and coaches enjoying the rugby with smiles on their faces and the weather was an added bonus. The Wynford Phillips Youth festival is truly about putting KIDS FIRST.
Feedback from visiting teams has been extremely positive so far with many comments about how well run the event was. This could not have happened without the hard work of our volunteers. It is they who make these events run smoothly and successfully so thank you to everyone whether helping in the kitchen, bar, car parking, First Aid or in other areas and to all of the coaches and referees.”
Teams attending the Wynford Phillips Festival 2019: Slough, Farnham Royal, Bracknell, Rams, Richmond, Pinner, Hillingdon Abbots, Chinnor, St Bernard’s Prep, Reading, Alton, Twickenham, Weybridge Vandals
Slough II gain promotion!
Slough/Phoenix U16s on tour to Holland!
3 days, 3 games and a great time.
KIDS FIRST at Tesco Extra
Slough RFC KIDS FIRST section spent the day in Tesco Extra on Saturday promoting the club and raising awareness of KIDS FIRST Rugby.
Coaches, parents and players from the U7-13s gave out leaflets and talked to shoppers about the club.
A big thank you to U13s player Vansh, U12s Dawson, Randy, Charlie and Leo, U9s Hayden, Harvey, Jay and Tyler and U7s Eshen and Mason for doing a great job of leafleting, and also of course to the parents and coaches that supported them.
An enjoyable day was had bonding as a club and a section and we hope to welcome some new players into the club over the next few weeks
Project Dream Christmas Dream
Slough RFC was pleased to join High Wycombe RFC in supporting the Project Dream Christmas Dream appeal this year by collecting toys for children in Sierra Leone. Thank you to everyone that donated to the appeal. You can find out more about Project Dream charity and the work they do here-
Slough knocked out of Bucks Cup
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