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7. 2013-14


Slough 7s 2014

Matt Harris is elected as Slough RFC's new Chairman

Please read the following message from our new Chairman, Matt Harris, to all members.

Dear Members,

This is just a short note to inform you all that I have been elected as Chairman of Slough Rugby Club, I am absolutely honoured to have been voted in by the members at this years AGM.

For those that do not know much about me I have played at the club since 1978 as a mini and I came right through juniors to senior rugby. I have sat on the committee in various roles and I have captained the 2s,3s and the Evergreens.

As I mentioned in my address at the AGM and I'm very keen to get the playing side of things in a stronger position with a plan to get three teams out every week and also The Evergreens at least once a month, this will obviously increase player numbers and in turn will create an even better atmosphere down the club therefore putting us in an even better financial position.

I am also very keen to increase numbers in the mini and junior sections including getting more girls playing rugby.

None of this will be possible without the help and support of our members and the committee whom I am very much looking forward to working with.

I do realise that I do not know every single member but that will be my mission, I appreciate that some members are from further afield and around the world so I will endeavour at least to have an email conversation with you guys. Every single member is equally important and your support to our club is vital.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our past Chairman Ray Gagnon, I have had the privilege of working with Ray on the committee over a number of years as well as having several beers with him during that time. Ray, your work at the club has been invaluable and I hope that we can rely on your expertise in taking the club forward even further.

Once again I would like to thank Slough Rugby Club for giving me this opportunity and I will do everything I can to do a good job.

Do not forget there are a number of socials coming up in the shape of the Slough 7s on July 5th and also the Beer Festival in August.

I look forward to catching up with everyone over the coming months, please do not hesitate to contact me

Regards

Matt Harris
Chairman

Slough RFC Summer Fun Day

Slough U8s Play at Twickers!

Slough U8s took part in the London Wasps Stinger Tag Rugby Tournament, winning the plate final and playing on the hallowed turf of Twickenham during half time of the London Wasps v Gloucester Aviva Premiership game.

Slough Minis Festival 2014

Almost 600 boys and girls from 12 rugby clubs across the region attended Slough Rugby Club's annual Minis Festival on Sunday 6th April, retitled ‘The Wynford Phillip’s Memorial Mini’s Tournament’ in honour of the club’s longest serving member who passed away last year.

Slough U8s Lions team was the club’s most successful team at the tournament.

Tries from George Harris, Alfi Harris, Cody Rumney and Jamail Alikhan saw the Lions secure two 7-7draws against Phoenix and Old Albanians in their first two games of the day. And a brace and a hat-trick for the Harris cousins with a try apiece for Rumney and Alikhan led to a 7-5 win over Thatcham in their third pool game.

A nail-biting semi-final against Drifters followed with a well-deserved try for Henry Caldwell adding to the team tally. But the game ended in a frustrating 8-8 draw taking it to sudden death, Drifters scoring the decider ‘golden try’ to end the game and go through to the final.

Stuart Goddard, Jake Evans and Daya Bhachu were all on the score-sheet for Slough’s second U8s team, Slough Tigers, who had mixed results with a loss and a draw before winning against Beaconsfield and Bracknell, missing out on the semi-finals by just one point.

Slough U7s got off to a promising start with an immediate try from Adam White, the team then matching Thatcham try for try in an exciting 10-10 draw in their opening match. However despite the young greenies best efforts they lost by one point to eventual U7s champions Old Albanians Eagles before suffering a 7-10 defeat to local rivals Phoenix.

Five tries for Johnny Stevens helped Slough U9s secure a 8-2 win over Ruislip while some great runs saw Malachi Flemming and Dylan Morrison added to the score-sheet in a win over Beaconsfield. A tough final pool match against Drifters saw Marshal Moses weave over the try-line before the team conceded one more try for a narrow 5-4 loss.

A combined Slough-Phoenix U11s team lost their games against Thatcham, Ruislip and High Wycombe but showed improvement game on game, while a strong combined Slough and Phoenix U10s team saw Haatieb Jaldin, Joseph Norfolk and Alfie Spiller cross the whitewash in a thrilling 30-0 win over Old Albanians in their opening game. The team then suffered a disappointing loss to Drifters before making a spirited comeback against Thatcham, Harry Dillon making a great breakaway run to score in the final moments for a 20-5 victory for the Slough/Phoenix Baa-baas.

Slough's U6s lost their three matches but enjoyed their first proper fixture.

Slough Rugby Club Minis and Juniors Chairman, Andrew Leighton-Pope, said ‘it was a marvellous Slough RFC Mini Tournament, again held in Memoriam of our great friend Wynford Philips. We had 12 different clubs fielding 56 different teams with approx 600 children playing from 6 years old to 12 years. A fabulous effort from all of the players, parents and volunteers who took part in the day. This year we just got away with the weather too so a good day was had by all.

Final results

U6 final Beaconsfield Panthers and Beaconsfield Tigers drew 7-7 final and settled on draw

U7 final Old Albanian Eagles won (9-8) against Phoenix Flames

U8 final Drifters won by golden try (final 5-5) against Old Albanians

U9 final Ruislip Lions won (3-1) against Old Albanian Sharks

U10 final Old Albanian Wolfs won (3-1) against Beaconsfield

U11 final Ruislip won (5-1) against Drifters

U12 final Drifters won against Reading

Clubs attending were:

Slough

Phoenix

Hillingdon Abbots

Thatcham

High Wycombe

Ruislip

Old Albanians

Drifters

Beaconsfield

Aylesbury

Reading

Bracknell

23/3/14 Sport Relief 2014

20/1/14 U6-8s Have a New Kit Sponsor!

Keep an eye out for our new U6-8s match day shirts generously sponsored by The Frost Partnership and modelled here by our U7s who gave them their first outing against Phoenix yesterday.

25/9/13 Here Come the Girls!

Six girls from Slough RFC had successful trials for county on the 22nd with U13s Megan and U15s Katie gaining places on the county squad and new players Shannon, Lucy, Amber and Clara all earning places in the county development squads! Well done all :)

16/7/13 Olympic Medallist Mark Lewis- Francis leads sprint training session at Slough RFC