Guildfordians Rugby Club

Guildfordians Rugby Club

Community Rugby in the Heart of Guildford

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About Guildfordians Rugby Club ( GRFC )

We were founded in 1932 as Old Guildfordians the Old Boys club of the RGS and more recently became Guildfordians Rugby Club ( GRFC ). We are a friendly rugby club in the heart of Guildford on Stoke Park providing rugby for all. New members are always welcome, playing or non - playing, young or old, male or female. If you have never played rugby before our coaches will introduce you to the game and help you understand it.

If you would like to join us as a player, coach, supporter or sponsor please get in touch. You can be sure of a warm welcome.

Our registration \ membership form can be downloaded here, please complete this and bring it with you on your first visit.

Rugby in Guildford

We are located in Stoke Park in the heart of Guildford, click here for directions to the club.

Guildfordians Rugby Club
The Pavilion
London Road

Club House tel: 01483 300752

Guildfordians Micros, Minis, Youth & Girls

Our season runs from September until the start of May. Training and / or matches for our Micros, Minis, Youth and Girls rugby teams takes place on Sundays from 10am.

We strongly believe that rugby is a safe, enjoyable and worthwhile activity for children. Children do not tackle each other until they are at least 8 years old and even then there is a slow methodical introduction. Our child protection policy can be viewed by clicking here.
We believe that every member of the Club should play in one of the teams once they have had sufficient training, creating a strong sense of team and club spirit is very important.

Boys and girls from age 3 to 18 are welcome to join us, and are grouped according to their age at midnight on the 31st August each year. For example if you are 7 years old on the 31st Aug you will be in the U8s ( you will be 8 years old in the upcoming season ).

Micros : For boys and girls who are aged 3 or 4, it's extremely good fun. Children who will be 3 during the year are more than welcome to join in but it is advisable to speak to the coaches first.

For the Winter the Micros have moved from Stoke Park to George Abbot school (Woodruff Ave, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1XX) to train from 10:15 - 11:15 on the astro training area.

Minis : For boys and girls who are in the U6 to U11 age groups, they play in mixed teams with fixtures against other clubs as well as taking part in festivals during the season. From U12s girls and boys play in seperate teams.

Youth : We have separate teams for boys and girls with the girls being group as U13s, U15s and U18s ( 2 and 3 year age grouping per team ).
Our boys teams are from U12s to U18s, the older teams play in leagues as well as having friendly matches. Training normally starts at 10am and matches are normally at 11am.

Being parents ourselves, we understand that children need to try different activities before committing, so we have "try before you buy". All newcomers can come along and join in for 3 weeks. After this, if they wish to continue we ask that you pay the appropriate membership fee or they can stop playing without charge.

If you would like to know more please see our contacts page the relevant age group admin manager or coach will be more than happy to assist.

We have a well stocked club shop with the socks, shorts, playing tops, water proofs etc for sale at reasonable prices. There is also a selection of second-hand kit, including boots.

As it becomes wetter and muddier, boots will be essential. Football boots are fine, but please make sure that the studs are aluminium and are the approved kite-marked type.

The Club recommends that players in all age groups should wear a gum shield, it is a club policy that all players involved with full contact rugby (U9's and above) must have a gum shield to play. Gum shields can be tailor-made by your dentist or purchased from sports shops and the Club shop.The DIY versions are softened by heating in boiling water and then mould around the teeth (instructions are included with gum shields). Gum shields must be correctly fitted otherwise it can be dangerous, when the player opens their mouth their gumshield must remain on their teeth and not drop down - if it drops down it can be easily remoulded.

The kit shop is located in changing room 8 and is open on most Sundays 9:45 to 10:30 and 11:45 to 12:30.

Guildfordians Seniors

We run three senior teams playing in the Surrey leagues on Saturday afternoons. We have teams for players of all abilities, for those who want to play every week and for those who just want to play occasionally.

We train on Tuesdays at George Abbot school (Woodruff Avenue, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1XX) from 19:00 - 21:00 on the floodlit astro training area.

For more information about the Senior team please click here.

Guildfordians Touch

We run two O2 Touch rugby teams and this non contact form of rugby is proving to be very popular, it is ideal for all players of all age from the age of 16 playing in mixed teams.

We play all year and duringthe Summer we often have 40 plus people often turning up at the sessions. We enter a number of tournaments each year playing against other teams from all over the country.

Touch rugby is played all season during the Summer at Stoke Park on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm, when the evenings get darker we move training to Merrist Wood College and The Surrey Sports Park.

If you would like to know more please see our contacts page.

Any Questions?

We are always happy to answer any questions, these can be referred to any of the people on our contacts page.

With thanks to our sponsors:

Dynamyx - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
Guildford Tup - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
Curchods - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
K2 Moving - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
Burns and Webbe - Supporting Rugby in Guildfordr
Optegra Eye Care  - Supporting Rugby in Guildford

With thanks to our supporters:

The Jade Group - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
The iQ Digital House - Supporting Rugby in Guildford

Club Accreditations:

Guildfordinas Rugby Club are affiliated to Harlequins
Sport Guildford - Supporting Rugby in Guildford
Surrey Rugby - Supporting Rugby in Guildford