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Paul Garrad
Created : 15th Sep 20

We have sadly heard that Paul Garrad a long time member, player, referee, committee member & supporter of the club sadly passed away on last Tuesday.

Paul played for the club when we were Old Guildfordians, and after the merger of the seniors with Guildford and Godalming Paul returned to play as a member of Stoke Park RFC aka ‘The Bisons’. When Stoke Park RFC merged with Guildfordians Paul continued to play for the club and he took on the role of administering International tickets for the whole club which was not a job not to be under estimated.

I played many games with Paul for Stoke Park RFC and Guildfordians – Paul was a great to have as a team mate and if the team couldn’t get a referee Paul would also step in to the breach to ensure that we all had a game to play. When I started playing for the club Paul was also playing as a flanker but Paul then made the scrum half role his own and his prowess around the scrum, breakdown and his service to the backs b.....More

Junior Rugby Restarts Sunday 6th September for U9s and Above
Created : 2nd Sep 20

Junior Rugby restarts Sunday 6th of Sept for age groups U8s and above, Micros, U6s, U7s & U8s restart on Sunday 13th September.

Things will be a bit different due to Covid 19.

Start times are staggered.
Age Group locations have changed.

Please read see our Training Policy carefully to help us protect everyone.

Update 4th September U8s are now starting on 13th Sept.

Club SGM Friday 18th Sept 19:30 * Note new date
Created : 29th Aug 20

We are holding a Special General Meeting on Friday 18th September online to agree the final Articles of Association and Rules of the Limited Company which was agreed at the AGM on the 13th August. The date re arranged from the 4th Sept to give people more time to become familiar with the documents.

The final revised documents will be circulated before the meeting along with the login details.

Spotlight on our Minis Rugby section
Created : 26th Aug 20

This weeks feature is on Minis Rugby, Minis rugby is extremely popular and great fun. Click here to find out more.

Spotlight on our Girls Rugby section
Created : 30th Jul 20

This weeks feature is on Girls Rugby, girls rugby is growing quickly at the club. Click here to find out more.

Spotlight on our Walking Rugby section
Created : 23rd Jul 20

This weeks spot light is on walking Rugby, the newest addition to the GRFC rugby family, for more details click here.

Weekly Update 19th June
Created : 22nd Jun 20

We are sending all our best wishes to you as some of the restrictions are reduced and an element of normality starts to return. But, there’s no rugby as yet. We are still in the planning and preparation stage and we’re doing everything we can to be ready. In the meantime, stay safe out there.

Your committee met on Monday 15th on Zoom and the meeting was very well attended by section chairs, coaches and other members leading the charge on different important aspects of club life. We discussed a long list of key topics including, of course, the key safety issues associated with the re-start of training and, in due course, playing. Player fitness was a key topic and, whilst staying safe, all members are encouraged to continue to exercise and keep well - ahead of the great return of rugby.

There are certain regulations which we need to adhere to, as we plan to return to Stoke Park, and the committee reviewed the club policy document on Social Distancing and assessed .....More

Weekly Update 12th June
Created : 12th Jun 20

Your committee very much hopes that all is well with you and your families this week. There is no big news, so it’s a shorter update this week. Sighs of relief all round! Planning and preparation are continuing but we have no way of knowing what the coming weeks will bring. So, as the Government says, we stay alert.

Your GRFC committee is meeting on Monday 15th, as a regular meeting but now held by Zoom. We will continue to plan the re-start of rugby across the sections but also start to reinstate some of the longer-term projects. For example, defining our next 5 years’ objectives and the necessary and desirable alterations to the Clubhouse will be discussed.

Player and member recruitment for all sections will need to be addressed soon and this won’t be straightforward against the current backdrop. Most sections will be hoping to have a new, if virtual, season starting in the coming months, hopefully with some training. Touch have a different pattern bu.....More

Spotlight on our Seniors
Created : 11th Jun 20

This week the spotlight is on our Senior teams.

Weekly Update 5th June
Created : 6th Jun 20

We hope that this last week has gone well for you and that you and your family are staying healthy. We are in very difficult and confusing times, as lockdown restrictions are reduced and furlough and other complicated changes come on top of generally bad news.

The reactions around the world to the events in the US will have struck us all and important injustices have been quite rightly highlighted. It seems a good moment to state categorically that GRFC stands against systemic bias, racism and unequal treatment that can still be found in our communities and, sadly, in sport. We are fully committed to inclusion and will strive to continue to improve our approaches, our facilities and any other aspect of Guildfordians’ life to demonstrate those values.

Quite a number of changes in rules and guidance have emerged this last week and, although there are a number of voices, including those of leading scientists, who argue caution, a few relevant changes have been .....More

Members Update
Created : 31st May 20

Dear Guildfordians,

We hope you are staying healthy and that your family and loved ones are well and coping with this worldwide tragedy.

The last two months have brought no rugby (except, perhaps, glorious highlights of past matches) and have tested each and every one of us in different ways. So many people have been on a 'coronacoaster’ of emotions, worrying about the world, the country, the county, the town of Guildford and the future for jobs, the economy and public health.

In the rugby community, we are all still hoping for training over the summer, even if separately, and for a real start to a full season in September. We are hoping that the minis, youth, girls, Touch, Walking and seniors will all be fit and raring to go and welcoming new members. Your committee is still meeting and making the plans that we can. We are discussing essential tasks, planning our communications and liaising closely across all the sections. We have our sepa.....More


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