Guildfordians Rugby Club - News

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Rugby Cancelled until further notice
Created : 4th Jan 21

Sorry Rugby Cancelled until further notice due to tonight's announcement, more details to follow very soon.

No Rugby Sunday 20th December due to new Tier 4 restrictions
Created : 20th Dec 20

Following the announcement from the government on Saturday about the majority of Surrey moving into Tier 4 we have been advised to cancel rugby on Sunday 20th December. We apologise for the short notice. Senior and Touch rugby are due to restart week commencing the 4th January 2021 ( details to follow ). Sunday rugby is due to return on the 10th January 2021, mid week training for youth age groups should restart early in January please keep an eye for communications from your age group.

Rugby is back
Created : 4th Dec 20

We are delighted to confirm that, following the Government announcements about the end of the recent lockdown in England and the RFU detailed guidance received in the last couple of days, we can get back onto the rugby pitch and into the training sessions. It has been confirmed that we are moving to Stage E, which also permits contact and a move to an adapted 15-a-side game for seniors, with competitive fixtures.

Click to see details of the adapted 15-a-side game

The final details of regular activities by section will be communicated by the section leadership and head coaches over the next couple of days. (The Christmas close date for the Juniors is yet to be confirmed.).....More

Rugby Suspended Due to Lockdown
Created : 5th Nov 20

Update from the RFU

England is now in national lockdown until Wednesday 2 December and all team sports have been suspended, including club age grade and adult rugby activities below Championship and Premier 15s.

With effect from today (Thursday), we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. This means that no competitive or formal rugby activities can be undertaken until at least Wednesday 2 December. While group training sessions are banned, a maximum of two players (or one player and one coach) can participate in socially distanced (two metres plus), individual training sessions in a public outside space, but not a garden, without sharing equipment. FAQ's from Sport England are available below.

Therefore all rugby at Guildfordians is suspended until the 2nd December following the guidelines, please keep safe and well an d we look forward to seeing you again in December.

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.


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