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Guildfordians walking rugby welcome Old Reigatians on the coldest day
Created : 10th Dec 21

Saturday 27 November, 7.00am – Driving sleety rain...not the most auspicious start to the day!
10.15am – the eco-friendly Chiddingfold contingent of Guildfordians RFC arrive at the clubhouse in one vehicle. Some Old Reigatians are already at Stoke Park, turning blue. These guys are keen! Guildfordians Brian is setting out the pitches – alone. Others think about going to help but are driven back inside by the biting wind – supervision from the bar seems infinitely preferable.
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Walking Rugby v Topsham - Friday 15th October 2021
Created : 27th Oct 21

On Friday 15th October, the newest section of Guildfordians Rugby Club with the oldest members welcomed Topsham RFC (on tour from Devon) for an evening fixture. Guildfordians fielded two teams, Topsham one team and a fourth consisted of members from both clubs to make a Baa-Baas team.
We have history with Topsham having lost to them in the final of the Vintage Games in Bath in 2019, so it was good to welcome and become reacquainted with old friends and foes.
All teams played each o.....More




Kingswood Walking Rugby Festival 28th August 2021
Created : 29th Aug 21

10 players from Guildfordians Walking Rugby squad set off for Bristol on Saturday morning to take part in Kingswood RFC’s walking rugby festival.

We nearly lost Carl before the first game as he tried to single-handedly deliver our ‘best in show’ gazebo to the eagerly awaiting gang then Brian and Shaun nearly passed their initiation test as we watched them trying to erect it!

With 18 teams taking part, some from as far afield as Wales and Devon, it was a chance to get re.....More



 
 
 
Walking Rugby is probably the most inclusive rugby format to be played in a Guildfordians shirt. The sport is growing rapidly in popularity across the UK and Ireland as a non-contact game open to adults of all ages, genders and abilities. Our current squad includes members from their mid-20s to mid-70s.

Launched at the club in 2018 by veteran Guildfordians coach Roger Underwood, walking rugby is attracting new members to the club from Guildford and surrounding villages. It’s a great form of exercise and, most importantly, lots of fun! Despite its name, walking rugby is a great cardio workout and caters for all speeds from slow and steady to as fast as you can walk keeping one foot on the ground at all times.

Walking Rugby has a simple set of rules so it’s easy to learn whether you have played rugby before or not. As it is non-contact, teams of up to seven players are usually mixed. A tackle is made with two hands on the torso of the ball carrier who is required to pass immediately. A turnover results when the ball is dropped or goes out of play and restarts are simply a free pass. A try is scored when the ball carrier walks over the opposition try line.

The Guildfordians team have notched up some notable successes. We are the current Surrey Walking Rugby champions and were runners up at the last Vintage Games held in Bath in 2019.
Despite a challenging year, 2021 brought 1st place success at our own festival on 17th July where we hosted 10 teams from 8 other clubs to compete against our two squads, Guildfordians and Guildfordians Too. We also fared well at festivals held at Chobham (1st place), Burgess Hill (joint 3rd) and Kingswood (27 tries scored vs the winners who scored 28).

Weather (and pandemics) permitting we hold two training sessions a week all year round:
Sundays from 12:15 (from 5/9/21) at Stoke Park outside the clubhouse (11am May to August)
Tuesday evenings 7:30pm (from 14/9/21 to mid-April) at Charterhouse Club, moving to Chiddingfold Rec from mid-April.
Training sessions are often followed by an optional debrief in the clubhouse or other convenient hostelry.

We are happy to offer a temporary home to players from other sections who are returning from injury and find walking rugby a useful and enjoyable route back to full fitness. New members are always very welcome, whatever your age or rugby experience. We look forward to seeing you very soon!

For more information please contact Mark or Sue
email : walkingrugby@grfc.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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