Guildfordians Walking Rugby

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Walking Rugby News



Created : Thursday 5th May 22
On Saturday 30th April, 11 teams from 6 Surrey clubs, plus a few invited squads from old friends outside the county, came together for the inaugural Surrey Walking Rugby tournament, held this year at Esher RFC.

In a clean sweep, Guildfordians beat Wimbledon (2-1), Old Reigatians (3-1) Amesbury (4-1), Esher (2-1) and Chobham (4-2) to top their pool and meet old friends and rivals, Kingswood in the final. In a close fought match with both teams playing some superb rugby, it was Guildford...

Created : Saturday 9th Apr 22
Despite the efforts of accidents on the M25 & multiple councils doing their utmost to spend their roadworks budgets before year-end, 12 of us made it safely to the Old Deer Park & met 10 players from Richmond (who are recent converts to walking rugby). After a brief warmup, it became clear that Richmond have been playing different rules (including 6 tackles) so we decided to play 2 sessions to their version & 2 sessions to ours. It quickly became apparent that they play with the same spirit as...

Created : Wednesday 30th Mar 22
Its winter. Its Tuesday evening. Its dark and cold, and damp. I can see the pitch from my car, which is warm and comfortable. I think “Why do people like me want to go and chase a rugby ball around on a night like this?”
But I do get out of the car, and go to the pitch. My spirits rise as I see the other players. As soon as I have the ball in my hands, I get a buzz.
Then I realize, here, there aren’t “people like me”. This is as diverse a bunch of people you might hope to find. Young and...
 
 
 
 
 
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 4th September 22) at Stoke Park outside the clubhouse (11am May to August)

Tuesday evenings 7:30pm (from 13th September 22 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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Mark Grubb
07973 343185  


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Sue Russell
07713 299545 


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Roger Underwood
07981 781092 


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With thanks to our Club Sponsors

Hewlett Packard Enterprise - Sponsors of Walking Rugby at Guildfordians Rugby Football Club (GRFC) K2 Moving - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Football Club (GRFC) The Guildford Tup - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Football Club (GRFC) CURTIS Sustainable Packaging - Sponsors of Guildfordians Rugby Football Club (GRFC) - Walking Rugby
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