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Walking Rugby fixture at Richmond
Created : 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.....More


Guildfordians Walking Rugby Fit For All
Created : 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.....More


Walking Rugby at Guildfordians
Created : 1st Feb 22

Getting More - Giving More - Planning More

Exciting news from our Walking Rugby section!

First let’s talk about Getting More

The Walking Rugby section is delighted to announce two new sponsors. One is Curtis Packaging, a U.K. based organisation with sustainability at its core. The other is the global information technology and services corporation, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. The Hewlett Packard Enterprise sponsorship is one of largest packages eve.....More


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 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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Sun 22/05/22 11:1512:45Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU
Tue 24/05/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sun 29/05/22 11:1512:45Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse.
Tue 31/05/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sun 05/06/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU. Bar open for refreshments after
Tue 07/06/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sat 11/06/22 11:00 Gosport & Fareham festivalFurther details and timings TBC
Sun 12/06/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkProvisional due to Gosport & Fareham festival on 11/6
Tue 14/06/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sun 19/06/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU. Bar open for refreshments after
Tue 21/06/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sat 25/06/22 11:0017:00Walking Rugby Festival at Stoke ParkGuildfordians very own walking rugby festival :)
Sun 26/06/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU. Bar open for refreshments after
Tue 28/06/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sun 03/07/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU. Bar open for refreshments after
Tue 05/07/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sat 09/07/22 10:0017:00Kingswood FestivalFurther details to be announced
Sun 10/07/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkProvisional due to Kingswood festival 9/7
Tue 12/07/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Sun 17/07/22 11:00 Burgess Hill festivalFurther details and timings TBC
Sun 17/07/22 11:1512:30Walking Rugby at Stoke ParkMeet outside the clubhouse GU1 1TU. Bar open for refreshments after
Tue 19/07/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
Tue 26/07/22 19:0020:30Walking Rugby at Chiddingfold RecEntrance to the Rec is more or less opposite the Village Hall in Coxcombe Lane - GU8 4QA
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Chairman (Minis)
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Safeguarding
Claerwyn Hamilton-Wilkes
 


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Director of Rugby
Leanne Infante
 


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Walking Rugby
Roger Underwood
07981 781092 


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Walking Rugby
Mark Grubb
07973 343185  


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Walking Rugby
Sue Russell
07713 299545 


 
 
 
 

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