100 Club: July’s Results

The result of the July draw was as follows:

1st prize no.30 Phil Nelson £250
2nd prize no.48 Pete Walker £100

TWRFC Online Club Shop Now Open!

The first TWRFC online club shop is now open. We have been working with new kit suppliers Samurai to develop a suite of bespoke and off the shelf products that can all be ordered online for direct delivery to your door.

Visit the shop today at twrfc.com/shop

TWRFC Summer Ball 29th September

First TWRFC Black Tie Summer Ball to be held at the club on Saturday 29th September. Individuals, couples or tables of 10 or 12.  Places are £50/person for a 3 course dinner with a drink on arrival.  Auction, raffle and dancing will all make for a great evening.  Book your places now with Michelle Greenall – send an email with details of how many places you would like, the details of your guests (names and any special dietary requirements) and any pre-orders for drinks. Your drinks will be waiting at your table (chilled as appropriate) for you when you arrive.

If you would like to pre-order wine and beer the list is as follows:

Prosecco  
Rivamonte Prosecco Frizzante £20
   
Champagne  
Nicolas Curtain £30
   
White Wine  
Catarratto Pinot Grigio Antico Fregio £19
Sauvignon Blanc-Viogner £19
Chapel Down Flint Dry £21
   
Red Wine  
Cote du Rhone Olivier Ravoire £16
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo £18
Parrilla Malbec 2015 Viñalba, Mendoza £22
   
Rose  
Chapel Down – Rose £20
   
Port  
Fonseca Bin 27 NV £24
   
Lager (330ml bottles)  
Peroni £3.50
Curious Brew £3.50

Bennett Memorial School looking to employ part-time Rugby coach

Sharing on behalf of …

RUGBY COACH

Salary: £ 9,288

The successful candidate will ideally be a coach of level 3 standard or level 2 with considerable experience.

Usual working pattern: 22.5 hours per week -Monday to Friday (12:30 – 17:00) term time only.

There will need to be some flexibility to attend occasional evening commitments for promotion, and run the annual rugby tour outside these usual hours, and these changes will be agreed with Head of PE in advance.

  • Responsibilities, accountable to the head of PE:
    • Lead a session each lunchtime (12:40-13:15) and after school (3:35-c.5pm) or fixtures.
    • Rugby Academy to run for some year 7-11 students in the week and Wednesday afternoon for year 12 students in relevant afternoon lessons.
    • Year 7 & 8 girls to be a focus on one of the worked days a week.
    • Administration time – fixtures, promotion of rugby, information to parents, kit.
    • Annual rugby tour.
    • Support running of the 3G pitch

Start date:   September 2018

Further details including how to download an application are available on the school website https://jobs.tenaxschoolstrust.co.uk/rugby-coach/

Completed Application Forms should be emailed to recruitment@bennett.kent.sch.uk or posted to the school by the closing date. Applications should be submitted on the correct Application Form, no CVs will be accepted.

Applications will be considered until 09:00 on Wednesday 18th July 2018.

Interviews to be held on Friday 20th July

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

TWRFC 7s Team Plate Winners in Regional Finals

TW 7s Team

Tunbridge Wells RFC 7’s team travelled to a 30 degree Ealing Trailfinders on Saturday to contest Regional finals and represent Kent as the winners of the County Competition in the RFU’s 24-7’s Competition. Mav Anderson the Manager of the side had – like some others – found it difficult to get a squad out given the timing and the weather. However, a good quality side of 10 travelled made up of club stalwarts and former players.

Wells found a 9 00 am start on the schedule against England Universities and could have done with this game once they had settled down ultimately losing 25-5 but drawing the second half 5-5. England Universities went on to win the competition and progress to the National finals at the Bath Rec in August. Wells improving as they went narrowly lost to Badgers, a guest 7, 26-19 and then ran out comfortable winners against the Wolves 7 25-10 in the final group game. This put the only town side competing into the Plate final where they came home with the medal beating the Los Pelicanos team 25-10.

As the day progressed so did the teams cohesion with Conor Ward, Max Douch, and James Lineham putting in the tackles and giving a strong defence with George Montgomery being the playmaker and providing many opportunities to break. Skipper Mike Doherty, Max Douch and Matt Spicer provided pace and finishing skills and Ben Hunter gave the squad options, making some great tackles and allowing Maverick to rotate the team in the searing heat.  Jordan Earle adding further firepower in the last game to add  attacking options.

Squad: Mike Doherty, James Lineham, George Montgomery,  Josh Charles, Matt Spicer, Joshua Rice, Max Douch, Fionn McLoughlin, Conor Ward, Josh Charles, Ben Hunter, Jordan Earle. Manager and Coach Mav Anderson.

Alan Skinner Wins Prestigious Kent County RFU President’s Award

We are delighted that Alan Skinner won the Kent County RFU President’s Award  at an awards dinner held in Faversham last week.

Alan was nominated by the club after his long career playing and volunteering and he thoroughly deserves this recognition.

Thank you Alan and we are not ready to let you ease off just yet.  50 years in the club is just the beginnning!

Pre Season Training Starts 3rd July….

Pre season training starts on Tuesday 3rd July and continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7.30pm-9pm and Saturday mornings 9.30am-11am

 

There are 2 pre season friendlies arranged for August.

Saturday 18th August: TJs (home)

Saturday 25th August Westcombe Park (away)

Kick off times TBC

Come along and support your team….

 

TWRFC Ltd AGM Monday 11th June Minutes and Papers UPDATED

The Minutes from the AGM held on 11th June 2018 can be found below (a list of attendees and apologies will be published next week).

If anyone would like an electronic copy of the Members’ Accounts please email michellegreenall@yahoo.co.uk

Should anyone want to read the Club Rules in full they can be found here: TWRFC Ltd Club Rules

AUTUMN INTERNATIONALS

I have just sourced the majority of our allocation from the RFU for the following games (all 15:00 KO):

England v South Africa on Sat 3rdNovember

England v New Zealand on Sat 10thNovember

England v Japan on Sat 17th November

England v Australia on Sat 24th November

Please note that our total allocation, as a club, is minimal so demand will be very high. If you can source tickets elsewhere I would continue to explore these avenues as well. The situation would improve if fully paid up club members apply for just 1 ticket each as I am sure most attend with fellow club colleagues anyway.

Ticket prices are as follows:

South Africa & Australia – £105, £90, £72 and £50

New Zealand – £115, £95 and £70

Japan – £48, £42, £32 and £25

There are junior tickets available (15 years and under) for the Japan game at £15 if bought with the £42/32/25 adult tickets – i believe we should be able to obtain high numbers of both adult and junior tickets for this game.

The tickets allocated will be on a first come first served basis from 00:01 on 2nd June at my email address: Montgos.89a@hotmail.com – please annotate your requirements on first/second choice of game, number of tickets, price of ticket (if available). I don’t envisage anyone obtaining more than a total of 2 tickets.

Notification of ticket allocation, or not as the case may be, will be sent out by return email and a request for payment (+£5 admin charge per ticket) if applicable, after confirming membership status. An online payment is preferred but can also be made by cheque (details to follow within mail return) – no tickets will be released without funds having been cleared and membership confirmation. Please note there will be a reserve list for each game should any member not require their allocation (for whatever reason) and the ticket passed back into the club – we have an obligation to the RFU to be able to name the club member for each and every one of our tickets and if any ticket is found to be placed on the outside market and traced to TWRFC we could well lose our future allocation as a club for a number of years.

I will also attempt to increase our allocation later down the line as some clubs do not utilise their allowance and return back to the RFU.