Tunbridge Wells RFC  Youth – 2018/19 Season

“One Club at the heart of our Community from Under 6’s to Vets”

Welcome to the 2018/19 Season at TWRFC, whether this is your first year or you are returning after a summer break you are most welcome.

We have been busy preparing for the start of the new season on the 2nd September and can’t wait to welcome you back. The pitches are ready, the coaches have drawn up their plans for the season, we have a good fixture list, we have bought lots of new equipment, all we need now is the players!!

Hopefully you have been keeping your athletes fit, lean and exercised over the summer so they arrive back ready for another season of fun, learning on a sports field.

What can they expect from us coaches?

  • They will be at the heart of everything we do and all the decisions we make
  • We will encourage fun on the pitch through equal opportunity and realistic expectations of the children
  • We have built the skills of our adults to provide a safe, healthy, respectful, and enjoyable environment
  • We will develop children’s confidence and character as players and as people, challenging any behaviour that conflicts with this
  • Champion rugby’s core values: Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline & Sportsmanship.

As coaches we do volunteer our time because we believe in the values that Rugby has given us and hence we can’t wait to get back up to St Marks and get going again…..

And what a week one it’s going to be! We have only lined up a Rugby world cup winning, president of the RFU, legend of the game to come and kick start the season. The one and only Jason ’The Fun Bus’ Leonard is coming to promote his charity The Atlas Foundation. Expect fun and games as he wanders around from 11am to 1pm. https://twrfc.com/news/calling-all-front-row-forwards/

Pitch allocations are now online and will be posted here every week. I am sure your coaches will still send their weekly motivational mails!!

As we start the season, I do have one ask of all the parents and supporters. Please remember to keep our touchline culture the positive, encouraging, inclusive and supporting environment we all love. Please be as noisy as you can in encouraging all the players (from both sides) and let the coaches do the coaching/tactics.

A couple of parish notices if I may, as we start the season, it’s time to:

  • Pay your membership via https://twrfc.com/membership/
  • Order some new boots
  • Order a mouthguard: Opro are coming to the club on the 9th for Custom fit mouth-guards. See the website for details
  • Order some club stash from our new provider (Samurai) by visiting the clubs new on-line kit shop
  • Visit the clubhouse (from 12-1pm) to snap up the last of our old (Serious Stuff) kit. Bargains galore like socks, shorts, wet tops, shirts! When it’s gone, it’s gone!
  • Volunteer in whatever capacity you can to help your local club. Please contact me if you can help youthchair@twrfc.com.

The First XV get the season started this Saturday with a home fixture vs Hertford. Why not come up and support the club and get the kids excited about the next day when the Youth section takes over!

Youth FAQ

COYW

Mike
Youth Chair
youthchair@twrfc.com

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