This weeks allocations can be found below but please note the information below about parking and parents on the pitches.
Weekly Allocations and Times
For the past 10 years we have hired the 3G facility at the Boys Grammar to supplement our training facilities (November through February) and to try to ensure that everyone gets to train each weekend. As you can imagine, we sometimes have to make some very short notice changes and we get regular changes to the fixtures throughout the season so allocations are constantly changing. I try to keep them as consistent as possible but with two sessions at the club and the hire of the 3G over the winter as well as having to fit age groups around home matches and hosting other clubs it does mean we cannot train at the same time each week. We can often have well over a thousand players to accommodate and we have to ensure the pitches are looked after for the seniors as well!
Over the summer we invested in the club and grounds, in particular, adding drainage to pitches 2 and 3 (down the bank). We need to look after them please so could I ask that for anyone training there we rotate training around so as not to wear out individual spots and no parents on the pitches at all please! Having these two pitches that should be useable all year round means we can reduce the cost of pitch hire elsewhere and invest further in the club.
Generally the sessions work with these timings:
Club Session 1: 0900 x 1030 3G Session 1: 1000 x 1130
Club Session 2: 1045 x 1230 3G Session 2: 1130 x 1300
Home matches KO at 1115 – 1130 to allow time to warm up and get people to the ground. If we are very busy we will have two games with the second KO at 1230.
Directions and other guidance for the 3Gs can be found below:
|U7||Home Training 0900 x 1030 + Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U8||Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U9||Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U10||Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U11||Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U12||Away Festival – Crowborough|
|U13||Home Training 0900 x 1030|
|U13||Home vs Maidstone 1130 KO|
|U14||Home Training 1045 x 1230|
|U15||Home Training 1000 x 1200|
|Ladies U12||Home Training 1000 x 1200|
|Ladies U14||Home Vs Sevenoaks / TJs / East Grinstead – 0900 x 1030|
|Ladies U16||Home Training 1000 x 1200|
|Ladies U18||Home Training 1000 x 1200|
Parking with the number of players we have is tricky. Please try and avoid the club where possible as parking is limited and we need to reserve spaces for head coaches with their kit. Please also park courteously and respect our neighbours who have to put up with a fair bit of disruption each weekend. Please be polite to the volunteers who help with parking. It is not their fault that parking is so limited at the club!
Parking is reserved for coaches with their age group kit only in the top car park next to the club. It is important this is kept clear or else sessions will run late and it is not fair on those coaches to carry vast amounts of kit for long distances. We will have people assisting with parking at the club.
We now have over 750 members across the youth and ladies section which is fantastic for the future of the club and, together with the volunteer coaches and managers, the youth section is thriving. It does mean there will be a lot of people at the club across both the sessions. Please ensure the players have the space they need and coaches are able to run their sessions properly. Also, after your session, if you are not hanging around please vacate quickly to allow the next session in. If you are staying (and it would be great if you did) the cafe and bar will be open.
My huge thanks as always go to the coaches and other volunteers who create the fun, enjoyable and inclusive environment that TWRCF promotes and, of course, to the players and parents who support the club so well. Please do remember that everybody is a volunteer so please respect them when they are directing different activities or helping out in the cafe.
TWRFC Youth Chairman