Tue 16 Mar 2021 14:53

STOCKWOOD PARK RFC NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the March 2021 Stockwood Park RFC newsletter. 

News From Around The Club

Virtual Club Dinner Award Winners

A huge well done to all winners from our virtual club dinner this year as we looked back at the 2019/2020 season. It was a brilliant evening hosted by Michael Powell. Thank you to everyone that took part and the biggest thank you goes to Dan Hooper and the social Committee. Below are all the award winners from the night….

 

Colts                                         

Iron Man- Mark Smith                  

Coaches Player- Kieran Barry      

Players Player- Eoin Finnerty     

Colt of the Year- Jordan Fadoju


Ladies                                                                                                                                               

Iron Woman- Cath Swindell 

Most Improved- Aimee Aslam

Players Player- Charlie Bligh

Player of the Year- Claire Hawes

Top Try scorer- Sophie Maddock


Mens 2nd Team  

Iron Man- Olly Daly   

Most Improved - James McKenzie

Players player - KT     

Captains Player - Tom Smith


Mens 1st Team

Iron Man- Brandon Lewsey

Iron Man- Sean Martyn

Iron Man- Will Bennett

Most Improved- Robert Day

Players Player- Frank Daly

Captains Player- Michael Powell

Top Try Scorer- Kyran Ryan

Top Points Scorer- Brandon Lewsey


Finally, the last award winners of the evening were club colours. Well done to the following who have thoroughly deserved them:

Tracey Leach

Frank Daly

Ricardo Nogeura

Whats going on

Training

It’s Stockwood’s RFC 75th year. Watch this space for forthcoming Social and celebratory.

Training is still continuing with online sessions being instructed by Senior Head Coach Tom Edmunds. Check social media for details.

Ladies

The ladies have since Xmas for 6 weeks involved in a 3-way fitness and other challenge with Welwyn Ladies RFC and Kilburn Cosmos RFC.

We won 4-2 clinching the 4th win by just 2 pts from Kilburn who would have made it 3-3 if they had won. Welwyn didn’t win any of the weeks.

Everyone seemed to really enjoy it with some stand out performances from all the teams. There was a cup … the Corona challenge and obviously we have won that. Now looking forward to the end of March and the return to potentially training.

Senior Men

February has been a much more positive month for the senior men. With Six Nations back on the TV and a walk/run challenge set amongst the men, The WhatsApp group has started to become more alive. The opportunity to be able to watch rugby on the weekend has given life to many of the players and brought back the buzz to get back involved when possible. With this the Senior Men are trying to walk/run to every stadium in the six nations. So far there has been great involvement, high individual scores set, very quick 5/10k times and a reason to get out of the house and get fit.

On top of all of this the lads have had the opportunity to take part in 1-1 coaching sessions with head coach Tom Edmunds. So far over 10 players have taken up the opportunity from across the club with all the players working hard to get rugby ready. Talking of rugby being ready, the announcement that we will be progressing out of lockdowns has music to everyone ears. Planning is in full gear and we await the RFU announcement. It looks like we will be able to complete small group training in April, with social touch hopefully back in May and ‘normal’ training back in June ready for pre-season and will what lead us to the Stockwood park RFC 2021/2022 Defining Season.

Finance Review

First of all, thanks to all of you who have continued to contribute much needed funds, in particular a huge thanks to our VPs who have been very generous with their donations since the last newsletter. It really makes us all proud to be a member of this great club to see such support from all our members and supporters. We continue to keep expenses to a minimum and just about keep in the black. Many of you will be aware of the government grant to the RFU to support Rugby through this pandemic. As part of this the RFU recently announced a Winter Survival Fund for the grass roots. There are two elements to this in the shape of grants and loans. We have taken the opportunity to apply for a grant under this scheme to hopefully boost our funds.

Mini and Youth Coach Recruitment

The Mini and Youth section are looking for coaches and assistants in the following age groups:

U7 and U8

U10 & U11

 

No rugby experience is required as you will initially be supported by qualified coaches until you are up to speed.

Even if you cannot make every Sunday, please consider volunteering even on a ‘part time basis’.

All training courses are provided by the club.    A DBS clearance will be submitted by the club with your application.

news articles

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  • TOA Kit Sale

    Wed 24 Feb 2021 12:33

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  • A special thank you

    Tue 09 Feb 2021 22:55

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  • Time to talk about mental health

    Tue 09 Feb 2021 22:54

    A small conversation about #mentalhealth has the power to make a big difference! #TimeToTalk 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem, a conversation (no matter how small) … view

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