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Cheshire RFU Volunteer Awards Evening – Thursday 14th May 2015

To Cheshire Club Chairmen, Secretaries and Volunteer co-ordinators

I can confirm that the first Cheshire Volunteers’ Awards Evening will be on Thursday 14th May 2015 at Bowdon RUFC.

Please see the attached invitation and nomination form to nominate volunteers, and accompany them to this first Cheshire Presidents Awards for Volunteers.

Cheshire Presidents Awards invite nomination form (2) 2015

This is a great opportunity to recognise the efforts and contributions made by volunteers across Cheshire at our clubs that enable many people to have a great rugby experience. The correspondence I had following my previous emails highlighted a number of people whose activities deserve recognition.

Can you also please confirm how many people will be attending the awards evening as soon as possible after you make the nominations.

Please nominate volunteers as detailed in the attached letter. If you have any questions please let me know, either by email, or phone on 07801076727.

I look forward to seeing many people on the 14th May.

Please note the closing date of 30th April.

Mark Jordan
Cheshire CBVC

Three Cheshire boys selected for England Counties U18’s

The boys made it through the Cheshire U18 trial process and into the Cheshire squad to compete at the Northern Divisional Festival matches against Yorkshire, Northumberland and Lancashire in October/November 2014.

The North U18 selectors held trial at Woodhouse Grove, Bradford on 29th December 2014, with twelve Cheshire players asked to attend.

Following the December trial, six Cheshire players – George Bordill, Owen MacCuish, Oscar McCormack, Matthew Palphreyman, Matthew Peakman and John Whittaker – where selected for North U18’s first preparation day held at Newcastle Falcons, Kingston Park in January.

North U18 second preparation day was a warm up match versus Worcester Warriors U18, held at Ellesmere College in early February.

North U18’s final squad selection to represent the six Northern Counties at the England Counties U18 trial held at Loughborough University on 20th February, included five Cheshire players: Owen MacCuish, Oscar McCormack, Matthew Palphreyman, Matthew Peakman and John Whittaker.

England Press release

THE England Counties Under 18 selectors have named an extended squad to prepare for this season’s International Triangular Festival at Hartpury College in Gloucestershire between March 28 and April 4

The extended squad was selected after the Divisional Festival at Loughborough University last weekend and will be trimmed after a further training session at Loughborough on March 15 to produce the final squad for the festival.

England will launch the festival on Saturday March 28 when they face a France side selected from their regional academies.

France will then meet Irish Clubs Under 18s at Hartpury on April 1 with England facing Ireland in the festival finale on Saturday April 4.

England Counties Under 18 Clubs squad:

Backs:
Jacob Atkins( St Pauls School, Bracknell RFC and Berkshire), Myles Bean (King Edward Vi School, Bedford Blues RFC and Warwickshire), Ruaridh Dawson (Newcastle School for Boys, Blaydon RFC and Northumberland), Connor Hayhow (St Paul’s School, Bracknell RFC and Berkshire), George Jackson (Trinity School, Sutton Epsom RFC and Surrey), Aaron Martin (Bilton School, Bedford Blues RFC and Warwickshire), William Newett (Leeds GS and Yorkshire), James Shillcock (Warwick School, Worcester RFC and Warwickshire), James Spencer (Queen Elizabeth GS, Penrith RFC and Cumbria), Benjamin Usher (The Priory Academy, Newark RFC and Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire), Fergus Wood (Ardingly College, Hove RFC and Sussex).

Forwards:
Harrison Berresford (Hautlieu School, Jersey RFC and Hampshire), Jack Conteh (Myerscough College, Sale Sharks and Lancashire), Tom Doughty (St Bartholomews School, Hove RFC and Sussex), Joseph Duffy (Myerscough College, Sale Sharks and Lancashire), Cameron Gray (The Oratory School, Maidenhead RFC and Berkshire), Max Hill (Worcester Sixth Form College, Malvern RFC and North Midlands), Kiaran Knight (St Peter’s School, Matson RFC and Gloucestershire), Owen McCuish (Sandbach School, Sandbach RFC and Cheshire), John McKenzie (Runshaw College, Preston Grasshoppers RFC and Lancashire), Dylan Morris (Reed’s School, Wimbledon RFC and Surrey), Joshua Novell (Bedes School, Crowborough RFC and Sussex), Matthew Palphreyman (Wirral GS, Wirral RFC and Cheshire), Justin Rowland (George Abbot School, Chobham RFC and Surrey), John Whittaker (Sandbach School, Sandbach RFC and Cheshire).

 

3 Cheshire Under 20’s selected for North of England duty

Congratulations to Dominic Sherratte ( Macclesfield and Cheshire U20 ) Simon Green  (Stockport and Cheshire Under 20 )  both of whom have been  recently selected  for North Division duty, and

( Kyle Joseph  Chester and Cheshire U20 ) who has been selected on the reserve list. They are due to  represent North @ The Divisional Festival, Welbeck College over the Easter Weekend (3rd to 5th April 2015) .

Cheshire U20 Team manager Ian  Stanton stated ……”The under 20 National Championship is not only a place to demonstrate higher level  county representative rugby, team work, and individual skill,but is a place from where selection to National representative teams, such as North can occur.  Our congratulations go out to Simon , Dom and Kyle, who have  not only been great characters to work with, but have been significant assets representing  both their home clubs and our County U 20 squad. They have remained focussed and dedicated to the cause at all time and have inspired others in the squad by their commitment. Its been a pleasure to work with them .Although the the U20 team position this year is not where we planned to be, Simon ,Dom and Kyle’s individual efforts were commendable. On behalf of the Cheshire coaching and management team we wish them the very best for their future rugby successes. ”

Dom ( ball carrier ) and Simon Green ( black scrum cap)  working together
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Kyle ( over the ruck.. coloured scrum cap )

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Nick Jones

Cheshire U20’s

Wilmslow High in Semi -Finals

Congratulations to Wilmslow High on today’s Natwest Cup QF victory. Good luck in the semi final.

Cheshire RFU – Rugby World Cup Workshop 2

England Rugby

 

 

 

Community engagement/Fanzone Opportunities

How you can you embed your rugby club firmly into the local community and attract new members.

Cheshire RFU and RFU Cheshire Development team would like to invite you to the 2nd Rugby World Cup Workshop. The meetings will be arranged in clusters across the county – We’d like for your club to attend the most local if possible:

  • Wirral RUFC – 16th February, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Wilmslow RUFC – 23rd February, 7.00 – 9.00 pm
  • Sandbach RUFC – 2nd MARCH, 7.00 – 9.00 pm

At the meetings we hope to:

  • Examine various community engagement and fanzone opportunities for
    clubs within the county – before, during and after the Rugby World cup.
  • Co-ordinate needs analysis for each club.
  • Demonstrate how to develop/strengthen relationships with the local
    community.
  • Pull together robust individual club plans – from the mini and juniors up
    to the senior section.
  • Help you to source volunteers from within your club to help make plans a
    reality.

There will be a buffet served at 7pm and we aim to get started for 7.15pm and away for 9pm at the latest.

These initial cluster meetings are aimed at all those with your club with a development role or interest in getting involved:

  • RWC Club Champions
  • Club Chairman, Secretary, M&J Chair, Colts Managers, Volunteer
    Coordinators, Club Safeguarding Officers, Team Managers
  • Young Rugby Ambassadors

We suggest that each club brings several members with them to help discussions and pull together a really robust club plan.

If you would like to attend then please confirm to Jane Cliff directly to me. If you have any questions before hand then please get in touch.

The RWC is less than 12 months away – Do not let your club be left behind!

PLEASE CONFIRM NOW

David Westhead
davidwesthead@RFU.com
07850166477

Printable version – RWC Workshop 2 invitation

Forthcoming Fixtures & Events

Date/Time Event
07/04/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
06/05/2015
6:30 pm
CBRDP Meetings
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
09/05/2015
3:00 pm
Cheshire 1st XV v Lancashire 1st XV
16/05/2015
3:00 pm
Cheshire 1st XV V Yorkshire XV
23/05/2015
12:00 am
Cheshire 1st XV v Durham XV
11/06/2015
4:30 pm
Annual general meeting 2015
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
11/06/2015
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
General Committee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
16/06/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
04/08/2015
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Executive Sub Commitee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
19/08/2015
6:30 pm
CBRDP Meetings
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire

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