Archive for 26 February 2014

Cheshire East Cluster Rugby Clubs – RWC2015

“Following the recent announcement launching the RWC2015 Volunteer Programme, you and representatives from all Cheshire East Cluster Rugby Clubs (there are no limits on numbers) are invited to attend and participate in a meeting with Mark Jordan (Cheshire RFU Volunteer Co ordinator) to be held at Bowdon RFC on Tuesday 11th March at 7:30.

Mark is seeking to meet face to face with as many clubs as possible before 17th March to go through more information on process, roles, timings etc.

If you wish to attend please can you notify myself.

Vase Semi Final Results

Altrincham Kersal 28 v 17 Winnington Pk.


Cheshire Bowl Semi Final results

Oswestry 29 – 5 Ellesmere Port

Plate Competition Semi Final Results

The remaining semi-final result for the Plate Competition;-

Christleton           17 v        Southern Nomads (IOM) 33.
Oxton Parkonians  40 v     Helsby 12

Therefore the Final will be between “Oxton Parkonians and Southern Nomads”, which will be played on 19th April. Venue to be decided.



Cheshire Girls selected to North Divisional Squads

As Cheshire Girls U15 & U18 Team Manager, I am extremely proud of how hard all the girls across the county have been training this year. We had a great uptake at County trials this season, and the competition was hard for both age groups. Those girls who were successful were fresh and focused. They worked, trained and played hard, and as Cheshire Manager I’m so proud of each and every one of the girls.

North of England Divisional trials left the coaches with some hard choices, and on 2nd February a total of 17 Cheshire Girls (4 at U18 and 13 at U15) traveled to Myerscough College in Preston with high hopes of successful divisional selection. Each and every one of them gave a good account of themselves and successfully promoted the talent levels in Cheshire County Girls Rugby.

I am extremely proud to say that 8 of those 17 girls were successfully selected to the North Divisional squads. They are as follows:

At U15:
Aisha Choudhry Manchester RFC
Bethany Cooper Northwich RUFC
Cerys Cosgrove Manchester RFC
Bronwen Jackson-Turner Manchester RFU
Alyssia King Northwich RUFC
Caitlin Knight Manchester RFC

At U18:
Amy Clarke Manchester RFC
Robyn McLaren Glossop RUFC

Well Done to all the girls and I hope they achieve their goals and dreams. You never know, one of them could be a future England International.

Rugby World Cup Volunteer Programme 2015

Dear Club Chairmen, M&J Chairmen and CVCs,

As you will have seen on the national and regional news, the Rugby World Cup Volunteer programme was launched on Wednesday 12th February. Please see attached for some more details – in the form of a newsletter that you can post in your clubs and on your websites. Volunteer Programme newsletter

Importantly you will see that 600 volunteers are required to support RWC2015, and 75% of these have been allocated to the rugby community, meaning EVERY rugby club has been allocated either 1 or 2 volunteer places. (Voting clubs get 2 places, and non-voting 1 place). Every club will be asked to nominate a substitute as well.

These volunteer places need to be allocated to named people by 17th April at the very latest, or they will be lost.
How clubs allocate these places is up to the club. These positions can be used to entice new people to your club, recognise/reward existing volunteers, or ballot within the club. All RWC2015 expect is that the process is fair and transparent and in line with the values of RWC2015.

Each nominated person will have to complete the application process which is open between 17th March and 17th April. There are individual codes required for each applicant which I have.

Each Club has been allocated a single RWC2015 venue to support – ALL Cheshire clubs have been allocated the City of Manchester Stadium.

Time is tight, and interest is expected to be very high, so I’m asking clubs to select their nominees and substitute as soon as possible.

I recognise that you may have more questions and there are more details, including types of volunteer support required, that I have that are too much for an email>

I am happy to answer any questions either via email or phone – (07801076727), and will be endeavouring to set up the cluster meeting groups in the next few weeks to meet club representatives face to face to go through the official presentation, including details of the volunteering required, the application and on boarding processes, share ideas, answer questions and support clubs in selecting their nominees and enabling them to complete the application process.

I wanted to get this communication out to you as soon as possible so you can start discussions within your clubs, whilst I try to set up the cluster meetings. I will report progress at the county meeting on 20th March.

Community Rugby officer