Archive for 25 April 2017

CHESHIRE U16’S FINALS DAY

PRINT VERSION OF INFO BELOW – CHESHIRE U16 FINALS DAY – INFORMATION 2017

To be held on Sunday 30TH April 2017 at:

Crewe and Nantwich RUFC
Crewe Vagrants Sports Club
Newcastle Road
Willaston
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 7EP
TEL: 01270 560506

We are delighted to host the Under 16’s Finals Day again and we hope all the players, coaches and supporters have a wonderful day.

Below are just a few points that, if we all work together on, will ensure everyone involved has the best experience possible.

Parking

There is ample parking on site and there will be marshals to guide you so please respect them as it’s a difficult job.
Parking is free of charge on the day but there is an entry fee at the gate pitch side which will include a programme this is £3 per person over 18.

Please note that there is a car boot taking place on the morning of the finals which may mean the car park is busy prior to the Shield Final.

If your team will be arriving by coach then please inform us in advance so we can reserve parking otherwise you may be turned away 

Dogs
Please ensure dogs are kept on a lead at all times and are not allowed in the club house or anywhere near the playing areas – this includes the Cricket field.

Entry
Charges are:
Adult – £3
U18 – Free
Payment will be made on foot at the entry gate pitch side.

Changing
On the day there will be 4 finals taking place – Shield, Plate, Bowl and Cup, in that order.

Changing rooms and warm up areas will be allocated on arrival but please try not to arrive more than 75 minutes before your scheduled kick off time as facilities may still be in use from the previous match and you may not have a changing room available.

Match Timings

KICK OFF TROPHY TEAM A TEAM B
12 NOON SHIELD MARPLE CALDY
1:30PM PLATE WILMSLOW BOWDON
3PM BOWL CHESTER ALTRINCHAM KERSAL
4:30PM CUP BIRKENHEAD LYMM

Games are 35 minutes each way.

There is only a short turnaround between matches so please clear the playing area and changing rooms as soon after the final whistle as possible.

Medal and trophy presentations – runners up first – will take place off the pitch area.

Please take team and individual photographs away from the playing area to allow the next match to start on time.

Players
The maximum number of players that can take part in any final is 22 – 15 on the pitch with 7 replacements.

Pitch side
All spectators please keep off the playing area. The pitch is surrounded on both sides by fencing.
Coaches, physios and replacements please stay in your allocated shelter and within the clearly marked technical area.

Refreshments
There will be food and drink available to purchase throughout the event.
All 22 players in each squad will be given a meal ticket which can be exchanged for food in the clubhouse.

Photography
Please feel free to take photographs and/or video recordings during the event but please keep off the playing surface and behind the pitch barriers.
There is an official photographer attending on the day and his pictures will be available to view after the event free of charge – a link will be emailed to each club.

First aid
We are hoping to have a physio available on the day. However, we would expect each team to have a qualified first aider in attendance.

Code of conduct

  • Please respect the RFU code of conduct
  • Treat others how you would expect them to treat you
  • Encourage players rather than criticise
  • Respect the officials decisions at all times
  • Refrain from any type of abuse – it won’t be tolerated
  • Keep the ground and clubhouse area litter free
  • Ensure you have locked your vehicle and valuables are out of sight as the club cannot be held responsible for theft or damage.

Helpers and marshals are all in Hi-VIZ jackets and are here to help. Please respect their instructions.

Crewe and Nantwich RUFC reserve the right to ask anyone, indicating actions that are judged to conflict with the club or RFU code of conduct, to move away from the pitch area.

Your co-operation is very much appreciated.

Finally – to prevent any confusion……….

There will be no extra time in any match

IN THE EVENT OF A DRAW THE FOLLOWING WILL APPLY:

 

  1. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST TRYS WINS
  2. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST CONVERSIONS WINS
  3. IF THIS IS EQUAL THEN THE TEAM THAT SCORED FIRST WINS
  4. IN THE EVENT OF A 0-0 DRAW, THE TROPHY IS SHARED

 Any yellow card will be 7 minutes duration.
If there is anything that you are unsure of then please contact:

James Ahearne – jnrfixturesecretarycandnrufc@gmail.com

Easter Weekend – Cheshire Competitions results

‘Congratulation’s to the winners of the Cheshire Competitions

Cup Final:- Caldy  35  v  19  Sandbach

Vase Final:- Birkenhead Pk.  10  v  36  Northwich

Bowl Final: Hoylake  25  v  20  Winnington Pk.

Plate Final: Oldershaw  8  v  26  Port Sunlight

Vets Competition 6th May @ Winnington Park – CANCELLED

Due to insufficient numbers the vets competition this year has been cancelled.

Cheshire U20’s 22 Lancs 17 @ Birkenhead Park RUFC 16/4/17

With a couple of injuries in the ranks over the past 2 weeks, and other commitments; some minor adjustments needed to be made to the Cheshire team for this semi final fixture.

The last time Cheshire hosted Lancs on 19/3/17 @ Lymm RUFC, the home team dominated performance, leading to the 41-7 result that importantly achieved the team’s primary objective in gaining promotion.  A similar dominant  Cestrian performance resulting in 35-5 win v Notts / Lincs / Derby on 2/4/17 at Wilmslow brought about this semi at Park against Lancs once more.

Not being complacent Cheshire knew Lancs would be ‘throwing the kitchen sink’ at this game bringing to Park, a very different team and a very different game plan. They did not disappoint. With 9 changes to the team sheet, again man for man the Cheshire forwards were against their larger counterparts, and a much more effective  challenge from the refreshed Lancs back line who kept the ball alive searching  for a channel as they put width on every ball as they sought out their play makers.

Once more however the young Cheshire forwards dominated the constantly reversing Lancashire scrum, Lancs lucky not to concede more penalties from their many set piece infringements  as they ‘popped up’, ‘broke binds’ and generally could not compete loosing every contest. The line was a slightly more evenly met contest, but once again it was the Cestrian forwards who put down the mark to control this game and successfully impede the Lancs set piece

The game was played in true competitive spirit, two rival camps determined to commit to this cause. Both seeking the one ultimate prize. The W.

In 80 minutes Lancs secured 3 tries against the 4 of their hosts. In a far more challenging sequence of phases the defence of both teams was tested to the full, forced errors and lapse in ‘D’ allowing the breakthroughs on both sides. With Conversions / penalties the final score not only reinforced Cestrian promotion, but now places them in the Final against Dorset to be held at Worcester RUFC Six ways (Date / details TBC)

After the game Manager Ian Stanton in his assesment of the game said “Our first objective was promotion the guys achieved that back at Lymm, so there was no pressure on them today ..job done.   We knew Lancs were smarting, and we knew they would make changes, maybe not so many, but they did .. So it was interesting to see their new back line perform against us today, Our guys played some great rugby, Once again the forwards set the control, they all used  a pretty lively defence when required .The team was particularly looking forward to this fixture, but .. We had to make a few adjustments, and now they have their well deserved place in the final … they have gelled and it’s great to see them keep performing at this level. I’m very proud of the lads all of whom have ‘bought in’ to this years commitment.. but I must also mention the valuable coaching skills and drills instilled by Mike and Tom that were tested today. Now the guys are just focussing on Dorset so we’re all looking forward to that ! and were back in the training Paddock next week !! ”

A number of thanks must be made, firstly to the Cheshire squad players who trained and didn’t make selection; then to the guys recovering from injury a speedy resolve is wished to them, all remain an integral part of this year’s team. Birkenhead Park RUFC for its hospitality, and all the travelling Cheshire parents / supporters who once again gave great encouragement from the touch lines!

Cheshire Competitions Finals

Cheshire Cup & Plate Finals

Plate Final ko 1PM

Oldershaw
V
Port Sunlight 

CUP Final ko 3pm

Caldy

V

SANDBACH 

Saturday 15th April’17
At Wirral RFC, Memorial Ground, Thornton Common Road, Clatterbridge, Wirral, CH63 0LT

Cheshire Bowl & Vase Finals

BOWL FINAL K.O. 1.00PM

HOYLAKE RFC
V
WINNINGTON PARK RFC

 

VASE FINAL K.O. 3.00PM

BIRKENHEAD PARK F.C.
V
NORTHWICH RUFC
Monday 17th APRIL

At Crewe & Nantwich RUFC
Newcastle Rd, Willaston, Nantwich, Cheshire CW5 7EP 

A.G.M Cheshire Schools Rugby 2016-2017.

The A.G.M will be held at Lymm H.S .
Thurs 4 May 2017.
5.00pm start.