NEWS & EVENTS

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

11th September - Club Quiz raising funds for Guernsey from 7.30pm

13th September - Mini and Youth Registration Day

16th September - Mini and Youth Annual General Meeting

Advanced Notice Firework Night - 6th November

CODE OF CONDUCT MEETINGS

All coaches and managers are required to attend one of these meetings Dates - Wednesday 19th Aug or Wednesday 2nd September at 8pm

WRFC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2015

At the busy 2015 AGM a new Chairman and Director of Senior Rugby was appointed. Pete Jones takes over from Rick Compton as Chair and Nick (Ziggy) Sigwart is the new Director of Senior Rugby. Tributes and thanks were made to Rick and Bob Smith the outgoing Director of Rugby for their significant contribution over the last 9 years. Rick Compton was honoured with a Life Membeship and honour bestowed on Bob last year.
Pete's vision for the club is to play rugby at the highest possible standard whilst retaining its amateur status. He wants a club that sees children playing from under 6 through to the first XV. Other new rugby appointments include Peter Mahoney - Director of Mini Rugby and Darren Morrant - Director of Youth Rugby. Steve Johnson continues as the Academy Director.
New Board Members are Chris Whiston and Phil Parmenter they will be the executive lead for Membership and Sponsorship/Fundraising. Karen Redhead has stepped down from the Executive but will work closely with the Board and wider club as Communications Manager. All other Directors were re-appointed.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Congratulations to Chris Marsh on being voted Lions Players' Player, to go alongside his Player of the Year award. Not a bad season for Chris!

NEW HEAD COACH FOR WESTCLIFF!

Westcliff are pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Waring as first team coach. Chris has extensive coaching experience having worked at Oaklands College for 9 years, as well as coaching the Hertfordshire under 16 team. Chris began playing rugby at Westcliff High School for Boys and played his junior rugby at Westcliff RFC from the age of 11 to 18, going on to represent England at under 16 level before switching allegiance to Wales at under 18 and under 19 level. Chris was also a member of the Saracens Academy from the age of 15, gaining a professional contract for two years on leaving school. On leaving Saracens Chris played for London Welsh for 3 years in the [now named] Championship before finishing his playing career with 6 seasons at Southend RFC, achieving promotion from the [now named] National League 2 to National League 1 in his first season.

PRE-SEASON TRAINING

Pre-Season Training starts Tuesday 14th July 7.30pm - all senior teams are welcome to come.

ANOTHER BUMPER EDITION NEWSLETTER!

Here is the 11th Newsletter 'Gables Gossip'! updated 11 jun http://westcliffrfc.co.uk/newsletter/Gables_Gossip_11.pdf

NATIONAL LEAGUE FIXTURES

The fixture schedule for the 2015/16 National 3 London & South East season has been released. http://rfulondon.com/15fix/n3l.pdf

WESTCLIFF LION CUBS

SARACENS BACK AT WESTCLIFF ON AUGUST 20th & 21st FOR SUMMER PRE SEASON RUGBY CAMP

The Saracens Rugby Camp Program is aimed at U7 – U14 boy and girls playing age groups and provides organised, educational, inclusive and structured activities, utilizing Saracens experienced, qualified and award winning coaches from the Community team.

To book your place on a this course, please CLICK HERE or call Ed Clark on 0203 675 7242

CLUB OPENING HOURS

From Monday 4th May the club will only be open during the following hours:- Tuesday 18:00 - 21:00, Thursday 18:00 - 21:00, Friday 18:00 - 21:00 (later if party), Saturday 12:00 - 15:00.

HIRE THE CLUB FOR YOUR PRIVATE PARTY

Hire either bar for your private party. Contact Dave Marsh on 07436 582477. Or email date & party nos. to admin@westcliffrfc.co.uk.

ADVENTURE ISLAND - HALF-PRICE WRISTBAND OFFER!

£15 for Big Adventure Wristbands and £12 for the Junior & Mini Wristbands. Also discounted Sea Life Centre tickets available! For more information, please contact Keith Dolman - kfd@dsl.pipex.com

BUY A BRICK

John Pacey is organising a new buy-a-brick campaign to raise funds for the club. Please contact him at jrpacey@btinternet.com to pledge A single brick can be bought for a donation of £100. Share a brick with a friend or relative for a donation of £150. Share a Team brick for a donation of £300.