A big thank you to Paul and Robert Cooksey who manned a stall for Slough RFC at an event in Lismore Park on Saturday. The event, organised by Active Slough, was to raise awareness of local clubs and services and resulted in two potential new players turning up to 'Give Rugby a Try' on Sunday :)
MacMillan Coffee Morning 2017
Slough Rugby Club took part in world's biggest coffee morning 2017 to raise money and show support for the wonderful team at Macmillan cancer support. In a change to last year's event which took place over three days, this year's efforts were focused on one day with approx. 100 M&J parents, senior players, club supporters and committee members turning up to drink coffee, eat cake and raise funds.
The event was a great success with a combination of cakes, coffee, raffle, sweepstake, spin-the-wheel game and bric-a-brac stall raising a total of £565 while a 'bake-off' saw fierce competition from members with past-president Mike Wild's chocolate cake the winner and bar manager Chris Winter's banana cake entry in second.
A huge thank you and well done to Louisa Caldwell for organising and a big thank you to everyone that came along to support.
Total raised by Slough RFC 2017 = £565
Iver Heath British Legion Family Fun Day
Slough RFC attended Iver Heath British Legion Family Fun Day for the first time on Saturday. U8s coaches Mary Blumbergs and James Hammond attended the event and had a nice day encouraging visitors to their stall to 'Give Rugby a Try' ahead of the new season.
Slough Rugby Club ran a spin-the-wheel game and obstacle course at a very wet Slough Playday this year. Both ‘attractions’ proved to be reasonably popular and a good number of families visited the stand before rain stopped play for the day.
A big thank you to brothers Callum and Sebastian Gray who gave up their time to support which enabled the club to attend.
Slough RFC hosted a taster session for Slough 3rd Guides last Friday.
25 guides turned up for their first taste of girls tag rugby. The session was hosted by ex Slough player Rebecca Belcher who received an exclusive scholarship at Hartbury College and played for Bristol last season. The girls had a great time and many have promised to return in September for the beginning of the season.
Slough Rugby Club was pleased to attend Langley Carnival for the 4th year running this weekend.
A big thank you to James Hammond who helped to run the club stall, giving people the opportunity to handle and throw a rugby ball while raising awareness of the club and rugby provision in the area.
Slough Rugby Club was pleased to support Active Slough by running an activity at the opening of the newly regenerated Kennedy Park.
Three players from the new Thursday night Touch Rugby sessions ran an obstacle course which proved to be very popular. A busy day was had which saw lots of children, and a few parents, enjoy running with a rugby ball in hand and a good number of wristbands and leaflets handed out.
A big thank you to Sebastian Gray, James Bates and Llewellyn Pengelly who gave up their day to ensure that the club had a solid presence at the event.
Slough RFC at NatWest Slough
Paul Cooksey spent some time in NatWest Slough promoting the club to the bank's customers.
Slough Schools' Tag Festival
Despite some rain and very muddy conditions there was a good turnout for this year’s Schools’ Tag Rugby Tournament hosted by Slough RFC.
The tournament, organised by Slough Schools Sport Network and London Irish RFC, saw approx. 250 children from local primary schools play in a round robin of matches before the overall winner was decided following the now familiar Rugby Core Values Festival approach.
There was some excellent rugby on display and any child wishing to take their rugby further is invited to join Slough RFC Minis section for training on Sunday mornings.
Active Slough Health and Fitness Promotion
Slough RFC was invited to have a table at a health and fitness promotion run by Active Slough in the Curve.