St Bernard's Prep taster session
Slough RFC U9s hosted local school St Bernard's Prep for some games, drills and skills and matches.
Previous seasons have seen us provide referees for the school's annual U11s festival and the stall in attendance at fetes and fairs. The session went well with some good rugby seen from both sides and we look forward to strengthening bonds even further next season.
13th Slough Sikh Scouts taster session
Slough RFC was pleased to give a rugby taster session to 13th Slough Sikh Scouts group.
Youth coaches Mary and Martin held a Q&A session then took the group through a few rugby training games, such as keepball and cone tic tac toe, before finishing with a game of Touch Rugby.
The Scouts seemed to enjoy the session and we hope to see some of them up at the club soon.
Schools Mega Fest
Slough RFC played host to the annual primary schools Tag Rugby festival for years 3&4 and 5&6.
This year instead of the usual tournament format, the festival was run under the RFU 'Megafest' format of activities and matches, meaning that more players were more active more of the time. Feedback from the schools was extremely positive.
Bring A Friend To Rugby Day
A big thank you to everyone that encouraged a friend/ family member along for our first ‘Bring A Friend to Rugby’ day. Most age groups had two or three non-members join them for the session which is great, we hope everyone enjoyed themselves.
Well done to everyone that took part in our timed ‘obstacle’ race, especially the parents that were game enough to give it a go! Congratulations go to Stuart who won the ‘U10s and above’ category with a time of 5.97 seconds and to Harvey who won the ‘U9s and below’ category with 6.84seconds. Both took home a nice new rugby ball.
Lent Rise after-school Tag Rugby Club
Alan Weaver ran an after-school Tag Rugby club for years 3 and 4 at Lent Rise school.
Grove Academy parents' evening
Slough RFC was invited to have a table at Grove Academy parents' evening to give out leaflets and talk to pupils and parents about youth rugby at the club.
KIDS FIRST at Tesco Extra
Slough RFC KIDS FIRST section spent the day in Tesco Extra on Saturday promoting the club and raising awareness of KIDS FIRST Rugby.
Coaches, parents and players from the U7-13s gave out leaflets and talked to shoppers about the club and encouraged them to bring their children down to ‘Give Rugby A Try!’
A big thank you to U13s player Vansh, U12s Dawson, Randy, Charlie and Leo, U9s Hayden, Harvey, Jay and Tyler and U7s Eshen and Mason for doing a great job of leafleting, and also of course to the parents and coaches that supported them.
An enjoyable day was had bonding as a club and a section and we hope to welcome some new players into the club over the next few weeks