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Newsletter  / March 2016
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CHOBHAM RUGBY LEGENDS HONOURED 

Chobham Rugby Club were delighted to host a Chobham Legends lunch ahead of the home match against Charlton Park on 5th March, a great opportunity to pay homage to some of the Club's founder members.

Commercial Manager Mike Vandenberg commented, “It has been a fantastic day today to see those Club members from past years that have contributed to make what a great Club we are. Please remember we are only here for a snapshot and it is not about us now but the legacy we leave for future members. Without the past members efforts we would not have been able to purchase the ground 9 years ago with the £100k war chest they had built up. Let us do the same going ahead……”


Next season we will be celebrating our 50th anniversary.  As we look forward to celebrating this milestone please remember that if you have any Chobham Rugby facts, anecdotes or memorabilia to add to our history, contact Richard Lewis

We thank the Chobham volunteers and sponsors who tirelessly and selflessly make our Club something we can all be proud of. As ever they are working hard to ensure that our players have many opportunities to learn and play great rugby; as well as developing many ideas and initiatives for the future. Go Mighty Chobham!


Please spread the word to allow as many students aged 16 - 18 to take advantage of the unique opportunity to attend the very first Rugby Academy in Surrey. In partnership with SCL who offer an unrivalled education programme; Chobham Rugby will support the West Surrey Rugby Academy to deliver an outstanding rugby excellence programme. 
 
Over the 2-year duration students will study for a BTEC Level 3 Diploma (Extended) in Sport Performance and Excellence, which is a fully funded, full-time education course delivered in partnership with SCL. Successful completion of the educational programme will enable players to follow pathways into Higher Education at University and employment opportunities within the sport and leisure industry, including coaching placements and apprenticeships.
 
For more information about the education and rugby programme please like our Facebook page, visit our Website or book your place to try out on the SCL Website. 

All are welcome to attend the next trial date Friday 1st April 2016 10am - 1pm 
CHOBHAM GIRLS REIGN SUPREME IN BELGIUM

The Chobham U18 girls spent Easter weekend on Tour in Ghent, Belgium playing in the renowned Easter Tournament.  And what a weekend it was!

The girls were simply outstanding, playing with passion, commitment and a ferocity that demolished the opposition, including National teams from Belgium and The Netherlands, winning the Girl's 7s Cup without losing a match.

Our mixed Touch team of parents, coaches and girls played in the Touch rugby competition and the 'Front Row' Barbarians 7's team with our friends at Olney showed that the maul does have a place in the 7 a side game!  

Jo Fisher adds, "Obviously 'what goes on tour, stays on tour' but lets just say that a very good time was had by all and that winning was the icing on the cake for a great team of girls."

AVAST ME HEARTIES : CHOBHAM MINIS ON TOUR

 
A hugely enjoyable weekend in Dorset, the pirates of Chobham Rugby set sail under the Jolly Roger to explore waters uncharted in search of adventure, treasure and glory. Safe harbour was arranged at a number of “friendly” ports for the 6 mighty galleons transporting over three hundred Chobham Minis Pirates. 

Minis Chairman Ian Woodley said, "A massive thanks on behalf of the Club for all the u11s and u12s have given to this and past minis tours. Specifically a brilliant tour delivered by Neil Whittington and the u11s tour committee and to Dickie Williams, Tim Connolly and Andy Coughlin - the bar has once again been set at a new high."


Photographs: Mike Orefice / Neil Whittington

HOLIDAY RUGBY CAMPS

 
Make a note of our Holiday Rugby Camp dates if your children would like to join in the fun: 

Summer 2016 : 1st - 5th August 2016

Please see our
Website 
for more information.
ST GEORGES DAY TOUCH TOURNAMENT

Come and support two Chobham Touch teams as we host an interclub Touch Tournament on 23rd April 2016. Teams are already signed up from Guildford, Horsham, Teddington, Oxford Uni, New Bucks Uni, Surrey Uni and London Scottish. There are two pools: 
Pool 1: Fast paced for experienced touch players with a competitive edge
Pool 2 : A relaxed pace aimed at touch players with “legend “ status!

SABINE ALAM ENGLAND TOUCH SELECTION


Huge congratulations to Sabine Alam on her selection for the England's Open Women's Squad for the 2016 European Touch Championships. We are all very proud of you!

CHOBHAM u18s GIRLS SUCCESS

 
Congratulations to Chobham girls Beth Stacey and Katie Lee who were selected for the South East U18 Girls Junior Academy (Divisional Squad) earlier this year. 

CHOBHAM TOUCH RUGBY MEMBERSHIP


It’s a fun, inclusive, improves your fitness levels, open to complete beginners or for ex-players who don’t want to play the full contact game - it's no wonder that Touch Rugby is growing in popularity. Visit our website to find out more about Mens and Ladies Touch Rugby and our Touch Rugby membership fees.
LITTLE CANNONS HAVING FUN

Our Little Cannons group is growing. The focus is to enhance the physical and social development to children through fun rugby themed activities to start their career at Chobham RFC! Our next sessions are aimed at 3 - 4 years and kick off 12th April 2016 for 14 weeks at Chobham, every Tuesday 10 - 10:45am. If you are interested please contact
Liam Cranford or visit Little Cannons on our website.
 



Chobham Rugby will be supporting the RFU in their partnership with SSAFA to 
remember those who fell 100 years ago in the Great War, and the emergence of the charity as a vital part of the war effort. 

The Rugby Football Union has selected SSAFA as the military charity partner in 2016 and is organising a four-year programme of events and activities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. These activities will be based around the themes of remembering, educating and fundraising. 

We look forward to sharing details of the activities planned going forward, to read more about the RFU and SSAFA
click here

 

 

2nd April : Touch Rugby Supporters Lunch - Chobham vs Sidcup / 3pm
23rd April : St Georges Day Touch Tournament / 12am
30th April : Pinfold Cup / 4pm
30th April : Senior Awards and Players Dinner / 7pm
6th May : Junior Awards / 7pm
7th May : Chobham May Fundraising Mardi Gras Ball / 6pm
8th May : Minis Awards / 1pm
11th June : Rugby Force Day at Chobham

 

Keep watching our website and Facebook or contact Geraint Parry for more information. 

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