Sunday, 19 December 2010

Merry Christmas from Millwall Lions

A Christmas Message from our Youth Chair, Matt Shorrock:

Let me firstly take this opportunity to thank all parents and players for their efforts and involvement in the Millwall Lions Youth Section so far this season and throughout 2010.

It's been a year of mixed emotions, highlights and some low lights - but the thing that's really stood out for me is the passion that you all have, not only for your children's enjoyment in the game, but for the club as well.

I want to personally thank all the parents for their ongoing support, particular during this difficult time. Millwall Lions really wouldn't be where it is today if not for the hard working volunteers - many of them parents themselves - putting in so much time and effort. So, as it's Christmas, please join me in saying a BIG BIG THANK YOU to the following youth section volunteers:

Sarah Edmead, Gary Mclaughlin, Scott Vinnicombe, Maureen Lajolie, Chris Attwood, Kerry Attwood, Kev Doherty, Dawn Doherty, Kathy Garwood, Melanie Riley, Kay Foley, Vicky Shorrock, Shaun Score, Mal McLean, Steve Hill, Nicky Anderson...and all of the parents who have helped out in some way so far this year! We really appreciate your continued support.

I'd also like to say a personal thank you to the Club Management Committee members for their help and support during the year. It's been difficult for all of us, and we don't always see eye-to-eye, but we are a great club and contributing to a great cause. So stick with it, and the rewards will come! 

Before I sign off let me also say a big thank you to all the players of the youth section. You are the reason we are all here, doing what we do. We truly believe we have the best kids in all of Essex and London; and you guys prove it to us every week! Keep up the effort and see you all in January!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you in 2011!!!

Matt Shorrock
Youth Chair
Millwall Rugby Club

Friday, 17 December 2010

Sunday Training Cancelled

Tower Hamlets council have declared the pitches unplayable due to the weather,
therefore Sunday's training session is cancelled.


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Training resumes on Wednesday 5th January 2011 on Mudchute farm.


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Thursday, 16 December 2010

Lions Weekly Round Up

Dear Players & Parents,

Here is your Millwall Lions weekly update!

In this newsletter:
Christmas Message from the Youth Chair
Rugby's Core Values
Guest Blogging
RFU Youth Survey
Saracens Ticket Delivery
Training Dates Reminder
Upcoming Fixtures

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE

Let me firstly take this opportunity to thank all parents and players for
their efforts and involvement in the Millwall Lions Youth Section so far
this season and throughout 2010.

It's been a year of mixed emotions, highlights and some low lights - but
the thing that's really stood out for me is the passion that you all have,
not only for your children's enjoyment in the game, but for the club as
well.

I want to personally thank all the parents for their ongoing support,
particular during this difficult time.

Millwall Lions really wouldn't be where it is today if not for the hard
working volunteers - many of them parents themselves - putting in so much
time and effort.

So, as it's Christmas, please join me in saying a BIG BIG THANK YOU to the
following youth section volunteers:

Sarah Edmead, Gary Mclaughlin, Scott Vinnicombe, Maureen Lajolie, Chris
Attwood, Kerry Attwood, Kev Doherty, Dawn Doherty, Kathy Garwood, Melanie
Riley, Kay Foley, Vicky Shorrock, Shaun Score, Mal McLean, Steve Hill,
Nicky Anderson�.and all of the parents who have helped out in some way so
far this year! We really appreciate your continued support.

I'd also like to say a personal thank you to the Club Management Committee
members for their help and support during the year. It's been difficult for
all of us, and we don't always see eye-to-eye, but we are a great club and
contributing to a great cause�.so stick with it, and the rewards will come!

Before I sign off let me also say a big thank you to all the players of the
youth section. You are the reason we are all here, doing what we do.

We truly believe we have the best kids in all of Essex and London�.and you
guys prove it to us every week!

Keep up the effort and see you all in January!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

See you in 2011!!!

Matt Shorrock
Youth Chair
Millwall Rugby Club


RUGBY'S CORE VALUES

The RFU has launched 5 core values in which our game should be played and
up held. Familiarise your self with them here:

http://newsletter.millwallrugby.com/lt.php?id=YUkBAgZeARhcUBoNBwE%3D


GUEST BLOGGING

Over the coming months, we'll be having a series of 'guest bloggers'
contribute stories to our news feed about how Rugby, and it's core values
have changed their lives.

Read the first contribution, from former 1st XV league and cup winning
captain Brent 'Gump' McMillan here:

http://newsletter.millwallrugby.com/lt.php?id=YUkBAgZeABhcUBoNBwE%3D

If you or someone you know have experience positive change as a result of
playing rugby, and you'd like to contribute to our blog, get in touch!

RFU YOUTH RUGBY SURVEY - LAST CHANCE!

The RFU National Youth Council (NYC) wants to hear what you have to say
about youth rugby. The following survey has been put together by young
players and volunteers, and get your voice heard by the 'Big Guns' of the
RFU. It's vitally important we get your opinion so the game can develop the
way you want it to. Your answers will also let the NYC know what to work on
over the next few years. Please spare just a few moments to complete the
survey, the closing date is December 25. Your game, your voice, Get it
heard now by completing the RFU Youth Survey here:

http://newsletter.millwallrugby.com/lt.php?id=YUkBAgZeAxhcUBoNBwE%3D

SARACENS TICKET DELIVERY

We expect to receive the tickets to Boxing Day's Saracens match at Wembley
by special delivery on Monday 20th December 2010. We will be in touch with
people who have paid for their tickets as soon as they are received. If you
haven't paid yet - please do so ASAP either to Leigh or Matt.


TRAINING DATES REMINDER
The last training session for 2010 will be Sunday 19th December. There will
be no training over Xmas. The first training session in 2011 will be
Wednesday 5th January.

UPCOMING FIXTURES
Sunday 9th January - Colts home (TBC) to Harlow RFC / U15s home to
Shoreditch RFC

That's all for 2010, True Believers!

Let's go to Work!

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Rugby's Core Values Explained

The RFU has defined a set of core values that our game should be played and up-held. Millwall Lions fully support and run our section based on these values. We've taken the time to explain there here so you can be familiar with them too.


Rugby's Core Values

Teamwork

Teamwork is essential to our sport. We welcome all new team members and include all because working as a team enriches our lives. We play selflessly: working for the team, not for ourselves alone, both on and off the field.

We take pride in our team, rely on one another and understand that each player has a part to play. We speak out if our team or sport is threatened by inappropriate words or actions.

Respect

Mutual respect forms the basis of our sport. We hold in high esteem our sport, its values and traditions and earn the respect of others in the way we behave.

We respect our match officials and accept our decisions. We respect opposition players and supporters. We value our coaches and those who run our clubs and treat clubhouses with consideration.

Enjoyment

Enjoyment is the reason we play and support rugby union. We encourage players to enjoy training and playing. We use our sport to adopt a healthy lifestyle and build life skills. We safeguard our young players and help them have fun. We enjoy being part of a team and part of the rugby family.

Discipline


Strong discipline underpins our sport. We ensure that our sport is one of controlled physical endeavour and that we are honest and fair. We obey the laws of the game which ensure an inclusive and exciting global game. We support our disciplinary system, which protects our sport and upholds its values. We observe the sport's laws and regulations and report serious breaches.

Sportsmanship

Sportsmanship is the foundation upon which rugby union is built. We uphold the rugby tradition of camaraderie with team mates and opposition. We observe fair play both on and off the pitch and are generous in victory and dignified in defeat. We play to win but not at all costs and recognise both endeavour and achievement. We ensure that the wellbeing and development of individual players is central to all rugby activity.


Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Rugby's Core Values - Guest Blog: Brent McMillan

Following the publication by the RFU of Rugby's Core Values, Millwall Lions will be running a series of guest "blogs" from players telling us the effect and impact rugby has had on their lives.

We start with former Millwall 1st XV Captain Brent McMillan:


Rugby is a fun, sociable way to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally - it's a great way to vent frustrations.

We beat the hell out of each other for 80 minutes and then party together - the rivalry exists only on the pitch.

Before we play and after we play we're all mates. The rivalry is never personal; it's only about those 80 minutes of playing time. And the rest of the time, we're just a bunch of weirdos that like to get beat up on Saturdays.

When I was a kid, I had a really hard, amazing strict coach who taught us about the values of Rugby and its etiquette. I was instantly in love with the sport and my whole attitude towards life, family, friends, my team mates and opposition on the field.

It changed me. It gave me a drive to become a better player, a drive for success in rugby and also in my personal life.



I've been at Millwall Rugby Club for a long time and I've had the privilage to captain the 1st XV to winning the league and cup competitions - both in the same season!


Through playing the game I love, I earned the respect of not only my team mates, but of other club members and the opposition.....and that is extremely satisfying.

I wish I could say something classy and inspirational, but that just wouldn't be my style. Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory...lasts forever.

Brent McMillan

Sunday, 12 December 2010

U15s demolish Witham

Millwall's improving Under 15s team earned another victory this weekend with a 36-5 thrashing of a combined Whitam/Maldon squad.

Liam O'keith, playing his first game for the club scored 2 tries and kicked one conversion in a man of the match performance.

Ever reliable full back Jacob Lajolie also scored two tries, while Daniel Robertson and Joel Murdock scored a try each. Fly half Alfie Duffy kicked the additional conversion in the drubbing.

The Millwall domination started early in the match when Murdock crashed over in the first phase of play. From there, the flood gates opened up almost immediately as the visitors raced to a 22-0 lead.

The home side came out firing in the second half, scoring a try to make it 22-5, but the score proved to be only a temporary lapse in the Millwall defence.

The final result, which ended up with additional points being put on the board to make it
36-5, made head coach Gary McLaughlin extremely proud:

"We've been working extremely hard in training over the last few weeks and it's really starting to show on the pitch"

"Some new players have joined the squad and their fresh input and enthusiasm has rubbed off on the other players as well" said the coach

"we'll have a break now for Christmas but I hope the boys don't have too much turkey as there are 3 matches waiting for us in January and all are very winable!"

Any child aged 7-17 interested in trying rugby should visit www.millwalllions.com or call Matt on 07884012678





- Fullback Jacob Lajolie


Friday, 10 December 2010

Lions Weekly Round Up

Dear Players & Parents,

Here is your Millwall Lions weekly update!

In this newsletter:

School of Hard Knocks Final

RFU Youth Rugby Survey

Cold Weather Attendance

Upcoming Fixtures

Training Dates

SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS FINAL

The final of the School of Hard Knocks Primary and Secondary schools
programme was held at Twickenham on the 9th of December, just prior to
the Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge, sponsored by Nomura.

The Primary final was won by Old Palace Primary, who defeated Olga
School 6 tries to 4, while Bishop Challoner Boys - who fielded
Millwall Lion U15 Miguel Miranda and former player Chris Papa -
defeated Stepney Green Secondary 1 try to Nil.

MRFC was represented by Youth Chair Matt Shorrock; U12s Coach Chris
Attwood and Colts Coach/LBTH RDO Scott Vinnicome along with Academy
Coordinator Steve Hill. They were accompanied by staff from the East
London Business Alliance (ELBA) and Nomura.

The day also included the children (and us!) meeting former England
scrum half Andy Gomersall, who made a rousing speach encouraging
Millwall Lions to continue driving for the expansion of rugby services
for children in Tower Hamlets.

Matt Shorrock, as he does, spent most of the day campaigning to 'the
corporates' about needing more support and impressing upon them the
importance of sustainability and legacy from their investment in the
game of rugby. Meanwhile Scott and Chris spent time trotting on the
Twickenham pitch during the finals as referee and linesman
respectively.

A great day was had by all - there was even a streaker! - and several
school players have been recruited to MRFC in the process. We look
forward to being involved in the acadamy again next year!

RFU YOUTH RUGBY SURVEY

The RFU National Youth Council (NYC) wants to hear what you have to
say about youth rugby. The following survey has been put together by
young players and volunteers, and get your voice heard by the 'Big
Guns' of the RFU. It's vitally important we get your opinion so
the game can develop the way you want it to. Your answers will also
let the NYC know what to work on over the next few years.

Please spare just a few moments to complete the survey, the closing
date is December 25. Your game, your voice, Get it heard now by
completing the RFU Youth Survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/rfuyouthsurvey

COLD WEATHER ATTENDANCE

We know its cold this time of year, and sometimes staying at home to
play Call of Duty or watching X-Factor may sound more appealing than
getting muddy out in the freezing cold down at Mudchute.

But PLEASE remember that while you are tucked up warm, the hard
working coaches and volunteers still need to show up to training
regardless. Even if nobody shows up, they are STILL there, just in
case.

We do expect the same level of commitment from all of our players,
regardless.

Attendances dropped significantly in during the month of November and
early in December - even taking into account the cancelled session due
to snow.

So parents, PLEASE do your upmost to encourage your youngsters to get
off that sofa and down to training!

The results will show on the pitch, and in their own individual
performances, in no time!

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Sunday 12th December - U12s home to Dagenham RFC / U15s away to Witham
RFC.

Sunday 9th January - Colts home to Harlow RFC / U15s home to
Shoreditch RFC

TRAINING DATES

The last training session for 2010 will be Sunday 19th December.

There will be no training over Xmas.

The first training session in 2011 will be Wednesday 5th January.

Let' go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Fixtures Sunday 12th Dec

Youth Fixtures have been confirmed for this Sunday 12th December 2010:

Millwall Lions U12s will take on Dagenham at 11am on Millwall Park. Coach Chris Attwood is missing a few key players and is expecting some other players to step up in their absence.

Millwall Lions U15s will travel to Witham to take on a combined Witham-Maldon team of similar size and skill. The team is hoping to be boosted by some prized new recruits from the School of Hard Knocks and Coach Gary Mclaughlin is excited about the growth and improvement of his squad. Kick off is at 11am at Witham RFC and the team will be travelling by mini-bus, although some parent's cars may also be required.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Do you want access to our Clubhouse and Bar?

Dear Players & Parents

In order to access our clubhouse and bar, you'll need to have a
membership card. To gain access to the building and to buy drinks at
the bar, you may be asked to show your card.

If you can't prove you're a paid up member then you'll need to be
signed in by another member each time you visit.

* If you don't have a membership card yet, please:

1. Complete this form:
https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en_GB&formkey=dHNpOHdzSDM2YlM1ZHZhRlhiZTFyVkE6MQ#gid=0

2. Send a head and shoulders photo that clearly shows your face to
membership@millwallrugby.com

3. Your card will be ready for you to collect at the bar within 14
days.

* If you currently have a membership card and have paid your
membership for this season, you'll need to ask for it to be activated
on the clubhouse door. This way you can demonstrate you're all paid
up. To do this, please send an email to membership@millwallrugby.com
quoting:

1. Your name

2. How you paid for your membership this season

3. The number printed on the back of your exisiting proximity/access
card

4. Access will be added to your card within 14 days.

Regards

Membership Team

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Sunday, 5 December 2010

Last chance for Saracens Tickets

Today is your last chance to get tickets to Saracens vs Wasps at Wembley on 26th December


Tickets will be on sale at the Lions Xmas Party TODAY (Sunday 5th December 2010) in the clubhouse from 2pm.


Ticket Categories & Prices

Silver (behind posts)
Adult Tickets £15.00
Junior Tickets £7.50

Red & Black (corners)
Adult Tickets £10.00
Junior Tickets £5.00

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Sunday's Xmas Party - now at 2pm!

The Millwall lions Xmas party is still on this Sunday, what ever the weather.

It now starts at 2pm (instead of 3pm) so hope to see you there!

Weather Update

Due to the snow, training on Sunday the 5th of December, along with the Under 12s away match to Romford & Gidea Park is cancelled.

The Millwall Lions Xmas Party is still ON, starting at 3pm.

We will let you know early next week about any further training cancellations.

If you have any problems, please speak to your team manager.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Lions Weekly Round Up

Dear Players & Parents,

Here is your Millwall Lions weekly update!

In this newsletter

Christmas Party

Weather Warnings

Youth Administrator

Training Dates

Saracens Tickets

Upcoming Fixtures

MILLWALL LIONS CHRISTMAS PARTY - THIS SUNDAY 5TH DEC

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124481640939380

Don't forget, our Millwall Lions Xmas Party is on THIS Sunday 5th
December from 3:00pm. Tickets are available now from Kerry or your
team manager - and here's the best bit! Tickets are FREE!! Thanks to
the phenomenal fundraising efforts at the Halloween Party, we've
decided to throw this year's Xmas Party for free!! ~ we still need to
issue tickets though, so we know how many people are coming, so please
secure your ticket by emailing kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk
<mailto:kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk>
ASAP!

WEATHER WARNINGS

As you probably gather, it's snowing today and its expected to hang
around for a bit. The adult training session has been cancelled for
tonight but we are going to see what tomorrow brings us before making
a call on our Wednesday training sessions - Please check our status on
Facebook to find out if training is on,
http://www.facebook.com/millwalllions
or contact your team manager.

We are waiting to hear from Romford & Gidea Park RFC in regards to the
Under 12's away match on Sunday. Sarah will update U12's players and
parents as soon as we have confirmation.

YOUTH ADMINISTRATOR

We are still looking for a volunteer to take up the Youth Coaching
Administrator role. The role involves coordinating coaching volunteers
for training sessions and no rugby experience is required. The
administration role should take up no more than 1-2 hours per week. If
you are interested, click here for more information
http://vinspired.com/activities/121009-youth-coach-administrator

TRAINING DATES

The last training session for 2010 will be Sunday 19th December.

There will be no training over Xmas.

The first training session in 2011 will be Wednesday 5th January.

SARACENS TICKETS

On the 26th of December, Saracens take on Wasps at Wembley Stadium. As
a partner club, we have access to some great ticket prices.

*Silver Adult Tickets (behind the posts) �15.00*

*Silver Junior Tickets �7.50 *

*

**Red and Black Adult Tickets (corners) �10.00*

*Red and Black Junior Tickets �5.00*

We will be selling tickets at the Xmas Party on Sunday, and this will
be your last chance to buy them!

UPCOMING FIXTURES

Sunday 5th December - U12s away to Romford & Gidea Park RFC

Sunday 12th December - U12s home to Dagenham RFC / U15s away to Witham
RFC

Sunday 19th December - Colts home/away v TBC (seeking Friendly)

Sunday 9th January - Colts home to Harlow RFC / U15s home to
Shoreditch RFC

Let' go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Friday, 26 November 2010

Saracens for all the family on Boxing Day



Dear Players & Parents,


As a partner club of Saracens, we get access to special ticket prices during the season.


On the 26th of December, Saracens take on Wasps at Wembley Stadium and
they have offered us some pretty sweet ticket prices.



Not only that, for every ticket we sell, Saracens give us money back
to help with club development! 



So our members don't just benefit from great ticket prices, not available to the public, but they also help the club fund raise in the process!


In order to take advantage of these awesome prices, you need to purchase the tickets by Sunday 5th of December 2010 to allow for the tickets to be sent to us in time for the match.


Here are the ticket prices:


Silver Adult Tickets (behind the posts) £15.00
Silver Junior Tickets £7.50 


Red and Black Adult Tickets (corners) £10.00
Red and Black Junior Tickets £5.00


So a family of four could be watching the London derby for just £30!!
- SWEET!!!



If you want to purchase tickets, see Leigh Dargan - our Social Secretary (socialsecretary@millwallrugby.com), or Matt Shorrock - our Youth Chair (youthchair@millwallrugby.com) asap. 


They will give you a receipt which you can exchange for the match tickets, when they arrive at the club.


Remember, the deadline for buying tickets is Sunday 5th of December
2010 - the club has to put the order in to Saracens by Monday 6th of December.



How to get to Wembley on 26th December 2010:
http://www.saracens.com/news/view.php?Id=6164


Don't delay, get your tickets today!!!


Matt on behalf of the MRFC Social Team



Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Youth Committee - November 2010 Minutes Online

The minutes from the Youth Committee Meeting held in November are now available online for all players and parents to review.

Click here to read them now

The youth section committee meets monthly to review performance, suggest and discuss how the youth section should be run, in order to make recommendations to the MRFC Main Club Management Committee. Millwall Lions are represented on the main club committee by our Youth Chair, Matt Shorrock.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding anything contained in the minutes, please contact Matt Shorrock - Youth Chair on youthchair@millwallrugby.com







Thursday, 18 November 2010

Lions Weekly Round Up

Dear Players & Parents,Here's your Millwall Lions newsletter update!In this newsletter: Millwall Lions Breakfast Club
Youth Administrator
Christmas Party
Membership Overdue
Disciplinary Policy
RFU Grand DrawMILLWALL LIONS BREAKFAST CLUBStarting from this Sunday, we will be providing healthy breakfasts in
the clubhouse free of charge. Get on down to the club from
9:30am-10:15am to have some scrumptious cereal and yummy fruit, washed
down with fresh juice. Start your day right and get your energy for
Sunday training! YOUTH ADMINISTRATORWe are still looking for a volunteer to take up the Youth Coaching
Administrator role. The role involves coordinating coaching volunteers
for training sessions and no rugby experience is required. The
administration role should take up no more than 1-2 hours per week. If
you are interested, click here for more information
http://vinspired.com/activities/121009-youth-coach-administratorMILLWALL LIONS CHRISTMAS PARTY - SUNDAY 5TH DEC http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=124481640939380We are hosting our Christmas Party once again in the clubhouse, so
mark the date in your calendars - Sunday 5th December from 12:30pm.
Tickets are available now from Kerry or your team manager - and here's
the best bit! Tickets are FREE!! Thanks to the phenomenal fundraising
efforts at the Halloween Party, we've decided to throw this year's
Xmas Party for free!! ~ we still need to issue tickets though, so we
know how many people are coming, so please secure your ticket by
emailing kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk MEMBERSHIP OVERDUEAll playing and social memberships are now overdue. If you have yet to
pay yours for the current season, you can do so online here:http://www.millwallrugby.com/membership/paypalmemberships.htmlParents are encouraged to become members of the club, via either the
Sunday Only membership or Social Membership. Click on the link above
for more info.MILLWALL RUGBY CLUB DISCIPLINARY POLICYMillwall RFC operates a strict disciplinary policy for behaviour of
its players both on the pitch and at training. All players and parents
should familiarise themselves with the policy, which can be found
here:
http://www.millwallrugby.com/policy/MRFCDisciplinaryPolicyJuly2010.pdfRFU GRAND DRAW 2010-11http://millwalllionsnews.blogspot.com/2010/11/rfu-grand-draw-2010-11.htmlTickets are now on sale for the RFU Grand Draw 2010-11. All coaches
and team managers have tickets to sell, so if you want to be in with a
chance to win �10,000 cash (!!) get your tickets now - they are just
�1 each. If any parents would like to sell books of 5 tickets, to help
MRFC raise even more funds, please email youth@millwallrugby.com for
more info. Let' go to work!Matt Shorrock Youth ChairMillwall Rugby Club07884012678Millwall Rugby Club does not wish to pester its members and friends with
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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

U15s Roar to another victory

Millwall's Under-15s recorded an impressive victory over Bexley on Sunday. The young Lions roared to a 33-15 win to the delight of coach Gary McLaughlin.

He said: “It was a good game of rugby, Bexley dug their heels in and gave us a good run for our money"

U15 fullback Jacob Lajolie scored 3 tries in the romp, while Alfie Duffy and Bobby Grace also scored tries.

Man of the match Jonathan Wood (backrow) was compared to All Blacks Captain Ritchie McCaw by spectators on the sideline for his ferocious tackling technique and overall tenacity.

“Millwall played as a unit and just seemed to pull everything together as a team" said the very impressed coach “They took everything from the training pitch that they have been going over the past few weeks and put it into action on the pitch.”

ENDS


Monday, 8 November 2010

Pay your membership online!

Now you can pay your membership easily by using our online payment service!

http://www.millwallrugby.com/membership/paypalmemberships.html

Sign up for your Social, Parent, Junior or Colts membership now!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

RFU Grand Draw 2010-11

The RFU Grand Draw for 2011 is upon us again and is a method by which all Rugby clubs can raise funds. The club gets 90% of the monies generated.

The RFU Grand Draw is a simple and risk free way to raise funds for our club. Each year the Draw Society organises a pool of fantastic prizes for the draw. RFU registered clubs, schools, colleges and Referee Societies are then eligible to receive a quantity of free Grand Draw tickets, from which they keep 90 per cent of all sale proceeds.

Last year the Draw raised £475,000 overall fo Rugby Clubs across the country. Let’s all try and make it a cool £500,000 this time!


Our club receives 90 per cent of the money it raises plus the chance to win valuable prizes in the Draw.


1st prize is £10,000 cash!
2nd Prize is a Business class return air tickets from The UK to Dubai.
3rd Prize is Two Business Class return air tickets on any BMI operated flight, 
followed by 36 other great prizes.


The Draw takes place on the 25th March 2011 and we have until February to return all of our sold tickets.


The benefits to our club:
Each year the Grand Draw provides clubs and schools with everything they need to take part in the fund raising: tickets, instructions, promotional material – even the postage is pre-paid. This means:

•No cost to the club
•No risk to the club
•Minimal time in organising ticket sales
•We receive 90 per cent of the value of the tickets sold as a tax-free donation

All members will currently be given a couple of books of tickets to try and sell to family and friends, work colleagues etc.,

Please do your utmost to assist with the selling of tickets.

There will be a prize for the most Individual Ticket Sales of a £30 Club Shop Voucher, and a special 'Team' prize for the most ticket sales from all the teams at Millwall Lions.


Sunday results

U12s lost to Ilford 25-15
U15 defeated Bexley 33-15
Colts lost to Eton Manor 50-5

Friday, 5 November 2010

Club Update - Clubhouse Open Tonight, Raffle Last Chance, 6 tickets left for Eng v Aus & New time for touch rugby

Players & Parents, here's your Friday Club Update!

In this newsletter:

- Clubhouse opening/big screen showings this weekend

- International England v South Africa Raffle - last chance today

- Six amazing opportuntities to see England v Australia tomorrow

- Winter Touch Rugby - New Time

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-> From the Clubhouse:

Hi Players & Parents,

Our clubhouse will be open tonight from 4.30pm and will be showing the
Bath v Cardiff LV cup game from 7.30pm. This should be a nice warm up
to the internationals tomorrow.

We'll be open tomorrow (Saturday) from 1.30pm, in anticipation of the
BIG clash of the day! England takes on the might of New Zealand and
will be shown from 2pm. If you're not going to Twickenham then bring
your friends and family down to support your team.

We will also be showing the South Africa v Ireland game at 5.30pm. The
media expect Ireland to beat an average world champion team but it's a
possible "Grand Slam Tour" for the Boks so here's hoping the Boks
silence their critics!

The Australia v Wales game will be recorded and shown after the SA v
Ireland Game and it looks like the Aussies are tipped to give the
injury-hit Welsh a hiding!

So come down and enjoy the rugby atmosphere at your club. There will
also be the usual raffles, shots, Cruga-Biltong and charity
fundraising going on.

If you don't fancy watching the England v New Zealand then you can
catch our mighty Llamas v Thames 2's on Millwall Park; kick-off 2pm!

Hope to see you sometime this weekend.

Regards

Rick

and the Clubhouse Management Team

....Please volunteer for a bar shift sometime by emailing:
clubhouse@millwallrugby.com

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-> England v South Africa Raffle

Last chance to get your entries for tomorrow night's raffle - Buy
today online at
http://www.millwallrugby.com/internationals/autumn.html

-> England v Australia game TOMORROW

The club's still got THREE pairs of tickets left priced at (2 x �73, 2
x �62 and 2 x �40). We must sell these tickets today, so if you know
anyone who wants these tickets without any tout-markups, get in touch
with Dave on 07720 850115 or secretary@millwallrugby.com.

-> Sunday Touch Rugby is now at the new earlier time of 3pm-4.30pm ish
or until we've had enough. Complete beginners welcome - if you can
make it, please let us know by emailing touch@millwallrugby.com before
11am Sunday - Check http://www.facebook.com/millwallrugby before
leaving home to check we're playing.

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Don't forget...

1. Please pay your playing or social membership if you haven't already

http://www.millwallrugby.com/club/membership.html

2. Get your raffle entries for the South Africa

http://www.millwallrugby.com/internationals/autumn.html

3. Treat yourself to a Day out at Twickenham to watch England v
Australia

secretary@millwallrugby.com / 07720 850115

4. Come and watch the Llamas tomorrow on Millwall Park - kick off 2pm.

5. And head down to the clubhouse this evening with all your mates.
Bring your boss. Bring your minions. Even bring the people who really
annoy you at work. They can sit in the corner and annoy each other.

Have a great weekend!

Regards

Andrew

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Youth Fixtures this Sunday

All teams take to the field this Sunday!

Colts v Eton Manor (Away)
U15s v Bexley (11am, Millwall Park)
U12s v Ilford (Away)

Come on down to Millwall Park on Sunday morning Nd support our U15s in their first home game of the season as they look to recreate their 29-15 victory over Bexley in September.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Rugby First Aid Courses

Dear Players & Parents,

We are trying to get a First Aid Course arranged, to be hosted at
Millwall RFC for all people who need to need to attend.

The club committee has indicated that all coaches and team managers in
adult mens, ladies and youth will need to attend this course, but
there may be other people in the club who are interested in attending.

There may or may not be a charge for this course, but we will confirm
this before anyone has committed.

I know there are some of you who are already qualified, so if you are
could you please get in touch with me as I will need to see all the
certificates - I am building up a data base of all first aiders in the
club.

Once all the qualified people have replied, I will arrange a date for
all of you to come down to the rugby club so i can take copies of your
certificated.

If you can get back to me at dawn@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:dawn@millwallrugby.com>
to let me know if you are qualified OR if need to go on the course, I
would appreciate this.

Thanking you all,
Dawn Doherty
MRFC First Aid Officer

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Monday, 25 October 2010

Junior Club Captain positive about new role


Press Release October 25 2010
 
With pic attached
 
MILLWALL'S new Junior Club Captain is just 11 years old but he's refusing to be overawed by the role which involves representing players up to eight years older than him.
 
Will Foley admits it will be a challenge handling the club's youth teams, including members of his own under-12s side, right up to the Colts players on the cusp of men's rugby.
 
"The Colts (under-19s) and even players the same age as me can be difficult sometimes," admitted Will, who also represents his school rugby team at Roding Valley High.
 
"But I think by talking to them one-on-one, explaining my role and how I can help them, I think I'll do okay."
 
The youngster from Bow is looking forward to his new position which will see him liaise between the young players and youth managers.
 
"It's important for all players to know that they have someone to go to for support who isn't an adult or if they have a problem or issue to be raised," said Will.
 
"I also make sure that kids' views are represented in decisions made by the youth managers."
 
Will first became involved with Millwall Rugby Club through the Josh Lewsey Rugby Academy, now known as the School of Hard Knocks Academy.
 
He is now an established member of Millwall's under-12s side but remains full of praise for the academy route into youth rugby.
 
"It just really gave me something to do," said Will. "Something to enjoy because I never really did much outside of school.
 
"Through the coaching in the schools and getting down to Millwall, it sort of became a new hobby to focus on.
 
"I had played rugby before at another club and I really didn't enjoy it but when I started going to the academy and Millwall, it was a lot more fun.
 
"I have met lots of good friends at Millwall too, so that's good."
 
Will's aims include supporting the minibus service which shuttles youngsters down to the training sessions in Mudchute and to encourage the coaches to introduce more contact rugby.
 
"The Millwall coaches need to make sure that the skills are progressing and the kids get to do some contact rugby because they might get bored learning the same skills they have been learning at school already," said Will.
 
But Will, who hopes to work in electronics or the world of video gaming when he eventually leaves school, is full of praise for the club, adding: "It's like a family here."
 
ENDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Thursday, 21 October 2010

Lions Halloween Party!

FUNDRAISING HALLOWEEN PARTY

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125462750841324

We are having our fundraising Halloween Party in the clubhouse on Friday 29th of October. 

It's fancy dress so get our your scariest, most ghoulish costume and get your tickets now!

Tickets: Adults £4.00 / Children £2.50

Contact Kerry on kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk

Or 07565367512 for more details


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Youth Section Update

Dear Players & Parents,

Here is the latest news from Millwall Lions Rugby. You can keep
up-to-date with everything that's going on via our website
http://www.millwalllions.com/
or by becoming a 'fan' of our Facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/millwalllions

FUNDRAISING HALLOWEEN PARTY

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=125462750841324

We are having our fundraising Halloween Party in the clubhouse on
Friday 29th of October. It's fancy dress so get our your scariest,
most ghoulish costume and get your tickets now!

Tickets: Adults �4 / Children �2.50

Contact Kerry on kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk

Or 07565367512 for more details

VOLUNTEER ROLES

http://millwalllionsnews.blogspot.com/2010/10/youth-volunteer-roles-positions-vacant.html

Get inspired! Volunteer and help us grow youth rugby!

We have a number of vacant positions that need filling by enthusiastic
volunteers. They range from requiring as little as 30 minutes per week
to roles that need more involvement if you have time to give!

All volunteers can expect to receive an induction to the role and
ongoing support from the youth chair and youth committee, as well as
relevant main club committee members.

Reasonable expenses will also be paid, on receipt.

Dont delay, volunteer today!

COLTS PLAYERS MEETING TONIGHT

http://millwalllionsnews.blogspot.com/2010/10/important-colts-player-meeting.html

There will be an important players meeting for all Colts (U19s)
players tonight in the clubhouse starting at 7pm. Please do not be
late!

Contact Kev if you can't attend on 07896 745965

COACHING SUCCESS

Congratulations to U12s Head Coach Chris Attwood, who passed his RFU
Level 1 coaching qualifications recently.

Also congrats to U15s Assistant Coach Mal McLean who is now IRB Rugby
Ready. Mal will be working towards his Level 1 shortly.

CRB CHECKING

All volunteers involved in the youth section, whether it be coaching,
managing, cooking or driving need to have a valid, RFU approved CRB
clearance. If you haven't got one, we can arrange this for you.

Contact Kerry on kez_sweet@yahoo.co.uk

Or 07565367512 for more details

Let's go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Sunday, 17 October 2010

Important Colts Player Meeting

There will be an important meeting for all COLTS players before training on Wednesday evening in the clubhouse at 7pm

Don't be late, contact Kev if you can't attend on 07896 745965

Monday, 11 October 2010

Youth Volunteer Roles - Positions Vacant

We are looking to fill the following volunteer positions. Please email youthchair@millwallrugby.com  if you or someone you know is interested in one of the following roles. Alternatively if you can help out in other ways, please do get in touch!



Youth Secretary (vacant - currently being done by Youth Chair)
· Member of Youth section committee.
· Arranges youth meeting dates/venues.
· Produces Agendas, takes minutes and publishes minutes of meetings.
· Deals with adhoc correspondence with other Clubs or Essex RU.
· Produces Club Handbook/Amendments for Registration Day.
*Estimated time needed: 2 hours per month.*




Youth Fixtures Officer (vacant - currently being done by Youth
Chair/Club Fixture Sec)

· Member of Youth section committee.
· Arrange Fixture List for each season.
· Arranges additional fixtures as agreed with individual age groups.
· Confirm weekly fixture arrangements
*Estimated time needed: 30 minutes per week.*




Youth Coaching Coordinator (vacant - currently being done by Youth
Chair)

· Deals with requests for Coaching and Referees Courses.
· Provides advice and guidance to Coaches/Referees as required.
· Deals with internal coaching issues.
· Creates and maintains coaching database of all qualified coaches
· Must be RFU qualified and RFU CRB checked
*Estimated time needed: 2 hours per month.*




Youth Sponsorship Officer (*Filled*)





Youth Equipment Officer (vacant - currently being done by Youth
Chair)

· Responsible for annual equipment stock take and ordering new equipment.
*Estimated time needed: 30 minutes per month.*




Age Group Assistant Coaches (U10s - Sally Probett/John Stevens, U12s - Vacant, U15s - Mal
McClean/Shaun Score, Colts - Vacant)

· Assist the head coach with preparation of coaching & fitness sessions to develop the players
· Assist the head coach with the delivery of the coaching sessions
· Coach/referee teams at festivals
· Maintain standards of conduct & safety
· Must be RFU qualified & RFU CRB checked
*Estimated time needed: 2 hours per week.*

U15s bow out of Cup

MILLWALL'S under-15 team suffered a heavy defeat in their Essex Cup clash with Westcliff but spirits remain high for the rest of the seaons, says their coach.

 

Gary McLaughlin admitted that Westcliff deserved the 50-0 win but said his young Lions never gave up.

 

'As far as our team were concerned we were beaten by a better team on the day,' said McLaughlin.

 

'Our guys put up a fight and their heads didn't drop.'

 

McLaughlin singled out flanker John Woods for particular praise, adding: 'There was effort in every tackle he made.

 

'He was all over the park, constantly chasing the opposition.

 

'He ran his socks off from start to finish.'

 

And McLaughlin said his team wanted to 'train harder' and the best was yet to come.  

 

He said: 'We have got a lot of time to improve.' 

 

ENDS

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Perfect Attendance!

Well done to the following players, who attended every training session and played in every match during the month of September:

Colts
Billy Gray
David Hayward
George Mulock
Imo Ekanem
Jake Vinnicombe
James Strong
Josh Coote
Phi Nguyen

U15s
Billy Edmead
Jacob Lajolie

U12s
George Thomas
Charlie Arnold
Alan Drew
Cian Dargan
Peter Protain
Louis Stebbing-Boulett
George Walsh
Will Foley

Great work and well done to all of you!
Keep it up and encourage your team mates!!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Millwall Under 10s - Plea for help!

Dear Players & Parents,

I'm hoping you can help me!

The School of Hard Knocks Rugby Academy (formerly Josh Lewsey's Rugby
Academy) is about to start attending Millwall RFC training sessions on
Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.

I had a coach all lined up to welcome and train these kids, seperate
from the other youth teams. But that coach has let me down and 'cried
off' so much that I can no longer depend on him being there!

I desperately need a coach or coaches to take over coaching the
academy kids.

The kids are aged 9 and 10 and come from 5 schools within Tower
Hamlets. They have learnt tag rugby in their school sessions and the
plan is for us to introduce the basics of contact rugby to them.

If you can help out, even if its on the odd occasion only, please do
get in touch asap!

You'll be required to be at the Lower Paddock by 6pm on a Wednesday
evening and by 10:30am on a Sunday morning.

My existing youth coaches already have their hands full with their own
teams.

Please, please, please help out if you can!

Email me at youthchair@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youthchair@millwallrugby.com>
asap

Thanks

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

U15s victorious while U12s improve

Millwall Rugby's youth teams put out improved performances this weekend as the U15s played their first match of the season, earning a victory over Bexley 29-15 at their ground.

At Millwall park, the clubs youngest team, the U12s fought hard against a larger and more experienced Ilford team, going down by a narrow 24-10 margin.

"The effort and improvement was there for both age groups" said youth chair Matt Shorrock "I'm very pleased for both coaches and their players, they should be proud of their performances, especially on a weekend when the adult section didn't have much success."

The U15 shot out of the gates against Bexley, scoring within the first few minutes to lead 7-0. Bexley hit back to trail 7-5 but Millwall kept the pressure on, running the ball freely and scoring another try to go into half time leading 14-5.

The second half proved no different for Millwall, as they scored tries effortlessly. Bexley scored a late try but it proved too little, as the visitors capped off the victory with another final minute score.

Meanwhile, Millwall U12s found themselves taking on Ilford U13s in a mismatch of skill, size and ages.

The youngsters held on valiantly and ended the match with an impressive 24-10 defeat.

centre Will Foley and forward Jack Anderson scored tries for Millwall.

Anyone aged 7-19 wishing to play rugby should visit www.millwalllions.com

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Colts defeated at home

MILLWALL Colts manager Kevin Doherty praised his ever-improving side's spirited peformance despite the youngsters suffering defeat to Southend, losing 7-43.
 
A well-drilled Southend team visited Millwall Park on Sunday and dominated the first-half, running in four tries to no reply.
 
The second-half kicked off with Southend notching up another five points but a try from flanker George Mulock, converted by scrum-half Billy Gray, hinted at a Millwall fightback.
 
Sadly for Millwall, Southend touched down twice more to seal a comprehensive win for the visitors.
 
Doherty said his young charges showed clear signs of improvement in just their second game of the season and the best was yet to come.
 
'A positive to come out of the match was the tackling,' said Doherty.
 
'It was their second game and they showed they are getting better as a unit.
 
'But we need more match experience.'
 
Anyone aged 16-19 wishing to play for Millwall Colts should contact Kevin Doherty on 07896 745965 or email kev@millwallrugby.com.
 
Training is on Wednesday evenings from 7.30pm at Mudchute Farm.
 
ENDS
 


 

Monday, 20 September 2010

Youth Rugby Update

Dear Players & Parents,

Two weeks into the season and so far the results haven't gone our way,
with both the Colts and Under 12s suffering a few heavy losses.

ALL the more reason why we need to see you at training each and every
week, so the coaches can help prepare you for the tough matches we
will be expecting this season!

To check when and where your training is, visit the link here:
http://www.millwalllions.com/whenwhere.html

MEMBERSHIP

Your membership is due now! Most players have paid this already, but
there are a few straglers. Remember, prices increase from 1st of
October 2010

Current Prices:

Junior Youth Membership �10.00

Senior Youth (Colts Membership) �15.00

New Prices from 1st October

Junior Youth Membership �12.50

Senior Youth (Colts Membership) �18.00

Don't delay, pay your membership today!

PARENTS MEMBERSHIP

Parents, you can be a member of MRFC too! There are two types of
membership you can purchase:

Sunday Membership �10.00

Social Membership �15.00

You can buy either of the above over the bar at the clubhouse or
through your team manager.

UPCOMING FIXTURES

This weekend

26/09 Colts v Southend (Millwall Park)

Next weekend

03/10 Colts v Burnham-on-Crouch (Away)

03/10 U15s v Bexley (Away)

03/10 U12s v Ilford (Millwall Park

All fixtures for the season can be seen here:

http://www.millwalllions.com/fixtures.html

WELCOME TO NEW COACHES

A quick welcome and thanks to new coaches who have joined us this
season:

Mal McClean

Michael Finnegan

Aaron Dean

James Eason

Mike Beech

CANTEEN DUTY

Now that youth training and matches will be happening every Sunday
morning, I'm looking for parents and volunteers to help run the
'Canteen' (the kitchen in the clubhouse) to serve coffee/tea, as well
as potentially other snacks and food.

The coaches and team managers at Millwall Lions, parents themselves
already put in loads of hours for the club so I don't expect them to
do this.

If you have some time to spare on a Sunday morning and are keen to
help the club offer this new service and bring in some much needed
income, please email youth@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youth@millwallrugby.com>

Let's go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Under 12s learn harsh lesson in tournament losses

Millwall Lions under 12s suffered two heavy losses at a tournament held at Wanstead RFC on Sunday

Facing Romford U12s in the first match of the day, the under prepared Millwall youngsters struggled to keep pace with the more experienced club team, trailing 14-0 at half time.

Romford powered home in the second half, scoring two late tries to finish 26-0 winners.

Having dusted off the new season nerves, coach Chris Attalid hoped his charges would show improvement in their second match however it wasn't to be the case as Wanstead easily dispatched Millwall, winning 57-0.

"I think it was a learning experience for all of us, myself included" said Attwood; "We went through last season unbeaten and I think we probably under estimated the challenges we will face this season, having moved up an age group."

"The boys will be in for one tough training session on Wednesday" he said "I don't want us to have another performance like this again".

Millwall Colts hope to recover from their last match quickly as the play host to Southend at Millwall Park on Sunday. Kick off is at 1pm.

Anyone aged 16-19 wishing to play for Millwall Colts should contact Kev on 07896 745965 or email kev@millwallrugby.com training is on Wednesday evenings from 730pm at Mudchute Farm

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

U12 v Wanstead team named

The Millwall Under 12's will take on Wanstead and Romford in a mini festival this Sunday, at Wanstead RFC.

Coach Chris Attwood has named the following team:

Forwards: Louis Stebbing-Boulett, George Thomas, George Walsh, Alan Drew, Harry Turner, Aiden Croke, Jack Anderson;

Backs: Shane McCullough, Connor Attwood, Femi Dola-Lami, Charlie Arnold, Will Foley, Peter Protain, Cian Daragh, Tom Johnson, Charlie Paterson;

Kick off for the first match is 12m. All support welcome!

Colts humbled in first outing

Millwall RFC's newest team, the 'Colts' (u19) suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of Barking on Sunday, in a disappointing 43-0 away loss.

Despite an impressive defensive effort from the visiting team, the stronger Barking side ran in 7 unanswered tries as the Colts dusted off the cobwebs for the new season.

With an inexperienced side, the Colts were under pressure early as Barking looked to not only dominate possession, but also field position.

"It seemed like every time we got the ball, we had to kick it away because of where we were on the pitch" said Colts captain Jake Vinnicombe.

Without much of the ball, the talented Colts backline had little room to impress. Some ill disciple also cost the Colts when they had two players sent off on either side of the half time break, making their challenge even more daunting, down to just 13 men at one stage of the match.

There were, however a number of positive signs for coach Scott Vinnicombe to take from the match, such as the size and flexibility of his squad:

"we've got a number of guys who can play multiple positions and that showed through today when we had a fee injuries and players in the bin."

While many would be upset at the lop-sided scoreline, the Colts team management refused to be anything but positive:

"it's the first game of the season for us, with a new squad and limited preparation" said manager Kevin Doherty, "whereas it's probably their third or fourth match already plus that team has been together for a number of years. I didn't expect us to click straight away and for everything to go smoothly" he continued "we've got them again at our place on the very last weekend of the season, so it's a great measuring stick to see how much we can improve upon as we play more fixtures"

The Colts next match is at home to Southend on Millwall Park at the end of the month.

Anyone aged 16-19 wishing to play for Millwall Colts should contact Kev on 07896 745965 or email kev@millwallrugby.com training is on Wednesday evenings from 730pm at Mudchute Farm.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Youth Rugby Begins!

Dear Players & Parents,

The new rugby season is upon us, and the Millwall Lions youth section
are looking forward to getting onto the pictch, starting this Sunday!

MEMBERSHIP & TRAINING

Thanks to all those players and parents who turned up to our first
ever registration day on Sunday. I'm sure you'll agree it was a great
success. Without a ball being kicked or a tackle being made, we
already have over 50 members signed up for the new season.

If you weren't able to attend on registration day, all paid up members
received a special "goodie" bag, full of posters, stickers and other
cool "members only" stuff.

We still have *some* bags left....so, if you want to get your hands on
one, be sure to attend training this wednesday and come armed with
your �10 annual membership fee (�15 for Colts).

For information about training, visit here:

http://www.millwalllions.com/whenwhere.html

FIXTURES

Our brand new Colts (u19s) have their first match of the season this
Sunday, up the road at Barking RFC. I'm sure there will be no love
lost between these two teams. If you're in the area drop on down to
Barking RFC and show your support:

Barking RUFC

Gale Street

Goresbrook

Dagenham

Essex

RM9 4TX

Tel: 0208 595 7324

What do you think the scoreline will be, between our Colts and
Barking? Vote here:

http://apps.facebook.com/opinionpolls/index.php?pid=1283810372

For details of all of our fixtures, visit here:

http://www.millwalllions.com/fixtures.html

COMMUNICATION

As always, the best way to stay in touch with MRFC is via our Facebook
page here:

http://www.facebook.com/millwalllions

We also communicate regularly via email, so if you have received this
email indirectly, contact youth@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youth@millwallrugby.com>
to subscribe to our email updates.

TOUCH RUGBY COACHES WANTED

Are you interested in getting into coaching but don't know where to
start?

We are looking for coaches for our Mini's section (ages 7-9) to help
them grasp the basics of touch rugby before they graduate onto to
contact rugby.

If you are interested and are available on Wednesdays from 6pm and
Sunday mornings from 10am, please email youth@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youth@millwallrugby.com>

The club will send you on a touch rugby coaching course and the IRB
'Rugby Ready' qualification to help get your started.

ASSISTANT COACHES WANTED

The Head Coaches of our three youth teams, U12s, U15s and Colts are
currently seeking assistant coaches to help them shape their teams for
the new season.

If you are interested and are available on Wednesdays from 6pm and
Sunday mornings from 10am, please email youth@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youth@millwallrugby.com>

After you've completed a few sessions with the team, the club will
send you on a RFU Level 1 coaching course to help you become a
qualified coach.

CANTEEN DUTY

Now that youth training and matches will be happening every Sunday
morning, I'm looking for parents and volunteers to help run the
'Canteen' (the kitchen in the clubhouse) to serve coffee/tea, as well
as potentially other snacks and food.

The coaches and team managers at Millwall Lions, parents themselves
already put in loads of hours for the club so I don't expect them to
do this.

If you have some time to spare on a Sunday morning and are keen to
help the club offer this new service and bring in some much needed
income, please email youth@millwallrugby.com
<mailto:youth@millwallrugby.com>

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Let's go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Training and Rugby Fridays cancelled this week

Dear Players & Parents,

Due to no coaches being available, tonight's training session and the
Rugby Friday's session on Friday has been cancelled.

Sorry for any inconvenience but we are short staffed due to holidays.

If you have any problems, please speak to your team manager.

thanks

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

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Monday, 16 August 2010

Rugby Fridays: Film Crew THIS Friday!

Dear Players & Parents,

Rugby Fridays, the key part of our youth summer programme is underway
and as part of their continued support to MRFC, Canary Wharf Group
will be bringing a film crew down to Millwall Park THIS Friday to film
the activities.

If you haven't attended a Rugby Friday session yet, then THIS is the
one to come along to!

The sessions are free to all!

What: Millwall RFC's "Rugby Fridays"

When: Friday 20th August 2010 @ 11am

Where: Millwall Park, E14 3DN

Sign up online or see you at Millwall Park!

http://tiny.cc/rugbyfridays

Let's go to work!

Matt Shorrock

Youth Chair

Millwall Rugby Club

http://www.millwalllions.com/

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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Youth section support, communication and fees

Youth Support and Communication

The Youth section is run on a volunteer basis. All parents and guardians are expected to support the club by actively participating in the functioning of the club helping with organising an age group, coaching if qualified, organising social events and other activities as requested. Club communication is principally by email, via the club website www.millwalllions.com, via our Facebook 'fan' page or by telephone. Parents must notify the team manager of any changes to their email and home address.

Membership Fees

Parents or guardians must promptly pay for registration fees. There is a registration day on Sunday September 5th 2010 where all registration fees must be paid. In cases of difficulty in paying the fees, please consult the Treasurer or Youth Chair.