Monday, 18 July 2011

Rugby Fridays Launched!

MILLWALL Rugby Club is hosting free rugby training for young players this summer as part of their push to introduce more youngsters to the sport.

Starting on July 29th and for five Fridays after, players aged between 7 and 17 can turn up for camp-style training sessions with qualified coaches during the summer holidays.

The aim of Rugby Fridays is to boost recruitment for next season while providing local kids with valuable training and stopping boredom in the school holidays.

Youth chair Matt Shorrock said: “We are pushing to get 50 kids to attend and want to promote the sport across Tower Hamlets.

“We are doing lots of publicity to make sure people who are interested come down and give it a try for the first time.”

Funding for the summer activities came from Canary Wharf Group as part of their Summer of Sports programme.

The sessions will run between 11am until 4pm on Millwall Park and a complimentary lunch will be provided in the club's refurbished Clubhouse next to Island Gardens DLR.

The Isle of Dogs club are also running Rugby Fitness for Kids every Wednesday evening on Millwall Park from 6pm-7pm and are also free for participants.

To sign up for the Rugby Fridays, visit

Monday, 11 July 2011

Team Management changes

Dear Players and Parents,

I hope you are enjoying the summer!

There have been some changes to the youth team managers this season so I thought I'd update you. After nearly 4 seasons managing the current U16s (from U13s up!), Maureen Lajolie is stepping down from being the Team Manager.

We are all very sad to see Maureen step down, and we know the boys will miss her organisation skills on a weekly basis. Maureen isn't stepping away from the club completely however and I'm pleased to inform you that she has taken on the role of Parent Liaison Officer.

I'm also pleased to announce that long time U12s Team Manager (from U9s up!), Sarah Edmead will be taking on the role of U16s Team Manager. I'm sure she and Head Coach, Gary Mclaughlin will get along just fine! ;-)

Zoe Arnold takes on the Team Management for this season's Under 12s Team. Zoe spent last season helping Sarah with various tasks and is well placed to look after the U12s this season, so please join me in welcoming her to an constantly growing youth volunteer team!

We are still on the look-out for an U10s Team Manager as well, so if you are (or know someone who might be) interested, please get in touch!

U10's Team Manager - vacant
U12's Team Manager - Zoe Arnold
U16's Team Manager - Sarah Edmead

Our Wednesday evening sessions so far have been a stunning success, with 45-50 regular attendees - if you haven't come down to one yet, get down to Millwall Park on Wednesday evening from 6pm - 7pm!

Rugby Friday's start at the end of this month - look out for our posters on all bus stops on the Isle of Dogs and also our new banner at the Island Gardens / Equinox pedestrian crossing!

Sign up for Rugby Friday's here
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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