New Season kicks off / Recruiting for Under 9 squad

New Season kicks off / Recruiting for Under 9 squad

It was fantastic to see so many of our youngsters at the Club yesterday for our first day of the 20/21 Season. Everyone worked within the new confines of the game and had great fun.

Our Under 9 team is currently looking for new players to join their squad – open to boys and girls aged 8 if you have a youngster interested in rugby, you can pop down and see for yourself what a great atmosphere we have at Tewkesbury Tigers.  Just send us an email to arrange to meet the Coach.

Click here to find out more about joining Tewkesbury Tigers

RFU Update following Government Changes

RFU Update following Government Changes

The RFU has issued the following update following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

RFU announce move to Stage D

RFU announce move to Stage D

The RFU yesterday announced that the phased return of community rugby can move from Stage C to Stage D from Tuesday 1st September. Stage D means that we are able to start limited and restricted contact rugby training and organise inter-club non-contact fixtures. The reinstatement of some contact activity is important to ensure players can continue to practice core skills and can start to prepare as the game starts to return to normality with regular training and matches.

The club and all our coaches are working hard to ensure that these changes can be incorporated into training plans whilst ensuring that we continue to follow government Covid-19 guidance.

STAGE D ACTIVITY

 

NatWest and England RFU Rugby Force

NatWest and England RFU Rugby Force

We are taking part in the NatWest RugbyForce 2020 on the 5 September. This is a nationwide programme developed in partnership with NatWest and England Rugby which provides an opportunity for rugby clubs up and down the country to open their doors to their local communities, team members and volunteers to help make some improvements around the club to ensure they are ready for a return to rugby. Our men, women, and junior players will be taking part, and we hope some willing volunteers, to help with a list of jobs that we have put together to ensure that the club is looking at its best. If you would like to join our players and volunteer for a few hours then just send us a message through Facebook. We will be meeting at 10.00am on Saturday 5th September – Bar will be open from 12.00 and there will be a BBQ for all those involved.

Tewkesbury RFC follows Government Coronavirus guidelines and ensure all activities fall within guidelines present at the time of the event to ensure the safety of all participants, therefore we will be operating Track & Trace system- please download EVE pass (IOS and Android) and sign up then just scan the QR code on arrival or you will be asked to sign in on arrival

Annual General Meeting Postponement

Annual General Meeting Postponement

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Tewkesbury RFC was due to be held during August 2020.  However, in response to the limitations on gatherings of people due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Management Committee intends to postpone this event.  We will continue to monitor the situation carefully and will issue our members with details of a revised date for the AGM as soon as it is practicably possible.

Geoff Sallis
Company Secretary

We are opening our doors!

We are opening our doors!

Since the government’s announcement recently that bars and restaurants would be able to open from the 4th July, many of our members have been asking when we would be able to open.  We all want to open our doors as quickly as possible but can only do that when we are confident that we have put in place systems that would allow us to open our clubhouse in a controlled way that meets COVID guidelines and protects the safety of our members, committee members and staff.

A number of systems and processes have been developed which means that we are today able to announce that we will be opening on Saturday 25 July and Sunday 26 July and every Saturday and Sunday thereafter.  We will be offering a limited bar service from 12 noon until 1600. We have sufficient tables to seat up to a maximum of 60 people in our outside garden area  Only 6 people per table will be permitted and social distancing must be respected at all times.  Everyone will be asked to sign in on arrival so that we can operate a “track & trace” system in the event we become aware of any instances of COVID-19.   A one-way system will also operate throughout the club and whilst members and guests may use the toilet facilities in the clubhouse they will not be allowed to sit inside.  If we are at maximum capacity you will be asked to wait until space becomes available.

Members will be requested to produce their current 2019/2020 membership card on arrival (we are unable to admit anyone who does not present their membership card). You are also welcome to bring one guest, for which there will be a nominal guest fee of £1.00.  Parents are welcome to bring children but must ensure that the children remain with their group at all times.  Children are admitted free of charge up to the age of 16.

This is indeed welcome news to us all, and whilst it is not a full re-opening, it is the first step towards members being able to use our facilities once again.  We will of course continue to monitor the situation and will work to make sure that we can extend opening hours as and when we are able to do so.

Following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

Our Clubhouse bar is now open on Friday from 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm and on Saturday from 12.00 noon - 7.00pm.  We will be closed on Sunday.  We have a total capacity of 60 inside the clubhouse and 54 in our outside garden area.  Other changes include the introduction of glasses in the clubhouse rather than plastic and cash can now be taken, but we would prefer card if possible.  We operate on a first-come first-served basis.

Tewkesbury RFC is operating a Track and Trace system for those using the Clubhouse bar.  Please help us by downloading EVE PASS app for IOS and ANDROID and registering.  Once you have downloaded the app simply scan the GR code on arrival.