Transitional Club Season with County and Regional Recognition

Transitional Club Season with County and Regional Recognition

The U18 Girls team have had a successful and enjoyable season. A transitional phase for the team with a large group stepping up from U15s has seen the team develop in stature, skill and success throughout the season.

With a strong pack the development and progression have seen greatest acceleration within the back line making the transition to a more senior and physical grade of rugby with mentoring from the more senior players.

Competing locally and in South West cup competitions the team have competed strongly with close results.

This has been recognised at both County and Regional level with the team well represented in the Gloucestershire U18s squad by Thyrza Peters, Rebecca Wells, Rebecca Pope, Shannon Stroud, Jo Brame, Olivia King, Verity Tipper, Kayley Bidder. I think that’s right Thyrza Peters has also been selected for South West regional squad and England pathway. At a coaching level Amanda Bartlett the U18s head coach has been performing the Team Manager role for the County Ladies Squad.

Overall a successful season leaving a difficult coaching dilemma to select player of the season an most improved player awards for the upcoming club presentation evening.

U18 Girls v Wellington RFC

U18 Girls v Wellington RFC

In a fiercely contested cup encounter Tewkesbury were narrowly edged in the final minutes of a thrilling game to a 19-24 defeat by Wellington.

Starting the game strongly with a converted breakaway try Tewkesbury were dominant in the set plays and fluent with ball in hand. Reduced to 14 players through a sin bin decision late in the first half Tewkesbury were resolute in defending their try line to go into the break with a narrow lead.

The second half started brightly with both sides looking to gain the upper hand. A harsh decision early in the half reduced Tewkesbury to 14 players for the remainder of the game. However with forward dominance in the set piece continuing Tewkesbury extended their lead. Entering the final five minutes behind Wellington secured a fine breakaway try to narrow the gap. With minutes remaining of the tight contest Wellington again broke free scoring a second late try to secure the win by five points at the death.

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New Year, New sport?…. Then come and try Rugby with Tewkesbury RFC Girls Rugby

Tewkesbury RFC has 3 Girls rugby teams and would like to invite you to join our Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 teams.

New players are very welcome, so come along and join the fun.

Training is Wednesday night 6.30 – 8pm and Sunday mornings 10.30am – 12 at Tewkesbury RFC, The Moats, Gander Lane, Tewkesbury, GL20 5PG.

Have fun, get fit, make new friends and play rugby for Tewkesbury!

Girls Rugby

U18’s Girls V Old Richians

U18’s Girls V Old Richians

U18s

Tewkesbury U18 Girls finished 2015 in splendid style with a resounding 39-10 home victory.

Going into the game having lost the previous 4 games of the season, the hard work of training in the past  month paid off, as Tewkesbury scored within seconds of the kickoff.  

With the scrum dominant throughout the forwards provided the platform for a fast and expansive backs division to run riot with five unanswered tries in the first half against a well drilled Old Richians side.

After the break Old Richians rallied but despite two well taken tries could not match the overriding desire and skill of the confident Tewkesbury side.

Girls County Success

Girls County Success

We are pleased to announce that TRFC have had 6 u18’s girls go through to county squad after taking part in recent trials. We also have another 2 girls to trial on the 7th November, good luck girls!

Thyrza Peters, Verity Tipper, Rebecca Wells, Jo Brame, Olivia King and Kayley Bidder are all representing Tewkesbury in the Glos County Girls u18’s squad.

We also had one u15 go through to the U15’s County squad Leah Jeynes.

Well done to all those involved.

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.