The club has moved from Stage C to Stage D in the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap, in line with safety first, Covid 19 compliant RFU guidelines.
In news that all forwards - and even some backs - have been waiting for, this means that some form of contact training is now possible! (See RFU article: Limited contact training approved for community clubs)
Adapted training will allow the return of tackling, rucks, and unopposed lineouts to ensure players keep practising core skills and are prepared to perform these skills safely and effectively once the game returns to normal.
But caution needs to be applied - contact training sessions have to be carried out in small groups of no more than six players and are subject to strict time restrictions (a maximum of 15 minutes per session) to minimise exposure. Further details are available here in England Rugby’s Guide To Adapted Contact Rugby Activity.
Please note: under the new guidelines, clubs are also now permitted to organise non-contact games/activity with other clubs. We will keep you posted on how and when this will be possible.
Don’t forget, everyone is welcome to try out or return to rugby by joining our senior sides at training (Mon & Fri for ladies, Tues & Thur for men 7:15pm-9:00pm). Our minis, youth, and girls sides also start training on Sunday Sep 13 and introductory sessions are free).