'Join us for rugby and muddy madness'
TWO local rugby teams are looking for new members to join them for the upcoming season.
Cleve Rugby Club need boys to join their under 10s and 11s teams from September. The club has recently been working hard to build the teams back up after losing most of their players last season, but they still need more members to join them.
Louise Wilcox has been involved with Cleve Rugby for many years and now acts as an administrator for the under 10s and 11s teams.
Her three sons play for the under 9s, under 11s and under 13s, and speaking about her involvement with the team.
She said: “My youngest son started playing for the under 8s, however most of the side moved to another team at the end of last season, which meant when they came back after the summer the under 9s and 10s only had three players between them.
"As a result my husband stepped up to be coach and we got permission from the RFU to join the teams together, so although we are now back up to 17 players from September they will have to split back up again.
“The boys take part in fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for kit and equipment such as a gazebo for tournaments, and they recently took part in a 5km ‘muddy madness’ obstacle race at Mojo Active in Thornbury. They all turned up in their rugby kit, and we also had parents and siblings take part too. Overall there were 30 of us, and we have raised around £2000 in total through sponsorship which is fantastic.
“The club is part of the whole community, and we’re like a family – it’s a great to be part of it and we’d love more people to join us.”
The teams train on Tuesday nights from 6.15-7pm, and on Sunday mornings they either have matches or play in tournaments. The rugby season runs from September to the end of April, and the club is looking for boys to join them for fitness sessions throughout summer so that they are ready to start playing in September.
A single team membership at the club costs £115 for the year, and includes match day kit, shorts, shirts and socks. To find out more about joining the under 10s and 11s teams from September, contact Louise by calling: 07944 007190 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org