KRFC NEWS, 30th JULY
• The following games have been organised for pre season, prior to our first league game at home to Leek on 5th Sept:
o 8th Aug, Barkers Butts, away, 3pm
o 15th Aug, tbc
o 22nd Aug, Old Halesonians, home, 3pm
o 29th Aug, Earlsdon Tournament
• On 5th Sept, prior to the first XV home league game against Leek, the Cavaliers will be playing Ampthill 4th's on the main pitch at 12.30. During the day there will be a BBQ as well as entertainment for the kids.
• The club has a new major sponsor, Andrew Whiting, Wealth Consultancy.
• The full set of fixtures for the club, and the M1 west league fixtures, can be found on the web site.
• Coach Wayne Morgan has augmented his coaching staff with the appointment of James Wadey as Forwards Coach, Marco Stanojevic as Backs Coach and Dan Careless as Strength & Conditioning Coach. Also, Richard Gibson has decided to stand down from his Director of Rugby role and this position, now known as Playing Coordinator, will be taken over by Bruce Doe. It is also good to report a number of new faces at training with very few departures, if any.
• Bruce Doe has stepped down as Vice Chairman and we are delighted to announce that Johnny Marsh has agreed to take over this role.
• If you applied for RWC15 warm up tickets then these are now available for collection from behind the bar.
• The Rugby World Cup kicks off on 18th Sept and the club has invested in a new 50" TV screen which is now installed in the bar, along with the older flat TV and the big screen. This now gives superb 360 degree viewing and thanks to Rick Homer the picture and sound quality is superb. There is a further big screen in the back room.
• The club has organised a series of BBQ's to go with key games in the World Cup and full info on these will be publicised nearer each game, with a fuller list on the web site. There are currently posters in the club showing the key games where BBQ's are to be held. Watch the web site for which games the club will be open for.
• The Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour is coming our way in mid August. It will be in Memorial Park Coventry on the 16th August and Stratford on the 17th August. The Stratford visit is being organised by South Warwickshire RFU and there are rugby related activities all day for all ages. Full details are on the web site.
• Our new Ladies Section is going from strength to strength and there are 20+ attending training on a Wednesday night. The ladies will be glad to welcome players of all abilities. Their first game is scheduled for 27th Sept.
• There is a Ladies Pitch Up & Play session at Kenilworth Rugby on 23rd Aug and full details are on the web site.
• Please note the Notice for Applications for the 2016 Six Nations games at Twickenham (Ireland & Wales) has now been posted around the club and is on the web site. Applications should be in by the end of Sept and the application protocol is on the web site and the Notice.
• PAG Jones has been busy organising both his Ba Ba's fixtures and mixed Touch Rugby. The dates are:
30th August – mixed touch rugby
6th Sept – Barbarians v Princethorpe Old Boys, 1pm on main pitch
13th Sept – Barbarians v KHS Old Boys, 2pm on main pitch
• Subs for the season have been set at £100 (Member) but this includes a £10 credit on your membership card. Full details are on the web site. Please note we are currently exploring a new way to pay subs through the RFU and hopefully this will be sorted in the next few weeks and full details will be issued.
• The M&J Registration day is Sunday 6th Sept.
SUMMARY OF EVENTS @ KRFC
22nd Aug first XV v Old Halesonians, 3pm
23rd Aug Girls & Ladies Pitch Up and Play
30th August Mixed Touch Rugby
5th Sept Cavaliers v Ampthill, 12.30: first XV v Leek, 3pm
6th Sept M&J Registration Day
6th Sept Barbarians v Princethorpe Old Boys, 1pm
13th Sept Barbarians v King Henry's Old Boys, 2pm
18th Sept BBQ & England v Fiji
19th Sept BBQ Lunch, first XV v Stoke, 3pm, World Cup
2nd Oct Beer Festival, 2nd to 4th Oct
3rd Oct Former Players Lunch: first XV v Walsall , World Cup