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WRFC Senior Fixtures

If you are interested in attending a Home Lunch, please email Hayley Pacey for more details.
Academy, Youth and Minis Fixtures
 
U18       U17      U16      U15      U14      U13      Minis
U17s First Game of Seniors

In the well-founded tradition of blooding young talent in our youth set up in to senior rugby, this past weekend saw two such youngsters earn their first seniors caps for Westcliff Rugby Club. JJ Hodgkinson and Michael Harris both represent our U’17 academy team under the direction and influence of club legend and stalwart of the First XV (in ages past!), Nicholas Sigwart. Nicholas is keen to build and maintain a strong link between the youth system and the seniors teams and regards the playing of seniors rugby as a key development in a player’s progression.
Starting with the Rhinos is the perfect introduction to seniors rugby. The pace will be a little slower than perhaps they are used to, with a dynamic that includes players ranging in age from early 20s to early 50s, however, nothing they’ve experienced so far will match the physicality that they will face when playing against seasoned men. The standard of our First and Lions XVs this season has sky-rocketed, making it an inappropriate level for most youngsters to be fast-tracked in to. If they show enough skill in their matches within the Rhinos, however, the seniors structure allows for quick progression. Testament to this can be found in the current First XV, with National 2 regulars like Joe Vandermolen and Billy Morrant having starting their seniors rugby in the Rhinos, before making their way up to the Lions and eventually the First XV. Let’s hope that JJ and Michael can follow in these esteemed footsteps.
A brace of tries was scored by the Rhinos in this home league victory against Burnham 1st XV (63-12) and JJ and Michael made sure they were involved, scoring one try a piece. They both played in the second half, making an impact to the game with their ferocious tackling and keen ball-carrying. They were tenacious off the back of line-outs – harrying the opposition fly half and inside centre in to making a costly mistake in their own 22. In open play they were equally effective and even though they got rocked a couple of times by big hits, they managed to spring up with the exuberance of youth and get stuck back in to the game. A successful introduction to seniors rugby by any standards and the boys were keen after the game to take hold of any further opportunities to play this year and even keener to partake in the “energy” drinks available in the changing room after the game!
Things are looking up for seniors rugby at Westcliff, with the First XV putting in impressive performances in their first year of National 2 level rugby, the Lions benefiting from a competitive mix of ex-first team players alongside current hopefuls, and the Rhinos combining veteran experience with enthusiastic youth. Respective Lions and Rhinos captains, Ben Dane and Chris Whiston, believe that if this upward trend continues, we may well see the Lions back competing in the Zoo leagues in the near future and potentially the re-introduction of a fourth team back at the Gables. Nicholas Sigwart is keen to get as many of his youth players through in to seniors rugby this year as possible and with JJ and Michael’s endorsements from last weekend, we should have no trouble finding eager volunteers to get their first taste.
ALF 10s 2020

ALF 10s is taking place on the 4th of July and is set to be another fantastic day of rugby, charity and family fun. Please click here for more details and email ALF to enter a team.
IM Coaching

Are you considering taking up Triathlons, Cycling, Swimming or Running?  Maybe you are looking to extend yourself and want to go for an Ironman or UltraMarathon running?
We can help
•    Bespoke training plans
•    Technical advice including bike choice, maintenance and set up
•    One 2 One sessions in all disciplines
Give us a try and email Martyn Wiley or visit Facebook for more details.
We look forward to helping you on your own personal journey.
500 Club
 
Winning tickets are drawn four times a year and participants have the opportunity of both winning cash prizes of up to £500 and helping our Club. Around 50% of all proceeds to the 500 Club is paid out directly in cash prizes and the balance goes directly towards the facilities and benefits offered by our Club.

1st Prize £500, 2nd £250, 3rd £100, 4th £50, 5th £25 with draws on a quarterly basis mean that you could have four chances each year of winning a monster £500 prize!

So come and join us. The minimum investment is ONLY £5 per month for which you will have 5 tickets and you too could win one of the big cash prizes and also contribute to the progress of WRFC. Click here for more details.
Club Membership and Legacy

If you have still not paid your membership fees, please click on the link below. We continue to push for donations to our Legacy Fund, which has the sole purpose of securing an extended lease to provide security for future rugby player generations to 2075. Click HERE to find out more. 

Players Click HERE
Social Members Click HERE
The NEW Gables is Available for Hire

Please inquire with Sianne about hiring the NEW GABLES for your event, catering for every occasion.  We look forward to welcoming you to The NEW Gables.
Westcliff Family News

Please email Lewis Harvey if you have have any Westcliff Family news for The Westcliff Word.
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