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Essex's Highest Ranked Rugby Club - NATIONAL 2

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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
Support England vs South Africa - RWC Final

To celebrate England reaching the final, come and support your country and club and join us to watch the final game of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The kitchen will be open at 7am for a full English breakfast for just £5 per person (kitchen will shut at 9am for kick off). 

Then stay at the Gables and enjoy a 2 course sit down lunch, for just £20 per person including table wine and help support the 1st XV as they take on Henly Hawks and look for a second victory in National 2. The meal will start  at 1pm for a 2.30pm kick off. P
lease email Hayley Pacey for more details.
Fireworks Night: Urgent Request for Volunteers

Dear All,

With the Clubs Fireworks display on the 8 November, the club requires volunteers on the night to make sure it runs successfully. We already have a few people helping out, but we need at least another dozen volunteers for various roles, Parking Marshall's, Crowd Marshall's, Ticket Stall & BBQ. If you would be able to assist in volunteering, it would be greatly appreciated by myself and the club. If you are able to volunteer, please email Tim Ablethorpe

Many thanks in advance.

Tim “El Jefe” Ablethorpe
Chairman of Mini Rugby / U12’s Manager
 
Westcliff celebrate as U18s Academy pair get National Training Camp call ups

Toby Knight who is on a rugby scholarship at Berkhamsted School and is with Saracens Academy has been involved with the England set up for some time, having been invited, a year young, to an England U18 camp last season.  Toby will join the England U18 training squad at Bisham Abbey in late October.
Mason Nichols is Captain of Henley College and is with Wasps Academy.  He qualifies to play for Scotland through his grandmother.  After initial discussions a year ago with Scotland’s Performance Manager the journey to Scotland became a reality this month with an invite to join the Scotland U19 Training Camp in Murrayfield.
Craig, Mason’s dad, is clearly very proud of his son, “I’m in awe of the hard work Mason puts in.  Very few people see of the level of commitment and the sacrifice that he’s had to make to follow his dream.”
Craig adds, “When I was growing up we always had a healthy England vs Scotland rivalry in our house.  My mum, Mason’s grandmother, was always so passionate about Scotland, she’s no longer with us unfortunately, but I’m sure she’ll be looking down on Mason and loving every minute.”
Likewise, Toby’s dad Alex is full of admiration for his son, “I know he feels that he’s been fortunate with injuries but his progress has been all about his determination, I’m super proud of him.  I’m sure he’ll keep giving everything to keep his ambitions alive.”
Westcliff’s Head Coach, Jacob Ford, says, “Mason and Toby are fantastic examples what can be achieved when a club youth system is run seriously and properly, putting development and opportunities first.  It’s the “Westcliff Way”, we have a fantastic coaching network throughout the club.  Both players also benefit from exposure to the fantastic academy programmes at Wasps and Saracens. Westcliff are fortunate to have good connections and are able to work closely with all programmes that the boys from the club enter into.”
John Rudd, Westcliff’s Backs Coach adds, “The coaching team is in regular contact with both Toby and Mason.  The whole club is delighted that two such nice fellas, they certainly aren’t lonely, are being recognised at the highest level for their commitment and talent.  We hope to see them in both their National and Westcliff shirts very soon!”
Lions Beat Rochford in Friday Night Thriller

A strong Lions team put in a very convincing performance against their local rivals. 

A red card early in the second half didn’t stop the Lions continuing to score some very well worked tries, saving the best for last last in the 80th minute. It was very encouraging the see what the boys have been working on in training, being executed on the pitch. Lions 39 - 5 Rochford.
WRFC 500 Club

Four times a year, winning tickets are drawn 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 into OUR Club...click here for details.
Westcliff Donates Kit to Chiwala Secondary School, Zambia
 
Chiwala Secondary School send their thanks for the Jersey and equipment.
They played the Ndola Wanderers Colts  on 19th of October.
Westcliff Lionesses vs Bishop Stortford Ladies - 10th November

The Lionesses will be welcoming Bishop Stortford Ladies to the club for their first home league match of the season. Please come and support the Lionesses by attending the pre-match lunch. The lunch will start at midday and the meal will consist of a soup starter followed by pork or nut roast, followed by a cheese board and table wine, at the small cost of £20 per person (£10 for under 12yrs).   

Please help us support this lunch as we only do a couple a season, so don’t miss out....

For more information and to book your seat or table, please email Julia Cripps or click on Facebook.
WRFC Discount at Crown Decorating Centre

Crown Decorating Centre, in Progress Road would like to offer a 20% discount on loads of decorative products to anyone identifying themselves with Westcliff Rugby. Please contact Mark Morrissey (WRFC U18s) for more details.
WRFC Club Brochure

The new club brochure is available to download and view. Click HERE for details.
Club Membership Subscriptions

As an amateur sports member’s club, we understand that we rely heavily on our membership to support our endeavours  Membership fees are shared throughout all age groups and sections of the Club, and also go towards our infrastructure. 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 Gables Venue Hire

Every celebration is unique and individual. Create your perfect event at The Gables, whether you dream of a lavish summer wedding enjoying the grounds, or an intimate occasion on a winter’s afternoon. We will work alongside you, creating your idyllic wedding at your dream venue.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Gables. Please click here to contact bar manager Sianne.
Westcliff Family News

Congratulations to Mr Andrew and Tracy Bakonyvari who were married last week. It was a tremendous day and we wish them all the love, luck and happiness in the world. Thanks for a great day!!

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