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The Rugby World Cup Is Here!!!

So whats more exciting? The beginning of the season or the start of the Rugby World Cup because they are both this week!!!!! The bar will be open from 7pm on Friday night so anyone who wants to come is welcome! Thanks to the RFU for there Get Behind England Kit we have decorated the club house and we have bags full of freebies to give away. Even better will be the bar promotions raffle so come along and find out what its all about! … “watch rugby, with rugby players at a rugby...

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Its nearly here!!!

Finally after what seems like months (mainly because it has been) we can say the season starts this month! Unfortunately the “friendly” against Ryde for this coming Saturday has been cancelled as they are unable to raise a team. However, we have managed to arrange another “friendly” against the Hurries for next Wednesday (09.09.15). The all systems go for the league openers on Saturday 19th Sept with a home double header against Romsey. We have an exciting announcement regarding match day awards which will be made later in the week. Oh and there is a Rugby World Cup starting...

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Club Update August

So what has been going on at Ventnor RFC the last few weeks? Well as always quite a bit! Pre-season is now in full swing with guys being worked hard by both Damo and Jim. With the first game only a month away the hard work really starts now. There have been some impressive displays at training and plenty of competition for places in the 1st XV Fixtures have now been confirmed for both the 1st and 2nd XV. These can be found on the Hampshire RFU website: 1st XV Fixtures 2nd XV Fixtures We also have a number of “friendlies” with the other Island based clubs starting with Ryde on 5th September 2015. The Club has also hosted both a Hampshire U15 training camp during August with the squad camping at the club over the weekend. The club also acted as the official Ventnor Fringe Festival Campsite. And talking of camping don’t forget with have the BIG camping weekend coming up soon. Friday 28th-Monday 31st August. We have live music booked for the Saturday night when the Welsh singing sensation Daryle Saunders will grace us with his presence. This also a game of golf planned for the Saturday afternoon. And don’t forget the BBQ that NEVER goes out! Wood! More wood than you could shake a big stick at! After the felling of the trees we now have...

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Club Update July 2015

A previous Chairman used to have his Blog which I know I enjoyed reading as it kept us all up to date with matters both past, present and future. Wanting to resurrect this feature I have decided to introduce my own version but as yet I don’t have a funky name for it. Any suggestions will be greatly welcomed! So what has been happening in the world of VRFC over the last few weeks? The Wednesday night O2 Touch Rugby sessions have proven to be a great success. It has been brilliant to see whole families taking part with a fantastic mixture of players, ladies, gents, girls and boys. One nameless lady even declared on Facebook that it was “better than wine!” The final session will be held this Wednesday (8 July 2015) from 6pm with a free BBQ from 730pm as a thank you for all those that have attended. On that note I would like to thank Community Coach Rich Freeman for running the sessions and Ed Blake for stepping in last week when Rich was away on a jolly (claimed it was a Coaching Conference but we all know a jolly when we see one!) Natwest Rugby Force Weekend (27 & 28 June 2015) saw a team of volunteers take on the next stage of developing the end of the carpark into a warm up/training area....

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Awards Dinner

So the proper end of the season is here with this evenings Awards Dinner to not only celebrate this season but also our 40th birthday! Lets hope the speeches live up to our expectations! If you are attending this evening please help us capture the evening by taking along your camera (or phone!). Details of where to send the pictures will be provided tonight. See you...

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