This week at the rock
250 Club january Draw Takes place on friday
A reminder that the January Draw for the 250 Club takes place this week and the results will be announced on Friday 29 January. Please keep a close eye on your in-box and all the social media channels - as the results will be posted on Friday afternoon.
Rugby in 2021
We're hoping that 2021 will bring us some 15-a-side rugby for adult players. However, the continuing surge in the Covid-19 pandemic in London and the South East has put the return to rugby activities announced just before Christmas on hold.
The latest information received from the RFU is reproduced verbatim below.
RFU Update - Community rugby activity in England
Released: 05 January 2021
All community rugby activity in England is suspended until further notice.
Following Government’s national lockdown announcement to counter the steep rise in Covid-19 infections, all community rugby activity in England is suspended until further notice.
In line with current Government policy, all adult and age grade rugby training and fixtures must stop. This means we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap for all players. Outdoor organised sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.
Community rugby includes all levels below the Greene King IPA Championship (scheduled to restart in March) and the Allianz Premier 15s and Gallagher Premiership, which follow elite sport return protocols.
Click here for a summary of what is and isn’t allowed during the national lockdown. The new restrictions become law on Wednesday 6 January, but people should follow them as of now.
There is an exemption in place that allows elite sportspeople (and their coaches if necessary, or parents/guardians if they are under 18) - or those on an official elite sports pathway - to compete and train.
Indoor gyms and sports facilities will remain closed. Outdoor sports venues, including rugby clubs, outdoor gyms, tennis courts, golf courses, swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting arenas and riding arenas must close.
What exercise can I do?
People can only leave their home to exercise, and not for the purpose of recreation or leisure.
You can continue to exercise alone, with one other person from outside your household, or with your household or support bubble.
This should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
You should maintain social distancing while exercising.
Organised outdoor sport for disabled people is allowed to continue.
You can exercise in a public outdoor place including:
● parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests
● public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them)
● the grounds of a heritage site
While this is not the way we hoped to start 2021, we all need to play our part and strictly adhere to Government guidance over the next few weeks. This will help to protect our communities and to enable the vaccine to be as effective as possible, so we can all begin to return to a more normal way of life, including rugby, in the coming months.
We would like to thank you all once again for your commitment and resilience in the face of adversity. We appreciate the support you have provided for your rugby communities and thank you for your understanding during the toughest of times, for the sport and society as a whole.
We will continue to monitor guidance and to progress negotiations with Government to finalise plans for release of financial support from the Winter Sport Survival Package.
Online training sessions for age grade players (and adults if wished!)
A reminder of online training sessions run by England Rugby for age grade players during November’s lockdown can be found below. These sessions can also help young players to stay active at home during these latest restrictions.
‘Get Your Shirt On’ is a series of workout sessions led by former England players and aimed at the 6-18 age grades. Ugo Monye, Danielle Waterman and Danny Care have taken it in turn to put viewers through their paces.
With community rugby currently at Stage A on the Return to Rugby Roadmap, it’s important for players to continue to stay active, even if it’s from home.
250 Club December Draw Results
Thank you to all of you that joined the 250 Club - we are pleased to confirm that we passed the 250 member mark before the Christmas
Draw was held, the results for which are published below.
Winner of £1000 in December
• Sambrook's Brewery & Tasting Tours for 6 people - James Doyle
• Annual Membership to Diners Club - John Story
• RPFC Merchandise Hamper - James Chapman
• Case of Wine - Richard Lowish
• Meal for 4 at the Hand in Hand, Wimbledon - Nicholas Ormrod
• The Biltong Factory Hamper - Jeremy Caplan
• Butchers Christmas Meat Hamper - David Hillier
• Personal training session with TIO - Graham Lloyd
• Spoke London - bespoke pair of Chinos - Tim Langton
• 1-1 kicking coaching session with Alex Davies - Guy Bates
• John Mills Coaching Sessions - Ketan Patel
• MINT Coaching Session - Gareth Owen
• Bottle of Champagne Sponsored by The Energy Check - Lyn Lawrence
• Seven Fathoms Rum & Cayman Islands Candles Sponsored by Cayman Island Tourism Board - James Cameron
Congratulations to all our winners.
If you were unsuccessful this time we wish you the best of luck in the next draw at the end of January.
Thanks again for your support of the 250 Club and to all our draw sponsors. If you haven't signed up and would like to join please use the link below.
NCA Cup delay
The start of the Cup tournament is now delayed until at least February in order to allow everyone to start on an equal footing.
We will also keep you posted on the latest developments via the website and the usual social media channels.
Making RPFC and the Clubhouse "Covid-Safe" Environments
The advice to ensure that we play safe and socialise in a "Covid-Safe" way at Rosslyn Park is constantly changing. We update and publicise the advice regularly.
Whilst the pandemic persists we will publish the latest information on the website home page here. Please refer regularly to this advice and in particular if you intend to train with the club or visit the Clubhouse.
Rosslyn Park Minis & Youth Safeguarding Bulletin September 2020
The club has its own Safeguarding Policy and we follow guidelines and procedures adopted from the Rugby Football Union.
The latest advice from Andy Mathias, Safeguarding Officer, Rosslyn Park Football Club is published in the RPFC Safeguarding Bulletin September 2020 and should be read by all RPFC age group coaches, parent volunteers and parents.
For further information please see the Rosslyn Park Safeguarding Policy page on the website.
Regular updates will be published on the web and we will be backing these up with notifications via our email and social media channels.
Please feel free to engage - and keep an eye on the website and social media.
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Regrettably we are not able to stage our normal Christmas Dinner for all the teams this year because of the Covid restrictions. However, Jodie has come up with a replacement Christmas Lunch on Sunday 13 December, open to all Park people, which we hope you’ll take advantage of.
Even though we are on the horizon of another lockdown, we are still going ahead with planning an event which we can all look forward to once lockdown comes to an end... SANTA SOCIAL 6’s will take place on the 12th December. Book your team or supporters table here ...