No need to worry, this is not an announcement from the Metropolitan Police or a lengthy debate on pensions!
No, this is about the new club merchandise that is now on offer.
Have you been nominated for player of the week?
Or had a fantastic photograph of you in action playing rugby?
Bored with the same old photos in a frame gathering dust on the mantelpiece?
Luck is on your side…..
Now available from the club shop you can have your favourite moment put on a ceramic mug; they are dishwasher safe and can hold both hot and cold drinks!
If Pinner Rugby Club have your photograph on file / or you have a photograph taken for being player of the week, man of the match or appear on the pitch we can produce a mug with said image.
Examples of mugs produced in the last week
£5.00 per mug, you may order multiples of the same mug or order several different images on a series of mugs
How quickly can I get them?
Usually, within a week, orders placed at the shop will be printed and returned the following home game.
Who do I need to see about getting a mug/s made?
Speak to Spud
Can I have different images put on a mug?
More than likely, again discuss what is required with Spud
For more information email email@example.com
Pinner Rugby Club are to host their second Rugby Camp. Teaming up with Saracens RFC there will be an opportunity to develop skills, techniques and learn more about individual positions during the October half-term holiday:
Thursday 27th & Friday 28th October.
The summer Rugby camp was very succesful and all those who attended have been very positive about their experiences.
Click on the image below to go to the Saracens Rugby Camp website
The Saracens Rugby Camp Programme is aimed at U7 – U16 playing age groups and provides organised, educational, inclusive and structured activities, utilising our experienced, qualified and award winning coaches from the Saracens Community team.
During the Half Term holidays the Saracens Community staff will create a professional, safe and friendly environment in which players can enjoy their rugby development. The camps have been designed to provide young players with a total rugby experience, contributing to their personal development on and off the field. The Saracens coaches will instil some of the values that drive our professional players, urging young talent to play with passion and commitment, respect and discipline whilst working effectively as a team.
On all of our Half Term courses each participant will be given feedback, providing information on areas of the game on which our coaches feel they require further development. In addition to this positive reinforcement will be given to individuals who display strength in their technique and skill applications.
On each course lunch break will be for one hour between the window of 12:00 – 13:30. This will vary depending on the content of each specific course and the numbers taking part.
Please see below details below regarding this specific course and to confirm if a hot lunch is included, if so a full menu will be provided to you in the days leading up to the course.
Specific Course Information:
Course: Saracens - Pinner Rugby Club – Two Day Skills Clinic
Venue: Pinner Rugby Club – (HA5 4PW)
Ages: U7 – U16
Normal Price: £56.00
Online Price 10% off: £50.00
Hot lunch provided: Yes
Participants will work closely in groups of the same/similar age with a number of different coaches on a range of skills each day. The club and experienced award winning coaching staff allow access for all rugby abilities and encourage TAG rugby players to attend in addition to those of an older age.
- Development through game play
- Individual skills & techniques
- Positive Continuity
- Contact avoidance
- Speed, Agility and Quickness
- Tackling / Tagging Techniques
- Ball Presentation
- Unit Skills
- Breakdown Management (Rucking, Leaching, and Ball presentation progressions)
- Forwards / Backs Split
Developed in consultation with the Saracens Academy to incorporate a vast range of skills included in the modern game of rugby the camp will provide the perfect balance of intensity fun, excitement and education for any young aspiring rugby player aged U6 – U16 utilising modern training techniques, with technical player focused sessions, alongside development through game play.
Coaches will pass on expert advice and professional tips, creating a fun and enjoyable environment to work on personal development concepts such as catch & pass, tackling technique, contact avoidance, offloading, and tactical decision making. The camp will also allow for players to work on unit development including areas such as rucking, leaching and defence organisation in addition to positional specific work, basic fitness tests and ideas behind different tactics on the pitch.
Whether you have been on a clinic before or are new to the Premier Rugby Academy this is an opportunity for players of all ages and positions to tune their rugby skills as well as develop new technique in a professional, fun and enjoyable environment alongside Saracens award winning community coaches and select professional players*
The intensity of each session will vary from station to station, and be controlled for each age group to ensure all participants energy levels are maintained throughout the course; this will enable maximum enjoyment during your time with Saracens.
For further Information please call 01707 285 026 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Each booking is subject to a £2.50 handling fee.
*Saracens where possible will integrate players into the course; please be aware this is not always possible due to heavy training commitments during preseason. Should you wish to know more regarding player involvement please call 01707 285 026.
Top players on show:
Our camps’ philosophy is twofold. To provide participants with the opportunity to be coached by current Premiership stars. And to provide them with the opportunity to delve deeper into what it takes to reach the very top level in the game.
Every course will be visited by Premiership players, who’ll pass on tips on how to take your game to the next level. Previously, World Cup winning and British and Irish Lions legends Jason Robinson, Lawrence Dallaglio and Jonny Wilkinson, not to mention Charlie Hodgson, Mike Tindall, Pat Sanderson, Steve Borthwick, Tom Rees and a host of other Premiership Stars have all been on hand to help deliver a master class.
(Player appearances subject to availability)
Bad weather has not dampened the spirit and enthusiasm for the youngsters attending the Socious Rugby Camp at Pinner RFC this week. They have endured a lot of rain, sun and a little bit of cloud cover whilst fine tuning their rugby skills. Over thirty players ranging from under 8s to under 15s have been taking part in a variety of rugby activities from tackling, ball handling and throwing skills. The coaches; Tom, Gordon and ‘H’ have got them working drills, learning new skills and developing those which they already have.
Those who will be playing TAG this season have been working on a program designed to develop the core skills and build confidence.
The slightly older children have worked on starting contact rugby, starting with the basics and moving on to the more advanced sessions as the week progressed
Players from the under 13s and under 15s youth sides have worked particularly hard on position specific, game sense, team tactics and appropriate skills such as rucking and mauling.
There has been so much activity this week, it’s been difficult to keep up; all youngsters have been involved in rugby games such as rugby tennis, dodge ball, rabbit run and a whole lot more that don’t have names!
Then of course there have been the core fitness sessions – these have been feared as the week has gone on; but as the coaches pointed out, if the youngsters do these for five minutes every day it will make great improvements in their fitness. The one that stood out the most was the ‘Plank’ – looked very painful to the observer! Callum George outlasting everyone; lasting 5mins 45 seconds!
All the youngsters have really enjoyed learning the Haka, taught by ‘H’ and they will perform this for the parents during the final day presentations on Friday, I hope they have learnt to stick their tongues out! A video of the youngsters performing the Haka will be uploaded after they have performed it, in the meantime here are a couple of examples of different Haka War Dances (the Lego one is cool!). Please click on image below to follow link
Click on the image below to watch the Rugby Camp players perform their Haka (youtube)
When the sun made a sneaky appearance on Thursday afternoon, it allowed the youngsters to dry off in time for the celebration BBQ and time to relax with coaches, club members, parents and newly made friends; a great way to finish off a day of hard rugby.
The youngsters will be presented with certificates and mouth guards during the final afternoon during the presentation ceremony.
There are a few photos taken during the week (they are password protected, if you didn’t get the password email Jo – email@example.com for the password)
A big thank you to members of Pinner Rugby Club for their support this week, who, without them the Rugby Camp would not have happened. To all the parents who delivered and picked up their children, they will tell how good it has been.
A special mention goes to Brad (#2 winger) and ‘Minty’ who along with Spud (aka #1 winger) have worked tirelessly this week to convert a cupboard into the new club shop, which will, hopefully, make purchasing club/rugby attire a lot easier.
N.B. reminder that this Saturday 27th August sees the ‘Club get together’ with touch rugby, BBQ, live international rugby – Ireland v England and a fully stocked bar. Also we will be holding a Raffle on Saturday; the winner will receive a Family Ticket to a Saracens Game at Wembley. Family ticket is for 10 persons.
Pinner Rugby Club are to host the only summer rugby camp in Middlesex this summer. The week long camp will start on Monday 22nd August. It is open to anyone from the age of 6-16, so if you are interested in learning rugby, building up the skills you already have or developing positional play come along.
Below is some information about Socious Sports and here are the links:
RUGBY SUMMER CAMPS
A Socious Sports rugby summer camp is the ideal way to expose your child to the latest rugby coaching techniques from the Southern Hemisphere.
Camps run Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 3.15pm and are open to boys and girls aged 6 – 16.
Socious Sports are providers of quality summer sports camps for children aged 6 – 18. It is our belief that by using the very best coaches available our summer camps will enable your child to experience new and diverse coaching methods that will enhance their playing ability and enjoyment of their chosen sport.
Socious Sports are a family run company dedicated to providing safe, healthy and affordable sporting activities during the summer holidays. We are enthusiastic about kids sports and proud supporters of the governments Active Sports directive.
With an open and friendly approach we try to ensure that as many clubs, schools and coaches benefit from our summer camps as possible. We make available to all the coaching material used during the camp and believe that by leaving this legacy your community can benefit from our coaches expertise throughout the year, not just the week we are with you.
Info about coaches
Our top quality coaches are recruited from all over the world. Each of our coaches comes to us with a world of experience in both playing and coaching at all levels – with their diverse methods and breadth of experience, our coaches are eager to teach each participant something new.
With Child Protection being key to a successful and enjoyable camp for everyone we ensure that all of our coaches are thoroughly CRB checked, both in their home country and here in the UK. Upon arrival in the UK they also attend a child protection workshop hosted by Sports Coach UK.
[meet the coaches]
Info for coaches
Socious Sports employ professional coaches from all over the world. As part of our team you will have the opportunity to experience the UK as something more than just a tourist.
Each week you will live in a new town with a new family, giving you the chance to enjoy the same diversity they will experience through you and your coaching. See our testimonials page for comments from previous coaches.
You will also get to meet a variety of coaches from other nations and sports, each as passionate about their sport as you are yours
I have had a brilliant week and thought the coaches were really cool. Wish it could be held every school holidays – when is the next one?
Really great, it was good of coaches normally coaching their countries best to find time to help us at Wootton Bassett.
My son Chico has just finished a week’s course in Windsor and already wants to sign up for next year. He is continually chanting the Haka and wants to get Maori tattoos (taking things a bit too far). I can’t tell you how much he enjoyed his week…
My son Jordan attended the rugby camp held at Farnborough last week & I would just like to thank the coaches for the excellent time that he had, thanks especially to Sam who was Jordan’s coach for the week. Jordan came away having learned so much, he can’t wait until he can do the camp again next time. If you have a mailing list could you please add my name to it for any courses you hold in the future?
Just felt we had to make contact to let you know how much Sam has enjoyed his week at the camp. The skills and confidence he has gained is amazing. Sam came home each night full of the things they had been doing and praise for the coaches. Please pass on our thanks to the coaches, we feel that this camp has helped Sam and set him up for the coming season.
Please could you pass on our thanks to everyone involved in last week’s course held in Towcester. My son thoroughly enjoyed the week and the coaches were terrific with the children – Mel, Gavin, Travis and the other two chaps. It was great to see the coaches in action, both on the pitch and off!
Just to say we had a great time with Sam & Adam last week – really great guys – Angus got so much from the course and enjoyed bringing his ‘boys’ home afterwards. We will definitely repeat the exercise next year if Angus is still as keen on rugby as he is now!
Thank you, my son Ephi really enjoyed his week, his coach ‘Otenili was an inspiration. Socious Sports have given the boys a fantastic opportunity. Ephi will certainly be attending next year, lets hope it will be for two weeks next time. I would certainly recommend hosting; we had the pleasure of “The Big Man” Johan. He was a delight, fully house trained and amusing with it! We would welcome him back next year. Please pass on our thanks.
Well it was certainly worth it, we had a lovely coach, Richard Aho, who got on well in our mad house and also interacted well with the kids and our home life. He taught us much about the way of life in New Zealand and his own experiences of travelling the world and playing the game of Rugby.
As the week came to an end, we realised we had made the right decision to host a coach and have already put our name forward for next year, I am sure that when the other families hear what a great time we had there will be an abundance of hosts for next year.
Child protection is essential to running a successful camp which is why all of our coaches are CRB checked in their home nation before being employed – we also run them through a child protection workshop when they arrive – provided by Sports Coach UK. Each camp will have at least one coach with current first aid qualifications.
Every child is signed in and out of the camp each day and no child will be left at the venue unattended at anytime.
The key stages of appointing a Socious Sports coach are as follows;
• Receive application for coaching position
• Conduct telephone interview if personal meeting is inappropriate
• Request international CRB checks and confirm once received
• Process contract of employment
• Personal reference checks carried out by Socious Sports
• Upon arrival in UK conduct Child Protection workshop and Socious Sports induction
We are confident that our processes and procedures are sufficient to ensure a safe and encouraging environment; suitable for children of all ages and abilities
We can be contacted using the details below.
Alternatively you can send us a message using the form at the bottom of the page.
74 Ramsbury Road
Tel: 01727 817 191
Fax: 01727 817 184
Mob: 07833 298057
Following the success of the seniors little book! I have gone and done it again, this time for the mini Section. As you may of noticed I have produced some promotional videos for the club (found on front page under fixtures and forthcoming events) e.g. why play rugby for Pinner, here’s why….. etc etc
Obviously, having a great amount of time on my hands!!! I thought outside the box so to speak… resulting in the production/publishing of a book.
To have a look click below:
Playing rugby for Pinner Rugby Club has taken on a new dimension in the last couple of years. The club has gone strength to strength with the Seniors First XV winning two promotions in the last two years, currently sitting fourth in the Herts/Middlesex Div2 League. The introduction of the Pelicans this season has brought competition for places, brought back players from the past and a lot of new members wanting to play for Pinner. Vets have regularly played in fixtures with local clubs enjoying great games and a couple of victories.
The youth section is developing and the Under 14’s have increased their squad this season; again making places in the team no certainty. Next season sees the introduction of an Under 13’s squad and will be looking to increase numbers.
The mini section continues to grow and develop and recent performances at the Middlesex County Festivals is testimony to this. The Under 8’s were winners, The Under 11’s beat Rosslyn Park to become champions, the under 9’s and 10’s were losing finalists, it’s all looking good for next season.
We have a full and active social life at the club combining whole club social events; parties, BBQ’s our own Summer Olympics, international evenings and squad trips to theme parks and other fun destinations including rugby tours, of course the seniors do indulge in a little alcoholic beverages at times!
Here’s another simple reason:
We met on Sunday I’m the Minis Chair of Rosslyn Park and my son plays in our U11 team who played against your boys as hooker on at the County Festival.
I wish to say congratulations to your team and the great spirit with which they played in the fantastic and nerve racking last match of the league. Though sad to see our boys lose I thought it was fantastic to see the smiles and joy of your players on the final whistle – they were deserved winners. I must also compliment your players, coaches, parents for being very gracious in victory. I was also very impressed to see the all your players taking the time to shake the hands and thank opposite tem players, officials and coaches – you should feel very proud of them they were great ambassadors for your club and the sport.
You are currently on our website, have a look around and come down and join us
The Middlesex U7’s and U8’s Tag Rugby Festival was hosted at Grasshoppers RFC, Isleworth, Pinner’s Mini Rugby U8’s entered the development event, aimed at newly formed clubs who could enter 1 team.
Teams are mixed 7 a side, 5 mins are played each way, 1 point is awarded for a try, there are no conversions in mini rugby.
London Scottish were first opposition, Pinner took a while to settle in, the pitch and opposition were both unfamiliar, a hard fought game with only 2 scores in it at full time, Reece Connolly scored an excellent hat trick with Luke Sealby adding Pinner’s only other try of the game, Pinner won 4-2. Pinner were now in there stride and next up was Teddington, after a 10 min break we were back on the pitch, a fast and flowing game that Pinner dominated from the start. The 2nd hat trick of the day went to Maxwell Fullerton, Luke Sealby and Reece Connolly each added another 2 each, and our newest team member Asher Woldman also scored, Pinner runaway winners 8-2. Next match was against Roslyn Park they had also played 2 games, and like Pinner were undefeated. Roslyn Park were a real challenge, quick at tagging with some very quick players, the most physical game we played, Luke Sealby was injured after 2mins but carried on bravely to score. 1-1 at half time, the ref warning Roslyn Park about dangerous play. A tight 2nd half but with 2 try’s from Reece Connolly Pinner won 3-2. Final group match v Staines . Staines had only lost to Roslyn Park , and were desperate to progress. Staines are a team Pinner know well having played home and away recently. An end to end game, with the lead swapping throughout the match. Result adjusted to a Pinner win 6-3, Staines deducted 1 point for abuse directed towards the referee. Pinner try scorers Luke Sealby 3, Reece Connolly 2 and Jonathon Nye 1.
Final Pinner v Hackney Bulls
Pinner won the group with maximum 4 wins from 4. We faced Hackney Bulls in the final, they were also undefeated in there Pool Games. With supporters lining the full length of the pitch, a well contested final was on the cards. Hackney were worthy and fair competitors, and the fastest game so far in the competition was underway. It was end to end stuff, Pinner going ahead early, Hackney came back straight away with a try to respond, this continued to half time with the score 3-4, Hackney in the lead. 7 tries in 5mins! Pinner substituted 4 players to ensure every player took part in the final. The pace of the game continued where we left off the 1st half. With only 1 minute left Pinner had got the score back to 6-6. With a final flourish Luke Sealby scored a try to make it 7-6, in the final minute Hackney had possession, but Pinner managed the magic 7 tags to force possession back to Pinner, the ref signalled the end of the game, an amazing 7-6 win to Pinner. Try scorers Reece Connolly 1, Maxwell Fullerton 1, Asher Woldman, Jonathon Nye 2, Luke Sealby 2.
Presentation of engraved plaque and medals followed the final whistle, with all teams gracious in victory and defeat. Ciara Evans as nominated team captain received the prize from the event organiser Neil Mackenzie (Grassoppers) and Russell Price (Chairman Mini Rugby Middx County RFU). Coach Andy Nash was extremely proud of the team that played fairly and with great energy throughout the day.
Wow what a day, our 1st experience of a rugby festival and we came away as winners in our division, the 1st time any mini rugby team from Pinner has achieved this. Russell Price (Chairman Mini Rugby Middlesex County RFU) even gave us and Jo Talbot a special mention, as he has seen Pinner & Grammarians grow in 4 short years, and attend the Middlesex Events.
Without exception all players got involved, gave the opposition respect and enjoyed our success. I was delighted to face Hackney Bulls in the final, a team that have hosted us and been to visit Pinner, Julian there Head coach is a real gentleman and encourages his team to behave in the same way. The final proved to be the fastest game of mini rugby I have ever seen, 13 tries in 10 minutes of rugby awesome!
Thanks to Richard to coaching, Sonia for keeping score and all Parents for getting your players to Grasshoppers on time and ready to play, I’m sure you found it very worthwhile.
On an overcast, pre Valentines Day (a reminder for all those who still haven’t purchased cards/flowers/chocolates and the soft cuddly teddy bear yet!) Shaftesbury playing fields saw Pinner & Grammarians host two local teams for a mixture of training and friendly matches, both Harrow RFC and Ruislip RFC having made the short journey to Pinner. The clubhouse from 9.30 was filling up with expectant players and parents enjoying an early cuppa and bacon roll before play started. With nearly two hundred children attending the pitches and playing areas of Pinner were very full, especially as the Youth Section: Under 14’s occupying the top pitch for a League Fixture against visitors Ealing RFC. However all were accommodated and a great morning of rugby was witnessed by the many supporters.
The training with the under 11/12s started with mixed groups working hard with tackle bags improving their skills in the ruck and maul then developing it into an attack versus defence scenario, this of course was to get the players focused for the up and coming matches.
The games played during the course of the morning resulted in a comprehensive victory over Harrow, the match reports are a combination of players views and thoughts who represented Pinner RFC
As the game began, the Pinner team were straight on the attack pushing deep into their opponents half and with determination controlled the first five minutes with superb passing and possession. In the next few minutes the rain arrived. Pinner stuck together, countering all Harrows attempts, despite the weather the teams battled whole heartedly, Harrow making a dent in the home teams defence. It was a hard fought game, particularly in the first half. Pinner moved ahead with a try down the line to open the scoring, but Harrow wouldn’t fall too easily. A second try followed after a period of hard work and energy. Everyone worked as a team member, supporting dashing runs, taking the ball through the opposition defence and controlling most of the play. All deserved their place – Jake Larman and Matthew Berseford-Smart acting with no fear, going into tackles not giving up, Jacob Talbot, playing at best in the first half, saved Pinner by making exceptional tackles and fine running with the ball. Harrow were able to pull one back just on the cusp of half time.
The second game saw a change in personal with substitutions being made, Pinner having, for the second week squad numbers to allow for rotation. A second game yielded many more points, with Pinner running in several tries in quick succession. The tries were scored by Ben Stone, Thomas Roycroft-Davis , Jake Larman and Carl Laughna helped by Kai Gordon.
It is hard to mention individual players as all played their part, in fact at their best, with some crunching tackles and decent passes and runs with the ball it was played with excellent team spirit.
The pack using its strength and some exceptional back manoeuvres skills were able to drive Pinner forward towards victory.
The second half saw a more heated exchange with the hosts enduring penalties going against them at almost every play, keeping their composure became hard work and did well in adapting their game to overcome decisions, with Harrow not giving up, they retained the ball well and made strides towards the Pinner touchline but again, Pinners defence proved too strong and organised and did not let the opposition score in the game. Final score: 29-0
Pinner back row, Carl Laughna, commented: ‘We are playing well as a team and that was shown today and last week against Slough, but we must learn to accept that the refs’ decision’s as final’.
Contributions from: Louis, Ryan, Sam, Carl
Squad: Ben, Jacob, Paul, Dylan, Sam, George, Carl, Gabriel, Matthew, Jake, Jack, Ryan, Thomas, Kai, Craig, Louis, Zagar, Brendan, Wahid
Next week Old Abotstonians RFC and Slough RFC away fixture, both teams have played us recently and will be seeking revenge.
After a quick warm up , the Pinner RFC and Harrow RFC u10s teams combined together to carry out drills in rucking and mauling, all the players found this very enjoyable and also an excellent chance to practice some game play prior to the matches of the day.
Pinner RFC played Harrow twice in two hard fought games with plenty of good running and hard tackling. Many of the tactics worked on in the earlier part of the session came to light during the game, which was excellent to see the young players using what they had learnt. After the morning session Pinner RFC had lost both games due to some great movement of the ball via passing the ball wide at speed by Harrow, the first result was 5 – 0 and the second 2-1. Well done to everyone involved.