RICHMOND RUGBY NEWSLETTER: 27TH AUGUST 2020

Welcome to your latest Richmond Rugby Newsletter. 

#OneClub Campaign: Just £1,400 To Go! 

Thanks to your incredible support we are just £1,400 away from reaching our £30K #OneClub campaign target (£28,600 raised so far)! 

Please if you can, continue to help our club push towards our £30K target in true Richmond style by donating or by purchasing one of our exclusive rewards. 

Click here to donate / purchase rewards: www.crowdfunder.co.uk/richmondrugby

Remember we must reach our £30K target for the £10,000 Sport England donation to remain, so any support you can provide is hugely appreciated. 

 

Ready4Rugby Festival & Social Afternoon: Saturday 5th September

Join us at the Athletic Ground on Saturday 5th September for Richmond's Ready4Rugby Festival and Social Afternoon! 

From 12pm-2pm our senior Richmond Men's and Women's sections will be competing in an internal Ready4Rugby Tournament (read more about the rules here) on Pitch 1 and the surrounding pitches. The tournament will feature all the current senior squads, including our new players and is set to be an entertaining afternoon of fast-paced non-contact rugby with the very best skills on offer. We will be following all of the latest RFU/Government guidelines to ensure a safe afternoon for everyone.

Following the tournament, we are inviting everyone to enjoy the afternoon at the venue, with Live Premiership Rugby on the TV screens in the bar, with the usual drinks on offer and food available in the canteen. For more information on the RAA's COVID-19 safety measures in place for the event please CLICK HERE

 

Natwest RugbyForce Weekend: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th September

We’re delighted to announce we have received a £500 grant to take part in the RFU’s Natwest RugbyForce Weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September from 8am-4pm at the Athletic Ground. 

NatWest RugbyForce Weekend is designed to support clubs and their communities in helping to prepare facilities ahead of the new season, by pledging funds that can be used for various projects and maintenance work.  

On Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September we will be using the £500 grant to help us refurbish the picnic benches at the Athletic Ground and to help cut the hedges around the venue. 

If you would like to help out and sign up as a volunteer on either the Saturday or Sunday (or both) please email Dom Palacio with your preferred time slot (see below): This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Two hour time slots available on both days (you can do all day if you wish): 8am-10am / 10am-12pm / 12pm-2pm / 2pm-4pm.

 

Richmond Mini & Youth Season Start: Sunday 6th September

A reminder our Richmond Mini & Youth season will commence as planned on Sunday 6th September, 9:30am-11am (Minis), 11am-1pm (Youth) at the Athletic Ground. 

For Mini information please click here. For Youth information please click here.

 

Under 5 / Pre-School Rugby Classes: Sunday 6th September

Our Richmond Rugby Under 5 / Pre-School Classes will also kick-off on Sunday 6th September at the Athletic Ground from 10am – 11am.

To make a booking please CLICK HERE. (£82.50 for 11 sessions).  

 

Preseason Skills Camp: Thank You To All Attendees

A big thank you to everyone who attended our Richmond Preseason Skills Camp at the club this week. 

We have enjoyed a fantastic three days, with great numbers, brilliant coaching and all within the latest RFU/Gov safety guidelines. 

To watch our Day 1 Video click here. To watch our Day 2 Video click here

To book a place on a future club camp please purchase via our #OneClub campaign page. CLICK HERE.

 

Partner Offer: Fly To Grand Cayman From Just £499pp Return

Warm up your winter and start 2021 the right way by booking an unforgettable escape to the Cayman Islands thanks to our Premier Club Partner and Youth Sponsor Cayman Islands Department of Tourism (CIDOT).

To celebrate 25 years of flying to these three idyllic islands, British Airways are offering direct return flights to Grand Cayman from London Heathrow from just £499pp!

With endless stretches of white sandy beaches and no all-inclusive resorts, the Cayman Islands is the perfect destination for a luxurious break away from the crowds, with plenty of opportunity for social distancing. Whether you are soaking up the sun on the award-winning Seven Mile Beach, relaxing in a hammock under a palm tree whilst sipping on a mudslide, or exploring the islands in your own open-topped jeep, you can rest assured that you can holiday without compromise in this beautiful corner of the Caribbean.

To take advantage of this outstanding offer please CLICK HERE.

 

Shop Update: Online Sales Only

A reminder the Club Shop at the Athletic Ground has now officially closed.

This means all Richmond Rugby kit, merchandise and equipment can now only be purchased via our Online Shop.

To visit our Online Shop please CLICK HERE

 

Media Round-Up

Inside Richmond Vodcast: Exclusive Interview With Club Chairman John Heaton

CLICK HERE to watch.

SW Londoner Article: Richmond Continues To Build Community Links’

CLICK HERE to read.

Telegraph Article: Mark Cadogan Interview: “Richmond Is Open To Everyone'

CLICK HERE to read.

 

Rupert Allhusen - Swimming The Channel Challenge

Get behind former First XV player Rupert Allhusen who is about to take on the biggest challenge of his life, Swimming the English Channel.

Currently on hold due to the weather conditions, Rupert is set to become the first ever prop to complete the remarkable feat!

He is raising much needed funds for the RHF Defibrillator Fund and CMV Action.

To donate please CLICK HERE.

 

RAA Venue/Pitch Hire & Car Parking

Looking for a first class venue in the heart of Richmond, within walking distance of the high street and train station?

Get in contact with the Richmond Athletic Association for info on rates and availability. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 0208 940 0397

The RAA Car Park is also open and you can pay your daily charge via the Just Park App from the App Store or Google Play or by visiting www.justpark.com

 

Win Cash Prizes: Join The 500 Club

Support our club by signing up to the Richmond 500 Club for your chance to win monthly cash prizes, including the £500 SUPERDRAW!

CLICK HERE to sign up today. 

 

Shop With EasyFundraising and Help Support Richmond Rugby

You can continue to support our club during COVID-19 by shopping through EasyFundraising and making a free donation to Richmond Rugby. 

Sign up by CLICKING HERE.

Quick tip: Add the Donation Reminder to your web browser, it will remind you if a donation is available when you are shopping on a retailer's site.