We might not be able to train together but you can still “Get your shirt on” by taking part in the RFU’s online training sessions run by former England players Ugo Monye, Danielle Waterman and Danny Care.
Over the next 3 weeks, you can choose a session from the three sessions: Session 1 U10’s and below, Session 2 U11’s – U14’s and Session 3 U15’s and above. 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 so come on Tigers “Get your Shirts On”.
Congratulations to the December 200 Club Winners
£250 157 Mrs. Penny Last
£100 181 Nick Clark
£50 176 Sharon Dix
£25 55 Ray Stone
Click here to find out more about our 200 Club
Following the Government’s announcement yesterday (Wednesday 30 December) that Gloucestershire would move from Tier 3 to Tier 4 with immediate effect, the RFU and GRFU have issued guidance in terms of what that means for rugby.
All adult training sessions/matches are cancelled until further notice.
Age-grade training can recommence on Sunday 3rd January 2021 BUT this will be dependent on a pitch inspection on Saturday morning as our pitches are currently frozen. Whilst the club will do everything it can to offer the best coaching possible, we do understand if parents would prefer to keep children at home whilst we are in Tier 4. If play can recommence the U7’s to U11’s will train from 9.30 am – 11.00 am followed by the U12’s – U16’s from 11.30 – 1.00 pm. Please watch our social media for updates as well as communications from your team coach. As regards fixtures we have taken the decision to cancel all fixtures until further notice.
Update 2nd January: Following a pitch inspection on Saturday 2nd January, the grounds are not sufficiently thawed to allow play to commence tomorrow. As regards any mid-week training your coach will update you as to what, if anything, each team will be able to do this coming week. We will be reviewing both Covid-19 updates in relation to Tier 4 and the pitch situation in the coming days and will let everyone know what our plans are moving forward.
As everyone is well aware the new strain of Covid 19 is 70% more transmissible and extra caution must be taken. Therefore, we are implementing new guidelines that must be followed when arriving at the club:-
1. Only one parent per player is allowed when attending the club grounds. We recognize that some parents have young children and where possible we would ask that they do not attend.
2. You must also scan in using our unique NHS Track and Trace QR code featured around the grounds.
3. Please remember to maintain social distancing at all times.
We would remind everyone that if you have NOT yet re-registered your child to play on GMS you must do so before returning to training. If you need help or have any queries please send an email to email@example.com
It has certainly been a tough year for everyone and as the end of 2020 approaches, we are all hoping that 2021 will be a much better year. What with the floods earlier in the year and the covid-19 closure we haven’t been able to operate as normal, but we have been overwhelmed by the support of our coaches, supporters, volunteers, parents, sponsors – Cotswold BMW Cheltenham and Bps Builders Merchant and of course all our players. So we would like to send to you all Seasons Greetings and wish you a Happy Christmas and New Year! Stay safe and we will see you in the new year.
The RFU has shared further guidance for community rugby in England for the return to recreational team sport from Wednesday 2 December. This includes all friendly fixtures and training for males and females, Age Grade and adult, for all contact and non-contact rugby.
Organized outdoor rugby activity with approved adaptations for both match play and training is permitted across all three tiers from Wednesday 2 December. However, it is extremely important that players, coaches, match officials, volunteers, parents, carers, and facility providers continue to strictly follow both the UK Government’s latest COVID-19 guidance and RFU guidance to ensure we can continue our phased return to play. We are now at Stage E on the Return to Rugby roadmap. Our senior team training sessions will recommence from Wednesday 2nd December whilst our junior teams will return to training on Sunday 6 December 2020.
Our clubhouse, however, will remain closed whilst we remain in Tier 2. We recognize that this is hugely disappointing for everyone, but as soon as we are permitted to do so you can be assured that we will open our clubhouse to our members.