Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Update

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 tigers@tewkesburyrfc.co.uk

Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

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.

Return to Play

Return to Play

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.

Watch England Rugby for free this month and generate revenue for us!

Watch England Rugby for free this month and generate revenue for us!

We’re encouraging all members, as well as your family and friends, to take advantage of a new offer created between the RFU and Amazon that lets you watch England Rugby for free in the Autumn Nations Cup, while also creating much-needed revenue for the club.

The Quilter Internationals kick off this Saturday and will be streamed online via  Amazon Prime. To help grassroots clubs generate revenue, Amazon has worked alongside the RFU to open up registration for clubs to become Amazon Associates.

This means the club will now receive £3 for every member of the community who signs up to Amazon on a free one-month trial through our club’s unique Associates link below.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE THIS UNIQUE LINK www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/primesignup/ref=acph_piv?tag=tewkesburyrfc-21 to sign up for your free one-month trial, otherwise the club won’t benefit from your subscription.

There is no expectation for members to stay on Prime past the trial period. The club will make £3 from each individual sign-up via the unique link, regardless of whether the member stays on past the trial period or not.

Every little helps in these challenging times, so please spread this message and our unique URL link far and wide – friends, colleagues and neighbours are all welcome to sign up!

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/video/primesignup/ref=acph_piv?tag=tewkesburyrfc-21

For further rugby content available on Amazon Prime click here

NEXT MATCH SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER ENGLAND V GEORGIA 

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 and AGM Update

Following the Government announcement on Saturday evening, England is due to go back into lockdown from 5th November until 2nd December.
 
We believe that all grassroots sports will cease as of midnight on Wednesday 3rd November and therefore any training after this date will stop until we receive further guidance from the RFU. As soon as the RFU issue any updates or new guidance we will share with you as soon as we can.
 
The lockdown, of course, also impacts the operations of our Clubhouse, so we will close on Wednesday evening until further notice. This also means that our scheduled AGM, due to take place on Saturday 14 November 2020, has now also been cancelled. We hope to reschedule our AGM for the early part of January.
 
We recognize that this is hugely disappointing for everyone, but as soon as we are able to recommence our activities in a safe way you can be assured play and our clubhouse will open.
 
Lastly, we would like to thank all our members, players, parents and those of you who support the club. Please keep safe and we will see you very soon we hope!
Last Order Date for Online Shop

Last Order Date for Online Shop

Christmas Orders – Our last date for guaranteed delivery for items ordered from our online kit shop is 13 November.  All orders must be received and paid for by this date.

We are hoping to add a few new items to the shop very soon that would make great gifts so please watch out for updates.

Tuesday 5 January 2021
Following the government's announcement yesterday that the country and indeed Gloucestershire would move from Tier 4 to Tier 5 with immediate effect, this now means that both adult training/matches and all age-grade rugby training and matches is canceled until further notice.
Our clubhouse remains closed whilst we remain in Tier 5. However, we are accepting bookings for social events in our clubhouse with the caveat that bookings will very much depend on the situation at the time of the event and we reserve the right to cancel.
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.