Covid-19 and AGM 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.

Floodlights ready for the dark evenings

Floodlights ready for the dark evenings

We would like to send a huge thank you to Luke Boskett and his team from GES (Gloucestershire Electrical Services) who came down to the ground this week to carry out some much need work to our floodlight system. Having the support of companies like GES means that we can continue to provide rugby to men, women, and children in Tewkesbury during the long dark winter months.   Thank you GES!

New Season kicks off / Recruiting for Under 9 squad

New Season kicks off / Recruiting for Under 9 squad

It was fantastic to see so many of our youngsters at the Club yesterday for our first day of the 20/21 Season. Everyone worked within the new confines of the game and had great fun.

Our Under 9 team is currently looking for new players to join their squad – open to boys and girls aged 8 if you have a youngster interested in rugby, you can pop down and see for yourself what a great atmosphere we have at Tewkesbury Tigers.  Just send us an email to arrange to meet the Coach.

Click here to find out more about joining Tewkesbury Tigers

RFU Update following Government Changes

RFU Update following Government Changes

The RFU has issued the following update following the changes announced by the Government on Wednesday 9 September in relation to the ban on groups of more than six people meeting socially indoors and outdoors. Although social gatherings of more than six people will be banned in England from Monday 14 September, the Government has confirmed that organised sports and activities that have been through return to play protocols can continue. With the exception of clubs impacted by local lockdown restrictions, we remain at Stage D on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap. The rugby community can continue to organise non-contact fixtures with other clubs using Ready4Rugby and other touch rugby activity.

RFU announce move to Stage D

RFU announce move to Stage D

The RFU yesterday announced that the phased return of community rugby can move from Stage C to Stage D from Tuesday 1st September. Stage D means that we are able to start limited and restricted contact rugby training and organise inter-club non-contact fixtures. The reinstatement of some contact activity is important to ensure players can continue to practice core skills and can start to prepare as the game starts to return to normality with regular training and matches.

The club and all our coaches are working hard to ensure that these changes can be incorporated into training plans whilst ensuring that we continue to follow government Covid-19 guidance.

STAGE D ACTIVITY

 

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 are 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.