Tewkesbury Tigers has over 190 boys and girls, between the ages of 6 (year 2) through to 17/18 years of age, playing rugby every weekend during the season, with some of the older children taking part in midweek training sessions as well. Each team has its own dedicated team of coaches, which will follow them through their rugby journey. This approach leads to strong leadership and great teamwork between players and coaches. All our coaches are DBS checked and regularly take part in Gloucestershire RFU and England RFU training courses to further develop their knowledge and increase awareness of the game’s key safety elements. Tewkesbury Tigers, are affiliated to Tewkesbury RFC an accredited England RFU and Gloucestershire RFU club and therefore operate within the RFU’s age-grade rugby programme which ensures overarching player safety and wellbeing, as well as putting player welfare at the heart of the game to ensure that rugby is as safe as possible.
Our season runs from the first Sunday in September to the start of May and culminates in our annual presentation day, which is the highlight of the season where players are recognised for their achievements over the past year.
Tewkesbury Tigers is not all about playing rugby as we also offer social events such as Christmas and Halloween parties, and Discos’ in our clubhouse, The Moats. The Moats is also a great venue to hire if you’re looking for somewhere to hold a business or family event.
When your child or children join Tewkesbury Tigers they will need to be registered to play on the RFU Game Management System before they can play rugby. All existing players must be re-registered by the start of the new season. Playing rugby for Tewkesbury Tigers automatically entitles parents/guardians to receive two social memberships of the club which allows you to use the facilities. See our FAQ section below for more information.
If you would like to join Tewkesbury Tigers click on the link at the top of this page to visit our New Player Registration page or if you are joining from another club please see our FAQ section below for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I join Tewkesbury Tigers?
Visit our New Player registration page to find out more about how to join.
Are you an accredited club?
Yes. We are the junior section of Tewkesbury RFC an accredited club of both Gloucestershire RFU and England RFU. You can find more information in our About Us section.
What is GMS?
The RFU’s Game Management System (GMS) is the primary platform to support the grassroots game in England. A multi-functional system, GMS has a variety of modules that allows us to manage our operations, specifically player registration.
All participants of the game must be registered with RFU in order to play. All players and their parents/guardians have the ability to login to GMS to update personal details and ensure their communication preferences are up to date.
Note: From 1 January 2020 it will become the parents/guardian responsibility to ensure that their child/children are registered within GMS.
What happens if I join from another club?
GMS has been developed by the RFU to track a player’s rugby journey from the day they start playing rugby to the day they retire. Each player will have one unique record within GMS that will follow their career. Players that are already playing at a Rugby Club and subsequently move to Tewkesbury Tigers can be transferred on GMS from the old club by us. A new player profile does not need to be created if you already have an existing RFU unique ID on the GMS system. Please contact us for further details
What happens if I leave the club?
If you decide to leave Tewkesbury Tigers to move to another club or have decided rugby is no longer for you please make sure that before you move to a new club you contact the registrar of your new club who will help to organise the transfer on GMS. A new player does not need to be created the record should exist on the system. If you are no longer going to play rugby then please send us an email so that we can update the system.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund membership fees.
Do you play tag / contact rugby?
Visit Our Teams page which will give you a full overview of the different stages of the age groups and what they learn and when. Tag rugby is played up to the U8’s.
What kit do I need to buy?
You can purchase all the Tewkesbury RFC branded kit through our online shop. All children playing contact rugby i.e. U9 upwards are required to wear a gum shield at all times whilst training or on match days. Head protectors can be worn.
Matchday team jerseys featuring our sponsors logo (BPS) will be issued by the coach and returned to the coach at the end of day.
Rugby boots should be worn (except when training on the Tewkesbury School all weather pitch).
How much does it cost?
£75.00 per season payable in advance of the season starting.
£60.00 per season for each additional sibling payable in advance of the season starting.
As part of your child’s membership, you will receive 2 social parent/guardian memberships.
How can I keep up to date with what's going on?
Some teams have their own Facebook “closed” page or What’s App group as well as the public Tewkesbury Tigers page. You can join these groups to keep up to date with information about the team or teams your child/children play in.
We regularly use photographs of all our teams to promote our activities. However, we will NOT use any photographs unless you have given your permission/consent through GMS.
If your child takes part in any competitions they will need to have a match card issued with their photograph in order that they can take part. This can be uploaded through GMS.