Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018 Starts at Cirencester Rugby Friday 13 April

Gloucester Rugby President's Walk 2018
Starts at Cirencester Rugby on Friday 13 April
- departing at 11.30am

GR President Fred Reed organises an annual walk for charity and this year he and 70 other walkers are raising funds for the Muscle Foundation in memory of Jack Haggett, We are proud that Fred has chosen to start his President's Walk from the Whiteway, Ciren.

The 70+ walkers are meeting at Cirencester Rugby where we are providing bacon rolls and coffee and giving all charity fundraisers a jolly good send off, as they walk across the countryside to Birdlip. After an overnight stay in the George Hotel they will then walk to Kingsholm with a pitch presentation at the Gloucester v Harlequins game.

----> Cirencester members -- watch out for a raffle competition launching soon to win one of three pairs of tickets to this exciting GR game. Kindly donated to us by GR President, Fred Reed.

In the meantime, please support this worthy cause and you can donate online here.

https://www.goldengiving.com/fundrais…/thepresidentswalk2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter Spring 2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter

Spring 2018

 

Dear Members


This is our first new-look club newsletter and will be sent on a regular basis.
We welcome all your contributions for the next issue due out in May/June.

Please send any information and pics to Cat e: sponsorship@crfc.co.uk  
Enjoy!


Kind regards,  Cathryn
Vice Chair

Former Ciren Player News from England Camp

Olly Adkins and Tom Seabrook

It gave Simon Collyer-Bristow, on behalf of the RFU, great pleasure to present Olly Adkins with his England U18’s cap yesterday in Pontypridd. Olly had a good game in their relatively comfortable 42-14 victory. There was also a lad from Dursley RFC, Jack Reeves, making a total of nine from Gloucestershire in the two teams, including a high number from Hartpury College.

Martin Woodward said: "Both Olly Adkins, who played England U18s again, and Tom Seabrook, who played England U20s this season (and who has just signed a new three year deal with Gloucester Rugby) said they would be honoured to donate one of their playing shirts to be framed and put up in the club."

Thanks guys! This will be so inspiring to everyone here at Cirencester. Well done.

Rugby this Easter

Rugby this Easter

This Easter weekend the 1XV plays in the S&D Cup final against Dursley at Painswick; the KO is 3.00pm.

The 2XV has the S&D Plate semi-final against Stroud at the Whiteway; again the KO is 2.30pm.

Please come and support the teams.

Cirencester 7 v 22 Gloucester Old Boys #GlosPrem

Cirencester 7 v 22 Gloucester Old Boys

#GlosPrem

Cirencester returned to the Whiteway for the first time in for four weeks, with the visit of Gloucester Old Boys. The game was moved to the second team pitch with the first pitch being very wet, resulting in the home side playing down the slope in the first half.

The game started with great physicality with the heavier Old Boys’ forwards retaining possession well and making inroads into the Ciren territory. The home side, on the other hand, were looking to push the ball wider, which resulted in Cirencester winger Cam Waldron going over in the corner benefiting from a great off load from MOTM Zeb Waite, the conversion was kicked by Iwan Thomas 7-0.

Once again the away side gained territory from a penalty, kicking to the corner. The initial drive was thwarted by some heroic defending, but when the ball was moved wider the kick pass from the Old Boy’s number 10 found his winger out wide to score, not converted, making the half time score 7-5.

Ciren had it all to do in the second half, but their cause was not helped giving a penalty away in the opening minutes; when kicked, it took away side to lead 7-8. The lead was the maintained throughout with the Old Boys scoring a two further tries, blasting over through the forwards both times. Cirencester did have their moments in the second half, but too many times conceding possession to easily allow the OBs to clear their lines. Final score was 7-22.

This young Ciren side now has three remaining league game left to try and gain another victory this season, and one they deserve, but rugby as in any sport does not do sentiment.

This Easter weekend the 1XV plays in the S&D Cup final against Dursley at Painswick; the KO is 3.00pm. The 2XV has the S&D Plate semi-final against Stroud at the Whiteway; again the KO is 2.30pm.

 

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter Spring 2018

Cirencester Rugby Newsletter

Dear Members


This is our first new-look club newsletter and will be sent on a regular basis.
We welcome all your contributions for the next issue in May/June.
Please send any information and pics for the next issue to Cat e: sponsorship@crfc.co.uk  
Enjoy!


br Cathryn
Vice Chair

 

 

 

 

Whitehall 41-5 Cirencester #GlosPrem

Resilience following Relegation

On a bitterly cold afternoon in Bristol, Cirencester played Whitehall with defeat defining their ability to stay in Gloucester Premier. It was clear from the start the huge Whitehall pack had a game plan on how to hurt the Cirencester defence, with quick ball won, feeding powerful runners into the heart of the Cotswold side pack. From the outset they would gain success which saw them take 21-0 lead in as many minutes. Cirencester RFC did rally in the second quarter of the first half with better possession and continuity, but every time they coughed up the ball, Whitehall would gain field position with a kick which were helped by the wind behind their backs, and on such a turn over the last try of the half was scored by the home side making the half time score 26-0.

After the turn around the away side had to use the conditions to their favour. The Red & Blacks looked in positive mood with both Owen brothers making inroads into the home side territory; one run from Gareth Owen setting up a try for Iwan Thomas. This would be the first and last score for Ciren who could not hold onto the ball long enough to apply and sustain pressure. Whitehall went on to score further three tries making the final score 41-5 and condemning Cirencester to relegation, with four league games to play.

Andy Deacon (DoR) commented: “This season has again been a difficult one with the club in a transitional period; with senior players retiring, and some players walking away from the sport and club all together. A healthy positive has been with the developing, young Colt players who have not only been thrust into the senior level at pace, but many into the 1XV team and they have stepped up indeed. Although this has brought a steep learning curve, I am in no doubt that these young guys will in the long run benefit from this experience, which in due course will also have a positive effect on the league results.”

“This learning curve is not isolated to the young members of the squad, I will be looking across the board for senior players, coaches, and management to review and all strive for improvement. I will look at how I can also improve for the greater good of the club. In these circumstances self-appraisal is key, from the Chairman down, on and off pitch! Starting now we will be looking to attract new players to the club for next season to complement the existing squad. Off the field there are fantastic developments taking place to the club house and grounds which will not only attract new players but new members and sponsors. The journey never stops, but as in any walk of life you have set backs, which we have just had, but with improvement and resilience the club will move forward.”

This Saturday Cirencester welcomes Gloucester Old Boys with a kick off at 2:30pm at the Whiteway.

This Weekend at the very white Whiteway!

Rugby News
 
Both 1st & 2nd team games have been called off, due to the weather.
Also the U10s tournament for Sunday is postponed. A new date is being sought.
 
Deacs is looking to book Cirencester leisure centre or Cirencester football arena, so the players can do a skills based session and/or play some football.
This will be for Saturday (not sure of time just yet).
Please let Deacs know soonest, who can attend. Many thanks.
 
Stay safe and warm folk.
 
Cheers, Cat

Whitehall 41-5 Cirencester #GlosPrem

Resilience following Relegation

On a bitterly cold afternoon in Bristol, Cirencester played Whitehall with defeat defining their ability to stay in Gloucester Premier. It was clear from the start the huge Whitehall pack had a game plan on how to hurt the Cirencester defence, with quick ball won, feeding powerful runners into the heart of the Cotswold side pack. From the outset they would gain success which saw them take 21-0 lead in as many minutes. Cirencester RFC did rally in the second quarter of the first half with better possession and continuity, but every time they coughed up the ball, Whitehall would gain field position with a kick which were helped by the wind behind their backs, and on such a turn over the last try of the half was scored by the home side making the half time score 26-0.

After the turn around the away side had to use the conditions to their favour. The Red & Blacks looked in positive mood with both Owen brothers making inroads into the home side territory; one run from Gareth Owen setting up a try for Iwan Thomas. This would be the first and last score for Ciren who could not hold onto the ball long enough to apply and sustain pressure. Whitehall went on to score further three tries making the final score 41-5 and condemning Cirencester to relegation, with four league games to play.

Andy Deacon (DoR) commented: “This season has again been a difficult one with the club in a transitional period; with senior players retiring, and some players walking away from the sport and club all together. A healthy positive has been with the developing, young Colt players who have not only been thrust into the senior level at pace, but many into the 1XV team and they have stepped up indeed. Although this has brought a steep learning curve, I am in no doubt that these young guys will in the long run benefit from this experience, which in due course will also have a positive effect on the league results.”

“This learning curve is not isolated to the young members of the squad, I will be looking across the board for senior players, coaches, and management to review and all strive for improvement. I will look at how I can also improve for the greater good of the club. In these circumstances self-appraisal is key, from the Chairman down, on and off pitch! Starting now we will be looking to attract new players to the club for next season to complement the existing squad. Off the field there are fantastic developments taking place to the club house and grounds which will not only attract new players but new members and sponsors. The journey never stops, but as in any walk of life you have set backs, which we have just had, but with improvement and resilience the club will move forward.”

This Saturday Cirencester welcomes Gloucester Old Boys with a kick off at 2:30pm at the Whiteway.

Former Ciren Youth in England U18 & U20 Squads!

Congratulations and great to see former Cirencester player Olly Adkins selected for England U18s. Ollie was a youth player and team mate to Tom Woodward and Ryan Brookes and often pops to watch a game!

Also well done to Tom Seabrook who played with Josh Woodward and Iwan Thomas from u9s through to u14s - he’s in the England U20s squad as well !

Read more here

CDC & Cirencester Agree New Car Park Plans

Headline news in today's Witls&Glos Standard, coverage of the car park plan between Cirencester Rugby and Cotswold District Council.

Great news for the club at busy rugby weekends and for the local community in the working week.

Read more here.

Watch Six Nations at Cirencester Rugby!

Here is your handy guide to the NatWest Six Nations games we are showing at Cirencester Rugby.

Please join us for some great beer prices, a warm clubhouse and good rugby camaraderie with fellow supporters!

 

CRFC 6 NATS POSTER updated