Kenilworth RFC are one of the leading cubs in Warwickshire and for the last twenty years (bar one in 2012/13) have been playing at Levels 5 and 6.
Last season, however, saw an end to our four year stay at Level 6 when we suffered relegation from Midlands 1 west. It is fair to say that we suffered from an incredible amount of injuries and this proved crucial in the end. Teams that we did play (and beat) at full strength did ask the question why we were in the position we were!
The club has experienced coaches to improve player skill levels and game awareness, as well as using specialist coaches to take specific sessions. Recently, this has included ex-Leicester and England Prop Darren Garforth (scrummaging), and the Portuguese national coaching team (game play). Last season, we welcomed back a Kenilworth legend as Head Coach, Wayne Morgan and Wayne will continue this year. He is to be joined by the ex Exeter hooker Chris Whitehead as well as Chris Pemble (our current hooker) and Daniel Careless as Strength & Conditioning Coach.
Kenilworth RFC operates an open door policy to new players wishing to get involved, whether it be to push yourself to be the best player you can be or to earn yourself a well deserved pint after the game. Players of all levels are encouraged to come down and see what the mighty K's' have to offer!
Training is held on Tuesday & Thursday evenings @ 7pm, and all are welcome. These nights are generally for 'serious' players at 1st XV, 2nd XV and Colt level, although this does not preclude keen players from the 3rd XV. Training is either on the main pitch or at the Rocky Lane site. There is also touch rugby on a Wednesday evening on the main pitch @ 7pm, and this is open to all and a good mix of players turn up and play regularly.
One such player did this and he has ended up a Danish Internationalist!