Kenilworth Rugby Club

Weekly newsletter

Since my last news (apologies - in transit to the Algarve), our 1st XV have defeated Spartans 31-24 to reach the final of the Warwickshire Shield and won another league game by 39-6  against Southam, maintaining our eight point lead in the league with five matches remaining. Meanwhile, our 2nd XV picked up our first trophy of the season, captained by Raj Bahey, winning the Warwickshire 2nd XV Shield by defeating local rivals Leamington 22-20 in a tense final at Barkers' Butts. The reports, and piccies of all these games, are on the web site. Dare I say it but we are on target, as a club, to win four trophies this season and thanks to the 2nd XV we are on our way.

In the same period our Ladies have had a very creditable 19-19 draw with Birmingham Moseley and a 17-20 defeat at Wymondham. With two games remaining they have almost certainly secured their league position in Level 3 for next season. Our Colts have had one game, losing 0-21 at league leaders Old Laurentian.

This weekend (9th March) the 1st XV are playing the first of their two very big games with Kidderminster. This is the league game and Kidderminster will be desperate not to lose as they are already nine points adrift of us in the league. It should be an interesting encounter especially in lieu of the Cup game next week. Kick off is 3pm.

Our 2nd XV are down to play Stratford, also at home, as are our Colts who play Nuneaton. There is no Ladies game.

On Friday night our Pirates are taking on Old Coventrians Vets in the Wal Prescott Memorial Match. The kick off is ~7pm and the bar will open from 6pm.

A few questions have recently been asked about club membership cards which, when used, offer members a discount on bar prices. If you are a fully paid up member of the club and you do not have a membership card then simply ask Paul for one; it is as simple as that!

Next weekend (16th March) is a very, very big weekend for the club when we play Kidderminster (again) in the Midlands final of the RFU Intermediate Cup. The winners of this will then be at home against the winners of the Northern Division for a place in the final at Twickenham. What an opportunity we have. There is going to be a very big crowd for this game and we ask if you can walk to the game then that would be good as parking around the club will be at a premium with the area around the clubhouse being reserved for VIPs and players. There is a contingency to park cars at the Cow Patch so if you do bring a car please be prepared to park it there if no room is available at the main club.

On March 24th we are planning to hold an U7s festival with six local teams and 130 players taking part. It is hoped, weather permitting, to stage this on the main pitch and further information will be provided soon. 

Please note the remaining Six Nations games on the 9th/10th March and 16th March will all be shown at the club.


These events can be accessed HERE.

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