Middlesex Coaching Association

Developing players is impossible without developing coaches. Hugh Godwin and Lonsdale Leggett-Flynn find out how Middlesex’s partnership with London Irish is paying dividends for both representative and club rugby.

When one door closes, another one swings wide open. When Middlesex’s partnership with the Wasps Academy came to an end as a result of the move made by Wasps to the West Midlands, London Irish stepped up to the plate to offer a new home and new impetus for the Team Middlesex developing player programme at its Hazelwood training facility.

Women & Girls Pitch Up and Play at Hampstead

Hampstead RFC are running a women & girls pitch up and play session at Parliament Hill Athletics Track from 10.30am to 12.30pm on 16th June 2018.

The session is specifically for girls and women aged from 12 years and up. RFU qualified coaches will be in attendance, and everybody is welcome whether you are a novice or regular player.

The session is specifically for girls and women aged from 12 years and up. RFU qualified coaches will be in attendance, and everybody is welcome whether you are a novice or regular player.

Parliament Hill Athletics Track

Volunteer Awards

The Middlesex Volunteer Awards will be presented at an awards evening in the Spirit of Rugby at Twickenham Stadium on 8th June.

The awards, which recognise the hard work of all our club volunteers over the past season, are again combined with the RFU Mitsubishi Awards, with all those nominated for individual awards within Middlesex being eligible for both awards.

In addition, Middlesex Rugby will also be presenting its President’s Awards to clubs who have made a significant impact on the game within their local community.

All the nominations have been received and the panel is making its final decisions. The successful nominees will be invited to the awards evening.

Age Grade Codes of Practice

The RFU has produced a series of videos for clubs and schools. These videos will help people apply the Codes of Practice and the key messages, which all those in the Age Grade game should be following.

New online coaching resource available for sevens rugby

England Rugby has opened a window of opportunity for an online coaching resource to enhance coaches’ knowledge and understanding, specifically applied to sevens rugby.

Mitsubishi Motors launches ‘Kit 4 Clubs’ programme

In conjunction with Mitsubishi Motors, the ‘Kit 4 Clubs’ scheme has launched to support grass roots rugby. The scheme will give rugby clubs across England access to Mitsubishi Motors branded kit and equipment playing an important role in sustaining and developing a strong future for England Rugby.

Middlesex Rugby / Mitsubishi Awards

Following the success of last year’s joint volunteers awards, Middlesex Rugby will again be combining with the Mitsubishi awards at the Spirit of Rugby, Twickenham Stadium, on Friday 8th June 201.

In order to simplify the nomination process, there will be no separate nominations for the Individual Middlesex Volunteer Awards. All nominations into the Mitsubishi Motors Volunteer of the Year Awards will also be considered for the Middlesex Rugby Volunteer Awards.

Inner Warrior

The next wave of the Inner Warrior campaign takes place this month with 185 Warrior Camps due to take place from 12–28 January. The 2018 campaign theme is ‘New Year, New You’, encouraging women to kick start their fitness routine for the new year and challenge themselves to take up a new sport.

Whether your club is running a Warrior Camp or not, please do get involved on social media – show your warrior face on Instagram or Twitter, using our hashtag #InnerWarrior and encourage other women to discover rugby through a Warrior Camp.

If your club has run a camp before or is running one this January, please get in touch with the RFU if you have inspiring stories from real women who have tried rugby for the first time. Email ElizabethBox@rfu.com

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Schools Finals at Allianz Park

Allianz Park will become home to teams from schools across Middlesex at the end of November. The competition, which takes place on Tuesday 28th and Thursday 30th November, and Friday 1st December, comprises U14, U15, U16 and U18 age groups

Haringey’s heroic volunteer

Haringey’s De’Shaun Elliot, who this month was named one of four Mitsubishi Motors Volunteers of the Year, has dedicated the last seven years of his life to introducing rugby to hundreds of young people in Haringey.