Middlesex Rugby News
This weekend brought another fantastic weekend of mini rugby, with over 1500 players basking in the Middlesex sun at Ruislip for the U10 festival and at Wasps ground at Twyford Avenue for the U9 festival. Over 35 clubs from across the county participated across the two venues on Sunday, with over 3000 supporters making both festivals a great spectacle.
Wasps FC have been awarded renewal of their RFU accredited club status. The official plaque was awarded to Wasps volunteers Waheed Aslam and Hannah Edwards by
England fly half George Ford has named centre Joe Little’s effort for Old Merchant Taylors’ as the Samsung Try of the Month.
The Middlesex Minis Festivals got off to a storming start this weekend, with Rosslyn Park hosting a festival for the U8s and Teddington opening its doors to a flood of enthusiastic U7s, all raring to take to the pitches in the beautiful surroundings of Bushy Park.
Under the banner “Rugby is good for you”, the RFU has issued a statement in response to the ‘tackling ban’ debate, which started when more than 70 doctors and academics have written an open letter to the government calling for a ban on tackling in matches played in UK and Irish schools.
England and Wasps rugby star, James Haskell has called for proper training and education to be implemented in schools playing rugby rather than an outright ban on tackling following a petition last week from 70 doctors and academics to do just that.
Middlesex Rugby was very sad to hear the news on the morning of the England v Ireland game, that Rita Connolly has died after a short illness, marking the end of an era at Finchley RFC. At the grand age of 94, Rita was still a staunch supporter of her beloved club Finchley
Rugby returned to Twickenham Green on Saturday 27th February, thanks to an award of £200 from the Middlesex Rugby Small Grants fund to Thamesians RFC.
Sevens rugby is to be used to help integrate local Somali communities with their local rugby clubs. In an initiative set up by Middlesex RDO Ty Sterry and England rugby,