John Fletcher reviews the Six Nations

John Fletcher’s Review of the 2019 Six Nations Championship
Wednesday 27th March 2019 – 1900-2100

London Welsh FC
Old Deer Park
187 Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 2AZ

John Fletcher will use his vast experience and coaching contacts within our game to give an expert review of this year’s 6 Nations Championship. He will use footage and statistics to look at the practical implications for players and coaches from what was on show and if we are lucky, John will share his feelings for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

This session is a must for all Rugby Coaches, Directors of Rugby, Heads of Youth Rugby at schools and club.

John Fletcher was previously Head of Academy and then Director of Rugby at Newcastle Falcons before taking on the England Under 18 Head coach position in 2008. John was responsible, with his assistant Peter Walton, for producing an array of talent including amongst others: Manu Tuilagi, Owen Farrell, Joe Marler, Jonathan Joseph, Mako Vunipola, Christian Wade, Billy Vunipola, Jack Nowell, George Ford, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Jamie George, Jack Clifford, Maro Itoje, Elliot Daly, Kyle Sinckler, Tom Curry, Sam Underhill.

Please reserve your place at this CPD with Middlesex Coaching association Secretary, Camilla Hulf at .

Harlequins Ladies – The Game Changer

Harlequins Ladies – The Game Changer – The Twickenham Stoop Stadium – Saturday 30th March, kick-off 2pm

Harlequins have launched The Game Changer, which is intended to be a long standing name in the years ahead and our statement of intent to keep driving the Women’s game forward and impact on Women’s Sport in general. It also celebrates the Club’s players and coaches who are changing the landscape of Women’s Rugby all whilst balancing careers or pursuing full-time higher education; as well as many who are serving members of the Military or in the Emergency Services. Last year Harlequins broke the UK Club record for crowd attendance, attracting 4545 people to the Stoop and the Club are aiming to break the attendance record once again. Harlequins have 10 Internationals all competing in the current 6 Nations for England, Scotland and Ireland and have Internationals from the USA, Australia and Sweden in the wider squad as well as some of the best up and coming talent in the League.

Harlequins Game Changer campaign video filmed at the Twickenham Stoop, featuring Head Coach Karen Findlay (Chief Superintendent, MET Police) and players Shaunagh Brown (Firefighter & England International) and Dr Zoe Saynor (PhD and Senior Lecturer, Portsmouth University) can be found here and portrays what our players and coaches are achieving on and off the field.

The Game Changer will be a great showcase of some of the best talent in the Tyrrells Premier 15s and a huge game for both teams, with Harlequins playing for the chance to host a home semi-final play-off and Gloucester-Hartpury pushing for a spot in the top 4 of the League to reach the play-offs. The day itself will have a host of other entertainment across the Stoop as well as the match itself and is a great day out for all the family.

Tickets are £10 for Adults and £5 for Under 16s and can be purchased here.

Wasps FC Ladies Big Swarm

On Saturday 30th March, Wasps FC Ladies will be hosting the BIG SWARM at our London Family Base Wasps FC, Twyford Avenue.

The event aims to bring together 2000 people who are associated with Wasps, both past, present and future, to socialise, reminisce and cheer on Wasps FC players from all levels of the Club.

The event falls on the final league round of Tyrrells Premier 15’s, in which Wasps FC Ladies 1XV and 2XV will play Bristol Bears Women – in a repeat of the game that kicked off the season back in September, Wasps FC Ladies will look to repeat their victorious performance. Wasps FC Mens’ 1XV and 2XV will also be pulling on the black and gold jersey, alongside the minis and youths who will be out in full force supporting the day.

With what promises to be an exciting day of Rugby, there will be many other activities to indulge in throughout the day – a fan village, bottomless brunch in the great hall and the highly anticipated raffle. All proceeds will go towards supporting Wasps FC Ladies’ vision to develop a High Performance Rugby Environment at Wasps FC, to support the Ladies teams who compete at the highest level of the domestic game and also benefit all members of the Wasps amateur playing community.

Wasps FC Ladies are hoping that all who attend the BIG SWARM will connect and maybe reconnect with the Wasps Family. Sting and the Wasps Rugby Community Team will be joining us at Wasps FC for the big event.

Ladies Chair Kasey Allen commented ‘following last years huge success we are looking forward to hosting our second BIG Swarm and welcoming all to Twyford Avenue especially those that have not visited before. The day is set to be thrilling and a great opportunity to support those in Black and Gold’
We hope you will join us and spend the day at the heart of the Wasps FC community

Buy your tickets HERE £5 Adults, Free U16’s

11.00 Bottomless Brunch (Tickets in advance only)
12.00 Mens 1st XV KO
13.30 Mens and Ladies 2nd XV KO
15.00 Ladies 1st Xv Tyrrells Premier 15’s vs Bristol Bears Women
17.30 Raffle Draw
18.30 Player Question and Answer
19.00 Band commences

Big Swarm poster

Young Player/Volunteer/Committee Members meeting

Middlesex will be hosting an informal meeting focussed on us getting a better understanding of why and what motivates younger volunteers to play and help their clubs in Middlesex.

Middlesex Coach Workshop and Awards

The Middlesex Coaching Association Awards will take place at London Welsh on Thursday 24th May.
Tyrell’s Championship coach Giselle Mather will present a CPD workshop for all coaches involved in the Male and Female game