Middlesex U20s play Surrey U20s on Sunday 24th February 2019

Middlesex U20s are playing Surrey U20s in the Jason Leonard County Championship on Sunday 24th February 2019 kick off 15.00 at Grasshoppers RFC.

All very welcome.

Middlesex Senior 2019 County Championship

Rugby in Middlesex has a rich and illustrious history. Formation in 1879 led two seasons later to RFU affiliation in 1882 and the county has never looked back. Opponents such as New Zealand, South Africa and Uganda are amongst those to have had the privilege of playing the county. International honours have been prevalent amongst many of our players but alongside this the county has worked to develop the game across the levels making it accessible and enjoyable for all. Clubs play an important part in the county and are represented in all decision making.

Colts and Women’s rugby has brought not only success but further helped develop the game whilst offering the opportunity to players of going one step further in their rugby careers to play for such a prestigious representative side. These teams have set a benchmark and proven that county rugby is still a desirable level of rugby.

This has led to the decision being made to re-launch the Senior Men’s 1st XV for the 2018-19 season and to feature in the Bill Beaumont Cup at the entry level.

Mark Jackson has been appointed as Head Coach with Alex Pereira-Inacio as 1st Team manager, Peter Halsall will be overseeing the backs and Chair of Playing Stephen Atkinson will be assisting with this development.

Key Dates

Training Dates (To be held at Grasshoppers RFC) Open to All

  • 11 March 2019 – Grasshoppers RFC – 19:45
  • 17 April 2019 – Grasshoppers RFC – 19:45
  • 24 April 2019 – Grasshoppers RFC – 19:45

Bill Beaumont County Championship Fixtures

  • 4 May 2019 – Buckinghamshire Away, Venue TBC
  • 11 May 2019 – Berkshire Away, Venue TBC
  • 18 May 2019 – Dorset and Wiltshire Home, Grasshoppers RFC

Middlesex Commitment

  • Unintrusive to club’s league games and training schedules
  • Excellent Medical and Physiotherapy back up
  • Sessions open to all coaches and DORs

Player Criteria

  • Coachable
  • Fit
  • Engaging

Contacts

  • Alex Pereira-Inacio – Manager
  • Mark Jackson – Head Coach

Please contact to discuss the programme and nominate players.

Under 20s build up to County Championship

Middlesex Under 20s take on Essex Under 20s at Thurrock RFC on Sunday 3rd February. The build-up to the game stepped up a gear on Sunday with the first of three training sessions at Grasshoppers RFC, Middlesex’s Under 20s base of operations.

Further sessions are planned for Sunday 20th and 27th January, starting at 1.00pm. If you are interested in taking part, please get in touch with Team Manager Allan Ferries.

Pictured below: Under 20s training at Grasshoppers RFC / Lead Coach Nic Evans

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.

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.

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 2018.