Tue 30 Mar 2021 09:52

Seniors and Junior (U14-18) midweek training can resume from this week. Our Senior Men have confirmed they're back this evening (30 March). Along with the usual mid-week arrangements, Juniors will be able to train at Whitelands on Sunday 4 April. More information will be sent by individual team admins/head coaches.

For Minis (U5-13), we are back at Chesterton at 10:00 on Sunday 4 April (what better way to spend your Easter Sunday than chasing eggs!). Again, more information will be sent by individual team admins/head coaches. The BSA has asked me to pass on the following notices: the toilets and main clubhouse remain closed to us; and parents/coaches should park alongside the pitches (as before) and not in the main car park, nor on Green Lane/Akeman Street.

The Age Grade season is currently scheduled to end on 31 May (this of course does not apply to seniors) and would ordinarily mean an end of rugby activity until September. However, the RFU has suspended its regulation governing out of season activity for age grade players, and will replace this with a framework which may enable us to continue provision after May.

The club will be discussing this with Age Grade coaches once the framework has been published in order to make a decision on what—if any—activity we can provide between June and September. For the time being though, please assume the season will end on 31 May.

A reminder that we still need you to fill in the track and trace form before every training session. Link to the form: cutt.ly/ZfwfNCd. The RFU is hoping that this requirement will stop soon, but has not received confirmation from the government.

The guidance remains that only parents or guardians of age grade children are allowed to attend to observe training, no extended family or friends. When attending as a parent, please take care to spread out and not bunch together in groups larger than 6 people.

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