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This week - 08 Feb 2016

Three home games on Saturday!!


This Saturday will be a big day at the club, the 1st team are at home to Brentwood, the 3rds team take on Thames and the 4ths play against Epping Upper Clapton. Games will start from 14:00pm with the 1st team kicking off at 15:00pm.

 

Please come along and support the teams, let's hear that Thurrock roar around Oakfield. Brentwood will bring a number of supporters to the 1st team game, let's make sure that we get a big crown for this big Essex derby!!!!  


#ONECLUB



Dean
Update - 01 Feb 2016

Men:


1st team - Won 13-22

2nd team - Won (walkover)

3rd team - Won 0-50

4th team - Won 10-22


Women:


No games


Youth:


Under 13's - Drew 7-7


Don't forget that this Friday we have a quiz night at the club. Teams of 6 and just £2 per person. If you need any more information on the quiz night then please email: healy.martin@gmail.com


ONECLUB

Dean
Update - 18 Jan 2016

Men:


1st team - Lost 34-14 against Amersham

2nd team - Won 75-12 against Southend

3rd team - Won (awarded a walkover)

4th team - Won 10-22 against Romford


Women:


1st team - No game (frozen pitch)

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Under 15's - Won 29-7 against Dartford

Under 13's - Won 50-0 against Wanstead


ONECLUB

Dean
This weekend!! - 06 Jan 2016

Hi all,


I hope you all had a great Christmas and a good new year.


This weekend at the club is a very busy one, on Saturday (9th) we have all 4 senior men's teams at home!! The 1st team kick-off at 15:00pm and the other teams at 14:30pm. Please come along and cheer the teams on!!


On Sunday (10th) we have 4 youth games at home kicking off from 10:30am onwards followed by the ladies team (The T-Birds) at home with a 14:30pm kick-off against Richmond. We also have a VP lunch on Sunday before the ladies game.


As you can see, we have a full weekend of rugby at the club! It would be great to see as many faces as possible over the weekend and we look forward to seeing you.


ONECLUB


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Update - 14 Dec 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 16-15 against CS rugby

2nd team - Won (received a walkover)

3rd team - Won (received a walkover)

4th team - Lost 35-17 to Witham 1st team


Women:


1st team - Won 10-24 against Henley

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Colts - Lost 24-15 against Westcliff

Under 15s - Won 24-12 against Westcliff


ONECLUB

Dean
Update 07-12-15 - 07 Dec 2015

Men:


1st team - Lost 39-5 away to North Walsham

2nd team - Won (was awarded a walkover as Westcliff couldn't field a side)

3rd team - Won 5-24 against Chingford

4th team - Lost 17-19 against Chelmsford


Women:


No games


Youth:


Colts - Lost 7-10 against Richmond in the national cup


ONECLUB!

Dean
Update - 30 Nov 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 18-22 at Luton

2nd team - No game

3rd team - No game

4th team - No game


Women:


1st team - Won 44-0 against Hove

2nd team - No game


Youth:


colts - Lost 15-24 against Brentwood

Under 16s - Lost 15-34 against Stanford

Under 15s - Won 27-0 against Rochford


ONECLUB!

Dean
Update - 23 Nov 2015

Men:

1st team - Won 31-18 against Chingford

2nd team - No game

3rd team - Won 17-72 against Thames

4th team - Lost 57-7 against Epping upper Clapton


Women:

No games


Youth:

Under 15s - Lost 19-7 against Romford


ONECLUB!

Dean
This week - 20 Nov 2015

Men:


1st team - Chingford Home with a 3pm kick-off

2nd team - No game

3rd team - Thames Away

4th team - Epping Upper Clapton Away


Women:


1st team - No game

2nd team - No game


Please keep supporting the club! It makes such a difference to the teams that are on the field.


ONECLUB!

Dean
Update - 16 Nov 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 5-25

2nd team - Won 0-29

3rd team - Won 29-5

4th team - Won 24-17


Women:


No games


Youth:


Under 15s - Won 36-5


A massive thanks to all the supporters that watched the games over the weekend! It really does make a big difference to the teams!!


Don't forget that Simon Shaw is at the club tomorrow night coaching our under 16s and academy boys. He is also holding a Q&A session after in the clubhouse, all are welcome!!


ONECLUB!

Dean
QBE Legend Night - 13 Nov 2015

Dear members,


Next Tuesday (17th Nov) the club are very lucky to have Simon Shaw (Ex England, Wasps and Lions player) coming to the club to coach our under 16s and academy players. The reason for this fantastic opportunity is due to Dean Bennett (under 16s coach) winning the QEB coach of the year award last season!  


Everyone is invited to come along and watch the training session that will start at 7pm. After the session there will be a Q and A opportunity in the clubhouse so ALL players, coaches and supporters are welcome of ALL age groups! Let's make this a big night for the club and show Simon what Thurrock is all about! The kitchen will also be opened by Jeff Cave so food will be available on the night.


We look forward to seeing you all at the club next week and over the weekend!


This weekend fixtures:


1st team - Away to Barking RFC with a 15:00pm Kick-off

2nd team - Away to Basildon RFC

3rd team - Home to Runwell RFC

4th team - Home to May and Baker RFC


ONECLUB!   

Dean
Update - 09 Nov 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 40-0

2nd team - Lost 19-8

3rd team - Won 5-27

4th team - Won 69-0


Women:


1st team - Won 63-14

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Colts - Won 0-38 at Rochford

Under 16s - Lost 19-29 against Basildon

Under 15s - Won 22-10 against Eton Manor

Under 13s - Won 7-20 against Chelmsford


ONECLUB

Dean
This week - 05 Nov 2015

Saturday


Men:


1st team - Letchworth H 15:00pm kick-off

2nd team - South Woodham Ferrers A

3rd team - Ongar A

4th team - Rochford H


Sunday


Women:


1st team - Cheltenham H 14:00pm kick-off

2nd team - No game


On Saturday the club will be having a 2 minutes silence for remembrance, we also have Jeff Cave's son playing the last post before the game.  


ONECLUB

Dean
Update - 02 Nov 2015

Men:


No games this week for all senior sides.


Women:


1st team - Won 5-17 at Wasps

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Mixed colts - Won 31-0 against Saffron Walden

Under 16s - Won 12-45 away to Upminster


ONECLUB


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in any way then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


Dean

Dean
Update - 27 Oct 2015
Men:

1st team - lost 23-13 at Brentwood
2nd team - won 31-36 at Southend
3rd team - lost at Brentwood
4th team - lost 5-6

Women:

1st team - lost 30-22 at Richmond


ONECLUB!
Dean
This week - 21 Oct 2015

This week we have a full programme of senior fixtures, please try and support our teams and why not then stay/come back for the world cup semi final that will be showing at the club!!


Men:


1st team - Brentwood A with a 13:00pm kick-off

2nd team - Southend A

3rd team - Maldon H

4th team - Romford H


Women:


1st team - Richmond A with a 14:30pm kick-off

2nd team - Cup game H


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in any way then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB!


Dean

Dean
Update 19/10/2015 - 19 Oct 2015

Men:


1st team - No game

2nd team - Lost 0-38 at home to Eton Manor

3rd team - No game

4th team - No game


Women:


1st team - Won 41-7 at home to Henley

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Colts (18s) - Won 5-42 at Burnham

Under 15s - Won 24-10 at home to Romford  


A massive thanks to everyone that supported all of our teams this week and to the people that make these games happen!! The ground staff, coaches, supporters, managers, sponsors, kitchen staff, bar staff, referees and players....Thank you!!


ONECLUB!


Dean  

Dean
Gum Shields and This week - 15 Oct 2015

On Tuesday the 27th October we have a company coming down to the club to take impressions for gum shields. These gum shields will cost £25 on the night BUT you must book first by texting/calling club captain Reece Durrance on: 07961054923.


All players over the age of 12 can get these shields for this great price!!


This week


This week the only game taking place on Saturday is our second team who take on Eton Manor at home with a 2pm kick-off.


The T-Birds are at home this Sunday against Henley and kick-off at 14:30pm.


Last Sunday our under 14's had a great result beating Wanstead 17 - 25. Congratulations to the team and management.


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
Update - 12 Oct 2015

Men:


1st team - Lost 34-42 to Old Priorians

2nd team - No Game

3rd team - No Game

4th team - No Game


Ladies:


1st team - Won 7-29 against Hove

2nd team - No Game


Youth:


Colts - Won 27-17 against Old Fulerians

Under 15s - Won 7-28 against Eton Manor


The club would like to thank you for the support at the weekend of all our matches. It's great to have positive support on the side-line, if someone is being negative then please remind them that we stick together at this club and all teams need positive support even when their backs are against the wall.


ONECLUB!


Dean  

Dean
This week - 09 Oct 2015

Men:


1st team - Home against Old Priorians with a 14:00pm kick-off

2nd team - No game

3rd team - No game

4th team - No game


Women:


1st team - away to Hove with a 14:00pm kick-off

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Under 18/17s - Home against Fullerians with a 11:30am kick-off


Our food cabin will be open outside so come along for some lunch!! Our bar will also be showing the world cup games so why not stay after you cheer the 1st team on!!!!


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
ROY KENT FUNERAL - 07 Oct 2015

Roy's funeral will be held on

Tuesday 27th October at 12.30 in Chelmsford Crematorium

This will be followed by a church service at 1.30 in the United Reform Church in Billericay.

Then a wake will be held in the church hall.

Everyone is welcome.

Please let Mrs Owls know if you are intending to attend (for lifts & catering)


Mrsowls
Update - 05 Oct 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 17-36 away at Ruislip

2nd team - Lost 5-29 away at Rochford

3rd team - Won 8-17 away at Ilford

4th team - Won 12-10 against Peg/Palmerians  


Ladies:


1st team - No game

2nd team - Won 22-5


Youth:


Under 15's - Won 22-45 away at Epping Upper Clapton


Thanks again for the wonderful support of all our teams this week!! Please keep supporting Thurrock, it makes such a difference.


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in anyway then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB!


Dean

 

Dean
This week - 29 Sep 2015

Further to yesterdays update: Our under 13s won 38-0 against Eton Manor in the Essex cup.


This week


Men:


1st team - away at Ruislip with a 2pm kick-off

2nd team - away at Rochford

3rd team - away at Ilford

4th team - at home V Southend


Women:


1st team - No game

2nd team - at Home


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season, if you can help in any way then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
ROY KENT - 29 Sep 2015

The club is sad to announce the death of ROY KENT a long standing member of TRFC. He played in the 1st XV in the 50s and other sides in the 60s. His scrum cap was donated to the club.
He was still a TRFC man at heart and enjoyed attending the VP lunches, right up to last season.
His party piece was "The Muffin Man" which could empty any club in seconds. He was infamous!

His funeral to be announced.

Mrsowls
Update 28/09/2015 - 28 Sep 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 20-17 against Amersham

2nd team - Won 12-36 against Eton Manor

3rd team - Won 69-7 against Upminster

4th team - Lost 24-17 against Basildon


Women:


1st team - Bristol cried off

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Colts - lost 29/26 against Dartfordians

Under 14s - Won 62-0 against Basildon


Please remember to email your teams results over to me Sunday night/Monday morning if you want them on this update.


The support at the club over the weekend was fantastic, please keep this up!! It really does help.


ONECLUB!


Dean   

Dean
This week - 25 Sep 2015

Men:


1st team - at home against Amersham with a 2pm kick-off

2nd team - away at Eton Manor with a 2pm kick-off

3rd team - at home against Upminster with a 3pm kick-off

4th team - away at Basildon with a 3pm kick-off


Women:


1st team - at home against Bristol with a 3pm kick-off

2nd team - No game


As usual our food cabin will be open on Saturday. So why not bring the family down for some lunch and then cheer the teams on.


The club will be showing the rugby this weekend. Come and watch England V Wales on the big screen after the home games on Saturday, the England game kicks-off at 8pm.


ONECLUB


Dean  

Dean
Update - 21 Sep 2015

Men:


1st team - won 20-36 away to Chelmsford

2nd team - drew 10-10 away to East London

3rd team - won 17-39 away to Burham

4th team - no game


Women:


1st team - lost 17-15 away to Cheltenham

2n team - no game


This Sunday (27th) we have a VP lunch before the T-Birds game against Bristol. Its just £25 for a four course meal. To book please email: mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk sit down will be 12.30pm.


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
This week - 17 Sep 2015

This week we have the rugby world cup showing at the club all weekend!!


Men:


1st team - are away to Chelmsford RFC 

2nd team - are away to East London RFC

3rd team - are away to Burham RFC

4th team - did have a game against Writtle RFC but they cancelled


Women:


1st team - are away to Cheltenham

2nd team - No game


Please remember that if you want your sides team update or fixtures announced on here each week then please send them to: dor@thurrockrfc.com


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in anyway then please email on the above address.


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
Update - 14 Sep 2015

Men:


1st team - won 53-36 against Tring at home

2nd team - lost against Southend away

3rd team - won 10-39 against Harlow away

4th team - no game


Women:


1st team - won 77-0 against Wasps at home 

2nd team - no game


Youth:


Colts - won 5-48 against Harlow away (If you want to play for the colts you need to be registered and/or signed off)

Under 16s - drew 10-10 with Maldon at home  

Under 15s - Won against Robert Clack school at home (curtain raiser for the 1st team game)


This weekend was fantastic at the club. The VP lunch was well attended and the feedback on the food was brilliant. The curtain raiser before the men's game was a great start to the day with the under 15s beating Robert Clack School. The support at home was outstanding and the players would like to thank everyone that came along!! Please keep coming back.


After this round of results both our men and ladies sit top of their leagues, lets hope we can continue the form!!  


The club are still looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in any way then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC 

Dean
NOW BOOKING SUN SEPT 27 LUNCH - 14 Sep 2015
Sunday Sept 27th T-Birds play Bristol ll, KO 2.45.
Pre-match lunch will be served.
Cost £25 a head for a 4 course meal including wine, programme and raffle ticket.
Sit down at 12.30 p.m.
Please contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk for details and bookings
Mrsowls
This week - 11 Sep 2015

Dear members,


We have a very busy weekend ahead. On Saturday our first team are at home against Tring, we also have a VP lunch and a curtain raiser before the game starts. Our 2nd team travel to Southend for their first game of the season and our 3rd team are away to Harlow. Our 4th team start their season next week.


On Sunday the club has three youth fixtures at home (11am kick-off) followed by the T-Birds against Wasps (14:45pm kick-off).


Please try and get down the club and cheer the teams on! The players of all sides really do appreciate it.


Remember that membership is now due!! 


ONECLUB


Dean  

Dean
Update 07/09/2015 - 07 Sep 2015

Men


1st team - Won 12-20 away to Harrow

2nd team - No game

3rd team - No game

4th team - No game


Women


1st team - Won 34-7 to home against Saracens

2nd team - No game


Youth


Colts - Won 27-25 at home to Westcliff

Under 15s - Lost 29-17 away to Westcliff


The week ahead


On Saturday the first team are at home against Tring in the first league game of the season. We also have a curtain raiser being played by one of our youth sides and have the first VP lunch of the season. Our 2nd team will travel to Southend for there first game of the season.


On Sunday the T-Birds are at home against Wasps with a 14:45pm kick-off.


The support both home and away was fantastic this week and all the players would like to thank the people who cheered them on. Please continue to support your club!!


As always the club are looking for sponsorship for this season. If you can help in anyway then please email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


ONECLUB!


Dean

Dean
Update - 31 Aug 2015
On Saturday our first team played a tough game against Westcome Park who sit the division above us and have ambitions of promotion this season. The game started at a great pace and it was very evident that this seasons team is very much a different outfit. The team defended very well all day and the tackling was a feature of the game. The half time score was just 7-12 and the team looked in good shape after 40 minuets of hard physical rugby. 

In the second half Westcome Park were able to extend the lead but it wasn't made easy as every Thurrock player put his body on the line. The final score of the game was 7-26 with loads of positives to take away. 

This Saturday the 1st team play away to Harrow RFC in the first league game of the season with a 3pm kick-off. The team would love to see as many of you there as possible to cheer them on!!

On Tuesday we have Jackson Wray from Saracens coming down to take a session. Please feel welcome to come along and watch the session and maybe pick up some good tips!! 

As always we are still looking for sponsorship for this season. You can be a match ball sponsor for just £50, a match day sponsor for £150 and an individual player sponsor for £125. If you can help in anyway please email: kevin@mkshipping.co.uk or DavidG@wrightsure.com 

We look forward to seeing you at the next game. 

ONECLUB! 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC  
Dean
1st VP Lunch is here!! - 28 Aug 2015

Sept 12th , first home league game v Tring RFC.

We have a new chef, John Cowman, so let's make this lunch a good one.

Please book your seats as soon as possible, preferably by next weekend, to give John a flying start.

£25 a head for a 4 course meal with wine and agreeable company! (includes programme and raffle ticket)


PS Don't forget tomorrow's friendly against National 3 side Westcombe Park at home. KO 3 p.m. Support your club

Mrsowls
Pete Griff Update - 26 Aug 2015

Peter's funeral will be on Monday Sept. 7th at Pitsea Crematorium at 12 noon.

Afterwards at Orsett Golf Club.

Flowers and/or donations to Elizabeth Fry Ward, Basildon Hospital through West and Co Funeral Directors. 

Mrsowls
WESTCOMBE PARK CONFIRMED - 24 Aug 2015
Our pre season concludes with a home game this Saturday 29th August and a big thanks to Westcombe Park for stepping in at the last minute. It will be a good test against level 5 opposition who lost narrowly at Bury St Edmunds 37-20 last weekend   
Kevin
Peter Griffiths - 24 Aug 2015

Sadly I have to mark the death of Pete.  He has been a member of TRFC since the early 1970s.

His funeral is yet to be announced.

TRFC sends condolences to Marilyn and his family.

Mrsowls
- 24 Aug 2015
On Saturday we took a very big and exiting squad to Windsor RFC for our first pre season game of the season. The team hit very bad traffic on the way to the game and arrived at 3pm, the kick-off was moved back to 3.30pm to accommodate the late arrival.  The management team took a total of 29 players to the game and managed to look at every player. Windsor RFC play at the same level as our 1st team and showed from the start that they are a very good and well drilled team.

We started the game with the forwards on top in the set piece and the scrum dominating on both our ball and Windsor's. The back line looked very sharp and were causing the opposition problems with the width at which they were playing at. After just five minuets the team broke Windsor down with some fantastic interchanging play between both forwards and backs and raced into a 0-7 lead. This score set the tone for the rest of the match with dominance in the forwards and the backs causing problems all day, with the defence working well this was an all round performance. The final score of the game was 7-45 and the team looked fit, sharp and ready for the new season. 

David (Mobbsy) was very pleased with the start of the season and was most impressed that we played a different side in each quarter but the standard remained high.

We now face a big test this Saturday when we take on Westcombe Park at home with a 3pm kick-off. Westcombe play in National three and will be a very stern test for the team. Please come along and cheer the team on as we head into the final week before the league season starts. 

This season we have some new sponsorship opportunities for people to help the senior side for the 2015/16 season. As you will all know the senior side rely on sponsorship to survive at its current level and we need your help! If you can help then please email: kevin@mkshipping.co.uk or DavidG@wrightsure.com Please see below for ways in which you can help, you can be a company or a supporter so please help if you can. 

Match Ball sponsor - £50
Match day sponsor - £150
Individual player sponsor - £125     

Regards 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC 
Dean
Update - 24 Aug 2015
On Saturday we took a very big and exiting squad to Windsor RFC for our first pre season game of the season. The team hit very bad traffic on the way to the game and arrived at 3pm, the kick-off was moved back to 3.30pm to accommodate the late arrival.  The management team took a total of 29 players to the game and managed to look at every player. Windsor RFC play at the same level as our 1st team and showed from the start that they are a very good and well drilled team.

We started the game with the forwards on top in the set piece and the scrum dominating on both our ball and Windsor's. The back line looked very sharp and were causing the opposition problems with the width at which they were playing at. After just five minuets the team broke Windsor down with some fantastic interchanging play between both forwards and backs and raced into a 0-7 lead. This score set the tone for the rest of the match with dominance in the forwards and the backs causing problems all day, with the defence working well this was an all round performance. The final score of the game was 7-45 and the team looked fit, sharp and ready for the new season. 

David (Mobbsy) was very pleased with the start of the season and was most impressed that we played a different side in each quarter but the standard remained high.

We now face a big test this Saturday when we take on Westcombe Park at home with a 3pm kick-off. Westcombe play in National three and will be a very stern test for the team. Please come along and cheer the team on as we head into the final week before the league season starts. 

This season we have some new sponsorship opportunities for people to help the senior side for the 2015/16 season. As you will all know the senior side rely on sponsorship to survive at its current level and we need your help! If you can help then please email: kevin@mkshipping.co.uk or DavidG@wrightsure.com Please see below for ways in which you can help, you can be a company or a supporter so please help if you can. 

Match Ball sponsor - £50
Match day sponsor - £150
Individual player sponsor - £125     

Regards 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC 
Dean
7s this Saturday - 06 Aug 2015
This Saturday our 1st team men are playing in the county championship 7s at Saracens main stadium Allianz park. The club is providing a coach that is leaving at 8am. There may be some spare seats on the coach and these will come on a first come first served basis. Our first game kicks off at 10am.

Please come along and cheer the boys on.

Dean 
Dean
Pre-season training - 14 Jul 2015

Pre-season training is well underway and new, old, and existing players are welcome. The men's senior sessions take place on a Tuesday and Thursday from 7.30pm and are also open to 17 year old players.


The women's section train on Wednesday nights from 7.30pm and all players over the age of 18 are welcome.  


We cater for all abilities at the club from elite players to social players, so come along and join in the hard work!!


Dean     

Dean
PRE SEASON CONFIRMED - 06 Jul 2015
We have two pre season friendlies to look forward to the first on 22nd August will be away at Windsor whose ground is in the shadows of the castle so a nice summer day out to start off the season
The second is on the 29th August when we are at Home to Richmond Vikings again with a 3pm kick off
we welcome supporters old and new

Kevin Hymas 
Kevin
Thurrock win the Essex charity 7s - 22 Jun 2015

For the second year in a row Thurrock men won the Essex Charity 7s tournament which was held at Romford rugby club. Thurrock were in a tough pool for the first round of games but came trough as group winners after defeating Maldon 45-5, Eton Manor 26-0 and Harpenden 26-19. Thurrock then moved into the semi final were they met a strong London Lithuania team but they came out on top with a 19-0 victory. Moving into the final and with two players now injured it looked like a very tall order for the very young team. They would be facing the undefeated Westcliff side that looked very well drilled.The game started with Thurrock on fire running in tries from there own half, at half time the score was 21-0 in Thurrock's favour and coach David Mobbs-Smith asked for the same intensity in the second half. After some fantastic defensive work Thurrock were too strong for the Westcliff side and came out 47-5 winners in the final. This was a very young and exiting group of players and this again showed that Thurrock have some very useful players coming through the system. Captain James Flavin lead from the front all day and guided his side to the trophy and qualification to the Allianz park finals. Thurrock will now be playing at Saracens home ground (Allianz park) on the 8th August were they will be playing the winners of other tournaments from around the country. At the next stage the Thurrock men have the chance of winning £1000 prize money but will be playing some very strong teams. The Thurrock team would like to thank the supporters for turning out and cheering them on all day! The '8th' man really did help them lift this trophy!

 

Regards

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC    

Dean
Tag Tuesday and BBQ - 22 Jun 2015

Tomorrow is our last session of 'Tag Tuesday' for this season! This has been a fantastic programme that has seen over 150 boys, girls, women and men taking part in a FUN tournament that is designed for the whole club/family. We will be holding a BBQ after tomorrows session and this is for the whole family!! It will cost you just £1.50 for a burger or hot dog, please order your food when you arrive and it will be ready for when you have finished! This really is for the whole family so bring sisters, brothers, mums, dads, granddads and nans!!!!!!


A massive thank you to David Harries for organising and running this event and for all the referees that have helped him. It has been great to see so many teams/players getting involved and we will be running this event again next season.


Regards


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Essex 7s Tomorrow - 19 Jun 2015

Tomorrow (Saturday) our men's senior team are playing in the Essex 7s at Romford RFC. The first games start at 11am. We won this tournament last season and we are hoping for a good run this year!


Come along and cheer the men on!


#ONECLUB  

Dean
TAG Tuesday BBQ - 17 Jun 2015

Next Tuesday will see the last session of our 'Tag Tuesday' and we will be celebrating with a BBQ. John Cowman will be running the BBQ and he will be charging just £1.50 for a burger or hot dog!! It would be great if everyone can stay behind after for some food and drink and please feel free to bring family members.


This season has been a fantastic programme with over 150 boys, girls, men and women taking part each week. This event embraces our 'ONECLUB' motto and will be continued for years to come! A massive thank you to Dave Harries for again running this event and devoting his time to the club.


We look forward to seeing you next Tuesday (23/06/2015).


ONECLUB


Regards 


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC



Dean
Coffee with the coaches - 16 Jun 2015

Dear members,


We would like to invite you to our 'coffee with the coaches' night on the 16th July. It will be from 6.30pm - 7.30pm. We started this last season and it was a success, it gives members the chance to question the DOR, youth DOR and coaches on anything rugby related. This year will be slightly different, we will be in the small bar and the coaches can answer any questions directly (one to one) rather than just sitting behind a table. So feel free to come along anytime between 6.30pm - 7.30pm and have a chat, give us your views, ask questions and give us ideas on how to improve things at the club!     


We look forward to seeing you on the 16th July.


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Sponsor a T-Bird - 12 Jun 2015
The T-Birds are just finalising their Kit order for the New Season.
If you wan to sponsor a T-Bird, talk to the player, Mercedes or Dean.
Alternatively email Dor@thurrockrfc.com or Secretary@thurrockrfc.com

Bronze covers basic Kit £60
Silver covers Membership and extra Kit £180
Gold covers Membership, extra kit and some travel. £220.
However, anything is appreciated.


MrChris
National Success for one of our youth coaches!! - 10 Jun 2015

Thurrock RFC are very pleased to announce that one of our youth coaches has won the ‘QBE my coach competition’. This is a national award and is only awarded to four people in the country. Dean Bennett who is the under 15’s coach at Thurrock RFC won the award for his efforts and time dedication to the club. Dean was nominated by Dave Graham and Chris Sullivan at the club for his unbelievable commitment and drive to succeed.

His, and his reflected, "Enthusiasm" has helped gel his team, coaches, parents and administrators into a unit which will achieve.

Like so many Youth Coaches he came into that side of the game because of his son, a boy who, by merit, is now included within Thurrock Rugby Football Club Youth Academy, a group comprising of any invited boy between the age of 13 and 17 years of age.

At the start of season 2013 / 14 Dean, for no reason of his own making, found himself with a core of 8 - 10 players and a commitment to Essex Youth League rugby.

He ran a good Pre-season regime whilst also watching and listening to other coaches to widen his own knowledge, a trait he fully utilised constantly. Why re-invent the wheel? He completed requisite training modules but was still having no greater attendance at his twice weekly sessions.  

As the season kicked off Dean realised he would be unable to fulfil his League responsibilities so appropriate authorities were informed.

This left him with two thirds of a team to play any developmental fixtures his administrator could arrange. They managed one meaningful game all season!!

A lesser coach would perhaps have retired to 'pipe and slippers' but the ex-Royal Engineer went from "failure to failure" maintaining the respect of his core of players and adding, gradually, to it by press adverts; word of mouth; coercion or any other tool which worked.

By the start of season 2014 / 15 he and his team had doubled his squad numbers for TRFC U15 Youth!! They’re - entered the League in the lowest Division.

At the time of this submission they lie second in their Division and considering all permutations could finish anywhere in the top three by close of season.

As part of their QBE Coaching Club programme, QBE Insurance will provide Dean with a free place on an RFU Level 2 coaching course for him to further his coaching skills. Dean and his team will also receive a visit from a legendary rugby personality to Thurrock rugby club who will take a coaching session alongside Dean at the club.  

Dean
Letter to Dean Bennett Youth Coach (See item below) - 10 Jun 2015

Dean

Congratulations from everyone at Thurrock Rugby Club on your well earned reward. 

It proves that perseverance and enthusiasm bring their own rewards. 

I'm positive the whole squad, including parents, are proud of your achievement.

Again well done and thanks.

Brian "Biffo" Howells

President TRFC

Mrsowls
Thunderbirds are go!! - 08 Jun 2015
Thurrock Tbirds invitational 7s team who raise money for BreakThroughBreastCancer and are supported by Wallis Teagan & World Freight kicked off their summer 7s campaign lifting the prestigious Brighton7s trophy!
Captained by T-Bird India Harvey who recently starred at England's divisional program, the ThunderBirds beat Lewes, Southhampton and Beckenham in their group amassing 107 points in the process, then after beating Richmond in the semifinals they played "Scotty little soldiers" in the final who are an Army charity team who support children. Having lost to the same opposition in last years tournament, ThunderBirds had a score to settle and with a team picked from Essex, Sheffield, Kent and a couple of Maltese internationals they triumphed 17-10!!!

ThunderBirds have been invited to various summer tournaments as well as the world class Dubai Classic and require further support to raise as much money as they can for BreakThroughBreastCancer, Companies or individuals can contact: dor@thurrockrfc.com
Dean
Touch Tuesday's - 02 Jun 2015

Last week we saw over 150 boys, girls, women and men take part in the 2nd week of our 'touch Tuesday's'. This is a fantastic programme that we run every year and anyone above the age of 7 is invited. Lets see if we can beat 150 people tonight!!


This programme runs for 6 weeks and this year we will be holding an 'end of touch BBQ' on the last session. Everyone is invited to stay behind after and enjoy some food and drink.


A massive thank you to Dave Harries who is running this event and to the referees that are giving there time up.


ONECLUB!


Dean

Dean
Rooms needed - 07 May 2015

Thurrock RFC are looking for rooms to rent in the local area. We will be having some players arriving around August/September time and it will be for a period of 6 months. We have men and women arriving and help is needed to put them up. We can discus rates once we have people/rooms lined up.


These players are on an international rugby programme, we don't have any problems with them and if we did they would be removed straight away. They are checked on by the South African union and weekly updates are sent about them. These players are professional rugby players with a professional attitude.


Even if you don't have a spare room you may know someone that does! Or someone that has a house/flat to rent?? Please email me on: dor@thurrockrfc.com if you can help or call/text me on: 07543537230


Regards


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
2nd team manager/coach needed - 05 May 2015

Thurrock RFC are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable 2nd team (men) manager/coach/player coach for this coming season. This role will be about developing players while playing the same systems as the first team. You will have very close links to the 1st team squad and will work alongside the coaching/management setup.


This is a voluntary based role and you would be expected to attend training sessions on Tuesday and Thursday as well as match days (Saturday's). You will have the day to day running of the team and will also be present at selection meetings where both the 1st team and 2nd team will be selected each week. This role would be ideal for someone that has good people skills and management qualities. In the past this role has be held by managers, coaches and player-coaches so is open to anyone that feels they are up for the challenge.  


If you are interested in this role or know someone that is then please email me at: dor@thurrockrfc.com  


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Pitches - 28 Apr 2015

Hi all,


The grounds staff have now fertilized our pitches. Please keep off pitch 1 altogether and please ask for permission to use any other pitches.


It's your club so look after it!


ONECLUB!


Thank you.

Dean
First and last TRFC Colts fixture of 2014 / 15. - 26 Apr 2015
An untried mix of U18 / U17 represented Thurrock against a well seasoned and drilled Kent side. Having turned round at 5 - 5 they unfortunately lost 19 - 5 against Sidcup. Colts is an important step in transition from Junior to Senior rugby and all the guys playing today enjoyed the outing and put themselves on the line for TRFC. It bodes well for the future.
Chris Sullivan  Director Youth Rugby TRFC
Mrsowls
Tag Tuesday's are back - 21 Apr 2015

Our very popular 'Tag Tuesday's' will be running again this summer!! Dave Harries will be coordinating the fun tournament again this season. The tournament will start on Tuesday 19th May and run for 6 weeks. The time each week will be 18:15pm-19:30pm. Each side will need to consist of 7 players and you will need a team name. Please remember that these sessions are for ALL ages and any sex!! Boys, Girls, Women and Men can all play in mixed sides or same sex sides. You don't need any experience of rugby as its 'JUST FOR FUN'.


Please send your team names to Dave via his email address:  davidharries1123@gmail.com  


Come and join in the fun!!


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Update - 20 Apr 2015

Men:


1st team - lost 21-24


Youth:

U12's - won the eton manor festival for the second year on the trot beating Brentwood 3-1 in the final, a great win going into sunday's Essex cup which they currently hold! Well done all involved!


This weeks club thank you


As the season comes to a close we would like to thank everyone that is involved with our great club. If you play a small part or a big part at the club we really do appreciate it. Without you ALL we wouldn't be the club we are! So thanks to the: players, coaches, managers, supporters, sponsors, bar staff, food staff, committee, ground staff, medical staff, parents, cleaners, fixture sec, referees ect ect ect!! You are all amazing!


Dinner and dance


Please don't forget that mark burrows needs numbers and payment by this Saturday (25th). This is a night not to be missed! To contact mark please call: 07841385911


ONECLUB!




Dean
DINNER AND DANCE - 16 Apr 2015

Our fantastic dinner and dance is just over two weeks away (3rd May). Mark Borrows needs final numbers/payments by Saturday 25th April. Please contact Mark on: 07841385911.


This is always a great night. This year we are at the club in a fantastic marquee! We have a 4 course meal, live band, disco and awards to be given out. Tickets are just £50 per person and this is a great deal!


Come along and have a lovely meal, a few drinks, celebrate the season and dance the night away.  


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC


Dean
Update - 13 Apr 2015

Men:


1st team - lost 51-17

2nd team - no game (season finished)

3rd team - Won the final 26-24 and have been promoted! Well done all involved!

4th team - Lost the final 13-7 but finished as runners up in the league! Congratulations on a great season!


Ladies:


No games


Youth:

 Under 15s lost 22-30 against a team from a higher division! Good work lads.


Dinner and dance: Please don't forget to book your dinner and dance tickets. Please see Mark Burroughs at the club or call him on: 07841385911


This Weeks club thank you


This weeks thank you is to all the sponsors at the club and to the people who raise the funds! Without you this club wouldn't function and we all very much appreciate the time, effort and funds you all put into the club. THANK YOU!


ONECLUB!


Dean  

Dean
3rds and 4ths - 10 Apr 2015
The club would like to wish the 3rd team and 4th team the best of luck on Saturday. They are both in there league final games being played at Westcliff RFC after the 3rds won there division and the 4ths coming runners up. 

Your support would be very much appreciated. 

Good luck lads, bring the trophies home! 

ONECLUB! 
Dean
CHOBHAM RFC ADDRESS - 27 Mar 2015

Old Surbitonians Memorial Ground
Fairmile Lane
Cobham
Surrey KT11 2BU
Tel: 01932 864441

Click here for Street Maps

After turning into Fairmile Lane from the Portsmouth Road, (A3 Northbound from M25) the club entrance is the first turning on the right.

Kevin
CHOBHAM RFC ADDRESS - 27 Mar 2015

Old Surbitonians Memorial Ground
Fairmile Lane
Cobham
Surrey KT11 2BU
Tel: 01932 864441

Click here for Street Maps

After turning into Fairmile Lane from the Portsmouth Road, (A3 Northbound from M25) the club entrance is the first turning on the right.

Kevin
5 Thurrock youth players get into Oaklands!!!! - 26 Mar 2015

Thurrock RFC are very proud to announce that 5 of our youth players have been offered places at Oakland's rugby academy. This is a fantastic achievement for the players/coaches and we wish them all luck!


This yet again shows what great talent we have coming through our club.


ONECLUB!


Dean  

Dean
Big Saturday at the club - 24 Mar 2015

We have a massive Saturday at the club this week (28th). The 1st team are at home in the league against Woodford with a 3pm kick-off. The 3rd team have there semi final league game at home to Basildon and the 4th team are also at home in there semi final league game against Rochford!!


Get down the club and cheer the teams on.


Food and drink will be available all day!!


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC 

Dean
Update - 23 Mar 2015

Men:


1st team - lost to Colchester

2nd team - no game

3rd team - no game

4th team - won 21-14 and are now at home on Saturday in the league semi final. All support needed!!


Women:


1st team - no game

2nd team - no game


This weeks club thank you

This weeks thank you goes to all the volunteer coaches/managers. We all know that this takes a lot of time/commitment and this club would not run without you. You all produce future stars and develop players as best you can. Thank you from all at TRFC.


T-Birds play-off game

The play-off game is THIS SUNDAY. If you would like to book a seat on the supporters coach please email Jeff on: jeffselway@blueyonder.co.uk by Tuesday night!! Seats cost just £10 and the girls really need your support.


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
VP Lunch March 28th - 19 Mar 2015

Book your places for the last lunch of the season.

12.30 for 1 p.m. sit down.

5 courses, £25 a head (includes wine on the table, raffle ticket and programme)

Contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk

Mrsowls
4th team need you! - 18 Mar 2015

On Saturday the 4th team have a very important home game against Rochford with a 3pm kick-off. If the 4ths win this game then they secure a semi final cup place at home! They need your support so please head down to the club and cheer them on.


They have a 'naked chef' theme after the game so you will be guaranteed a good laugh too!


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
6N tickets - 17 Mar 2015

Dave Harries has two England V France tickets for this Saturday. If anyone would like them please call/text him on: 07814885539. He will discuss the price with you.


Thanks


Dean

Dean
Update - 16 Mar 2015

No senior men or women's games this week.


Youth:


Under 14s - lost 31-17

Under 16s - Won 58-3

Under 17s - Won 12-10 in the National cup semi final. The team scored in the last play of the game to secure a place in the final. Try scorers were Chitty and Munchida with one conversion from Watts, Steadman made a try saving tackle late in the second half that would of meant a certain loss!! Congratulations to the boys and coaching staff.


This weeks club thank you


This weeks thank you is to the volunteers that help out in the kitchen every Saturday and Sunday. They serve up some great food and do it for FREE. The clubs foundation is built on people like you and the club would like to say a massive THANK YOU.


T-Birds play-off: Don't forget to book your seats for the T-Birds play-off game on the 29th March (just 2 weeks away). The girls will need everyone's support on the day as they push to get back into the premiership! Seats are just £10 per person. To book please email Jeff: jeffselway@blueyonder.co.uk or Kevin: kevin@mkshipping.co.uk


ONECLUB


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Tonights game is OFF!! - 11 Mar 2015

Tonight's Essex cup semi final game is now OFF. Southend pulled out of the fixture.


Thanks


Dean

Dean
Update - 09 Mar 2015

A big thank you again to the fantastic support of all our senior, youth and minis teams this weekend! Every week we seem to gain more support for all of our sides, please keep this up as it does make a massive difference to all of our players.


Men:


1st team - won 28-22

2nd team - no game

3rd team - won 41-29

4th team - lost 30-3


Women:


1st team - no game

2nd team - no game


If you would like your teams results or any news added to this weekly update then please email me by Sunday night on the below email.


This weeks club thank you:


A big thank you to our wonderful ground staff for ensuring we have a great playing surface at the club. Your work is not unnoticed by anyone and we value the time you put into the club. THANK YOU FROM ALL AT TRFC.


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

email: dor@thurrockrfc.com


 

Dean
This Wednesday - 09 Mar 2015

This Wednesday (11/03/15) the club are hosting the senior Essex cup semi final between Brentwood and Southend. Kick-Off is at 7.45pm.


The club bar will be open as usual and we will also be selling food on the night. So why not have your dinner at the club and watch some floodlit rugby! Our food is starting to get some fantastic reviews so why not try the yummy treats on offer.


ONECLUB!


Dean   

Dean
Book a seat now!!! - 05 Mar 2015

The T-Bird play-off game is on the 29th March at Cobham RFC. Coaches have been booked for the big day and you can now book your seat. Please contact Jeff or Kevin to book seats on the below numbers. Book fast as seats are already going!! If the women win this game they will gain promotion into the premiership!! They need the whole clubs support on the day.


Jeff Selway: 07964310309

Kevin Hymas: 07973115784


ONECLUB


Dean

Dean
T-Birds play-off venue - 03 Mar 2015

The T-Birds play-off venue is at Cobham rugby club. Kick-off time is 15:00pm on the 29th March. Coaches will be going from the club (more details to follow). Address of the ground is below.


Cobham RFC, Fairmile lane, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 2BU


The girls will need the full support of the club so please put this in your diary!!


ONECLUB


Dean 

Dean
Thank you/Update - 02 Mar 2015

First of all, the club would like to say a massive thank you to everyone that was involved in the mini festival on Sunday. What a great, well run event! It was fantastic to see so many future stars running about and the standard of rugby was very high at all levels. I would like to say a personal thank you to all the organisers, referees, coaches, players, ground staff, bar staff, food staff, sponsors and supporters. 


This weekends results:


Men


1st team - lost 41-12

2nd team - no game

3rd team - no game

4th team - lost 0-3


Women


1st team - lost 10-40  


Keeping in line with the clubs commitment to bringing youth players into our senior set-up, I thought I would share with you some facts about this weeks 1st team. The 1s ran out on Saturday with an average age of just 23. Thirteen of the match day eighteen were under the age of 25 and this included four 18 year olds. Yes this season has been a tough one but the experience these players are gaining is really going to benefit the club in the long run. Long may this continue and congratulations must go to our youth set-up for producing these players.  


One last thing: Our senior head coach David Mobbs-Smith has been announced as the Sweden National coach for 7s. A huge congratulations to Mobbsy from TRFC, you maybe seeing some blond players next season too ;-)


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC    

Dean
This week - 23 Feb 2015

Men:


1st team - lost 19-24

2nd team - no game

3rd team - won 70-0

4th team - lost 20-17


Women:


1st team - won 20-10

2nd team - no game


The support from the club was fantastic at the weekend. It was a great day on Saturday and then the crowd on Sunday was amazing. Thank you to everyone that supported on either day (or both)!!


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC  

Dean
Save the date 29th March - 23 Feb 2015
Thurrock T-Birds will play Aylesford Bulls for a place in the Women's Premiership on March 29th.
Venue to be confirmed, but somewhere South round the M25.
MrChris
Jack Egan ex Secretary and Life Member - 18 Feb 2015

Sorry to announce the death of Jack Egan, a life member of the club.

He played a big part in the "old" club and was Secretary for many years.

He was a very focused man and was very influential in the lives of other members e.g. Doc Leck, and also in the development of TRFC.

He died peacefully in his sleep last Friday at his home in Oxford.

Funeral arrangements will be posted when known.

Mrsowls
VP Lunch on Sat 21st Feb - 16 Feb 2015

Mrsowls
Book your place for Saturday - 16 Feb 2015

12.30 for 1 p.m.  KO 3 p.m. v Luton.

4 course meal including tea/coffee, programme and raffle ticket, and wine on the table.

Good food; good company.

Book your place with Mrs Owls - mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk

Mrsowls
This weekend - 13 Feb 2015
On Saturday our 2nd team host Chelmsford with a 2.30pm kickoff in the Essex cup. 

The club will also be showing the 6 nations games and the youth section then hold a race night starting at 7pm.

As you can see, it is a busy Saturday for the club and you're support is needed.

The T-Brids playoff game is NEXT Sunday! Please book you're coach seats asap.

ONECLUB

Dean
Dean
TONIGHT - 11 Feb 2015

Don't forget that the 1st team take on Brentwood in the Essex cup quarter final tonight at home. Kick-off is at 19:45pm.


Please come along and support the team.


Why not bring your £13 with you and book your seat on the T-Birds play-off coach. The girls game is NEXT SUNDAY (22ND FEB). Please give your money to Kev or Jeff at the club.


Thanks

Dean
VP Lunch Feb 21st - 09 Feb 2015

Time to book your seat. 

Sit down 1.p.m. Game v Luton

£25 for 4 courses plus tea/coffee plus wine on the table.

Includes raffle ticket and programme.

Contact Diane/Mrs Owls to book your place.


Mrsowls
Update and this Wednesday - 09 Feb 2015

Men:


1st team - Won 7-31

2nd team - No game

3rd team - Won 24-12

4th team - No game


Ladies:


1st team - No game

2nd team - No game


Youth:


Under 14s - won 59-7


Please remember to send your scores through by Sunday night to get them onto this update.


This Wednesday - The 1st team host Brentwood in the Essex cup quarter final! Kick-Off is at 19:45pm. Please come along and support!! The outside food bar will also be open selling an East London dinner (so no need to have anything to eat before you come down). The bar will also be open for drinks!

 

ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
T-Birds vs Bristol Cancelled - 06 Feb 2015
Apologies everyone, Bristol have conceded the Senior Cup Game on Sunday 8th
MrChris
T-Birds vs Bristol Cancelled - 06 Feb 2015
Apologies everyone, Bristol have conceded the game due for Feb 8th
MrChris
Coach to IPSWICH - Saturday 7th February - 04 Feb 2015
WILL leave the club at 11.15 
Kevin
SPORTS DINNER 10TH APRIL 2015 - 04 Feb 2015
TRFC are please to announce this years SPORTS DINNER to be held at the clubhouse on FRIDAY 10TH APRIL 2015
Our gest this year is formaer Leicester & British Lion full back TIM STIMPSON who will have comedian GARY SKYNER
Tickets from KEVIN HYMAS at a cost of £360 for a table of 8, or £47.50 per person
Kevin
This Friday - 03 Feb 2015

Please see the message below from Jeff Selway:


Wales v England at the club Friday 6th Feb - KO. 8.00pm
In a gesture of goodwill & probable condolences to the English fans at the rugby club, I am thinking of organising some Fish & Chips / Pie & Chips /Chicken & Chips to be delivered, say, at half time on Friday
Anyone interested, email me before Weds evening. Please state which you would prefer. Costs  - basically whatever the chip shop charges.
 
Cheers
Jeff


Dean
Coach tickets - 03 Feb 2015
Kev will be at the club tonight with the tickets for the T-Birds play-off coach. It's just £13 per person and you need to book fast!
Dean
Update - 02 Feb 2015

Men:


1st team - won 17-14

2nd team - lost 27-5

3rd team - won 51-8

4th team - won 5-31


Ladies:


1st team - No game

2nd team - no game


Please remember that if you would like your teams results on this update then please email me by Sunday night.


The support at the club over the weekend was fantastic, please keep this up!


Our business committee have an opportunity for someone at the club. It would be a 'fund raiser' position and if anyone is interested then please email me on the email below.


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Email: dor@thurrockrfc.com  

Dean
A big thank you to the under 17s - 02 Feb 2015

The club would like to say a big thank you to our under 17s and Andy/Chris.


The boys (and coaches) cleaned up the senior kit cupboard and threw out all the old equipment over the weekend. This will be a massive benefit to the senior sides at the club.


This again shows what a great club and people we have at Thurrock.


Good work boys!


Dean

Dean
We need your support!! - 29 Jan 2015

The 1st team have a massive local derby game on Saturday against Brentwood and with the 2nds and 3rds also at home support would be very much appreciated. Please make as much noise as possible (all positive) and cheer the men on. 


The 1st team game will kick-off at 15:00pm with the 2nds and 3rds kicking off at 14:00pm.


Come along with the family and make it a day out. We have food, drink and rugby on show all day.


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC  

Dean
Book a seat now for the T-Birds play-off - 26 Jan 2015

You can now book seats for the supporters coach by emailing Jeff Selway at: jeffselway@blueyonder.co.uk The T-Birds play-off game is on Sunday 22nd Feb and all support will be needed.


Seats will be charged at £13 per person. Book early to avoid disappointment.


Get your black and white tops, hats, scarfs, socks and signs ready and show yet again that we are the best supported ladies side in the country!


Please contact Kevin Hymas or Jeff Selway to book a seat. Times will be sent out closer to the fixture.


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC  

Dean
Quiz night - 22 Jan 2015

We have a quiz night at the club next Friday (30/01/15). It's just £3 per person and teams can be a maximum of 8 people.


Get your thinking caps on, sort your teams out and support the club.


ONECLUB!!


Thanks


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Update - 20 Jan 2015

Afternoon,


Please see below this weeks update. Can I please ask that if anyone would like to play on the first team pitch then can you please seek permission from me/Mark. We will always link with our grounds staff who will advise on pitch condition. The grounds team do a fantastic job all year round and we want the best playing surface possible. Training on pitch 1 will again be restricted to help the ground recover.


Men:


1st team - lost 24-5

2nd team - No game

3rd team - No game

4th team won 17-12


Ladies:


1st team - won 0-47

2nd team - lost 0-45


Youth:


Under 14s - won 24-10 against a side that WAS unbeaten all season so far. Great work!!


Please send your teams results in by Sunday night if you want them on this weekly update.


The support of all teams was fantastic again. Please keep this up.


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Update - 13 Jan 2015

Men:


1st team - lost 8-16

2nd team - no game

3rd team - won 53-7

4th team - lost 17-29


Ladies:


1st team - won 78-5

2nd team - lost 32-5


Youth:


Under 15s - Won 24-5


Please remember that if you want your teams results on this update then just email me the result by Sunday night.


The support at the club over the weekend was fantastic, please keep this up.


The club has its mini/midi festival on the 1st March and we are looking for referees to help out on the day. If you can help then please get in contact, this is always a great day of rugby and a great day for the club.


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC


Email: DOR@thurrockrfc.com

 

Dean
urgent - 09 Jan 2015
the 4th team urgently need a ref for tomorrows home game. The ref for tomorrow has let them down and if we cant find one the game will be cancelled. If you can help please call Bunter on: 07806421425. 

Kick-Off is at 2,15pm

Many Thanks

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC
Dean
Update - 05 Jan 2015

First of all I just wanted to say a Happy new year to you all. I hope that Christmas was a good one and lets hope the new year will bring some good luck to the club. You can sometimes forget how good our club is and how great the people are that make it all happen. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers that help run the club. From the main committee to the coaching teams throughout the club and all players, parents, sponsors, admin and physio's. THANK YOU.


Please keep the good work up!!


Men:


1st team lost 24-5

2/3s lost 31-12

4th team - no game


Women:


No games.


Thanks again for the great support! Please keep this up in the new year.


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
1st XV at RUISLIP - 31 Dec 2014
the 1st XV are away at RUISLIP on Saturday 3rd january 2015, and would like to confirm kick off is 2.00pm. A coach is going and leaving the club at 11am and there is room for supporters

happy news year

Kevin
Kevin
T-Birds 3pm KO at Alianz Park Sunday 21st - 18 Dec 2014
T-Birds 3pm KO at Alianz Park Sunday 21st
Saracens 1st Xv play Aylesford at 1.30pm
MrChris
Update - 15 Dec 2014

Men:


1st team lost 20-23

2/3s team lost 29-30

4th team won 29-14


Ladies:


1st team won 69-5

2nd team no game


Youth:


under 16 a team lost 10-12

under 16 b team lost 29-33


Thanks for the great support on Saturday and Sunday. The club was buzzing!! Please keep this support up.


Please remember that we are looking for players at all levels and we are also looking for sponsorship.


ONECLUB!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Big weekend - 11 Dec 2014

The club has a massive weekend coming up. On Saturday we have 4 men's teams at home with the first kick-offs being at 14:30pm. The 1st team game will be from 15:00pm under lights and they face local rivals Barking. Please come along and support the men's teams as they all fight for a league win.


On Sunday we have youth teams at home with kick-offs from 10:30am. We also have the under 17s doing a curtain raiser for the Thurrock T-Birds. The curtain raiser kicks off at 12pm with the T-Birds starting at 14:30pm against Richmond. Please come along and support the future of the club and our great T-Birds.


Why not bring the family down for a great weekend of rugby. We have food and drink to keep you going all day!! Come and be part of a great day at a great club.


As always the club are looking for players at all levels including girls, boys, men and women. If you haven't played rugby before then come along and join one of our teams and at the same time join the best sport in the world. If you fancy returning to rugby then again please just come along to the club or contact me on the below email.


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC  

Dean
Update - 10 Dec 2014

Men:


1st team won 0-39

2nd team no game

3rd team won 52-10

4th team drew 31-31


Ladies:


1st team won 17-27

2nd team no game


The club as always are looking for players at senior level and youth/mini level. If anyone wants to join a team or knows someone that does then please email me on: dor@thurrockrfc.com


Please keep supporting you're club


ONECLUB


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC


Dean
T-BIRDS IN DUBAI 7S WORLD SERIES - 05 Dec 2014

Many congratulations to T-Birds Emily Scott and Rachael Burford.

Both were part of the winning team who played for England in the Dubai 7s World Series and finished as Plate winners.

The whole club is proud of you both! Many congratulations!

Mrsowls
Update - 01 Dec 2014

Men:


1st team no game

2nd team no game

3rd team won 17-39

4th team drew 17-17


Ladies:


1st team won 10-30

2nd team no game


Youth/Mini


Under 15 won 24-19

Under 16 a won 29-5

Under 16 b lost 0-22


Thanks for supporting your club!! Please keep the support up!!


ONECLUB!!


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
2nd team game off! - 28 Nov 2014

Hi all,


Southend have pulled out of tomorrows game against our 2nd team.


Thank you to everyone who worked hard to get our team together.


Why not come down the club and watch the England game!! Have a drink and support your club!


ONECLUB


Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
4th team at home - 28 Nov 2014

Hi all,


Our famous 4th team are at home on Saturday so please get down the club and cheer them on!


Dean.

Dean
Update - 25 Nov 2014

Men:

 

1st team lost 10-28

2nd team no game

3rd team no game

4th team lost 45-10

 

Ladies:

 

1st team won 27-5

2nd team lost 16-0

 

Please keep supporting your club.

 

ONECLUB!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
No training on pitch 1 this week!!! - 25 Nov 2014

Hi all,

 

Can all teams please not train on pitch 1 this week. After talking to the ground staff the pitch needs a rest from the rain! This way the pitch should be ok for Sat and Sun.

 

Many thanks

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Oktoberfest Oompah Night - Fri Nov 28th - 20 Nov 2014
Tickets are available for the Oktoberfest night on Friday 28th November from 7.30pm.

£10 adults £5 kids.

A night of oompah band entertainment will be provided by Aveley Brass Band.

Free snacks will be provided.
Tickets are available behind the bar.
Start your Christmas celebrations with a good old Oompah!
Support your club - One Club!
Mrsowls
2nd team need help!!! - 18 Nov 2014

Hi all,

 

We are looking for someone to sponsor the 2nd team men for £50 a game. The reason they need these funds is to contiune to have a physio on match days. Without this help the 2nd team will not have cover on match days.

 

If you can help in any way then please contact me on the below email. 

 

Thanks

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

 

email: dor@thurrockrfc.com  

Dean
Update - 17 Nov 2014

Men:

 

1st team lost 33-25

2nd team no game

3rd team won

4th team won 22-16

 

Ladies:

 

No games

 

Youth:

 

Under 15s lost 26-36

 

Thanks for supporting your club!

 

ONECLUB!!

Dean
ladies game off!!! - 15 Nov 2014
Tomorrows ladies 1st team game is off. 
Dean
Update - 10 Nov 2014

Men:

 

1st team - No game

2nd team won 26-7

3rd team - no game

4th team won 21-22

 

Ladies:

 

No games

 

Youth:

 

Under 16s- A team won 12-20

 

Thanks for supporting the club. Please keep supporting!!

 

ONECLUB!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Book your seat for VP Lunch NOW - 09 Nov 2014

The next VP Lunch is on Nov 22nd for the game v Colchester.

£25 for a 4 course meal with wine on the table, great company and hopefully a great game.

Sit down is at 1 p.m.

Please make your booking with Mercedes 07835194357 or

Mrs Owls on  mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk

Another great lunch in prospect, if the last 2 are anything to go by!

Mrsowls
Update - 04 Nov 2014

Men:

 

1st team lost 12-37

2nd team - No game

3rd team won 15-34

4th team won 74-12

 

Ladies:

 

1st team won 0-36

2nd team lost 86-0

 

Youth:

 

Under 16's A beat London Irish 18-20

Under 16s B lost 10-0 to Chemlsford

 

Thank you to everyone that supported the club over the weekend. Please keep supporting!!

 

ONECLUB!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
TRFC presents WW1 Centenary Sunday - 30 Oct 2014

APPEARING AT : THURROCK RUGBY CLUB, OAKFIELD, LONG LANE, GRAYS, ESSEX.

On Sunday 9th November 2014. 7pm until 9pm.

-oOo-

Mrsowls
TRFC presents WW1 Centenary Sunday - 30 Oct 2014

APPEARING AT : THURROCK RUGBY CLUB, OAKFIELD,LONG LANE,GRAYS, ESSEX.

Diane Moore in Land of Hope & Glory

A Wartime and Cockney Extravaganza

On Sunday 9th November 2014. 7pm until 9pm.

For tickets contact: David Graham 07971 672 858 or davidg@wrightsure.com

Jason Bedding 07980 745 516 or jjbedding@btinternet.com

Or also available behind the bar

Mrsowls
Update of last week - 27 Oct 2014
Men:
1st team lost 31-28
2nd team - rest week/no game
3rd team won 102-0
4th team won 29-45

Ladies:
1st team won 42-5
2nd team lost 12-19

Youth:
Under 16s won 31-45
Under 15s won 28-5

Thank you for supporting our club. Please keep it up. 

The club are always looking for new sponsorship so if you can help please get in contact with me.

ONE CLUB!!!

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC
Dean
T-Birds vs Saracens II, KO 2.30 - 26 Oct 2014
T-Birds vs Saracens II, KO 2.30
MrChris
This weeks update!! - 20 Oct 2014

Men:

 

1st team won 57-19 againts Ipswich

2nd/3rd team lost 26-10 against Chelmsford

3rd team no game (opposition cried off)

4th team no game (opposition cried off)

 

Ladies:

 

1st team won 5-35 against Richmond

2nd team lost 79-0 against Stanford

 

Youth:

 

Under 16s -

A team won 46-19 against Maidehead

Dev Team lost 38-28 against Colchester

 

Please keep supporting your club!

 

ONECLUB!!!

 

If you would like me to add your teams results to my weekly update then please send me the score by Sunday night. Thank you.

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Players need a home! Can you help? - 15 Oct 2014

The T-Birds have an opportunity to bring over two South African rugby players. They will be here for 6 months from November and need a room.  Both players are current internationals and are coming over on a rugby programme. The club can pay for the rent cover and this can be discussed. Some food would also need to be provided but again this cost can be covered. If you can help or know someone that can then please get in contact with me using email address: dor@thurrockrfc.com or see me at the club.

 

Many thanks

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC  

Dean
Update and this week - 13 Oct 2014

This weeks results are below:

 

Men:

1st team lost 22-19

2nd team lost 22-25

3rd team won 90-14

4th team lost 47-5

 

Ladies:

1st team won 77-5

2nd team lost 14-36

 

This weeks games:

 

Men:

1st team at home V Ipswich

2nd team away V Chelmsford

3rd team away V Southend

4th team home V Brentwood

 

Ladies:

1st team away V Richmond

2nd team away V Stanford Le Hope

 

Please keep supporting your club.

 

ONECLUB!!!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
T-Birds vs Hanley Hawks KO 3pm Sunday - 09 Oct 2014
MrChris
This weeks update - 08 Oct 2014

This Weeks games

Men:

1st team - Brentwood Away 3pm

2nd team - Upminster Home 3pm

3rd team - Romford Home 3pm

4th team - May and Baker Away 3pm

Ladies:

1st team - Henley Home 3pm

2nd team - Harwich and dovercourt Home 2pm

The ladies also have a VP lunch on Sunday from 1pm and a pitch up and play from 11.30am.

The club are always on the look out for sponsorship. If you can help or know someone that can then please get in contact with me.

ONECLUB!!

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Under 15 Girls need a coach!!! - 06 Oct 2014

Hi all,

 

The under 15's girls team (T-Chicks) need a coach for this season. If you can help or know someone that can then please get in contact with me or Mercedes on the below emails. This is a very important coaching role within the club as you will be producing the next superstars for the T-Birds.

 

Dean: dor@thurrockrfc.com

Mercesdes: merkybaby@hotmail.com

 

ONECLUB!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
This weeks games - 03 Oct 2014

Men:

 

1st team V Eton Manor at home with a 3pm Kick-off

2nd team No game

3rd team V Upper Clapton Away with a 2pm kick-off

4th team No game

 

Ladies:

 

No games this week

 

Please support your club!

 

ONECLUB!!!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
T-BIRDS' VP LUNCH Oct 12th 2014 - 03 Oct 2014

On Sunday Oct 12th T-Birds are at home to Henley Ladies.

The match will be preceded by Lunch, sit down at 12 noon.

A number of high profile people will be attending, including the MP, the Mayor and a Junior Vice President of the RFU among others.

If you would like to book a place, please contact me on 01375404193 or mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk a.s.a.p.

Mrsowls
TRFC Academy Launch Sept 26th 2014 - 29 Sep 2014

The first meeting was a great success


 


Club Coach, David Mobbs-Smith with the boys at the end of the session

Mrsowls
This weeks results - 29 Sep 2014

Men:

 

1st team lost 29-15 V Chingford

2nd team No game

3rd team No game

4th team lost 28-24 V Canvey 2s

 

Ladies:

 

1s team won 68-5 V Cheltenham

2nd team No game

 

Thanks for your support.....please keep supporting your club.

 

ONECLUB!!

 

P.S the club are always looking for new sponsors so if you are intrested please email me on: dor@thurrockrfc.com

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
T-Birds vs Cheltenham Sunday 28th 2pm KO - 27 Sep 2014
T-Birds vs Cheltenham Sunday 28th 2pm KO
MrChris
RUGBY ACADEMY LAUNCHES THIS FRIDAY!!!! - 25 Sep 2014

The new Thurrock rugby academy starts this Friday at 7.30pm. 32 players from our youth secition have been selected to attend and the academy will meet every last Friday of the month. These sessions have also be opened up to all club coaches, this will be part of the clubs 'coach development sessions'.

 

I wish all the youth players the best of luck. These will be the first players that will be produced through our new academy and this is such an important move for the club. We are trying to guarantee that the future players of this club are fully prepare for senior rugby and have a better understanding of the game.

 

The club is starting to look very professional behind the scenes and this is a very exiciting time for us all. Please keep supporting your club!

 

ONECLUB!!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Georgia Rugby Federation visits TRFC - 23 Sep 2014

On Sunday September 21st, Thurrock Rugby Club was visited by representatives of the England and Essex RFUs who brought with them a delegation from the Georgian Rugby Federation.  The visit was to show the way that an English rugby club with a rugby academy is set up and the work involved in making it a success.  It was an honour for Thurrock to be chosen as one of the participants in this reciprocal visit between the RFU and the Georgian RFU, which shows the high regard that TRFC is held in.  The afternoon was a great success where the visitors witnessed practical skills and coaching techniques, before enjoying a buffet and further discussions.

 

Mrsowls
This weeks games - 23 Sep 2014

Men:

 

1st team V Chingford A 3pm

2nd team No game

3rd team V Harlow H 3pm

4th team V Canvey A 3pm

 

Ladies:

 

1st team V Cheltenham H 2pm

2nd team V Hampstead H 2pm

 

Please keep supporting your club

 

ONECLUB!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
This weeks round-up - 22 Sep 2014

Men:

 

1st team won 33-23 V Ruislip

2nd team lost 6-24 V Eton Manor

4th team lost 7-24 V Dagenham

 

Ladies:

 

1st team won 0-15 V Hove

 

Thanks again for the support of all the teams. Keep supporting your club!

 

ONECLUB!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
This weeks fixtures 20/09/14 - 16 Sep 2014

Men:

 

1st team V Ruislip at Home 3pm

2nd tean V Eton Manor at Home 3pm

3rd team V Chelmsford Away 3pm

4th team V Dagenham at Home 3pm

 

Ladies:

 

1st team V Hove away 2pm

2nd team V Tonbridge away 2.30pm

 

Please support your club!!

 

ONECLUB!!!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
T-Birds v Trojans Sept 14th 2014 - 15 Sep 2014

Thurrock ladies kicked off their championship campaign with an emphatic 104 - 0 win over Trojans at Oakfield on Sunday 14th in front of a very enthusiastic crowd of a few hundred.
New signings England internationals Heather Fisher and Kay Wilson showed their class, both scoring Hat-tricks as did centre India Harvey.
Wingers Dannie Harris & Bex Francis bagged a brace as did Maltese International, Bev Sultana, on her debut. The rest of the 17 tries came from Skipper Mercedes Foy & Kat Emmerson.

Here is the triumphant team after the match:


Mrsowls
This weeks round-up - 15 Sep 2014

Men:

 

1st team drew 8-8 V Romford

2nd team lost 17-7 V Brentwood

3rd team won 87-5 V Westcliff

4th team won 15-14 V Roachford

 

Ladies:

 

1st team won 104-0 V Trojans

 

Thanks for everyone's support for all our teams this weekend.

 

ONECLUB!!!

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC 

Dean
This weeks games - 12 Sep 2014

Saturday:

 

1st team away to Romford 3pm

2nd team away to Brentwood 3pm

3rd team home to Westcliff 3pm

4th team away to Rochford 3pm

 

Sunday:

 

Ladies 1st team Home to Trojans 3pm

Ladies 2nd team Home to St Francis 3pm

 

Support your club!!! ONE CLUB!!!

 

Thanks.

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Invictus Games & T-Birds - 11 Sep 2014

 
Mercedes has tickets for sale for the Invictus Games face value £13 each. The games are for injured service men and women who have been injured fighting for different countries. It is a similar event to the Paralympics.
Tickets available-
Thursday (tomorrow)- athletics at lee valley, Edmonton, London.
Saturday- wheelchair basketball at the copper box, Olympic park
Sunday- swimming, aquatics centre, Olympic park
If you are interested please contact Mercedes on 07835194357

Don't forget T-Birds at home Sunday for their first game of the season 3pm KO.

Lots of social events coming up as well!

Support your club!
Mercedes :-)

Mrsowls
VP Lunch on Sept 20th - 01 Sep 2014

If you would like to attend, please contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk to book your place a.s.a.p.

The first team are playing Ruislip and our T-Bird England World Cup winners, Rachael Burford and Kay Wilson are expected to be there.

Mrsowls
Arrangements for Sat. 30th Aug - 28 Aug 2014

Next Saturday the Thurrock 1st team play Tonbridge Juddians at 3pm in a friendly. We will also be celebrating the return of our Thurrock World Cup Winning heroes Rachael Burford, and this year's new T-Bird signing, Kay Wilson; also England Head Coach Gary Street & others will be there. Celebrations will be starting at 2pm at the club and continuing till late. All party food contributions welcome to get that party feel about the club. Come and be part of the celebration & success of our wonderful girls.

Mercedes & The T-Birds :-)

Mrsowls
T-Birds Sponsorship - 22 Aug 2014

Hi to everyone reading this,
Hope you're having a great summer!


Thurrock T-Birds are looking for player sponsorship for this season where we strive to win the Championship & gain promotion into the Premiership. There are 3 packages available for all players in the squad. Contact Mercedes on merkybaby@hotmail.com or tamnics@hotmail.com if you are interested.

3 tiers available are:
1  Bronze - £30.00 this pays for your kit. The sponsor gets their name on the web site and in any match day programmes.
2  Silver - £120.00 this pays for a T-Bird membership and kit. The sponsor gets their name on the web site, in match day programmes and their name on the back of the after match shirt.
3  Gold - £200.00 this pays for a T-Bird  membership, kit and contributions to travel. The sponsor gets their name on the web site, in match day programmes, on the back of the after match shirt AND they also get a window sticker and we may even throw in a signed T-Birds ball!!

Thank you for your continued support. See you all on the 
14th September for our 1st league game vs Trojans.

Many thanks in advance
Mercedes & The T-Birdsssssssss :-)
 

Mrsowls
Rachael Burford at TRFC - 21 Aug 2014

On Wednesday night, Rachael arrived at T-Birds training night to show her World Cup winners' medal.  Mrs \Owls was on hand to take some photos.

      

Mrsowls
New 2nd team manager appointed - 21 Aug 2014

I am pleased to announce that Ant Pease is the new 2nd team manager for this coming season. Ant will bring a wealth of knowledge to the side and is also a club man through and through. Mike Dunk will support Ant and will use his experience to insure we have a clear handover over the next few months.

 

Ant will be a player/coach/manager of the 2nd team so we are still looking for some support with the side. If anyone is interested in supporting Ant then please get in contact with me on the below number/email.

 

Many thanks

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

 

Mob:07543537230 email: dor@thurrockrfc.com

Dean
Change of Pre-Season - 15 Aug 2014
for those of you travelling to HOVE I can announce hardly a change to your travel arrangements as now we are playing BRIGHTON BLUES  on 23rd August 2014 instead. will add directions later
Kevin
Brighton Address - 15 Aug 2014

Brighton Blues

Waterhall Playing fields
Waterhall Road
Brighton
East Sussex
BN1 8YR
Tel: 01273 562729

Brighton FC are at Home so please allow an extra 15-30 mins 
Kevin
World Cup final showing at TRFC - 15 Aug 2014
Dear members,

On Sunday the club will be open until 8pm showing the women's World Cup final. The game kicks off at 5.45pm. 

Please show your support and cheer England and our two players on. 

Many thanks

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC
Dean
Support England at the Club on Sunday 17th - 15 Aug 2014
On Sunday Aug 17th the club will be open until 8pm showing the women's World Cup final. The game kicks off at 5.45pm and features England v Canada

Please show your support and cheer on England and our two players Rachael and Kay.
Mrsowls
T-Birds help England to the World Cup final - 13 Aug 2014
Rachael Burford and Kay Wilson have helped England Ladies reach the women's World Cup final. The two Thurrock players both started for England in the semi final that see England beat Ireland 40-7. The final is this Sunday at 5.45pm. The whole of Thurrock will be behind England and especially the T-Birds!! 

Good luck girls!!!!  
Dean
No Game this week - 13 Aug 2014
Unfortunately our opposition have cried off for this weeks friendly game. The 1st teams first game will now be next Saturday at Hove RFC. 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC  
Dean
Dave Cheshire's Funeral arrangements - 12 Aug 2014
His funeral will take place on Thursday 21st of August in Birmingham.
The cremation will be at 12:30 at Sutton Crematorium, Tamworth Road, Sutton Coldfield, B75 6LG
Afterwards everyone is invited to the Oscott Social Club, Witton Lodge Road, Erdington, B23 5LX  for some food, drink and reminisce.
The dress code is "what you associate with Dave, be that Rugby, Jazz evenings or whatever you remember him by".
Mrsowls
Death of a life member, Dave Cheshire - 10 Aug 2014

Sad news.

Dave Cheshire passed away this week.  He was a staunch member of the club, secretary for many years and first team player. After he moved to Birmingham he remained a life member of the club.  If anyone wants any more info please contact me mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk for details of the funeral, when I receive them.

Mrsowls
World Cup game being shown on Friday at the club - 30 Jul 2014
On Friday the club will be showing England ladies first world cup game. We have two players from our club in the squad so your support would be great! Kick off is at 5pm. Have a drink, cheer on England and cheer on Rachael and Kay!!!! Come on England!!

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC   
Dean
2nd team manager needed - 29 Jul 2014

Thurrock RFC are looking for a 2nd team manager/coach for this coming season. Anyone that is interested please contact me on the below email.

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

 

email: dor@thurrockrfc.com

Dean
Meeting Tuesday 5th August - 28 Jul 2014
The club are holding its first whole club meeting on Tuesday 5th August at 6.30pm. At this meeting we will be discussing the plans for this season and the future. 

All members, supporters and sponsors are welcome to join us and this meeting will end at 7.30pm. Please feel free to stay and watch the senior training session after the meeting. 

We hope to see you at the club. 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC 
Dean
T-Birds Signing - 25 Jul 2014
I am pleased to announce that the Thurrock T-Birds have signed England player Kay Wilson! Kay is in the current World Cup squad heading to France on Monday. A full report on the signing will follow. 

I am sure that you will join me in welcoming Kay to TRFC. 

Thanks. 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC
Dean
Men and Women playing this Saturday!!! - 21 Jul 2014
Dear Members 

This Saturday both our mens team and women's team are playing in a 7s tournament. Both sides are playing at the 'Find Rugby Now' 7s at Ilford rugby club. 

Both teams would love to see your support on Saturday so if you can make it please come along!! Games start at 10am and the tournament will run all day. 

Thank you

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC  
Dean
Thurrock T-Birds player announced in Women's World Cup squad - 11 Jul 2014
I am very pleased to announce that TRFC T-Birds player Rachael Burford has been named in the England squad for this years World Cup. I would like to wish Rachael and all her team mates the best of luck. Let's hope that Rachael will be brining back a World Cup winners medal to Thurrock. 

The whole of Thurrock will be behind Rachael and the England team and match days/times can be found at the club or on the RFU website. 
Dean
7s success - 10 Jul 2014
Thurrock RFC won the Essex 7s back in June after a very successful day at Romford RFC. The Thurrock men's side was undefeated all day at the tournament and walked away worthy winners. A big congratulation to all the players and coaching staff of TRFC
Dean
1st team coach announced as the new Wasps Academy Coach - 10 Jul 2014
David Mobbs-Smith (mobbsy) has been announced as the new wasps academy coach for this coming season! TRFC hopes for a new link with the Wasps setup and wishes Mobbsy all the success for the future. The men's coaching team now has a very 'wasps feel' about it with ex wasps player Ali Mckenzie being signed full time as assistant coach. Dave Stevens has also been added to the coaching setup and also comes in as an assistant coach. Dave is an ex 1st team captain and club man with great experience. 

We wish all the senior coaching setup good luck for the coming season. 
Dean
Mercedes & Rachael for England - 06 Jul 2014

Thurrock's stars Mercedes Foy & Rachael Burford played 2 World Cup warm up matches V USA this week at their camp in Surrey!
Momentum is building for the Tournament that starts 1st August in Paris!!

Mrsowls
TRFC Member heading for the Commonwealth Games - 16 Jun 2014

One of our TRFC members, Amir Williamson, who uses the gym, has been selected to represent England in Hammer Throwing at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 

All at TRFC wish him the best of luck and we'll be looking out for him!

Mrsowls
EMILY SCOTT - 12 Jun 2014

Emily Scott ( far right) in the victorious England 7s team that won the European Championships in Moscow last weekend!! 



Mrsowls
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO, AGAIN! - 12 Jun 2014

Thurrock's 7s outfit The ThunderBirds competed in The Brighton 7s last weekend .
Topping their pool with wins against Worthing  Southampton  and Angels Select, they amassed 137 points for and 0 against.
In the final they played a British Army select side and narrowly lost 12-7.


ThunderBirds are supported by Wallis Teagan, World Freight & Finance4schools.
Training is for all through the summer at TRFC, 7.30 pm Wednesday evenings



Mrsowls
Sat Morning Opening at club - 06 Jun 2014
The Club will be open at 7.30 on Saturday 7th June for the New Zealand v England match. K.O. 8 am.


 


A few stalwarts will be providing breakfast (probably bacon/sausage rolls at this late stage), at half time, but we must have some idea of numbers to buy for.


 


Can you email Jeff to order some breakfast.


 


Mrsowls
Funeral date - 05 Jun 2014

Bill Barnett's funeral will take place on Tuesday June 10th at Pitsea Crematorium at 10.40 a.m.

Mrsowls
SAD NEWS FOR THE CLUB - 04 Jun 2014

Thurrock RFC has suffered two recent bereavements.


Bill Lyall, a popular, former player and well known to many as a much respected teacher in the borough.

His funeral will take place at Herrongate Green Cemetery on Monday June 9th at 11 a.m.


Also Bill Barnett; he was a long serving member of the club, who passed away earlier this week. He joined the club in the mid sixties and was a tremendous driving force in acquiring and overseeing the building of our present clubhouse, which will always be a significant memorial to his efforts.

Funeral arrangements are not yet known.

Mrsowls
- 28 May 2014

Tesco Thurrock Distribution Centre in conjunction with TRFC, are organising their 2nd Charity Family Fun day "It's a  Knockout" Road show at Thurrock Rugby Club,22nd June.

 

If you are interested in putting a team together please contact Simone Howe to organise.


Trevor Warren, Thurrock's Distribution Manager, would like to invite you and your staff. A fantastic opportunity for team building on the day bringing all families together to share in community fun and raising funds for Diabetes UK.

 

·         Brilliant Team Building

·         Teams of 10

·         £500 sponsorship per team - minimum only £50 per team member

·         Team themed colour tee shirts

·         Disco road show

·         Fantastic Family Fun

·         stalls / crafts / bouncy castles / mini rides for children

·         All day BBQ / Beer tents

·         So much more

 

 

Diabetes is now the fastest growing health threat here in the UK and, with over 3 million people living with Diabetes, around 850,000 more who have type 2

but don't know it. 24,000 people die early from Diabetes. Tesco are aiming to raise £10 million which will be invested in:

 

·         Life changing support for a million people with Diabetes,

·         Preventing thousands of future cases of Type 2 Diabetes.

·         A vaccine that could stop forever the development of Type 1 Diabetes in children.

 

Tesco raised £10 million last year and we would like to surpass the target this year. 

we are asking you to support this fantastic Family Fun Day by in inviting your store to have a team or 2 for the day,

 

Please see details attached.

 

Kind Regards

 

Simone Howe

Events Manager

Diabetes UK Charity of the Year 2014

Thurrock Distribution

07863545324

simone.howe@uk.tesco.com

Mrsowls
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! - 26 May 2014

The TBirds' brand new 7s team called The ThunderBirds won in their first ever tournament this weekend by scooping the North Walsham 7s
On their way to the final they amassed over 200 points and just conceded one try!!
The final was a one way affair beating Lakenham Hewett 70 nil !
Top scorer, Dannie Harris, is pictured with the tournament sponsor and trophy and the whole team is flanked by England hookers Mercedes Foy and Tom Youngs !!
The ThunderBirds are supported by Wallis Teagan, World Freight and Finance4schools and are raising money for Breakthough Breastcancer

7s is a new Olympic sport and is perfect for all kinds of Athletes. Training is at Thurrock 730 pm Wednesday nights.  All are welcome

    

Mrsowls
Under 11s' Successful Season - 23 May 2014

Seen in The Thurrock Gazette this week:

Thurrock Rugby Club's Under 11s ended a fantastic season by beating Braintree in the final to be crowned Champions of Essex.

Coaches Liam Walsh, Keith Bonner and Danny Holding praised the entire squad for their hard work, commitment and passion.

The Under 11s have entered and won 6 Festivals this year, ending with victory at the Essex Cup.

Everyone at the club sends congratulations for a great season.

Mrsowls
RACHAEL, PLAYER OF THE YEAR - 22 May 2014

On Wednesday night at a swanky hotel in London, The England Rugby Players Association held their annual end of season bash.

Among the awards handed out was the Player of the Year.

This year the award has gone to our own Rachael Burford.

What an honour.  Congratulations to Rachael from all at TRFC.

Go T-Birds!

Mrsowls
RFU Honours TRFC - 06 May 2014
The RFU has awarded an unprecedented 6 members of TRFC with their prestigious Valued Volunteer Award. The 6 members honoured have a combined total of over 220 years service to the club.  TRFC congratulate Clive Banbury, Clive Beynon, Diane Howells, Stuart Hughes, Jeff Selway and Mike Stephenson for their dedication to the club and the game of rugby football.  The presentation of the awards took place at the extremely successful Dinner Dance held at the club on Sunday May 4th. 
Mark Burrows who organised the Dinner Dance was presented with Club Person of the year trophy for all his hard work for the club throughout the year.

Mrsowls
Touch Tuesday's are back!!!! - 30 Apr 2014

Following the success of last seasons 'touch Tuesdays' the club will be running the same event this season. Dave Harries will be running the event again this season and will look to build on last seasons numbers!! This is for ANY player at ANY level including all senior, women, youth and mini sides. If you would like to entre a team into this event then please send your team name to: david.harries@davenant.org. Each team will need six players and it can be mixed!! So get your players, mums, dads, brothers, sisters, nans, granddads, coaches, team mates ready and lets play some touch.  

This event will run for six weeks.

 

Please get your team name into Dave asap.

 

ONE CLUB - SUPPORT IT

 

Many Thanks.

 

Dean White

Director of Rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Harry Bennett's Funeral - 26 Apr 2014

Harry Bennett (aka Harry the Post, aka H) has been a fixture in the "new" club for many years.  His spot in the corner of the lounge bar will forever be Harry's perch.  he discovered the club when he covered the postal round of a colleague who was off on the sick.  He knew Roy Burt, who was bar manager at the time, and became a member ever since. For many years he was the man who cleaned the pipes.

His funeral will take place on Wednesday May 7th, leaving from the club at 1.15ish, to reach the Crematorium by 2 p.m. and then returning to the club after.

He will be sadly missed as one of the club's most loyal members.

Mrsowls
UPCOMING SOCIAL EVENTS AT TRFC - 18 Apr 2014

Just a reminder email about the events we have in the next few weeks at the club.

Next Friday 25th April Race Night. 7.30pm start. Free entry. 50p tote bets where you can win money. Kids welcome. We had to cancel the last one due to lack of support so would be great to get lots of people to this events which is raising money for a new floor in the hall. Come and enjoy a great night with friends.

TRFC Dinner Dance Sun 4th May at the club. We have external caterers, a marquee and decor along with a fantastic band and DJ. £50 pp for 4 course meal and 1/2 bottle of wine per person. I have heard some people say its expensive compared to previous years but you are getting more food and drink for your money and drinks at the club are cheaper than any other venues. Most importantly this night will raise money for OUR club to help us through the quiet summer months.

Contact Mercedes for tickets/tables/information. 07835194357

SUPPORT YOUR CLUB. It needs you!

Mrsowls
THIS WEDNESDAY ESSEX CUP SEMI-FINAL - 07 Apr 2014
AT ROMFORD & GIDEA PARK KICK OFF IS 19.45  
Kevin
Busy Weekend at the Club - 27 Mar 2014

Race night this Friday 28th march. 7.30pm start. £3 entry pp. 50p tote bets. Some horses available on the night. If you haven't named your horse (or paid for it) you need to contact me. Children welcome. All money to Thurrock RFC and Teenage Cancer Trust. Come and enjoy a good night with friends while winning some money.

This Saturday 29th march. Our busiest VP lunch of the year. The 1st team are at home. But our 2nd and 4th team are at home in the league semi finals. They all need your support!  Also we have amazing singer Keeley smith singing after the game as well. Come along and support your club!

Support your club!
Thanks as always
Mercedes :-) 07835194357

Mrsowls
Floodlit U15 game tonight Thursday 27th March - 27 Mar 2014
The U15 Touring team will be playing a warmup game tonight under Floodlights 7.30pm
MrChris
4th's are in the semi final - 24 Mar 2014
We have just learnt that the 4ths have come runners up in their Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Table League 6 and are appearing in the semi final of the League 6 Cup next Saturday, at home.
KO 3 pm, 
TRFC v East London. 

All support would be welcome.

Come on you 4ths
Jason
March 28th Race Night - 20 Mar 2014

Come and support a fun evening.

Starts at 7.30 p.m.

Win or lose you will enjoy yourself

Support your club!

Mrsowls
March 29th VP Lunch - 20 Mar 2014

Seats are fast being filled, don't miss out on the last lunch of the season.

Contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk for your booking.

£25 per head, 1 p.m. sit down.

Mrsowls
England Women 24 Italy 0 - 16 Mar 2014

Mercedes with her Dad, Mick, and partner, Jamie, at Rovato RFC after England's 24 nil win over Italy in The  6 nations !


 

Mrsowls
Mercedes on England bench - 15 Mar 2014

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS6GCh3YQ10

Mercedes Foy, captain of the T-Birds, is on the bench for England's game against Italy on Sunday March 16th.

This link will take you to youtube where you can follow the game.

Mrsowls
TRFC Mini’s Festival 2014 - 12 Mar 2014
TRFC celebrated it’s 29th mini festival with perfect rugby weather.  The day was a great success with 11 teams of all age groups participating.  The competition was hard though out and with only three trophies to play for everyone stepped up their game.  Our U12’s came runners up with Ali McKenzie doing the presentation of the group’s trophies and as their last year as mini’s we have every confidence they will be strong contenders in the Essex Cup and the League next season.  Our U11’s were winners in their age group, having conceded no try’s in the competition. Our U8’s, U9’s and U10’s all had fierce competition and were kept out of the final placings. All U7’s age group all received a medal for taking part.  A big thanks to Reece Durrance 1st captain in presenting the trophies and medals.  A special mention for 6 of our U16’s players who provided referring for the U7’s and U8’s and must be congratulated on their role.  Our runner’s for the day were made up of our U13’s who not only did a fantastic job but also showed great maturity.  

A massive thank you to all the volunteers who make our club so great, and their continuing support, not just for the day, but for the whole build up.  A special thanks to all the coaches, parents and players, administrators, referees, first aiders, car parking guides, the ladies on the cake stand and to all of our sponsors.
The day couldn’t have gone ahead without Trudi Walsh Fixtures Secretary, Peter Taylor Co-ordinator, Jeff Selway Programmes, Sarah Steadman, John Cowman and EVERYONE who served in the kitchen, Vicky Corcoran First Aid, Clive Beynon and the Groundsmen, so again massive thanks to all of you I really appreciate all the hard work.

Alli Stanford 
Youth Vice Chair/Club Safeguarding Officer 
Alli
LAST CHANCE FOR FRIDAY - 10 Mar 2014
THERE ARE STILL A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPACES AVAILABLE FOR FRIDAYS SPORTING DINNER COME AND LISTEN TO AN ENGLAND LEGEND
RORY UNDERWOOD, THIS FRIDAY ONLY AT THURROCK RFC
PLEASE CALL KEVIN HYMAS 07973 115784 TO BOOK YOUR PLACE 
Kevin
just 2 tables left we need you - 05 Mar 2014
SPORTS DINNER FRIDAY 14TH MARCH - 10 Jan 2014

THURROCK RFC PRESENT

OUR INFAMOUS SPORTING DINNER

FRIDAY 14TH MARCH 2014

BLACK TIE PREFERRED

OUR GUESTS FOR THE EVENING ARE

Rory Underwood MBE is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers and the Royal Air Force. He represented England and the British and Irish Lions and is a former Royal Air Force pilot. 

AND COMEDIAN

Paul Boardman is an English sports broadcaster who worked for Sky Sports News. He is the son of comedian Stan Boardman and twin brother of television presenter Andrea Boardman


COST £45 PER HEAD OR £320 A TABLE OF 8

PLEASE SEE KEVIN HYMAS FOR DETAILS


Kevin
T-Birds playing this Wednesday!!!! - 24 Feb 2014
The T-Birds are playing this Wednesday (26th) at home to Aylesford in the cup! Kick-off is at 7.45pm. Please show your support and cheer the girls on!!
Dean
BURY ST EDMUNDS KICK OFF - 20 Feb 2014
WILL BE 2.30, it looks like a very good chance that the match will played on the main pitch, please support your team, England play after this game
Kevin
EASTER RUGBY AT OAKFIELD - 19 Feb 2014
Thurrock's cancelled game against HERTFORD has been re-arranged for THURSDAY 17TH APRIL 2014 with 8 PM kick off
it is the night before Good Friday, and means that neither club will have to play on Easter Saturday

Kevin

Kevin
All Games Off - 15 Feb 2014
Due to pitch conditions all games have been cancelled
Kevin
Saturday Feb 15th games - 14 Feb 2014

           Home games dependant on the weather


          Thurrock  1stXV     v    Hertford  1stXV    at Home  KO 2.00 pm     ref.  Stephen Light Lon.Soc

 
          Thurrock 2ndXV       No game 
 
          Thurrock Cubs      v   Ongar 1stXV       Away  KO 2.30 pm
 
          Thurrock 4thXV     v   Stanfrd 2ndXV    Home KO 2.30 pm  Ref TBA
 
Sunday 16th
 
          T-Birds XV     v    Trojans XV     Away  2.00pm KO
Mrsowls
T-Birds on TV Tonight - 12 Feb 2014

Watch the T-Birds on BT Sports Rugby Tonight programme at 8.30 p.m.

They are the demonstration group.



Mrsowls
Saturday Feb 15th VP Lunch - 12 Feb 2014

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the VP Lunch due to be held this Saturday has been postponed until later in the season.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Mrsowls
Watch England Ladies v Scotland..... - 07 Feb 2014

The game is on Sunday 9th at 2 p.m.

Here is the link to watch it

www.youtube.com/officialrfutv

Good wishes to Rachael and Mercedes.

Mrsowls
3 Birds in action for England - 04 Feb 2014

Rachael Burford and Mercedes Foy have been selected for the England v Scotland clash this weekend.

Emily Scott is off to Atlanta, USA to play for England in the 7s

Mrsowls
VP Lunch Feb 15th 2014 - 03 Feb 2014

Time to book your seat for the VP lunch on Feb 15th.

£25 for a 4 course lunch, T/coffee, wine, programme and raffle ticket.  Excellent value!

Book your seat with Mrs Owls - mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk

Don't leave it too late.  Sit down time to be confirmed, depending on the weather.

Mrsowls
1st XV Game OFF - 01 Feb 2014
having inspected the grounds this morning all club pitches are unplayable. The game v Bury St Edmunds is now re-scheduled for 22nd February 2014
Remember the clubhouse is open for the internationals, including England Ladies featuring our own Rachel Burford
Kevin
February 1st - 01 Feb 2014
Just to confirm Thurrock matches have been postponed today due to waterlogged pitches

The firsts will now play at Oakfield on 22nd Feb

The 6 nations will be screened at the club:
14:30 Wales v Italy
17:00 France v England 
19:55 France ladies v England Ladies Featuring our very own Rachael Burford

Share a beer and good times with your fellow members!
Mrsowls
WESTCOMBE PARK KICK OFF 2.30 - 24 Jan 2014

Good news is that at present the 1st XV pitch is playable, however there is rain forecast so it could mean a very late change of pitches so therefore we make a firm KO time of 2.30 it would cover all eventualities, and ensure your travel arrangements are firm. All pre-match warm ups must take place off of the playing area.

 

Thanks for your patience and see you tomorrow,             

Kevin
QUIZ NIGHT Jan 31st - 24 Jan 2014

Quiz Night next Friday 31st Jan from 7.30pm. £3 pp max teams of 8.

Money raised half going towards the TBirds (as they are organising the event) and the other half towards the new floor in the club. 

Remember you can host a social event for your age group or section of the club with half of the money going towards you and the other half towards the new club floor which benefits the whole club!

Can I also take this oppotunity to thank many of you for your support of the TBirds last Sunday in the lunch and then at our game vs Bath. The crowd that day was fantastic. We raised around £500 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer which is fantastic! The RFU President, MP and Mayor all had a fantstic day which really showed what a great club we are.

Thanks for your support as always.

Mercedes :-)

Mrsowls
EGM - New Date - 23 Jan 2014

Please note that the EGM due this weekend, has been postponed until SUNDAY FEB 16th at 10 a.m.

This is a VERY important point in the club's history, please ensure you make every effort to attend the EGM.

Mrsowls
Sunday Lunch at the club - 20 Jan 2014
On Sunday Jan 19th, TRFC hosted a lunch to celebrate the T-Birds last home game of the season and their winning the RFU Women’s Championship South 1 league.
Many VIPs attended, including the President of the RFU, the President and Secretary of Essex RFU, Jacqui Doyle Price, MP for Thurrock, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Thurrock. Also the Coach for the England National Team.
All guests enjoyed a 5 course lunch prepared by Sarah Steadman and her cohorts in the kitchen, with entertainment from singer Kelly.
Mercedes Foy, Captain of the T-Birds, was presented with her Valued Volunteer award by Bob Reeves, President of the RFU as well as her England shirt from Ivor Smith, Secretary of Essex. Both of these came as a complete surprise to Mercedes.
The day was completed with a 96 –0 win for the T-Birds over a courageous, but overwhelmed, Bath XV
Proceeds from collections and a raffle will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness which explains why a lot of people wore pink on the day.
Mrsowls
A Message from the new coach - 12 Jan 2014

A New Journey

 

My 1st week at Thurrock Rugby Football Club completed, I now feel very much at home.  The 1st team at home to Basingstoke on Saturday and then an exciting game watching the U16s take on Saracens. The impression I've got is that Thurrock could be a place that some people in these modern times might describe as a good old fashioned rugby club. That is only partially true, because strong values based on community participation and local involvement coupled to a wonderful pride in their club might be traits from times past, but there is much more to the Oakfield set up. Maybe it's the drive along the full length of Long Lane that makes you feel like you are visiting someone at home, but I believe it's the people that you meet there. Strong handshakes, warm smiles and good luck wishes abound.

 

I am very fortunate to be given this opportunity and hope my philosophy on how rugby is coached and played will help to enrich all that come into contact with me and that performances on the pitch are both entertaining and successful.

 

David Mobbs-Smith (Senior Coach TRFC)

Mrsowls
SPORTS DINNER FRIDAY 14TH MARCH - 10 Jan 2014

THURROCK RFC PRESENT

OUR INFAMOUS SPORTING DINNER

FRIDAY 14TH MARCH 2014

BLACK TIE PREFERRED

OUR GUESTS FOR THE EVENING ARE

Rory Underwood MBE is a record-breaking former English rugby union footballer who played wing for, most notably, Leicester Tigers and the Royal Air Force. He represented England and the British and Irish Lions and is a former Royal Air Force pilot. 

AND COMEDIAN

Paul Boardman is an English sports broadcaster who worked for Sky Sports News. He is the son of comedian Stan Boardman and twin brother of television presenter Andrea Boardman


COST £45 PER HEAD OR £320 A TABLE OF 8

PLEASE SEE KEVIN HYMAS FOR DETAILS

Kevin
T-Birds Game Cancelled - 10 Jan 2014
The T-Birds game AWAY against Cheltenham this Sunday 12th Jan is cancelled due to waterlogged pitches.
There are still places at the VP dinner before the game against Bath on 19th Jan.
MrChris
1ST XV GAME v BASINGSTOKE IS ON - 09 Jan 2014
The main pitch is still not fit for purpose this Saturday but Pitch 3 is perfectly playable. The game will however now KICK OFF AT 2.00PM 
Kevin
1ST TEAM GAME V BASINGSTOKE IS ON - 09 Jan 2014
the match will be played on pitch 3 with 2,00pm kick off
Kevin
1ST XV GAME OFF - 03 Jan 2014
Due to the pitch being waterlogged tomorrows game v BURY ST EDMUNDS is OFF.
The game is now to be played on 1ST FEBRUARY

KEVIN HYMAS
Kevin
T-BIRDS' VP LUNCH - 29 Dec 2013

Jan 19th will be the T-Birds' last league game of the season and it's against Bath.

The game will be preceded  by a lunch at 12 p.m. which the Presidents of the RFU and Essex will attend.

If you wish to attend the lunch please contact Mrs Owls a.s.a.p. 

Mrsowls
Coach on Sat for the 1st team - 20 Dec 2013

The 1st team have a coach booked and leaving at 11am on Saturday. There are a few places left if anyone wants to jump on!! Be there quick as they will go!!

 

Dean.

Dean
1st Team coaches step down - 19 Dec 2013

As from December the 31st Jamie Daisley (JD) and Mike Wilkins (Butch) will be stepping down as 1st team coaches. I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their huge commitment over the last 6 years. JD and Butch have been the rock at the club over the past few seasons and have gained two promotions in there time. No one would argue that they are two of the most committed coaches that you will find at any club!!

The club wishes them well in the future as they both commit to different areas in their life. JD will be focusing on the T-Birds and preparing Mercedes for the rugby world cup while Butch has been given a promotion at work that will now get his full attention!   

Good luck gents and I’m sure we will see you around the club.

Dean White

Director of rugby

Dean
New 1st team coach announced!! - 19 Dec 2013

I would like to introduce David Mobbs -Smith as the new 1st team Head coach. Below is a small write up of David as a coach. He will be joined by Frankie Neal and Ali Makenzie in the new look coaching setup.  

David has coached rugby at Saracens and has worked with Middlesex on developing County players. He has also been involved in after school rugby clubs and in coaching school teams. David has real expertise at working with players of all ages and abilities and whilst being passionate about rugby has a warm and engaging style that players relate to. David is a level 3 RFU coach.

David grew up in South Africa, a country of huge rugby intensity, and developed into a skilled player playing at U21 for the Durban Combined Forces team. He additionally attained South African Provincial colours in both volleyball and swimming.

He has an individual approach to the development of players believing the game should be played with passion, flair, pace, comradeship and be exciting to all participants. That philosophy is carried into his approach on how the core skills of the game are taught to all levels of players including fitness and sports psychology. “Rugby although gladiatorial is a game played by and between kindred spirits.” says David

Below is a list of coaching jobs that David has been involved with over the last few years:

·         General Manager and Head of Academy

Eagles of Dagestan Rugby

·         Director

Crusaders Rugby Ltd

·         Coach

Ramblin' Jesters

·         Blast Project

Saracens RFC

·         Head Coach London and South East England

Rugby Football Union

·         Skills Coach

Hampton School

·         Head Coach

Ilford Wanderers Rugby Club

·         SoR Head Coach

London Wasps

·         Rugby Consultant

RC Valpolicella

 

·         Club Coach Co-ordinator

Saracens Amateur RFC

I’m sure you will all join me in welcoming David to our club and I’m sure you will all get behind him.

 

Dean White

Director of rugby.

 


 

Dean
T-Birds at Home to Trojans this Sunday 22nd. KO 2.00pm - 17 Dec 2013
T-Birds at Home to Trojans this Sunday 22nd. KO 2.00pm

Followed by Essex U20 Men under Floodlights.
MrChris
T-Birds win the League - 16 Dec 2013
Yesterday the T-Birds secured the League Title for Championship One South by beating Saracens 2nd XV at Bramley Road 0-43.
Played 11, Won 11 with 11 try bonus points, sitting on 55 points, it is now mathematically impossible for them to be caught.
MrChris
BLIP ON WEBSITE - 05 Dec 2013
1ST XV AWAY V TONBRIDGE JUDDIANS KICK OFF 2.15
Kevin
T-Birds at home to Bristol Seconds this Sunday 8th. KO 2.30pm - 04 Dec 2013
T-Birds at home to Bristol Seconds this Sunday 8th. KO 2.30pm.
Come on down and show your support.
MrChris
Rachael Burford and Mercedes Foy in WRWC Squad - 20 Nov 2013
Rachael Burford and Mercedes Foy have been named in England's 30 player training squad for the Women's Rugby World Cup which will take place in France next year.
MrChris
Friday night is Cheese & Wine Night! - 18 Nov 2013


This Friday is the Cheese and Wine Night.

7.30pm start until 11pm.

It is £10 a ticket for unlimited cheese and wine.

There will be a range of cheese and wine on offer from around the world until 10pm.

We have a disco all night as well.

There are tickets still available but you need to let me know if you intend on coming as we need to cater for a set amount.

 Please contact me by email or text/call on 07835194357.

Or buy your ticket from behind the bar either tonight, tomorrow or Wednesday.

Thanks for your support as always!

Mercedes :-)

Mrsowls
T-Birds at home to Richmond Seconds this Sunday 17th. KO 2.30pm - 13 Nov 2013
T-Birds at home to Richmond 2nd XV this Sunday 17th.  KO 2.30pm
Come on down and show your support.
MrChris
Rachael Burford starts at 12 against Canada tonight. - 13 Nov 2013
Rachael Burford starts at 12 for England Women against Canada tonight.
7pm KO at Twickenham Stoop.
Cars leaving the club at 16.30
MrChris
Rachael Burford update - 10 Nov 2013

Rachael played at No. 12 for England against France on Nov 9th at Twickenham.  She had a tremendous game and was awarded player of the match.  She was ably supported by a group of T-Birds on the touchline.

 

Mrsowls
T-Bird for England - 07 Nov 2013

This Saturday, Nov 9th, T-Bird Rachael Burford plays No. 12 for England against France in the first of the autumn international series for women.

Mrsowls
YOUNG? BROKE? OR SIMPLY HUNGRY FOR A NEW CHALLENGE? - 04 Nov 2013

Companies around the world are looking for unskilled workers to do some seriously tough jobs… And will pay good money for young Brits to do them.

 

A new BBC3 series is hoping to follow these adventurous 18-24 year-olds as they sign up for the experience of a lifetime – and some well-paid hard graft.

 

So, if you’re prepared to spend four weeks away from home doing whatever it takes to earn some much needed extra cash, call us on:

020 7691 5014 or email

extremejob.uk@boundlessproductions.tv

 

 
 

 

Joe
VIDEO/STAT PERSON - 04 Nov 2013

Thurrock RFC are looking for a video person for match days. The position will be for all 1st team matches and we require someone asap. If you are interested then please email me on the below email address. Expenses will be covered!!!

 

Email: deanwhite1984@hotmail.com

 

Thanks

 

Dean White

Director of rugby

Thurrock RFC

Dean
Cancellation of Festival - 22 Oct 2013

Unfortunately the Thurrock Mini Festival has had to be postponed until March 2nd 2014.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Mrsowls
VP Lunch Nov 9th - 22 Oct 2013
Please contact Mrs Owls if you would like to attend, with names of guests if you have any.
Mrsowls
VP Lunch Nov 9th - 22 Oct 2013

Please let me know if you would like to attend, and also the names of any guests you would like to bring.

 

Mrsowls
T-Birds at home to Cheltenham Sunday 27th 2.30pm - 22 Oct 2013

T-Birds at home to Cheltenham Sunday 27th 2.30pm

 

MrChris
TRFC Mini Festival Oct 27th 2013 - 20 Oct 2013

Unfortunately this festival has had to be postponed.

The new date is possibly March 2nd 2014.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Mrsowls
T-birds at home to Saracens Sunday 13th. KO 3pm - 11 Oct 2013
T-birds at home to Saracens Sunday 13th.  KO 3pm
MrChris
GUERNSEY AT HOME THIS WEEK - 01 Oct 2013
To assist in the visitors travel arrangement's the game will kick off at 2.30 please ensure you make all aware

Kevin
Kevin
Quiz Night Friday 27th September 7pm - 25 Sep 2013
£3 pp tables of 8
Joe
Minis Festival 27h October - 25 Sep 2013
This years festival will be the best yet

Make sure you leave space in your diary
Joe
3 T-Birds included in Elite Player Squad - 09 Sep 2013

England Women’s Elite Player squad (EPS) for the 2013/14 campaign has been announced, with 11 new faces included in an extended group of 50.  Thurrock hooker Mercedes Foy has been included after impressing during this summer’s Nations Cup, while Thurrock fly half Emily Scott, who made her England debut in last season’s Six Nations campaign, makes the natural step up to the EPS.  The third T-Bird is Rachael Burford, who is an established member of the EPS.

The England squads will compete in another rigorous and competitive international programme this season. The XVs will be involved in an Autumn International Series in November (details of which will be confirmed shortly) followed by the Six Nations Championship in the New Year. These two series will be invaluable preparation for the 2014 Rugby World Cup, which takes place in France next August.

England Head Coach Gary Street said: “This season we have selected a squad of 50 players for our EPS. This is because of the challenge a World Cup year brings, as well as being one of eight teams selected for every Sevens World Series events.

In addition to the EPS, an England World Cup training squad will also be selected from the EPS in November to support preparations for the competition.

Everyone at the club wishes them every success at this exciting time in their rugby careers.

Thurrock T-Birds began their season on Sunday in stunning form by crushing Bath Ladies away 77 - 5

Mrsowls
Any budding chefs - 06 Sep 2013

Dear member 

My name is Louise and I’m currently working on a new prime time Channel 4 cooking series called ‘The Taste’. I thought this might be of interest to some your members that may harbour great cooking skills, whether they follow it as a hobby or just have a natural talent when cooking for themselves or families.

 

The show is a national culinary contest that puts taste at the forefront of the show. We’re looking for people who would like to put their skills to the test by preparing dishes that will wow and impress our panel of internationally renowned food experts; Nigella Lawson, Anthony Bourdain and Ludo Lefebvre.

 

I’ve attached a flyer for the show. It would be amazing if you could put this up in the club for your staff and members to see. Alternatively if you or anyone you know are interested in applying you can follow the link to our online application form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1N5MVxJUTde5rjNjZWlvjLob6-VpN_3b9P29n5ShN-gs/viewform

 

 

Many thanks,

 

Louise Collins

 

Louise Collins I Production Runner I CPL Productions Ltd

38 Long Acre, London, WC2E 9JT

T: 020 7240 8635 I F: 020 7836 9633 I M: 07769 652952

lcollins@cplproductions.co.uk I www.cplproductions.co.uk


Jason
Match day 'helper' needed!! - 26 Aug 2013
The 1st team are looking for a match day 'helper' this season. You would be needed for all league games and would support the coaches on match day's. 

If you are interested and would like to talk about this position then please contact me or one of the senior coaches. 

Thanks.

Dean.  
Dean
Message from the DoR - 21 Aug 2013

Dear club members, 

I have now been in post for around two months and a lot has happened! I thought that I would give you (the members) a quick update of what is happening at the club and what we want to achieve.

The committee asked me to provide them with my ‘vision’ before I was appointed the clubs director of rugby and I wanted to share this with you so that you have a better understanding of what I want for our club. Below is the ‘vision’ that I sent to the committee:

 My vision for the Director of Rugby post is to provide executive analysis to the coaches, players and leadership teams in all areas of the club.

 

I will look at the club as a whole and look to develop within as well as adding to the squads where needed.  We will be a club with a cause and I'll be encouraging our players to play with no fear - there should be no ceilings to achievement and ambition for any of our players in any team.

 

Focus must be put onto our youth section and all coaches must understand the way its first team plays rugby and the reason for playing that type of game. Focus must also be on recruitment of quality players in positions that are needed and these players must fit into the club's way of thinking and playing.

 

Below are some areas which will help us in achieving our goals/targets:

·        The whole club working together

·        Total understanding of people's roles within the club

·        Clear understanding of club's vision 

·        Open honest discussions from top down

·        Clear selection policy 

·        In-house coaching

·        Specific outside coaching

·        Clear budgeting

·        Link with local schools and clubs

·        Set up a local rugby academy 

 

The overall vision of the club:

 

To be a successful, sustainable rugby club with strong community links, playing a brand of rugby to be proud of and having a relentless drive to producing high quality rugby players at the top level.

 

Since my appointment we have set up a rugby committee that is led by myself; this committee now deals with all rugby matters within the club. This committee reports back to the general committee once a month and has had a very busy start to the season.  Below you will see a list of some of the work already carried out by the rugby committee:

·        A new youth DOR put in place

·        The first summer touch tournament took place

·        Meetings with all senior coaches/management

·        Youth/mini section meeting held

·        Links with Essex county

·        New rugby academy set up with Palmers college (start date Sep 2014)

·        First ‘all youth’ session took place (front row clinic)

·        Essex county to coach in OUR local schools

·        Essex trials, games and meetings to be held at the club

·        Weightlifting coach now in place

From the list above you can see that we have been very much ‘Club’ focused and this will be the same all season. The only way this club can be successful is if we are all working together. You will start to see the phrase ‘ONE CLUB’ used around the club this season and we would like you all to buy into this.

A full list of coaches/managers and committees will be sent out soon, we shall also be working to get a ‘who’s who’ board up in the club; again this will help with communication.  

We shall be using our website as a ‘tool’ to contact all members so please keep up-to-date with what is happening at the club.

One last thing: I would like to thank everyone for their support of our great club and all the time that you put in. We would not be the club we are if we didn’t have the members, parents, coaches, committees, ground staff, supporters, medical team and of course the players. If you have any questions about the club and what is happening then please feel free to get in contact with me.

Many Thanks.

Dean White

Director of rugby Thurrock RFC

Mrsowls
9 Teams playing at TRFC this Saturday 24th - 20 Aug 2013
This Saturday the club will be very busy. We have the 1st team, 2nd team and the Glen Daly tournament taking place at the club. The Tournament will kick proceedings off at 12pm. This should be a great day for the club so please support this day!! 

And remember we are ONE CLUB!!  
Dean
Nations Cup Final - 10 Aug 2013
Me and Emily are both on the bench tomorrow in the final vs Canada. It KOs at 1.30am Sunday UK time.
It has been a tour of opportunity but tomorrow is all about winning. Hopefully we will both be involved on the pitch. It has been an amazing experience.
The team run was great this afternoon.
I've had a great birthday too. Certainly one to remember with the shirt presentation tonight.

The link is http://infinityparkglendale.com/rugbytown/matchplayer for anyone who can stay up or set the alarm. We need to hear that roar from home.

Mrsowls
More News From Denver - 08 Aug 2013

England beat the USA in a thrilling match on Wednesday night/Thursday morning our time.

Emily Scott played the whole game and scored England's first try.  She had an awesome game, to quote the Americans.

Mercedes Foy was on the bench and could be heard urging her team on.

England now goes into the final on Saturday night/Sunday morning (1.15 a.m.) where they will play Canada.

Mrsowls
Nations Cup England v South Africa - 06 Aug 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzh9g3lFrd4

For those who missed the England v South Africa game in the Nation's Cup, try this link to youtube.

Next game Thursday 01.00 BST, England v USA

Mrsowls
Mercedes & Emily - England Players - 03 Aug 2013

Mercedes & Emily are starting against South Africa tonight, Saturday, 11 p.m. K.O. BST.

The England games will be streamed through the Internet at
Http://www.usarugby.org/nations-cup

Once here, click on USA Rugby - Senior Women's Nations Cup just above the video and you should get the feed.

Mrsowls
Gordon's Money for Little Havens - 02 Aug 2013

On Thursday Aug 1st Mrs Lynne Eckley, together with her daughter, Jill, and grandson, Dan, travelled to Little Havens Hospice for Children in Rayleigh.  After a tour of the facilities, she presented the hospice with a cheque for £800.  The money was in lieu of flowers at the funeral of her late husband, Gordon Eckley, a well loved teacher and sportsman in Thurrock.  The total money donated came to £1000, some of it going to St. Luke’s.

Mrs Lynne Eckley and Donna Toyne, volunteer fund raiser for little Havens Hospice for Children with the £800 cheque.

Mrsowls
T-BIRDS FOR ENGLAND - 31 Jul 2013

Mercedes  and Emily both played in the first England game in the Nations Cup against Canada. 

Here they are in the pre-match line up and Mercedes wearing her first England Cap.

     

Mrsowls
Mercedes & Emily - 29 Jul 2013

The England games will be streamed through the Internet at

Http://www.usarugby.org/nations-cup

Dates-
 30th July Canada 10pm BST
 3rd August vs South Africa 10pm BST
 7th August vs USA 1am BST
 1st vs 2nd. 3rd vs 4th 10th August. 10pm BST

 

Both girls are starting on the bench on Tuesday 30th against Canada

Mrsowls
Bon Voyage T-Birds - 27 Jul 2013

On Thursday July 25th family, friends and supporters gathered at Thurrock Rugby Club to wish Bon Voyage to Mercedes Foy and Emily Scott, who have since flown out to Denver, Colorado to represent England in a four nation competition.  The other teams are USA, Canada, and South Africa.

About 100 people celebrated this great honour at the clubhouse with drinks and a buffet.  Brian Howells, President, wished the girls well on behalf of the club.  He also praised the members for their continued support, but said that most of the praise must go to the girls’ families for all the help and support they have given from an early age.  He said, “How many parents would say to two beautiful girls ‘You go and play that rough game of rugby! We are with you all the way.’”

Mercedes Foy, Captain of the T-Birds, spoke on behalf of both the girls and said they were Thurrock girls who had both begun playing rugby in Thurrock, she at TRFC and Emily at Stanford RFC.  They were very proud to represent the club, Thurrock and England.

              

Mrsowls
Playing for their country - 24 Jul 2013

Thurrock Rugby Club have had a few of their players representing England and Great Britain during the last month.

Rachael Burford of the T-Birds, was selected for England in the three test matches against World Champions New Zealand in New Zealand, while Earl Gorman, first XV player, was selected to play for Great Britain Police in a 4 nation tournament in West Yorkshire.  After training at Bradford Bulls, Earl went on to score a try against Australia, who eventually won the tournament.  Unfortunately New Zealand pulled out of the competition.  Here is Earl in action against Fiji.

     

Mrsowls
2nd Team Coach - 24 Jul 2013
Thurrock RFC are looking for a 2nd team coach for this season. Anyone that is interested please contact me on the below number/email. 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC

No: 07543537230
Email: de.white@thurrockrfc.com

 
Dean
Charlie and Betty Putz... - 21 Jul 2013
...wish to thank all their friends at TRFC who contributed to their wonderful 60th Wedding Anniversary gift of a day on the Orient Express.  Because of your generosity the trip was extended to include limousine travel between Tilbury and The Waldorf Hotel, where they spent two nights.  It was a trip of a lifetime and they were so thrilled they haven't stopped talking about it!
Mrsowls
Social Secretary - 18 Jul 2013

Is there anyone willing to help Mercedes to organise and run events in the club?

If so please contact her.

Mrsowls
Rachael selected for England - 12 Jul 2013
News of our travelling T-Birds - Rachael Burford has been selected to start for England in the first test against World Champions New Zealand at their prestigious Eden Park in Aukland on Saturday July 13th.  K.O. 06.05 BST.  Best wishes from all at TRFC for a good game.
Mrsowls
Hazel Vaughan's funeral date - 12 Jul 2013
The funeral will be held on Monday July 15th at 2 p.m. at the United Reform Church, Bradleigh Avenue, Grays. This will be followed by a short commital service at Upminster Crematorium and then all are invited back to the rugby club.
Mrsowls
Member's wife dies - 08 Jul 2013
The club is sad to inform you of the death of Hazel, wife of Gwyn Vaughan, long serving member and player of TRFC for over 50 years. TRFC wishes to express condolences at this sad time to Gwyn and his family.
Mrsowls
TRAINING ON SAT - 28 Jun 2013
TRAINING ON THE NEXT TWO SATURDAYS WILL BE AT 9.30AM DUE TO THE LIONS GAMES!!! PLEASE STAY AND WATCH AFTER!!!
Dean
TOUCH TUESDAY'S - 28 Jun 2013
THIS YEARS FIRST EVER TOUCH TUESDAY'S WERE A HUGE SUCCESS AND WE WILL BE LOOKING AT MAKING THIS AN ANNUAL EVENT AT THE CLUB. A MASSIVE WELL DONE TO DAVE HARRIES FOR RUNNING THIS TOURNAMENT WHICH SEE OVER 60+ PLAYERS TAKING PART EVERY WEEK!!

A BIG THANKS TO ALL THE PLAYERS THAT TOOK PART AND SUPPORTED THIS EVENT!!

DEAN WHITE
DIRECTOR OF RUGBY
THURROCK RFC
Dean
DEVELOPMENT COACH APPOINTED - 28 Jun 2013
I'M PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THAT DAMIAN BURNS (BAM) HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS THE NEW DEVELOPMENT COACH OF THE THURROCK CUBS. DAMIAN WILL JOIN THE SENIOR COACHING TEAM FROM THIS WEEK. 

DAMIAN WILL BRING A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE AND PASSION TO THE TEAM AS HE STRIVES TO PRODUCE THE NEXT CROP OF YOUNG TALENT!!

DEAN WHITE
DIRECTOR OF RUGBY
THURROCK RFC 
Dean
PLAYERS MEETING - 12 Jun 2013
On Saturday the 22nd June there is a players meeting taking place at 10.15am. ALL senior players are invited to this meeting!! You will have a chance to talk to all senior coaches and managers after the meeting plus watch the lions play. 

We hope to see you all at the club. 

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC
Dean
TRFC Gym Users excel - 10 Jun 2013
The following are members of TRFC who use the gym:-
 
Thomas Head  (Age 17) - Hammer Thrower - recently threw 62.19 metres with the junior size hammer (6kg).
This ranks him 5th place in the British Under 20 rankings.
 
Amir Williamson threw 68.44 metres to finish 4th for his club in the British League Premiership in Manchester.
 
Ian Legrand has been appointed coach to the Womens Sitting Volleyball Team in their build up for the 2016 Rio Olympics.
 
Well done to all.
Jason
COACH WANTED!! - 10 Jun 2013
Thurrock RFC are looking for a coach to help our new development side. You must be an RFU level 2 or above and be willing to commit to two sessions a week and every Saturday. The development side will be playing senior rugby and running along side the first and second team. 

If you are interested then please send your CV to the below email or contact me on the below number.

Dean White
Director of rugby
Thurrock RFC

Number: 07543537230
Email: deanwhite1984@hotmail.com
Dean
GORDON ECKLEY's Funeral - 05 Jun 2013

The funeral of

Gordon Eckley,

long time member of TRFC

will take place on

Thursday June 13th at 1.15 p.m. at

St Margaret's Church, Stanford le Hope

Then burial at the cemetery in  Wharf Road, Stanford le Hope

Everyone is invited back to the rugby club for refreshments

and to raise a glass or two.

Jason
SPORTMANS DINNER FRIDAY 14TH JUNE - 03 Jun 2013

Change of Speaker

John Bentley is unable to attend, but we have the large presence of NIGEL REDMAN the England 2nd Row, he also toured with the Lions in 1997, so an insight into the current tour will be high on the agenda. He will be supported by Gary Marshall a fine comedian from Yorkshire.

Tickets are £45 each and we need your invaluable support. The T-Birds need your support to ensure the evening will not be a loss, please support your club we need at least another 4 tables (max 8) which can be shared.

 

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE IT ANOTHER SUCCESFUL TRFC NIGHT      

Kevin
Lions Tour - 02 Jun 2013

The club will be open on

 

Wednesday June 5th

 

Lions v Western Force at Perth

 

TV starts 10.30.  K.O. at 11.00 a.m.

 

Support the Lions, support your club

Mrsowls
More Youth Success - 20 May 2013

Members of the Under 14 squad have also been successful in getting through the selection process and five of them have been invited to join the Essex Saracens Development Group. Congratulations to Hadyn Anderson, Tom Hill, Ben Northfield Kieron Yeomans and Owain Batley, who has also been invited into an U14 Welsh Exiles playing squad.

Watch and learn guys and bring those skills back to your TRFC squad !! 

Chris Sullivan

Director Youth Rugby TRFC

Mrsowls
Update on T-Birds - 18 May 2013

3 T-BIRDS TO PLAY FOR ENGLAND

Three T-Birds of Thurrock Rugby Club have been called up to play for England this summer. Mercedes Foy (Captain of the T-Birds) will go to the USA in July together with Emily Scott; Rachael Burford and Emily Scott are in Amsterdam for the IRB World Series 7s this weekend (May 18th); and Rachael Burford will travel to New Zealand for test matches against the Kiwis later in the year – the first time ever that an England team has travelled there. Rachael and Emily are also likely to go to Moscow for the World Cup 7s in June.

Mercedes will fly to Denver, Colorado on July 26th, said to be the heart of rugby in America. There England will play USA, Canada, South Africa and France in The Nations Cup.

Mercedes Foy spoke of her weekends training with the England squad at the University Sports Park in Guildford, where Harlequins also train. To get there she was chosen for Essex, then London and South East (where she was made Captain) and then The Super Twos, the last leg before a full trial with the England squad, when the teams are picked for the summer tours.  She said “This has been a long, hard road; it has been gruelling physically, mentally and emotionally. But it is such an honour to know I’m going to represent my country.  However, now the real hard work starts.

“I’d like to thank Thurrock Rugby Club for all the support they’ve given us.  I started at the club when I was 16 and can never see myself playing anywhere else and T-Birds are the best group of girls you could ever play with.  T-Birds forever!”

President of Thurrock Rugby Club, Brian Howells, said, “The girls deserve this success after their determination and efforts throughout the year. We hope their tours go well and they enjoy the experience.  It is a great honour for the club.” 

Mrsowls
Youth Success - 18 May 2013
Congratulations to Under 16 Jamie Impey and Under 15s Connor Smith-Allen, John Beaney and George Crosbie, players who have successfully negotiated the selection process and have been selected to attend the Essex Saracens Development Group ( formerley School of Rugby ) training. The skills which they will attain can only be benificial to their age group teams, and ultimately TRFC.    
Chris Sullivan
Director Youth Rugby TRFC
Mrsowls
HOLD THE FRONT PAGE - 17 May 2013

Mercedes Foy, Captain of the T-Birds has been selected to travel with the England Squad to the USA on their summer tour.

This a thoroughly deserved award for Mercedes and the T-Birds for all their total commitment to TRFC and the cause of women's rugby.

Congratulations from everyone.

Mrsowls
TRFC Tag Competition - 24 Apr 2013

Hello All,

I am organising a TAG Rugby League at Thurrock every Tuesday for 6 weeks consecutively from May 21st   - Tuesday 25th June inclusive.

 

This is to engage as many players – New, Old, Male, Female, Experts, Beginners to come up to the club each and every TUESDAY for 6 weeks for a great atmosphere, good fun and enjoyable rugby. There will  also be hot food and cold drinks available each week.

 

There will be a league, and those wishing to take part in it will accumulate points for each game they play and points will be added throughout the 6 weeks to allocate final positions. For those who do not wish to take part in a league, simply turn up and play friendlies.

 

PLEASE CAN YOU FORWARD THIS E-MAIL AND THE ATTACHED ENTRY FORM TO ALL OF THE MEMBERS AT THE CLUB, FROM COACHES, JUNIORS, SENIOR PLAYERS, LADIES MEMBERS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS?!?!

 

All entries can be made by completing the attached entry form and leaving it behind the bar at Thurrock RFC, OR Contact David Harries on 0781 4885539, or e-mail david.harries@davenant.org

 

Yours Gratefully,

 

David Harries

0781 4885539


Jason
Under 12s Secure League 1 status - 23 Apr 2013

Well done Thurrock Under 12s for securing league 1 status for next season.


I’m sure you will want to join me in congratulating Robbie, Matt and the players.

Joe
T-Birds in Playoff against Aylesford - 22 Apr 2013
T-Birds play Aylesford for Premiership survival on Sunday 28th April, 2.30 Kick Off at Blackheath's Well Hall ground.
Talk to Mercedes for a place on the supporters coach.
http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/blackheath/location/
SE9 6TE
MrChris
T-Birds at home Sunday 3pm. Playoff 28th April - 19 Apr 2013
T-Birds are at home Sunday 3pm to current Champions Richmond.
Play off will be 28th April at a venue still to be decided against either Aylesford or Waterloo.
MrChris
Mercedes selected for Super 2s - 16 Apr 2013

Congratulations to our Premiership captain Mereceds Foy on being selected to attend Selection Camp 1 (formally known as Super 2s) on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th May at Surrey Sports Park


This is the next step from division and the final step before full England selection


Well done Mer


We are all so proud of you 

Joe
Massive game for T-Birds today - 14 Apr 2013
T-Birds play Darlington in a MUST WIN game today at 3pm
MrChris
Finals day at Romford - 11 Apr 2013
The Magnificent 7
 
Thurrock 4ths reached an unprecedented 7th consecutive Finals Day at Romford last Saturday. However, despite a valiant performance against a much, much younger Ilford 2nd team, Thurrock 4ths sadly ended their season with a 34 - 17 loss. The 4ths  were in it at all stages and actually lead in each half. The first score was a classic 4th team line out catch and drive, with prop Ben Driscoll being the scorer. Then another exactly the same through skipper Tony Millsom. Ilford then scored twice themselves and it was 14 - 10 at half time. Barry Magnurson then got the 4ths back in the game, and the lead, by scoring under the posts with a nicely taken switch. However a late flurry of tries in the final 10 mins left Thurrock 4ths beaten, but not bowed.  Thurrock had an age range on the day from 17 to 59, and are always looking for players young and old to join them.
Jason
THURROCK SAFE, - 08 Apr 2013

Following the weekends other results including Thurrock's great comeback performance, the club can now plan for a further season in National 3. For those interested

 

National 3 London   Promoted  DORKING; B.STORTFORD or BARNES

                    Play-off  DORKING; B.STORTFORD or BARNES

                    Relegated STAINES; WESTCLIFF plus either

                              TRING or GRAVESEND

 

London 1 North      Promoted  BURY ST EDMUNDS

                    Play-off  ETON MANOR

                    Relegated ROCHFORD; BASILDON plus one of

                              RUISLIP; CHINGFORD or

                              BEACONSFIELD

 

London 1 South      Promoted  EAST GRINSTEAD

                    Play-off  BASINGSTOKE or CHICHESTER

                    Relegated OLD COLFEIANS; TROJANS plus

                              one of H.HEATH; BECKENHAM or

                              GOSPORT

 

Kevin
T-Birds at home Sunday 3pm - 03 Apr 2013

Barring Hurricane, Tempest or more snow, the T-Birds are at home to Wasps on Sunday, 3pm KO.

The girls have a massive few weeks ahead.

Your support will be much appreciated.

MrChris
4ths into seventh consecutive final - 02 Apr 2013
Last weekend, Thurrock 4th team won a closely contested game v Writtle 2nd team 18 - 25, to make their seventh consecutive appearance at Finals day, of the Shepherd Neame Essex Merit Tables. This could well be the only chance for Thurrock RFC to win any silverware this season?

The Finals Day will be held at Romford and Gidea Park RFC on Saturday 6th April. KO 1pm on Pitch 2. 
Your support would be most welcome!
Jason
Both Ladies games cancellled for Sunday - 23 Mar 2013
Hampstead and Sarries Away both postponed due to weather.
Funny, all fine here!!!!
MrChris
T-Birds Away at Saracens Sunday 24th - 21 Mar 2013
The T-Birds 1st XV resume their Premiership campaign away to Saracens at Bramley Road on Sunday 24th 2.30 KO.
MrChris
4th Team League Semi Final - 20 Mar 2013
Saturday 23rd March 2013
 
Sheppard Neame League 5
4th team are in the semi finals of their Sheppard Neame League 5 this Saturday v Writtle 3pm KO
 
All the support would be great
Jason
1st XV in ESSEX CUP Wed 13th March 2013 CANCELLED - 05 Mar 2013
Match Cancelled 

Midweek rugby at Brentwood

v BRENTWOOD Kick Off 7.45pm

Why not treat yourself with some live mid week sport?
Kevin
Squash Coaching to Start - 04 Mar 2013
Following the success of the 'Taster' session we are running squash coaching sessions for 12 weeks commencing Thursday 14th March

The sessions are twice weekly: Mondays 4pm to 5:30pm and Thursdays 4pm to 6pm
The cost will be £5 for two lessons

Many from the taster session have already booked so spaces are limited so you are advised to book early: call or text John on 0773092222 or email squash@thurrockrfc.com
These are for youth players, initially but we are looking to expand to seniors soon

Parents are encouraged to come along and watch
Joe
Emily Scott inTwickenham squad for England Women - 21 Feb 2013
Emily Scott has been brought into the Matchday 23 for England Women against France at Twickenham this Sunday.
The game kicks off at 7.20pm with free entry to Twickenham after the men's game.  Also to be shown live on the red button.
MrChris
Judo in the main hall - 18 Feb 2013
There are now judo classes being run in the main hall on Monday evenings

From 6:30 to 7:30  is for 6 to 12 year olds
From 7:30 to 8:30 is for 13 to adult

Both are just £3 per session
Joe
TRFC Under 17s National Cup - 15 Feb 2013
Our under 17s are playing Old Albanians this Sunday 24th at Thurrock RFC in the National cup quarter final

This is an extraordinary opportunity to see first class rugby right on your doorstep!

An opportunity you DEFINITELY you should not miss

Old Albanians 1st XV are 2 leagues above our 1st XV and the quality of the under 17 team is very high as is our under 17s.  This will be a cracking match

Kick off is 11am
Joe
Youth Squash at TRFC - 13 Feb 2013
Try Squash 21st & 22nd February noon to 2pm age 8 - 15

We are looking to promote squash for the youth of Thurrock
Children from the ages of 8 to 15 are invited to attend a taster at the club at Oakfield, Long Lane on the 21st and 22nd Feb from noon to 2pm
The participants will be taken through an introductory course by a level 2 qualified squash coach Mick Thomas
Parents are welcome to come and watch from the viewing gallery and the club bar will be open and there will be tea and coffee facilities

Participants will be accepted on a first come first served basis so all those interested should email squash@thurrockrfc.com with their name and age and the preferred day 21st or 22nd as soon as possible.  If there are not many applicants you may be able to do both days. If you want more information you can contact John Broad on 07713092222

You must have a pair of non-marking shoes, rackets and goggles will be available but bring your own if you have them.

We hope this will be the start of a regular youth squash presents at the club. If there is enough interest, Mick has kindly offered to run a full course on Monday and Thursday from 4 to 6pm over six weeks which there will be a fee for but the taster is free!

Squash Section
Joe
Another great result for the Ladies 2nd team - 11 Feb 2013
Thurrock ladies 2nd string played Stanford le hope ladies this week and hoped to keep their impressive unbeaten run going.
Winger Georgie Tricker was again the star performer scoring 5 tries and 7 conversions for a personal haul of 39 points!
18 year old's Olivia Stembridge & Becky Ideh are really thriving in the senior game , both crossing the line twice as did 2nd row Kayleigh Wheeler and flanker Claire Phelps.
Further tries came from Sue Clive and Charlie Micalleff .
Skipper Charlie West said, although we won 91-0 Stanford girls never gave up and made us work for every single try. They have defiantly improved since our last meeting! 
Jason
T-Birds make the London & South East rugby Divisional squad! - 04 Feb 2013
This weekend saw 3 Thurrock T-Birds make the London & South East rugby Divisional squad!

Mercedes Foy, Francesca Jordan and Claire Phelps All impressed the selectors!
The L&SE squad is made up of the best players in the region and is one step nearer to England selection.

T-Bird captain Foy was also awarded the team captaincy which is a huge honour for the borough and counties highest rank sports team!

Francesca has cemented her place in this years premiership team and gone from strength to strength!

Claire is a new recruit from Saracens and has brought valuable experience into the Thurrock team! 
Joe
Sportmans Dinner Cancelled - 31 Jan 2013

Tables available for the clubs Sporting Dinner, to be held at the Clubhouse on Friday 1st February 2013

Guest Speaker is John Bentley (former British Lion) and a very funny comedian Gary Marshall who is great demand on the dinner circuit

Tickets are priced at £45 each

please support this event and make it another good night

 

Cancelled - now taking place on Friday 14th June 2013

Kevin
Ist XV match postponed - 25 Jan 2013
Just to let you know the match against Westcombe Park has been postponed, a date to be advised
Joe
Our President is Honoured - 23 Jan 2013
On Sunday Jan 20th the T-Birds had a pre-game lunch.  They were to play Richmond, the top ladies team in the country.

However, because of the snow the game was called off; but the lunch went on just the same. We had over 100 people sitting down.

The most prestigious guest was the President of the RFU.  Others included the Sec of Essex RFU, the Mayor and Mayoress of Thurrock, and many of the sponsors.

The club was presented with the Club Accreditation given by the RFU, Stuart “Lew” Hughes being the prime mover to attain this.  Then came a presentation to one of our members.

Brian “Biffo” Howells, the club President, was presented with a plaque to acknowledge his 50 years of dedicated service to the club, to England and Essex rugby, and to sport in general from the RFU and by the President of the RFU, Paul Murphy.

He is only the second person in the club to have been honoured in this way, Brian Godden being the first.

Congratulations Brian.
Joe
Blackshots Lane closure - 22 Jan 2013
As you may or may not be aware there will be a road closure in place along Blackshots Lane between Daneholes Roundabout and approx 30 metres south of the entrance of Civic Hall, whilst investigation take place outside No.7 Blackshots Lane.

Notices will be placed on site by Thursday 24th January 2013.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact:
Tracy Nicholls
Engineering Technician
Traffic Section
Europa / Thurrock Council
Tel: 01375 413365
Web: www.europa-services.co.uk

Joe
Saturdays Matches - Apology - 21 Jan 2013

Apologies from TRFC to Hertford RFC in particular and all our readers in general for the misinformation re Saturday’s postponed match.


After much discussion and inspection, and taking into consideration all possibilities, both teams and the referee agreed it would be unsafe for the game to go ahead.

Biffo
All Matches are ON! Now OFF - Apology - 19 Jan 2013
After a pitch inspection this morning it is confirmed that both the first XV and 'A' Team matches are to be played today

Kick Off 2pm  Apologies to those of you who made a special effort to get to the club today - Hertford cried off - The bar is always open!
I owe Hertford an apology as I was misinformed as to the reason for the match not going ahead Saturday - The referee called it off 30mins before KO

The Ladies match tomorrow is also confirmed for tomorrow with a 2:30 kick off

Wrap up warm and we will see you all soon
Joe
CHANGE TO KICK OFF TIMES - 16 Jan 2013

Due to damage of 1 set of lights, kick off's this weekend have amended, on Saturday 1st XV v Hertford will kick off at 2.00pm, lights will be used to enhance the light

 

T-Birds big game on Sunday v Richmond will 2.30pm, to allow the pre match VP lunch and presentations, lights agian will be used to assist

Kevin
T-Birds KO confirmed for 2.00pm - 11 Jan 2013
T-Birds KO confirmed for 2.00pm
MrChris
- 10 Jan 2013
T-Birds kick off against Bristol at 2pm Sunday 13th.
MrChris
- 10 Jan 2013
T-Birds kick off against Bristol at 2pm Sunday 13th Jan
MrChris
GUERNSEY AWAY TRIP 8TH -10TH MARCH 2013 UPDATE - 09 Jan 2013

The balance is required by the 31st Janaury 2013. The total cost for the 2 day trip is £220 per person, therefore a further £200 per person is required by the aforementioned date.

I will advise flight times, confirmation of the hotel reservations over the next couple of weeks.

6 PLACES AVAILABLE  

Kevin 

Kevin
RFU announces Chairs of the six RWC 2015 Regional Activation and Legacy Groups - 04 Jan 2013
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) today announced the appointment of six Chairs of the Regional Activation and Legacy Groups established to support the RFU in its aim to deliver a strong and effective legacy beyond 2015. 

Details can be found here
Joe
T-Birds KO confirmed for 2.00pm - 04 Dec 2012
T-Birds KO confirmed for 2.00pm on Sunday 9th December at Home to Darlington
MrChris
Thurrock sign James Kellard and Lewis Pruce - 23 Nov 2012

Thurrock have made a significant signing in the form of James Kellard who joins from London Scottish, he will also use his experience on coaching fron by becoming the clubs defence coach.

 

We also say a big welcome to young centre/wing Lewis Pruce who joins from Staines, he is well known locally has he was part of the Essex set up with JD    

Kevin
Michael Thomas Joins Thurrock - 23 Oct 2012
We would all like to welcome Michael to Thurrock and hope you enjoy your time with us.

Name: Michael Thomas
Age: 25
Place of Birth: Swansea, Wales
Previous Clubs: Bonymaen RFC, Swansea RFC, Tonmawr RFC, Carmarthen Athletic RFC

Honours/ Invitational teams: Wales Colleges, Osprey Academy 18's, 20's, Welsh Academics, Welsh Varsity 2011, 2012 
Favourite Rugby Ground: Millennium Stadium
Favourite Movie: Goonies, Anchorman, The other guys, Coach carter, Blindside
Favourite TV Show: Glee, The Great British Bakeoff
Favourite Food: Sunday Roast
Favourite Music: Punk/ Rock and Roll, Dance and house
Worst Habit: Bitting my nails




Jason
T-Birds Ko confirmed for 2.30 - 04 Oct 2012
T-Birds Ko confirmed for 2.30
MrChris
Ben Thomas joins Thurrock - 21 Sep 2012
Ben ThomasThurrock RFC are proud to welcome Ben Thomas to the team

Ben of England U20 and London Scottish signed to Thurrock this week and completes our squad as a second row player

We look forward to seeing him in action very soon
Joe
Frankie becomes a dad - 20 Sep 2012
Our congratulations go out to our full back Frankie Neale and his wife, Lucy, on the arrival of their daughter Olivia Josephine.  Born at 15:07 today weighing 7lb 4oz after a 3hr 22min labour.

Mother and baby are both doing well

Now Frankie start focusing on Saturdays match!  :-)

Joe
Minis Festival set to 28th Only - 19 Sep 2012
Due to other festivals ours is now set to the 28th of October ONLY 

Please update your diaries again and lets make sure it's an other brilliant day
Joe
T-Birds announce new signings. - 01 Sep 2012
The T-Birds welcomed 2 internationals this week to the squad for their inaugural Premiership Season.

42 cap Centre, Rachael Burford, who has captained Engalnd 7s and England A joins from Richmond.
http://www.rfu.com/squadsandplayers/womensrugby/rachaelburford
She is accompanied by Back Rower Louise Austin, formerly of Leinster, Munster and lately Blackrock, who achieved 22 caps for Ireland.

Head Coach, Dean White said "This shows that we mean business in the Premiership and are not there just to make up the numbers".


MrChris
Joe Hardy Joins Thurrock RFC - 16 Aug 2012
TRFC are pleased to announce a new addition to the squad - Joe Hardy

Joe, born in Aldershot Hampshire started playing rugby for his local team Farnborough at 14.  He used to compete in National Athletics and swimming before playing Rugby.

He played County Rugby for Hampshire from 15-18.

Then went to Brunel University where he did a degree in Sports Science.

 Now an accounts manager for a corporate travel management company (lot of use that sports science degree was). 

Joe career spans a host of top rated teams:
London Irish – 2001-2004
Ealing – 2003-2011
Barking – 2011-2012

You can see him playing this weekend at Oakfiled

A warm welcome to you Joe we look forward to bringing you into the fold
Joe
Markus Burcham joins Thurrock RFC - 16 Aug 2012
South African born Markus Burcham is the latest addition to the squad and very welcome he is

This 6ft centre will make valuable addition to an already strong back line and on his signing said:

"I Started playing aged 8 at Bournemouth RFC, moved to Camberley when I was 14 and played for the local side for 2 years. It was playing for Camberley that I got selected to trial for London Wasps academy. I was successful at the trial and joined a full time program that was run alongside my college studies aged 16. After graduating this scheme I moved to Ealing Trailfinders for 3 seasons and helped them gain promotion from National 2 South to National 1. My first experience of National 1 was at Barking RFC in the 2011/12 season but issues at the club lead to relegation and I now want a fresh start at a club with the same ambition as me......Thurrock."

Outside of rugby Markus is studying at St Mary;s University, Twickenham, training to become a primary school teacher.

Welcome Markus
Joe
Zoo Shield awards - 25 Jul 2012

On Wednesday 25th July, representatives of the A-Team attended the Zoo Shield awards at the East India Club in London. Mike Dunk (A-Team Manager), Dan Bowden (Coach) and Sam Porter (A-Team Captain) picked up an award for finishing top of the Zoo Shield League 3N in their innaugural season.

The presentations were made by former All Blacks captain and World Cup Winner, Sean Fitzpatrick. 
Joe
TRFC Golden Year summary - 09 Jul 2012

The season of 2012 has been such a monumental season for Thurrock RFC. The club is calling it the ‘Golden Season’ after the success on and off the field that can only be compared to the Essex Cup domination in the 70’s and early 90’s when beating London Irish. The difference this time is that the success has been throughout the whole season across the men, ladies and youth section.

The 1st XV team have been coached for the past four years by Jamie Daisley and Michael Wilkins and managed by Kevin Hymas. They have secured 2 promotions in 4 seasons with a team of young local boys. Both Jamie and Butch work energetically coaching all the senior players on a Tuesday and Thursday night. Jamie coaches the T-birds and T-Chicks while Butch coaches the U16’s. The work that they have put in over the past four years have been inspirational in transforming the club’s ambitions, bringing back local players to the club along with developing the players abilities and skills to the quality it is now. Their forward thinking desires are going to send to club further upwards and putting Thurrock Rugby back on the map.

This 1st team were convincing winners of London One North and taking the club back into the National Leagues. Looking back at certain games when the rub of the green went your way sums up what can only be called an outstanding effort. The main turning points that spring to mind, was the last kick of the match by Michael Stanley to secure a draw at Bury St Edmunds, a disallowed Rochford try that meant a close fought 2 point win, and the introduction of Earl Gorman at Diss with time running out he made 2 last ditch breaks that created 2 match winning tries after trailing 3-0 for most of the game.

After a euphoric 1st home game in beating Ruislip the world of Thurrock came crashing down with an early defeat at Brentwood, in hindsight it probably was the best thing, the new side with 6 new players recruited over the summer did not quite gel together and soon realised it was more than just turning up, there was plenty of hard work still to be done.

Thurrock’s home form and support with over 400 people regularly was fantastic and they kept coming back for more as they only failed to score 40 points or more on 3 occasions, when they defeated their closest rivals Colchester 36-13, Letchworth 25-3 (on remembrance weekend when you cannot forget Rolf Jones and his hairs on the neck standing-up rendition of the last post), and Bury St Edmunds 27-15, it meant 13 home league games all unbeaten.

It was however the early away form that was under scrutiny but still returned with 11 wins the draw and the defeat that were mentioned earlier.

Undoubtedly the summer signing of Michael Stanley was the catalyst to this success, along with new signing’s of Reece Durrance, Aston Bevans-Royston, Josh Cook and Sam Boshell, and then another key moment was the signing of England Counties Full Back Frankie Neale just before the Brentwood game giving extra dimension and impetus to the season. Michael Stanley was top try scorer with 28 tries adding to his place kicking in the first 13 games kicking 139 points to make a total of 279 points. Neale’s arrival meant he took over the kicking duties and scored 143 points plus 8 tries so he totalled 183 points in his 13 matches. Other top try scorers were wingers Nat Farrell (16), Sam Boshell (14), Ben Stanley and No8 Bradleigh Retigan both with 12

Thurrock also went through the season fortunate on the injury front, a broken thumb meant an 8 week break for Reece Durrance, and damaged shoulder’s to Bevans-Royston and captain Darryl Worster see the prop out for 5 weeks, but the unfortunate Worster damaged his shoulder at Braintree, he made his comeback in early March but he lasted less than 10 minutes and his season was over. Another factor was the re-emergence of back row Charlie Russo after a couple of seasons not playing he come back to summer training and forced his way back into the frame from Christmas onwards

Michael Stanley was voted players player by his team mates, probably an easy decision.

The players and the management team would like to thank the Club Supporters and Sponsors, without you all we would not be able reach our achievements this season on the field of play, they all go hand in hand so you can’t have one without the other, we now look forward to life next season in a new league with new challenges, come this September, will we be ready, you bet we will.

Ralph Henderson MBE, our newly appointed Director of Rugby set himself and the club some big ambitions and targets for last season, which we came very close to achieving all.

The development team under the guidance and coaching of Dan Bowden and Mike Dunk won their league with player’s player being Ben Madden. The 3rd team under the management of Dave Towler also won their league and reached the BL finals day, with a team of the Thurrock future along with some old heads. The 4th team managed for many years by Kevin Wakeford and Clive Burgess, still remain the heart and soul of the club with their fancy dress themes every Saturday under the orders of their player’s player Steve Bridger. They ended up losing in the BL Merit Finals day.

Most recently our Colts were victorious winners of the Essex Cup Final beating Chingford 12-11 in a thrilling game. Andy Stanford, Director of Rugby for the youth and Chris Sullivan have worked tirelessly with the boys since a young age to achieve this coveted title before many step into senior rugby or university life. The team is made up with all local Thurrock boys many of whom have played 1st team and senior rugby this season. Andrew Nimmo voted 3rd team players player along with players like Mark Sullivan, Alex Jones, Joss Nunn and Reece Millar are names you will be seeing more in the future of our booming senior section.


Our ladies team the T-Birds have encrypted their name in the history books after an epic season that no one could have dreamed of. After only securing promotion last season into the second tier of women’s rugby the Championship, they won the league and play off to be promoted into the dizzy heights of Premiership rugby for next season.


The formation of the Thurrock T-birds under Gavin Scott and Debbie Gay some 15-20 years ago began with a bunch of Rugby wives, girlfriends and mums. Coach Dean White has been involved with the team since the start, with the addition of coaches Jamie Daisley and Chris Emerson have secured the T-Birds a record of 4 League Titles and 3 promotions in 7 seasons.


Last year the T-Birds were honoured with one of 15 RFU Presidents National awards for Girl Power, after their success of developing women’s rugby across the county and formation of the T-Chicks U15 and Under 18 girl’s teams. The support the girls get on a Sunday afternoon reaches over 200 that no other team in the country has.


The T-Birds are made up of a number of local girls who have been with the team for a number of years including Captain Mercedes Foy, Katie Fenn, Joanne Convoy, Tammy Nicholls and Laura Cavanagh. The addition of Emily Scott, current England U20’s and England Sevens Star along with India Harvey, England U18’s strengthened the team to a force to be reckoned with in women’s rugby being one of the top 8 teams in the country. Oakfield is our fortress having lost just once at home in the last 5 seasons.


Thurrock rugby club youth and mini section have a thriving positive approach to rugby. We currently have twenty nine coaches who all follow the club ethos which is developing the children through the game into team players with a positive attitude which will place them in good stead for their future. With children as young as five years old learning the game through fun progressing through the age groups up to eighteen and hopefully then  into our senior sides. This year our section has competed at the highest level with three of our age groups U14, U16 and Colts progressing into the Essex cup finals which is a great achievement. The section increases each year and it is great to see all the children enjoying their sunday mornings. The parents support of their children is second to none applauding not only our children but the visiting teams and that is what rugby is all about. Chairman Ken Laybourne, Ali and Andy Stanford and Christine Jones work hard behind the scenes along with all of the coaches and administrators whose work never ends to develop and instill the values of rugby in Thurrock in shaping the future of the club.


Schools links with schools such as William Edwards are forever strengthening with a number of players from the ladies and men coaching in schools such as William Edwards, Gateway and Gable Hall with more to come next year.


The success on the field has been matched by the dedication and commitment of the backroom personnel on the main committee, sponsorship and social committee. Brain Howells club President celebrates 50 years in the club next season. Bob Heapy Chairman, Club treasurer Jeff Selway and Secretary Mike Stephenson work diligently to keep the club in order. While Jane Burroughs and her bar team keep the drink flowing and club busy throughout the year.


Jason Bedding Vice Chairman is constantly working hard in improving club facilities with the new addition of an outside bar and catering facilities ready for next season. The ground staff work all year round to keep our pitches quality like you see on TV. The volunteers of the club are irreplaceable with special mentions to Carol Fahey and Paddy Holbrook who step down from over 30 years of service in the kitchen and looking after the welfare of the players.


Colin Rate heads the clubs Business Committee involving a number of local companies and ex players such as Trevor Burge, Doc Leckenby, Austin Fitzmaurice, Martin Fahey and Peter Worsfold in moving the club forward. Mercedes Foy and the social committee of people like Mark Burroughs have raised thousands for the club and numerous charities this year. This was recognized by winning a second consecutive RFU President 15 award for the club’s fundraising efforts this season. The club has raised over £4000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer along with another £6000 towards numerous charities such as the Air Ambulance, St Lukes and Little Havens.


The last game of the season this year see a visit from the RFU President Willie Wildash who was overwhelmed by the support and hard work of the club and commented on how well we demonstrate the values of rugby in all we do and are a real example to other clubs across the country. Mayor Charlie Curtis and a number of other local dignitaries were present on this day to witness the club’s successful attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Scrum which was achieved smashing the previous record of 245 with 586 men, women and children from the whole community.


There are a number of events coming up in the closed season to keep the club busy including a Diamond Jubilee Celebration on Sat 2nd June £10 adults, £5 kids with a band, disco and unlimited use of all the inflatable’s and fairground rides There is a mixed Touch rugby tournament for all on Saturday 23rd June also. If anyone is interested in attending they should contact Mercedes on 01375374877.


This certainly has been an unforgettable season to go down in history and would not be possible without the clubs many sponsors including LMG, Wrightsure, The Ship, White Hart, Doyle Clayton and Rates to name a few. The support from the Enquirer, Your Thurrock and Gazette is helping to promote the club across the borough and further afield. We are already planning for next year on and off the field and strive to achieve more success for our club members and local community. Thurrock Rugby Club is a unique, special community club that is moving forward. Get behind them in any way you can. If you are interested in being involved with the club whether playing or socializing, sponsoring or volunteering then contact the rugby club on 01375 374877.



Jason
Ali McKenzie hails Thurrock potential on BBC - 03 Jul 2012
Click here to read the report

The buzz gets louder!

Jason
Colts and Under 17s - 28 Jun 2012
Meeting for the coming season at the club 7:30
All welcome
Joe
Ali McKenzie joins Thurrock RFC - 19 Jun 2012
Following intense negotiations we are thrilled to anounce a new addition to the TRFC coaching team, Ali McKenzie.  He will be Thurrock RFC's forwards coaching advisor, for those who do not know him, he has an outstanding pedigree:

2010/2011 - Newport Dragons 
2009/2010 - Newport Dragons 
2008/2009 - Rugby Calvisano 
2007/2008 - Super10 Italian Championship Cup Winner - Rugby Calvisano 
2006/2007 - Heineken Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2006/2007 - Guinness A Championship Winner - London Wasps 
2005/2006 - Powergen Anglo-Welsh Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2004/2005 - Zurich Premiership Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2003/2004 - Heineken Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2003/2004 - Zurich Premiership Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2002/2003 - Zurich Premiership Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2002/2003 - Parker Pen Challenge Cup Winner - London Wasps 
2001/2002 - England Under 21 (6 Nations and SANZAR) 
2000/2001 - England Under 21 
2000/2001 - London Wasps RFC 
1999/2000 - England Honours U18 
1998/1999 – England Honours U18

He will work closely with our existing coaches and compliment them in the best way possible, with first hand experience of the very top level in WORLD rugby


I am sure you would all like to join with us in giving him a very warm welcome to the fastest rising club in the county: Thurrock RFC 
Joe
New squad for 12/13 season - 15 Jun 2012

We would like to give our best wishes to the players, old and new, coaches and DOR a succesful year. The new squad has a number of Colts players who have been given an opportunity and a thanks go out to Andy Stanford and Chris Sullivan for there hard work prepairing these players.  

 

Props - Stefan North, Aston-Bevan Royston, Liam Yeomans, Christian Rate, Aaron Woodward

Hookers - Reece Durrance, Dan Carey, Pat Reid, Jamie Hulse

2nd Row - Dritan Loka, Billy Ellis, James Flavin

Back Row - Brad Rettigan, Charlie Russo, Ben Timson, Nick Cooper-Hicks, Daryl Worster, Andrew Nimmo, Joss Nunn, Reece Miller, Geoff Smith, Grant Scott
Scrum Halfs - Jake Bedding, Josh Cook, Alex Jones

Fly Half - Ian Rudgey, Mark Sullivan, Wayne Tredwell

Centres - Earl Gorman, Ben Madden, Mike Stanley, Ben Stanley, Sam Porter, Sam Beardwell Lacey

Wing - Nathan Farrell, Sam Bosh, Jake Barrand, Sean Flaxton, Dan Cousins

Fullback - Frankie Neale, Ali Macdonald

 

I have been advised that this list may change subject to players training condition, injuries, lack of training ect.

 

We wish you all the best from TRFC

Good luck Lads


Jason
Senior & Colts players meeting - 09 Jun 2012

9th June 2012

All seniors and colts are invited to attend a meeting being held at the club on the 9th June at 12pm.

This will be to discuss the new season and a questions and answers session.

All are welcome

Jason
Westcliff 10s - 03 Jun 2012
Thurrock get beaten in the final of the Westcliff 10's.
After playing their first 3 qualifying games and beating each side convincingly, Thurrock lose 3 players and down to the bare minimum of 10. We breezed through the quarter and semi final to face a strong Kamikaze side. Thurrock ran out with all good intentions but a lack of replacements made it very difficult to maintain the pace, looking tired they fought hard but came up against a bigger squad that used there replacements well.
Well done lads.
Jason
T-birds win Worthing 7's - 27 May 2012
T-birds can't stop winning, another great performance from our girls, well done.
Jason
Possible end of our minis - 21 May 2012

This Monday 21st May at the Baptist Church Hall in Premier Ave. at 7.30 p.m.Grays Athletic have a meeting with The Stifford  Community Forum to discuss their plans for the development  of a new football stadium in the area.

If their plans are accepted by the council it could possibly see the end of mini's and junior rugby for the club. The plans that they are submitting have  a stadium, 4 full size football pitches, 2 x 7 a side football pitches, 7 x 5 a side football pitches, a hockey pitch 3 netball pitches and a clubhouse as well as parking for 580 cars.

Nowhere in their plans are there any mini or junior rugby pitches. Obviously they cannot encroach on our land (which is the 3 main pitches outside of our hall), but they seem to want all the rest of the land around us.

If you want to have your say in protecting our space for  the mini's and juniors get to this meeting

Mike Stephenson Hon. Sec. (Thurrock RFC)   
Joe
Wasps Coaching course confirmed - 21 May 2012
We have received conformation that this years coaching course for our minis and youth rugby will be going ahead

Following the very well received course last year Paul Yeomans has organised their return

The course will run from 30th July to 1st August  all players and potential players welcome.  It is an ideal time for anyone thinking about playing to get into rugby

Full details will be posted here closer to the date and you can keep an eye on what is going on in our events calendar

Contact the club or Paul Yeomans on 07961421246
Joe
Colts Win Essex cup - 09 May 2012
A historic end to a historic season
Our Colts beat Chingford in a nail biting final held at Barking RFC this evening

We won 12 - 11

Joe
Last VP Lunch of the Season - 14 Apr 2012

Book your seat now or be disappointed.

Please send the names of your guests

Mrs Owls is waiting to make your booking!!

Mrsowls
VP Lunch - 18 Feb 2012

The books are now open for the first VP lunch of the New Year.

Please contact mrsowls@blueyonder if you would like to attend

Mrsowls
1st XV v Colchester potsponed - 11 Feb 2012
Please note this match has been postponed to 25th Feb
Joe
All matches cancelled - 04 Feb 2012

All matches at Thurrock RFC have been cancelled this weekend due to frozen pitches

That includes seniors Colts, Juniors and minis Contact your coach / administrator to see what arrangements for training have been made

Don't forget though, all six nation matches will be shown on the big screen. So come along and support your club

France v Italy @Stade de France KO 14:30

Calcutta cup @Murrayfield KO 17:00

Joe
T-Birds Pre Match Lunch - 22 Jan 2012

Please contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk if you would like to attend the lunch.  It will be a 4 course meal or carvery depending on numbers.

Support the girls in the last home game of the season.

Mrsowls
New signing Frankie Neale - 07 Dec 2011
We are proud to announce the signing of Frankie Neale, he comes with a formidable pedigree, Saracens, Wasps, Blackheath, London Scottish

This just one more reason to come and watch the T's
Frankie will supplement the squad and offer a unique style as anyone one who has seen him will know

Welcome Frankie
Joe
Judo training for under 13's - 27 Oct 2011

Thurrocks under 13s have Judo training

Thursday evening the under 13s team traded a rugby session for a Judo session at J.S.C. Judo Club Purfleet. J.S.C. Judo was founded in 1989 by John and Sharon Cottis and has produced some of the best in Great Britain also national and international champions.

Over the years J.S.C. Judo has produced Olympians, World and European medallists such as Peter Cousins, Thomas Cousins, Vicki Dunn and Cheryle Peel the list goes on not to mention numerous national junior and senior medallists. Not only producing future stars in this field they also give advice and techniques to help Rugby clubs/ players improve their game in methods and fitness.J.S.C. Judo gives advice and training not only to local teams but have links to Bath RFC also.

Thurrocks under 13s were put through their paces and it was a big eye opener in fitness levels in the team and discipline. The boys were welcomed to a friendly environment and settled into the training with great enthusiasm and a willing to learn something new that they could use on the field (legally).

The boys were given tips on how to grapple and hold on properly, how to bring someone to the ground more effectively and to fall without hurting yourself and most importantly a lesson in fitness and doing the best they can to their abilities.

The team benefited from it greatly and Im sure there will be more sessions to come. Wouldnt be a bad thing for our other teams, all age groups to give it a go as they train kids from 5 to adults.

If youre a coach that is interested in including some extra skills in your team or a player that could do with bigger bag of tricks and improve your fitness give J.S.C Judo a visit and see for yourself.

Heres how you can find them:

J.S.C. Judo Club

Hugh Delargey hall, North Road,Purfleet,Essex,Rm19 1TU

Senior Club Coach: John Cottis 6th Dan.

Bookings and training sessions contact John Cottis 07773376760

Also visit their website www.jscjudoclub.co.uk for training sessions and times and much more.

Finally thanks again to John Cottis for putting the boys through their paces and making the training session a great help and fun also for the boys.

 

Stuart
Colts win Essex cup match - 09 Oct 2011
Our colts are through to the next round of the Essex cup after beating Ilford colts 21-11 this Sunday in a very tight match

The next round tbc
Joe
Help the heros - 10 Sep 2011
Sat 10th Sept.
Our first outing, in a 'Help the Heroes' game v 3 Royal Anglian Battalion (disbanded) - Spooners old battalion.
There will be a junior 'curtain raiser' before hand, KO about 12.30 pm, then an army band at 2 pm, then the Last Post at 2.15 pm. Then we KO at 2.30 pm. Please be there for 1.30 pm prompt - all will get on!!.
There will be a barbie all day (Not some blonde bombshell), a grand raffle later on in the afternoon (any donations for suitable raffle prizes would be welcome - no alcohol though).
 
All proceeds to a charity of the opposition choice.
Jason
First VP Lunch 2011 Season - 03 Sep 2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE

RE VP LUNCH 3RD SEPTEMBER

This is the first game of the season, there are several things planned for the day including pre match events for all of the teams. We are expecting a good turn out, lots of spectators and lots of VPs. If you haven't yet booked your place please let me know ASAP.

Please be aware due to lots of things happening we are planning have an earlier sit down for the VP lunch.

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11.45 TO START THE MEAL BY 12.00 MID DAY

This will enable us to finish the meal by 2.15 and allow other spectators to use the bar, it will also allow you all time to enjoy the pre match festivities which includes Tilbury Brass Band at 2.20pm and Jane Young singer at 2.50pm.

Lets all have a good start to the season.

thanks

Carol
Mrsowls
Wasps Coaching @ TRFC - 18 Aug 2011
Just a little note on a 2 day London wasps coachclass for u7's to u16's to be held at Thurrock rugby club on 18th and 19th august this summer. All clubs, schools etc welcome, all skill levels welcome also. During the course of the 2 days, all players will meet 2 of London wasps 1st team players aswell as getting the chance to win prizes at the end of each days training. This great 2 day course will cost 55 per player ( discounts and free signed Wasps 1st team shirt for group bookings of 10 or more players from each age group ) any more info email me aquariusheating@aol.com or phone 07961421246 or go to London wasps website and look for coachclass under community rugby heading
Joe
Touch Rugby Festival - 25 Jun 2011
We are holding a touch rugby festival with all the trimmings, BBQ, beer and.. well what else do you need! Anyone wishing to have a great afternoon / evening contact Mercedes. If you can get a team together make sure she knows about it! Lets make this a great day
Joe
Gentlemen's Evening - 21 May 2011

I think this used to be called a Stag Night!

More info from Damien or Mark Burrows.

Mrsowls
Dinner Dance - 07 May 2011

The Dinner Dance will be held at Orsett Hall on Saturday May 7th.

Please contact Carol Fahey or Mrs Owls for further details and to book your tickets.

More information to follow - times and prices etc.

Mrsowls
T-Birds Are Promoted - 17 Apr 2011
Thurrock Ladies (T-Birds) have today confirmed their dominence at their current level by convincingly beating Oakmedians of Bournemouth in the league play off.  The match was set in the neutural ground of Dorking RFC and Thurrock supplied a huge group of supporters, the volume was fantastic.

This now means the T-Birds will be playing as far afield as Bath and Brighton

This will be a very big year for Thurrock as a club, especially the Ladies we wil keep you all posted

Well done T-Birds
Joe
Club Quiz Night - 15 Apr 2011
The Quiz night before Christmas was a great success (no cheaters!) This one promises to be as enjoyable. Book your table with Mercedes. But be quick as they are going like hot cakes.
Mrsowls
Try Challenge for Breast Cancer - 01 Apr 2011
Thurrock Rugby Club, Thames Rugby club and Stanford Rugby Club will be coming together for the first time in a new charity event.

The under 12s teams from all 3 clubs will be competing for The Try Challenge Shield, this event will be held at the club

This is a charity evening and all proceeds will be donated to BREAKTHROUGH BREAST CANCER AWARENESS ,there will be a BBQ and the bar will be open for a drink (or two) other things will be happening on the evening and I will keep this page update with those as they are confirmed.

This is a open event and everyone is welcome, we as a club would like to raise as much money as possible, so please bring your friends and family and help us to raise funds for a VERY worthy cause.
We look forward to seeing you all there on the night........ KICK OFF FOR THE GAMES WILL BE AT 7PM
Joe
Junior Games - 01 Apr 2011

Friday 1st April

KO: 7pm

Under 12s are playing Thames and Stanford rfc at Thurrock under lights in a tri-team challenge. 

All profits made will be given to the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

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Saturday 2nd April

Under 15s are playing a touring side from Eastleigh in Hants

KO: 3pm

Mrsowls
T-BIRDS HONOURED BY RFU - 01 Apr 2011
Social inclusion has long been a key component of the Rugby Football Unions work in the community and this years list of winners in the annual Presidents XV Awards, supported by QBE, carries that thread through a number of successful citations.
In partnership with QBE, the specialist in business insurance, the fifth year of the Presidents XV Awards scheme has again delivered a rich variety of projects and ideas, aimed at promoting and developing the game across the full width of the rugby community. 
Im very proud that the Presidents XV Awards, supported by QBE, have uncovered and honoured clubs who are doing such good work, says RFU President Richard Appleby: The RFU has been supporting a range of projects in inner cities and areas of social deprivation for many years and there has been a steady increase in support for people with Learning Difficulties in recent times.
Rugby Union has always been a game in which anyone and everyone has an open invitation to take part and it is the army of volunteers who make up the rugby family which makes it available.
As the Presidents XV winners underline, it is not only a group of people with great resource and imagination, but also with a broad caring streak. Im delighted to see that trait being recognised.
Steven Burns, CEO of QBE European Operations said: As the Official Insurance Partner of the RFU, we are committed to supporting rugby at all levels.  The awards put the spotlight on the dedication, creativity and resourcefulness of volunteers across the game.  It is especially pleasing to see that winning clubs have used rugby to help individuals overcome the difficulties they face and can showcase their good work through the Presidents XV Awards.
The winning clubs will all receive a cheque for 500 and a Presidents XV Trophy, while the 30 runners-up will all collect a cheque for 100. This year 274 entries were received in the competition.
The judging panel, who will also make the trophy presentations at the winning clubs, comprised RFU President Richard Appleby, Immediate Past President John Owen, Vice-Presidents Willie Wildash and Paul Murphy, RFUW President Gill Burns, Jason Leonard, Rugby World editor Paul Morgan and Danny Grainger representing QBE.
Presidents XV Awards, supported by QBE, Winners and Runners-up
7. Girl Power: Thurrock Ladies RFC
The Thurrock T-Birds ladies rugby team from Thurrock RFC, Essex have been running for over 15 years and currently sit in Championship 2 South East at the top of the table with their sights set on promotion this year.
They have always received outstanding support from the club and this was demonstrated recently through a supporters lunch before a game at which 80 people dined and over 150 watched the match.
The T-Birds have a very young and talented team where 18 girls were selected to represent the county and a further 20 girls were selected for divisional trials. This is topped off by the inclusion of India Harvey in the England Under 18 team last year and Emily Scott in the current England Under 20 side.
Future aims are to gain promotion for the T-Birds into Championship 1 and attract even more higher levels players, to further develop our Under 15 girls and the numbers we have attending training by putting coaches into local schools.
Runners-up: Glossop, Hertfordshire RFU
Mrsowls
T-BIRDS V BLACKHEATH - 27 Mar 2011

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Promotion into Championship for our T-Birds 

27th March - Blackheath v Thurrock

KO: 2.30

Our 1st Team ladies have a game this weekend at blackheath, if they win this we will get promoted to the Championship,

YES the Championship.

They need your support, please make every effort as this will make a difference.

Come on you T-Birrrrrrrrds 

Mrsowls
Club Race Night - 04 Mar 2011
An exciting evening in prospect whether you back horses or not! Buy a horse for 10 - going fast - you hope! See Mercedes for details
Mrsowls
1st XV v Stevenage VP Lunch beforehand - 19 Feb 2011

This is the most heavily subscribed VP lunch this season.  Apologies to those who didn't get booked in.

Next and last VP Lunch of the season is on April 9th.  Book early!

Mrsowls
Post VP lunch Feb 19 - 19 Feb 2011
After the game we have a young lady who will be singing and entertaining us for a few hours, all free of charge. All are welcome.
Mrsowls
RAF Cadets' Quiz Night - 18 Feb 2011
Mrsowls
Colts at home to London Irish - 13 Feb 2011
Colts v London Irish This weekend Thurrock Colt will entertain London Irish Colts in the national colts competition at Oakfield This is a very important 4th round match, wining with take them on the way to the national quarter finals with only one more match. It has all the elements to be a fantastic day so come and support them and bring your friends your support will be greatly appreciated Kick off 2pm
Mrsowls
ADULT TAG RUGBY - 13 Feb 2011

Adult Tag Rugby

We have been approached by Tag Rugby from Ireland to run a tag rugby league over the summer.  It is designed to involve as many different groups of people as possible, not just rugby clubs.  This includes other sports teams: netball, football, hockey etc. AND businesses, pub teams, colleges, friends indeed any group of 7 or more people

There is potential to make money for the club but more importantly get people using the club over the closed season and make them aware we are here!

We will need people to help if we do take this on.  The help might be just to put the word out or to referee or ensure the club is open etc.

If you think you might be interested please let me know,  I am especially interested in anyone who thinks they could get a team together from outside the club

I am not looking for any commitment at this point just an indication

Cheers

See you all at the colts match on Sunday 2pm KO

 Peter Taylor

Mrsowls
First XV away to Sidcup - 12 Feb 2011
First XV v Sidcup The firsts are visiting Sidcup this weekend one of only two clubs above them in the league. If we beat them we will be second so a very big match. Its only just over the Thames half an hour away so why not travel and support them and make it a full weekend of rugby Kick Off 2:30
Mrsowls
Rob Scott in Enland Colleges - 06 Jan 2011
Rob Scott has been selected to the England colleges

Rob plays for the 1st team which is a great achivement for such a young front row player. Rob played for Thurrock youth teams from a very early age.  A full on rugby man has often coached junior teams when asked and is a great roll model for all our young players

Well done Rob
Joe
Jack In England Colleges - 05 Jan 2011
Jack 'Bulldog' Harmanhas been selected as Hooker for England Colleges squad for their forthcomming matches

Jack plays for the Colts and has played for Thurrock youth teams from under 12s.  His enthusiasm and energy for the game is almost limitless, he trains at every oppotunity and always commits 100% in matches.  He is an inspiration to all young players as to what can be achived

Well done Jack
Joe
First VP Lunch 2011 Season - 03 Dec 2010

IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

VP LUNCH 3RD SEPTEMBER

 

This is the first game of the season and there are several things planned for the day, including pre match events for all of the teams.

We are expecting a good turnout, lots of spectators and lots of VPs. If you haven't yet booked your place please let me (carol9@blueyonder.co.uk) know ASAP.

Please be aware due to lots of things happening we are planning to have an earlier sit down for the VP lunch.

PLEASE ARRIVE BY 11.45 TO START THE MEAL BY 12.00 MID DAY

This will enable us to finish the meal by 2.15 and allow other spectators to use the bar, it will also allow you all time to enjoy the pre-match festivities which include Tilbury Brass Band at 2.20pm and Jane Young, singer, at 2.50pm.

Lets all have a good start to the season.

Thanks

Carol

 

 

Mrsowls
Quiz Night - 19 Nov 2010
We are holding a quiz night for all members and friends

You can have up to 8 people on a table

2:50 per person

tickets are going fast so don't delay, contact Mercedes Foy or ask behind the bar
Joe
Halloween fancy dress - 30 Oct 2010
Always popular especially with the children

5 per person (3 for children)

Starts at 8pm
Joe
Minis Festival of Rugby - 24 Oct 2010
We are holding our 31st Festival of Rugby this Sunday

This is a very special annual event for this club with 9 visiting clubs brining 6 teams each it is the biggest event held at Oakfield with over 1,500 people attending.

There is a Hog roast, raffle and of course, an awful lot of great rugby

Matches start at 10:30 and continue for around 4 hours

This is really an unmissable event for people who enjoy sport and rugby in particular
Joe
Charity Match for Ellis Lynch - 22 Oct 2010
Our under 15s are playing Dartford under floodlights in a charity match in aid of Ellis Lynch

Devastated mother Leesa who found out her two-year-old has a terminal illness has begun fundraising to give him a comfortable and fulfilled life.

Leesa and Allan Lynch were delivered the heartbreaking news in June that their son, Ellis, had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a muscle wasting disease.

We hope this evening will raise some money to help the young lad as there will be buckets going round for your loose change (and notes)

This promises to be a memorable evening and our aim is to get 500+ spectators

So dont go down the pub - come to the club

Joe
Starlets Sign for T-Birds - 20 Sep 2010
Thurrock were delighted week in finnaly securing the signatures of two current England internationals!

Emily Scott was flyhalf for Englands U20 campaign this season, scoring several tries and kicking numerous points from her exquisite boot! A local girl who learnt her trade against the boys at Stanford RFC , Emily is a massive Boost to the top ladies team in Essex!

India Harvey has been a significant talent on the girls circuit for years. A hard hitting centre with pace and power far beyond he years with excellent hands. Playing at centre for the England U18's  she can also cover flyhalf!

Backs coach Jamie Daisley who also coaches Thurrocks 1st XV is ecstatic with the coup! said
"T-birds have been the top Ladies team in a 60 mile radius for years and now with England stars choosing us for the next step in their rugby development we shall push on in the quest for a premiership place against the country's Elite"

Tbirds first game is Sun 3rd Oct away at Wimbledon and first home game
is October 10th 3pm KO at Oakfield.



Joe
Biggest match for two decades - 18 Sep 2010
The first team face their biggest challenge for 20 years this weekend at Oakfield

The opponents Westcliff narowly missed promotion last season and are expected to be at the top this season.  If thurrock can win this match there is no reason they will not be promoted themselves.  Having beaten Letchworth for the first time last week and the newly demoted Bury st Edmunds the week before all is set to make this a very exciting match indeed.

Don't miss it, bring the family, lets make the club a place for everyone
Joe
Glen Daly Memorial Day - 28 Aug 2010
This Saturday will see the Geln Daly Marurders on their second outing in the hope of retaining their trophy

There will be 4 teams playing from 1pm and is set to be a great day

Make sure you do not miss it
Joe
First matches of the new season - 21 Aug 2010
The new season starts this weekend,  both 1st and 2nd teams are playing on what is to be a very special season

Come along and support them and watch the start of Thurrock's most important season for 10 years

Remember there has been lots of work carried out on the clubhouse in the closed season lets make sure it stays looking as good as it is now

PS Unfortunately the 2nds match ah been cancelled but the 1st is definitley on

Joe
Colts Training starting - 03 Aug 2010
Colts training starts on 3rd August

This season Bam will be runing the training sessions which start at 7:30pm

The sessions are open to all rugby players 17 and above on 1st September 2010

Joe
New web site goes live - 28 Jul 2010
A special land mark has been reached for communication throughout the club. This web site should now be members first point of contact If anyone has any constructive criticism please email peter.taylor@thurrockrfc.com
Mrsowls
Lounge Bar refurb nearly complete - 24 Jul 2010
All the major work is now complete in the small bar.

Some minor work will be completed Monday but the new chairs and tables are on their way from Italy not due to arrive until the end of August

Everyone who has seen the changes have been blown away by the phnominal improvement and agree it was the right decision to carry ouyt the work

All we have to do now is bring the rest of the club up to this very heigh standard

Well Done Bam and the others for the sterling work
Joe
Thurrock Win Essex Cup - 11 May 2010
Thurrock Firsts visited the Barking RFC ground to play Romford & Gidea Park in the Essex Intermediate Cup final on Tuesday

There was good support from both visiting sides which helped make the evening a very enjoyable event

Full Match report available
Joe
T-Birds at Home - 13 Sep 1999

The T-Birds play thier first Premiership Home game this Sunday 16th September against Lichfield.

3pm Kick Off.

MrChris
Westcliff 10's - 30 May 1999
Thurrock 1st team play at Westcliff 10's on Sunday 3rd June at 1.30 pm.
Jason
Westcliff 10's festival - 30 May 1999
Thurrock travel to Westcliff 10's festival on Sunday 3rd June, start time is 1pm
Jason
Westcliff 10's - 27 May 1999
Thurrock travel to Westcliff on Sunday 3rd June to play in there 10's festival. Starts at 1.00
Jason
T-Birds v Blackheath - No Date

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Promotion into Championship for our T-Birds 

27th March - Blackheath v Thurrock

KO: 2.30

Our 1st Team ladies have a game this weekend at Blackheath, if they win this we will get promoted to the Championship, YES the Championship.

They need your support, please make every effort as this will make a difference.

Come on you T-Birrrrrrrrds 

Mrsowls
T-Birds Pre Match Lunch - No Date

Please contact mrsowls@blueyonder.co.uk if you would like to attend the lunch.  It will either be a 4 course lunch or carvery, depending on the numbers.

Support the girls in their last home game this season.

Mrsowls
- No Date

Jason