Welcome to our second “Coach's Corner” we are now getting very close to the start of the season, training is going well, and for those of you who haven't made it down yet; the season starts very soon...
in honour of a true clubman A year on from the untimely and devastating death of club man and all round legend Ian Maxwell, Streatham-Croydon RFC hosted a memorial game on the evening of Friday 7th July. With Steve having gallantly fought the mower the straw had been cleared away and with the sun beating … Continue reading Ian Maxwell 1 year memorial game
Welcome to our first “Coaches Corner” the idea of this monthly newsletter is to let the playing members know what is going on with regard fixtures, training, and any other events that are coming in this month, we may have some reports, articles, club information and player profiles.
April 29th 2012, Streatham-Croydon RFC Minis and Juniors end of season celebrations the first time I stepped onto the Frant Road turf and a day I still look back to five years on. Invited down a seventeen year old who had only taken rugby up three years prior and following a chance meeting whilst attending a … Continue reading 5 years and counting
Ok, I make no apologies for the Ice cream picture, I'm too busy patting myself on the back for my insightful metaphor, also I know there are other kinds of Rugby, Beach Rugby, Rugby Netball etc but here were are talking about the main three played at grass roots level. Summer is the off season … Continue reading Three flavours of Senior Rugby, which one is for you?
As a small club our competitive season finishes a little before the season in general, although on occasion it's easy to think todays modern professionals are playing 12 months of the year. We get a good break from 15s usually around 4-5 months from league/cup action making way for the festival of carnage that is grass … Continue reading The 15’s season is over, long live the season
This Sunday, 9th April, sees the Streatham-Croydon Salamanders challenge for their places at the top of the Women's National Challenge London & South East South 2 league. We know, it's quite a mouthful. This year has been a veritable rollercoaster of learning curves for the team, our first in a competitive league. From our stalwart … Continue reading Ladies Challenge for the Title: A Plea for Support
Surely somewhere in the maze of secondary ticket sales, there is a way for that money to end up in grass roots rugby. Our club like many have few real bonuses for people who join us as members, one of the big ones of course is the potential to apply for 6 nations and Autumn international … Continue reading Tickets..anyone got Tickets, I’ll buy or sell.
..."surreptitious swigs from side-line pints"... Last Saturday (18th March) Frant Road hosted one of the most highly anticipated days of the club calendar year; the Under 30s vs Over 30s club match. The match...
I'm not sure when Clinton advisor James Carville used the term "The economy stupid" in a private meeting discussing the 3 main things Clinton should campaign on, he thought much about it but it got out there. I think it's great, it's a great term that makes it clear: what you should focus on is usually … Continue reading It’s the Rugby stupid.