MRFC News & Events
Welcome to Maidenhead RFC's news and events page
There is lots going on at the club and here we hope to keep you up to date with what's coming up and reports on recent events.
Dear Maidenhead Colts RFC Team,
I am writing to congratulate you all for winning the final match against Tynedale U-18's on Saturday 19 May and being titled Champions of England.
This is a marvellous achievement and certainly worth celebrating as I understand this is the first time the Maidenhead RFC has won this title. You all deserve a pat on the back and I am sure your friends and families are tremendously proud of you.
You have made Maidenhead RFC very proud and again, please accept my warmest congratulations.
The Rt Hon Theresa May MP for Maidenhead and Prime Minister
SUMMER (AFTER SCHOOL) TOUCH RUGBY CLUB
Boys and girls aged 5-14 are welcome to join us in Braywick Park from 5-6pm on Tuesday evenings during the School Summer Term. We will be coaching a mixture of non-contact touch rugby and tag rugby for the younger ones. This is a great way to improve coordination, speed, agility and quickness plus an opportunity to get friends from school/other sports involved in a rugby based sport. First session is FREE and thereafter Maidenhead RFC members receive a 50% discount on prices (i.e. £2.50 per session PAYG).
SUMMER O2TOUCH LEAGUE
Adults and older kids (aged 14+) are welcome to enter the Summer O2Touch League at Maidenhead RFC starting 26 June and running for 8 weeks on Tuesday evenings. For full details, please visit www.in2touch.com.
The 400 Club draw for both April & May 2018 was held at Maidenhead Rugby Club Wednesday 16th May 2018.
The draw was made by Dominic Birch MRFC Commercial Manager.
Winners for April
Winners for May
March Player of the Month - Ben Harris
This month's player of the month award goes to current colt and 1st XV winger Ben Harris.
It is always exciting when young players progress through the ranks at the club and Ben has been no exception. It is rare though that a young player can come into the senior set up and so quickly become a key player within the team.
Strong performances against Ivybridge, Newton Abbott, Brixham and Bracknell have shown what a huge amount of potential he has but it is his humility and work ethic that have really impressed the coaching set up.
Russell Bolton commented "I've been delighted with the impact that Ben has had on the squad in the final part of the season. He has been a key member in the Colts success this season as they head towards what hopefully is a league win and further victories in the National Colts Cup. Stepping up to the senior section can often be daunting but Ben has taken everything in his stride, worked hard and shown a willingness to learn. It is exciting as a club that we have young players such as Ben that we can hopefully build teams around for years to come."
400 Club March Winners
The 400 Club draw for March 2018 was held following the match with Bracknell on Saturday 7th April 2018.
The draw was made by Amersham & Chiltern 2nd team players.
Tony passed away suddenly on 11th March 2018, aged 57.
He spent the day coaching his Maidenhead RFU Colts team to a fantastic victory and had come home to make his signature Devon pasties for dinner and to catch up on the day's Six Nations matches when he suffered a heart attack. We take huge comfort knowing that his final day was spent doing what he loved.
Anyone who knew Tony or 'Brooksie' knows that rugby was a huge part of his life. He had a fantastic playing career as a number 8 for Plymouth College, Plymouth Albion, Devon County, England Schools, U19's & U23's, Oxford University, Bath, Barbarians, Rossyln Park and Maidenhead. After hanging up his boots he went into coaching and became Director of Rugby at Maidenhead RFU. A club and rugby family he was incredibly proud of. Through his decades of contribution to the game he has impacted the lives of a great number of people and will be remembered as the ultimate club man and the gentlest of giants with time and a smile for everyone.
We are now able to confirm the funeral arrangements for Tony. The service will be held on Monday 16th April at 3pm, Easthampstead Park Crematorium, South Road, Bracknell, Wokingham, RG40 3DW. We have been advised to arrive by 2:30pm due to restricted parking.
Following the service we invite you to Maidenhead Rugby Club, Braywick Road, Maidenhead, SL6 1BN. Anyone unable to attend the service is welcome to join us anytime from 5:15pm. We very much want to celebrate Tony's life so please feel no obligation to wear black. Rather than floral tributes we would be hugely thankful for donations to rugby charity Wooden Spoon.
There will be collections at the service or you can donate via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brooksie8.
If you are unable to join us, please remember Tony fondly and raise a glass to him. With love from, Caroline, Charlotte, Chris, James and Annabel.
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