IWRFC Weekly Club Events




Fri-Sun. 1-3 May Tour to Weymouth Details from Martin Newnham or Andy Brown
Fri. 8 May AGM 7 pm at clubhouse. £2 a pint

Sat. 16 May

Annual IWRFC awards evening 7 pm at Cowes Masonic Lodge. Tickets available from social committee
Sat. 4 July Annual IWRFC work morning at Freshwater cemetery 9-12.30. Details from Colman














AGM 2015

As the season draws to a close, it’s time to take stock and also to plan ahead for the year to come.

The IWRFC Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 8 May starting at 7 pm sharp. The bar will be open and pints will be only £2.

Any agenda items need to be forwarded to andrew.white@rouseltd.co.uk or Andrew.Brown@GKNAerospace.com no later than 7 days prior to the meeting.

Now is also the time to make nominations for the club officer positions, again in advance of the AGM. These proposals should be seconded, and only made with the agreement of the nominee. Positions to be filled at the AGM include President, Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary, Captains, etc. These proposals should be forwarded in writing - this can be in pen and ink, or on the website.

Your club needs you, especially in World Cup year! Be there.


Vote for IWRFC!

Island Rugby Team Bidding To Train With England Heroes

An Island rugby team is calling for more votes in a national competition.

The chance for Isle of Wight RFC players to train with England Rugby World Cup heroes is up for grabs, but the club needs more votes to win.

Players could train with the likes of Will Greenwood and Austin Healey.

The three teams in the competition with the most votes at midnight on 12 April (Sunday) will win the training session.

Also, by voting, you can enter a prize draw for a new AEG ÖKOMix washing machine.

Isle of Wight RFC is one of 20 teams who have already won the Ultimate Kit and Laundry Package from AEG and Canterbury Clothing.

They’ve received 20 Canterbury Rugby kits they designed themselves and a ‘state-of-the-art’, energy efficient, AEG ÖKOMix washing machine.

England rugby star and commentator Will Greenwood said:

“It truly is a unique experience for each of the three clubs. I’m sure the winners will take away many skills to inspire their performance for the remainder of the season.

“We’ve seen numerous players over the last four years of the AEG Grassroots campaign go on to succeed in their own rugby careers, some playing for England U18s, Premier League teams and their county.

“This is an unbeatable opportunity to help your local team win direct access to the sport’s living stars and give them the chance to be inspired to progress in their career. Please show your support for grassroots rugby and register your vote today.”

To register your vote and for your chance to win, visit the AEG Facebook page before 11.59pm on 12 April 2015. It can be found at https://www.facebook.com/AEG/app_735780703208918

Just click the Grassroots Rugby 2015 tab in the menu bar, then click on the Vote Now button for the Island side.

Article courtesy of www.iwradio.co.uk


We're moving in together and proud of it!

This weekend, IWRFC hosts Bognor and Trojans in two key league games. Yet these were overshadowed by the news earlier today that, for two IWRFC players, every day will now be rugby day. Forward pack stalwarts Rich Freeman and Andy Brown will enter into a co-habiting arrangement next week.

It is hoped that this change in the personal circumstances of these two titans of the dark arts will not affect their on-field performance. Freeman has been a revelation in his new position of number 8 until sustaining some bruises at Farnborough two weeks ago, while Brown has been doing good too.

_Freeman and Brown ham it up along with some other equally masculine IWRFC players.

Women of Cowes are reported to be ecstatic at the establishment of this IWRFC bachelor pad in their hometown. Daisy Finsbury-Smythe Thompson (23) of Queen’s Road enthused: “There haven’t been many decent men about the town for ages now. I’m looking for a hefty young gentleman to sweep me off my feet and take me back to his. These two look like they would be just tickerty-boo, what what?’



New Top Quality Kit Now Available!

Now you have the opportunity to get all of your Isle of Wight RFC kit personalised and on line! Please visit our new online shop (See link to IWRFC Kit List on the Clubhouse sidebar) and take a look at the items that are currently for sale. You’ll have a job choosing! Please check back from time to time as new items (including replica kit) will be added.

The more you support the store, the bigger opportunity IWRFC will have to buy bulk discounted items that will (if things work out) be provided to players as part of your annual playing subscription. So PLEASE help us to help you and support the shop! Think birthday presents, gifts for the missus, etc. Support your club by getting some quality stash!


Selection and Player Development Policies

At the bottom of the Clubhouse Section on the side of the homepage, you may now access the IWRFC’s up to date player selection and player development policies.